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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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Painting: Oaks Bluff Gazebo at Sunrise

Martha's Vineyard is a another of my favorite New England islands. Its a short ferry ride from Woods Hole, Mass. Oaks Bluff is full of very colorful Victorian style houses, very similar to the New Jersey shore town of Ocean Grove. Both were as Methodist Camp Meeting retreats and maintain many of the characteristics today.
My friends and I go there in June to stay at the Hostel and bike the island
In a large park by the ocean is a Gazebo. It's one of the images used to promote the island. Here is my painting of it. As usual, you can purchase items featuring this painting from Fine Art America, 
or Bags and  Mugs 
and other products from Zazzle

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