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Paramus, New Jersey, United States
No, this in not a blog about gardening in any way, but a journal of my journey to become a professional landscape painting artist. For years, I’ve given my paintings as wedding gifts without thinking of profiting in some way from it. I worked for 18 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC as a computer programmer. I have been a painter since 1990, coincidentally, when I started working at the Met. I watched Bob Ross do his thing on Channel 13 in New York and decided I could do this, too. I have no formal training. I incorporate Bob's wet-on-wet technique for sky and water. My subject matter is covered bridges, lighthouses, fishing village scenes, barns, etc. Maine, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Nova Scotia and Spain are some of the places I have painted. My style is detailed and sometimes people think a photo of the painting is an actual photo of the scene. I hope to continue and grow in this medium. I also like to cook & dance. I am also a committed Christian. I am taking commissions - painting your landscapes style photos or your vacation home. Prices on request. contact me - Jackmck@juno.com my website is www.artofjackmckenzie.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Art Posters - "Blessed are the weird" and others

As I've said before on this page, I really like the Art Therapy without borders page on Facebook. They always come up with these art posters that are encouraging to us who ply the artistic route of life. The first one, I would prefer the word creative, but I does speak to how many of the world see us, but they come to see us, read us, hear us  and enjoy what we do all the time
 Given yourself permission in anything is a powerful idea. Other may try to withhold it, but it only yours to take or give

Its a challenge all the time to stand before an easel, a block of granite, sit before whatever writing device you use, from pen to tablet, to stand before people and produce what is rattling around inside you into a coherent form. Continue
 Speaks for itself

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