Paintings by John Blank
I am a lifelong resident of Jackson, Mi. and other than two + years on active duty in the U.S. Navy I have lived here all of my 70 years.I married my highschool sweetheart and we are still together after 47 years.
I can remember drawing for as long as I can remember. After my two kids were at a age where I could to back to doing some art I started doing wood carvings of lifelike ducks, birds, deer, elk, moose and more.
The Danbury Mint has published three of my works and I won a Blue ribbon @ the world carving Championships with a Drake Wood Duck in 2014.
I retired about 8 years ago and started painting using the acrylics that I had around for my wood carvings. At this time I am self taught using lessons I find online. I now paint most every day and try to get better with every painting I do.
My challenges are how do I make better use of my brushes, how do I use them as they were met to be used. Color mixing along with seeing lights and shadows. These and more are the challenges I face with each painting. I want to learn all that I can and I know it is time to move up to all that Old Masters Academy can teach me.I want to win the Old Masters Academy course to be a better artist and learn all that I can from it. I know that you never stop learning and I was to keep moving ahead as for as I can go.
I am asking for everyone’s vote to help make my dreams of being a true artist come true. If I were to win I would not waste a single one of your votes. Your vote can make a dream come true.
Thank you for your time.
Good luck John!!
Brigitte Stevens says
John Blank is a true artist…..Always has been, my husband has several of his carvings!!!! We also have a beautiful painting!!!
Kathy E. says
Beautiful work in so many areas! Best of luck to you, John!
Bill Campbell says
John has an amazing ability to create beauty. Be it by knife or brush.
Good luck John!
Dan Schmelter says
Good Luck John
John has so much passion for his art. His painting are full of heart and love for animals and nature.
Roxanne Shower says
John is a wonderful person and painter. He would be a great asset to your program.
Kirk Bristor says
Good luck John!
Margit Olsen says
.. John does amazing carvings and his paintings are following suit.
Beautiful work John! Good luck.
Mike Palmer says
John, Best of Luck!
Best of luck. You deserve it.
Janie Watson says
Good luck John, beautiful work