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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

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Painting: Whaleback Lighthouse - Done For The Day

This is a combined genre painting of a lighthouse and a fishing boat coming in after a days work. Its my usual 11 x 14 oil on canvas board. This is from a photo that Eric Gendron Photography posted on Facebook and I got permission to paint it. Its a depiction of the Whaleback Lighthouse off Kittery, Maine with a fishing boat coming in after a day of fishing. Its reminds me of the scene in the movie "Perfect Storm" where George Clooney is pilating a fishing boat and gives a description of  heading out for a days work. As usual, there are Mugs available with this image via Zazzle.

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