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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, March 23, 2016

new painting - Gifford Covered Bridge Snowstorm

I haven't done a painting of a covered bridge in a while, having done my last few paintings of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. This is from a photo on the FB page of Vermont Four Seasons Photography . Vermont is another favorite place of mine, full of barns and covered bridges. This is from last year sometime and I've had it in my  "I want to paint this" file for a while. Since I just did 2 Vineyard Haven Harbor snowstorm pictures, I thought I would continue the idea with this picture. I'm looking for a few more.


  1. Hi Jack, Since I am the photographer it is a pleasure to see your rendition of it. Looks good. You can check out more of my work on capturemyvermont.com/users/johnknox My mother loved to paint, wished I could, but really am having a great time with the photography. Keep in contact. John Knox

    1. Thanks. I always make sure I give credit to the source, as I did with this one, posting link to your FB page. You have a few more I want to do