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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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I painted one of Vineyard Colors photos and they posted it!

Martha's Vineyard is a favorite place of mine, as I've stated before. I've painted a few of my pictures, but to get some more interesting shots, I turn to Facebook and other social media. I make sure I get permission before I do so. The Vineyard Colors FB page posts pictures and has given blanket permission to all artists to  paint them. I have done two. This one. Oaks Bluff Gazebo at Sunrise I  posted previously when I finished it. Here is the link to Vineyard Colors
reposting of that painting along with the picture I used. The picture that ends up there gets brightened in  the process. but any notice is good notice.

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