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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

Monday, October 31, 2016

New painting - Nubble Lighthouse Sunrise

I've never had an actual commisson to do a painting until now. A woman in my church asked me to do a painting of the Nubble Lighthouse in Maine. It's one that's been on my list to do a painting of, but never got around to it. She gave no preferences as to what it was to look like, just saying do your best! A nice bit of carte blanche. I've been doing rather well with sunrises and sunsets, so I went looking for on-line pictures as an inspiration. I found a sunset I liked and combined it with another picture. I showed her a picture of what I did and she was thrilled. I will be giving it to her next Sunday, so expect a picture of her and the painting.
As usual you can buy bags or mugs  from Zazzle with this image on them

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