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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, September 18, 2014

New Painting: Sanktay Lighthouse at Sunrise - Nantucket

Nantucket is one of my favorite places to go, if I  can stay at the Hostel. The rest of the places to stay on the island are way too expensive. Day trips are nice, too if you use the fast ferry which gets there in an hour. The regular ferry takes 2.5 hours.
Every September  some friends and I go there for the weekend, stay at the hostel and bike around the Island. I've done many paintings of the Brandt Point lighthouse, but this is my first of the Sanktay Head lighthouse near 'Sconset. #Nantucket #Sanktay

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