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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, March 8, 2015

I sold a Painting - Babbs Covered Bridge in Winter - Maine.

This is one of those pictures I found on FB and painted. My friend Rob Blumenstock decided to buy it. I've started using an art bill of sale I found on-line, which, among other things, lets the buyer know that "Copyright and Reproduction Rights are Reserved by the Artist". I can still make reproductions of the painting and sell them. I like to make this personal, so here's a picture of Rob with the painting and his two children Aaron and Kylie. His wife Suki was inside the church talking to his mother. His parents bought one of my paintings - Portland Head Lighthouse at Sunrise.

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