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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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New painting - Christmas Cove Lobster Dock - Maine

I love the coast of Maine, especially the lower half between the New Hampshire border and Camden. So many slender peninsulas reaching out into the Atlantic with   a lot of bridge connected islands. Here are where many of the family run fishing enterprises are located, little villages and processing facilites with common, shared docks. So many photo and painting opportunities.
A friend Rich Rose has a family property in the village of Christmas Cove, which is a part of South Bristol, Maine He and his family live in Norfolk, Virgina but head to Christmas Cove as often a possible. This painting is from a photo his daughter Sharyn took a few weeks ago.
Its 11 x 14 oil on canvas board. You can purchase merchandise based on this painting from Fine Art America or Mugs and bags from Zazzle

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