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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, February 5, 2015

9 reasons to buy a painting - from the Houzz site

While artists paint, sculpt, etc to express ourselves, we would also like to sell them, too. Prints, postcards, refrigerator magnets and nice to have, but there's nothing like a original, especially from someone you know (ahem), that can brighten up a room. There are many versions of this, and this is from the Houzz site. Find the 9 reasons here. Here are a couple of them:
(my favorite) - Buying a painting supports the artist directly
 A painting can make the room
 Curating your own art gallery is fun!

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