About Me

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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, September 23, 2015

New Painting: Bailey Island Sunrise - Maine

Love doing sunrise and sunsets, especially over oceans and seaports. This is a sunrise on a Bailey Island lobster fishing dock and popular restaurant in Maine. I got this from a photographers page on FB, but I seem to have lost the reference to it. As usual, you can buy Mugs and bags with this image on it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Currently on my easel - Bailey Island, Maine sunrise

This is a picture I got from Facebook showing Cooks Lobster House on Bailey Island in Maine. Love sunrises and sunsets and Maine and Cook's Lobster