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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, November 13, 2014

Recipes for the feeding of a starving artist - Thanksgiving leftover loaf

Artists need to eat and Thanksgiving is in a few weeks. We all have our plans, including what to do with the leftovers.  I usually do all the cooking. We always have my sister's turkey soup from the turkey carcass. I'm always making turkey and stuffing sandwiches and sautéing everything together except for the stuffing, which I fry nice and crisp. I'm always looking for new ways to do this. Saw one that involved a waffle iron. Bread or tortillas with the leftovers inbetween. This one is a  Thanksgiving leftover loaf check it out!

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