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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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mother & 2 year old daughter art collaboration

Every parent or aunt or uncle or grandparent knows the joy of a taking a child's painting or finger painting or some other artistic output and putting it up for display somewhere in the house, usually the refrigerator or bulletin board. Hopefully the kid finds this an encouragement to go further. Artist Ruth Oosterman has take this a big step further by taking her two year old daughter Eve's doodles and made the  basis for some beautiful pantings. I first saw pictures of this on The  Architecture and Design FB page, but with few details. I found an extensive article on it in the Huffington Post.
Check it out.


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