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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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Painting: Tours End Cottage - Nantucket

Nantucket is one of my favorite places to go, even if its for a weekend and all I and my friends can afford is the Star of the Sea Hostel. We go and bike all around and one of the sections is called Sconset. It has a small grocery and other stores that are only open for the summer. There are a lot of big houses and small bungalows each of which is named with a name plate over the door. They all have flower trellises on them and in summer are covered with roses and other plants.
This painting is of one of those little cottages that is tucked in to small intersection between a downward foot path and some roads. We were there the weekend after Labor Day, so must of the foliage was gone. Its a place that really must be walked to enjoy
As usual there are  bags and mugs

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