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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

Friday, February 19, 2016

New York's Met Museum Logo Problems

Museums, like any other business, are into branding and their logo is a big part of that. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to change its logo. Since 1970  the Logo was this

but now they've chosen to go with this
and it's unleashed a huge controversy

I have person experience with the problems this might cause. I have no problem with the new one stylistically. The Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center may have issues, since both are called The Met. I worked at the museum in the IT department 1990 to 2010. My supervisor was named Judah Levine and he got a package addressed J Levine, The Met, New York , USA. It was an opera score for James Levine at The Met Opera from Vienna and the post office decided to send it to the museum. Confusion is possible.

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