Our Jack White



Yesterday Heaven welcomed a master artist and amazing writer; Jack has gone home to Our Lord. At 83, Jack’s mind was sharper than ever but his body gave in to the ravages of time. Since a stroke 2 years ago he has been on blood thinners. The past few days they’ve whirled out of control, my best friend and mentor began bleeding. In the hospital he was given several transfusions and seemed to recover a bit. While under anesthesia, during a colonoscopy to discover the source of the bleeding, Jack vomited and aspirated the fluid into his lungs. His body gave out, Jack went into respiratory arrest and was put on life support. We decided long ago that if either of us had to be kept “Alive” with artificial means it was time to let go and let God take over. Yesterday we did just that; Jack’s last moments were peaceful and quiet. He is no longer plagued by a body that is suffering, no longer distressed by overwhelming feelings of helplessness caused by having to depend on me to do everything for him.

1a Early Fog (Tuscany)

I can imagine all of the artists in Heaven have flocked around him to learn from his vast experiences, get pointers on their work and discover the joys of using his Double Primary Color Mixing System. He is writing freely and happily, unencumbered by stiff and uncooperative fingers. Jack has helped so many of us here on earth. I know I would never have become the person I am today without him in my life. God has truly blessed me to have Jack as a partner for 26 years. We will all miss this talented man, his storytelling and infectious laugh. But as incredibly hard as it is to give Jack up I know he’s in a better place and whole again.


Thanks to all of you for being there for us over these many years. With love and hugs, Mikki and Jack signature JPEG

182 Responses to “Our Jack White”

  1. Andrea Holbrook Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and the world’s loss. Please know that many hearts and prayers are with you. Andrea H

  2. Anita Blythe Says:

    Dear Mikki,

    So sorry for your loss. Although I have never met you or Jack in person I feel like I know you. You have shared your love of painting & shared your life with me via your web blog. Thank you for sharing. Both of you are a great inspiration. I wish you the best.

    Fellow Artist, Anita

  3. Charlene Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news! My thoughts and prayers have been with you both and I was hoping for a different outcome. But, yes, Jack is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. I still am so grateful for the help he gave me back in 2005-2006 when I had to reinvent my art business. He changed my world! Thank you, Jack! R.I.P. You’ve earned it. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, Mikki, as you transition to life without Jack. I am sure you will miss him terribly.

  4. Joye DeGoede Says:

    My condolences Mikki. Jack made a positive impact on so many of us.

  5. Cindy W Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute to him. I am sure he was equally blessed to have you in his life. Your marriage was a wonderful partnership on earth. And now he’ll watch over you from heaven.

  6. Zenobia Says:

    May God Bless him and may he be blessed by all of the Joys in Heaven!

  7. geminisinger Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Mikki…I have enjoyed reading Jack’s articles for many years. He will be greatly missed by many people. I will keep you in my prayers in the coming days…

  8. Janez Ilnikar Says:

    I hope he will have the opportunity to paint with light in Heavens.

    RIP Jack

    Janez, Slovenia

  9. Carol Zirkle Says:

    Deepest condolences, Mikki. Jack was one of a kind and true to who he was. A great role model!!

  10. Hilda Thurman Says:

    Bless your dear sweet heart Mikki. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s continued bad health and dying, but rejoice that he is in Heaven where all is Joy! I will be praying for you and the family during this difficult time. Sending Love, Hilda Thurman

  11. Lynne Wesolowski Says:

    Mikki – I’m so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing, but do know that he is in fine company now. You were so good for each other all this time — you helping him and him helping you. So Blessed! You are in my prayers also.

  12. Bruce M Pope Says:

    God bless you Mikki. You and Jack have enriched my life and that of my family and will continue to do so through through your paintings which grace all the homes of my children and many of my friends.

  13. Jody Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jack. I have so enjoyed both of you over the years. Praying for you and your family that the lord heals your grief.

  14. cldmonet Says:

    Though we had never met,I felt we had know each other as if he were a relative. I enjoyed the correspondence of his knowledge re: the art of selling and the other various guides to help artist pursue their goal of selling their art. He had unique humorous wit and wisdom of getting a point across that I’ve used several times to sell my paintings. He is truly a loss to the art world and to all who loved him. Thank you Jack for all your contributions. My sincere condolences to you. May God rest his soul, Tom J.

  15. Kim Gray Says:

    God bless you and your families. I have really enjoyed your and Jack’s post. Teaching was his blessing and gift. Art was the cherry on top. Sending prayers your way.

  16. Zenobia Says:

    I also send you love and strength and if I can help in any way let me know!

  17. Jane Says:

    So sorry for your loss, Mikki.
    You don’t know me, but I feel that I know you and Jack from your blog posts, books and articles. I am deeply saddened by the news. My thoughts are with you.
    I am a big fan of Jack’s books and art – he was so very talented! And from your stories, he also was the most amazing life partner.
    He will be missed dearly.

  18. Setsuka Smith Says:

    My deepest condolence to you and to your family and friends. As you said, he now is in the best place with God. I have Jack’s books and articles which gave me encouragement and clever ideas and laughter. He was an inspiring instructor and a philosopher. It’s too bad he has to go. May God bless him in his eternal peace. God Bless you, Mikki. From Setsuka and Kirby, San Diego, Ca.

  19. Linda Tenukas Says:

    My very deepest sympathies. I remember reading your story about how Jack literally saved your life. May God bless you and comfort you.

  20. Vicki Says:

    He was an amazing force in life and touched so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  21. Sandy Says:

    My dear Mikki,
    My heart is so broken for you and the loss of Jack. I hope knowing that he is with the Lord and no longer suffering will bring some comfort to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Debbie Hunter Says:


    So sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. We feel like we knew him. He sounds like he was an incredible man. Jimmy and I will pray for you and your family. It is so comforting to know he was a believer! If there is anything we can do please let us know!

    Much love,

    Jim and Debbie Hunter

  23. Delmus Says:

    Thinking of you today. Jacks book, secret of making it was my very first ebook purchase. Have followed you guys ever since. He and you are such incredible souls. I am saddened.

  24. Inez Hudson Says:

    May God ease your sorrow.

  25. Home Says:

    We are truly sorry. We are praying for you.

    Joel Stacey

  26. Dena Carlsen Says:

    Blessings to you and peace.

  27. Durinda cheek Says:

    Mikki, I am so sorry to hear this. Jack was such a giving person. I am so glad that I met you both in New Mexico after all the years of following Jack’s columns and books. There won’t be another like him. I can imagine him in heaven, sharing stories with friends, and painting their portraits. May God give you comfort during this time. You are loved by many.

  28. Rachel Williams Says:

    Dear Heart,
    I understand your_____??? (oh my goodness, there is no word for where you are in life right ). My heart
    Cries for yours. We all believe as you said that he is in a beautiful place now, with God, but in the early hours of the morning when I wake up and have her on my mind and the tears come and I remember my
    Beautiful daughter that thought is far from me as I long for her in my sadness and wonder if we could have done better. Different situation but still a huge
    I’ve been listening to Richard Rhor on U Tube.
    The name is “Falling Upward”. He speaks of the 2 stages of life……it’s wonderful. About 1.5 hours long
    Please watch him.

    In Him,
    Rachel in Baton Rouge

  29. Mary Duncan Says:

    Oh Mikki how sad . So sorry . There is a time when we all have to let go of someone we love dearly but be assured he watching over you and all of we struggling artists and probably thinking “Mary , put down that brush before you totally ruin that painting ” which I have heard many times over the years !! Please know you are in my prayers . Mary

  30. Julie Alton Porter Says:

    You and Jack have blessed me so many times with advice and encouragement, whether through your blogs, your books, or even in person. I mourn with you, and am grateful that Jack lived. Julie

  31. Karen Burnette Garner Says:

    Dear Mikki, while I knew he was getting frail, this news is a shock. You have been a loving, caring wife, and I cannot fathom the depth of loss you are feeling. Please know that you are truly in our prayers, and you have our sincere sympathies. You were taught by the best,as your beautiful work reflects, and I will treasure his advice. Many, many hugs to you, today and every day. God bless you.
    Karen Burnette Garner

  32. Connie Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! You both obviously loved each other and still do. May you find peace in his absence.

  33. Ray Elliott Says:

    God bless you Jack rest in peace.

  34. TodayDonnawill Says:

    I am so so sorry for your lose. God bless you and comfort you during this time. Your correct, he is in a much better place now. Doing all we only hope for one day.
    Please take care of yourself. Allow the process to flow when you feel it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with so many.
    God bless you.

  35. Kate Pearce Says:

    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your partner and friend Mikki.
    From all over the globe, we felt encouraged and motivated by Jack’s wisdom, humour, and knowledge.
    Not only Jack, but you too, have been so generous in sharing your methods and process with artists all over the world. As you mourn his loss, please know that we are thinking of you, and when you are ready, we hope that we’ll continue to receive guidance from you, and in that way, from Jack too.

  36. Susan Vignola Says:


    Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of Jack. I don’t know if heaven is big enough for that large hearted Texan. Jack generously shared with me a couple of e-books which I value. I also value and learn from your detailed blogs. Best wishes as you find your way in this world.

    Warm Regards,

    Susan L. Vignola

  37. Leslie Hoops-Wallace Says:

    Oh no, so sad! He is painting clouds in heaven. He will be missed by so many!

  38. Adele's Art Academy Says:

    Dearest Mikki, so sad to hear about Jack. Though the loss of Jack has a great impact on all of us, you lost somebody close to your heart and now live with the loss and emptiness around you. We will carry you in our thoughts and pray for strength and comfort to help you through this difficult time. Adele. South Africa.

  39. Rizwana Mundewadi Says:

    This is so sad dear Mikki, He was a great supporter, encourager and has made so many artists lives, wonderful human being, writer artist….a Very sad loss for the world! RIP Jack!

  40. Rizwana Mundewadi Says:

    Hugs to you dear Mikki, I know he went through a lot in the past months…My prayers with you dear, am in tears…Jack, Thanks a lot!

  41. Stephen Rathburn Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about this great loss Mikki. I have all his art books and consider both of you as mentors. Jack was gracious enough to even answer an email I sent him a few years back. I know he’s been a great influence to thousands of artist and in doing this has touched the lives of many. Proverbs 22:1 says that to be respected is better than gold and a good name is better than great wealth. Jack has run the race and won! He has made a difference to mankind and I know he’s helped thousands of others besides artists. Ecclesiastes 7: 1,2 also mentions a good name and that it is better than ones birth. Jack will be fondly remembered by multitudes and according to Ecclesiastes 7:1,2,…..that’s what counts! He has left me with the desire to carry it forward and continue his gracious attitude to help others. He will be missed! ( John 5:28,29).

  42. Dianne Glennon Says:

    Thank You for all you do, My prayers are with you.

  43. lizmcqueensart Says:

    Dear Mikki, So so so sorry to hear this. We can actually not be selfish and hope to keep him with us when he is suffering. I am sure that he would not have enjoyed the indignities of being bedridden. The one consolation we have is that we will meet again one day when there is no pain.

    This amazing man had an enormous effect on my art career. I thank you for sharing him with us. He left the world a better place. So unselfish with his knowledge and advice. I am grateful that I have a folder “Jack White” with as many of his blogs and FASO letters as I could get. What an example he was to us all. Our prayers are with you in this time of loss. We pray for the peace that passeth understanding for you. With my love


  44. Patricia Says:

    Oh, Mikki, I’m just so sorry to hear this. He will be greatly missed. Not only was his artwork ALWAYS worth looking at, but his writing was always worth reading, witty, wise and relevant. He told a good story in words and pictures. But I’m sure he was a wonderful man to know and be close to. You have my deepest sympathy, but his person – his little way, I’m sure they will never leave you.

  45. Susan Helen Strok Says:

    Deepest of condolences!

  46. mandhaven Says:

    Your ministry has blessed me. I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for you

  47. Chris Says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss, but you are right, Jack is in a much better place and someday soon we will all be together with our loved ones once again. I also look forward to when I can join my own husband, but in the meantime we all have work here yet to do. Many thanks to all the inspiration he provided for so many people and also for your generosity in sharing your own work process. You have my deepest sympathy. May God bless and comfort you.

    Christine Allison

  48. Jerry Taylor Says:

    While I didn’t know Jack personally, I knew Jack because of the kinship we have in Christ Jesus. I looked forward to reading his post and learning about this gentle cowboy and his life. I often think of your and his ‘love story’ and the blessing you were to one another. I will miss Jack as will so many others in our art community and I rejoice in knowing that Jack is with the One who created him and has made him whole again for now and evermore.

    Mikki, know this, I pray for you, that the love of our God will surround you and fill your life with His ever lasting presence till we all meet in heaven.


  49. Ed Mac Says:

    Dear Mikki.
    Truly a sad day for the art world, and especially for you. You guys shared a wonderful love and a common vocation. You were nearly inseparable. I count it as one of my special privileges in life to have met you both in person down in Taos. I have enjoyed not only Jacks art, but the many books he has written. GOD has blessed you both and in turn, all of us.
    Thank you.
    I know Jack struggled health wise for some time. I am deeply saddened and so very sorry for such a loss as you have experienced. The LORD will watch over you and bless you, and give Jack rest and peace. Blessings to you…
    Ed Mac

  50. Jim Cryan Says:

    You are in our prayers of thanks to the Lord for the wonderful gift Jack will continue to be here through his writings and example of a life of love lived to the fullest.
    Jim & Liz Cryan
    New Hampshire

  51. Corie White Says:

    I am stunned and devastated at your loss as well as ours, Mikki I didn’t think I had any more tears left this week until I read the news of Jack. I feel like I have lost a friend. My sincere thoughts of comfort to you and to your families.

  52. Liz Ignatuk Says:

    Dear Mikki,

    You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband, Jack, who was such a wonderful inspiration to so many. May your heart be comforted in the knowledge that his spirit will always be a part of your life. Your blog and your life story have inspired me for years, and I am so grateful to you and Jack for sharing your lives with us.

    Hugs and best wishes,


  53. Debalina Sarkar Says:

    So sorry to hear that

    Sent from my iPhone


  54. Mary Ann Goodall Says:

    Jack is fine. He’s in God’s arms. He lives in every piece of art created by those he has mentored through the years. He certainly does in mine! My prayers are with you that you find peace in this new adjustment in your life.

  55. Phyllis Snyder Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your telling of his death and life together this morning was very touching. I’ve always admired both of your positive attitudes and tenacity, and making the best of what every comes your way. You both have been an inspiration to all in more ways than learning to paint. May you be strong in the coming days,?weeks, and year. You are a survivor. Bless you

    Phyllis Snyder

  56. Annette Says:

    Mikki, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Jack have been a big influence on me for many years. I’ve read all of his books and found much encouragement through them. You were a great team, always supporting each other with love and respect, and besides your lovely art, that’s one of the things that made your blog so special. May God bless you both, and thank you.

  57. Martha Harmon Says:

    My sincerest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband. I lost my mate of 55 years five months ago and I have found that a love of painting is very theraputic. God bless you during this time Martha Harmon.

  58. Cindy Rogers Ablicki Says:

    So very sorry to hear….please accept my sincere condolences🙏🏻

  59. Theresa Says:

    Dear Mikki
    I came across your wonderful blog a short while ago and have been enjoying following your art and reading about your life with Jack. I am stunned to hear of your loss, I feel as though I have lost a close friend. May God hold you tight in his arms and comfort you through this painful time.
    Much love.


    Oh Mikki Have a heavy heart, but we do know he is in a better place.

    You guys were so good for each other. And we ALL are going to miss our friend, artist, mentor, and ………………………. But he belongs to God, and that is who has him now – – forever.

    Hope you know, anything we can do to help you – – – just call.

  61. Janette VanButsel Says:

    Oh Mikki I am so sorry to hear about Jack. All of us will be praying for you. I have never met Jack or you, but I know he will be missed

  62. Janice and John Mintz Says:

    Mikki, God bless you, I am sorry for your loss. Now whenever I look at your painting….it will be with thought of Jack being in Heaven and knowing that he is without pain and you are free to love him from where ever you are and he will feel your love…..Janice and John Mintz

  63. Patricia cochran Says:

    Mikki, the heavens received a wonderful man into paradise and the arms of God. May you find comfort and peace in the knowledge that Jack is so much better now even though missing him hurts your heart. My deepest sympathies for your loss and the art worlds loss too. Prayers of comfort for you Mikki.

  64. Rose Mavis Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a real serious talent who shared his insights and wisdom so freely and in generous spirit. My prayers for you in your future.

  65. Christopher Newell Says:

    Mikki, you were his rock. The Grand ole Texas Ranger has gone to higher ground leaving us all with the precious gifts of his knowledge and friendship. After one “Whiteism” I never used tube-black again.
    He thought us about his color, his & our art, marketing but most of all I will cherish his ability to color the stories of our lives. May God keep you close. Find me if you Need me.

  66. TheDailyPainter Says:

    I’m sorry to hear that he’s gone. But, the way I look at it, death is nothing more than the gateway to the next part of the adventure. Jack has just gone on ahead to scout the terrain for you.

  67. joanie and nathan zuckerman Says:

    So sorry to hear such sad news. We always think of Jack when we look at the painting he did of the hole at the masters course in Augusta. It will hold an extra special place in out hearts now and remind us of his great talent!!

  68. Janet Zeh Says:

    Mikki, I am so saddened by the loss of our Jack and my heart goes out to you. He has gone on to a better place for sure, and he is saving a place for you there. Praying for peace and comfort for you. The world is an emptier place without him, but heaven is richer. My life has been made richer because of him as well as all the artists he has helped. Much love and hugs.

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  70. Sandy Says:

    Missing him although I never met him except thru you

  71. Carol Santora Says:

    Oh Mikki, I am so sorry for your loss. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by so many of us. although we never met, his books, blogs and art were and always will be an inspiration to me and many other artists. You are in my prayers….

  72. katie Says:

    I’m sorry for your loss! Through you I can see how great a man he must have been. God bless you and keep you strong. We love you.

  73. Sara Chambers Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Mickey! You are in my prayers.

  74. Louise Da Silva Says:

    So very sorry for your loss

  75. Janine Weick Says:

    My sincere condolences on you loss, it is always difficult to lose a loved one but knowing heaven was waiting with the pearly gates open should give you peace. Allow yourself time to grieve in youregards own ways. God Bless

  76. Betty McLean Henderson Says:

    Mikki, words fail us at times like this. It is so apparent from his writings that Jack loved you so very much. How lovely that you both found each other and grew together. I will pray that you are given peace and comfort.

  77. Vonda Lawson-Rosa Says:

    Mikki, hugs for you dear lady as you handle this departure. Heaven surely has gained a spectacular man and I am so grateful he found you as well. Much love to you in these next few weeks

  78. Bill Gavin Says:

    So, so sorry for your loss.

  79. Joseph Murray Says:

    HI Mikki ! Jack helped me on many occasions with my art . He mentored me and critiqued my paintings . You have a couple pieces of my art work –I am so grateful to have received his wisdom and humor . HE was not a good person –he was and is a GREAT person. His persona and soul will always be alive both on earth and in heaven . I am saddened by the loss– but happy that he is not suffering any longer . I will be praying for you Mikki . May
    God give you patience, understanding, kindness, strength, wisdom, health, wealth, and happiness today and every day . Please know that I am here to help you . My email address is wayuga@netins.net. Reach out to me as Jack did for me during my life’s struggles . When I was going thru a very difficult divorce a few years ago -he prayed for me and would ask how I was doing . So now it is my turn to help you in any manner I can . Just trust in God and he will help you Mikki ! Love,
    Joseph Murray
    Wayuga Art
    Jefferson, Iowa
    “Where serenity is a way of life”

  80. Phyllis Solcyk-Corbett Says:

    Dearest Mikki, my heart hurts at you losing such a loving, talented Life Partner. God give you Comfort. Phyllis Solcyk-Corbett

  81. Judy Deems Says:

    So Sorry God Bless..

  82. Judy Bradley Says:

    The legacy you and Jack created will live on and sustain you. May God surround you with His love. Thank you for your blog that is a blessing to each of us. Upholding you in prayer.

  83. nicolaeart Says:

    Oh Mikki, I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost one of the greats 😢 I will be praying for you and for his family as you go through this difficult season. 💐

  84. kirby jonas Says:

    I’m so sorry, Mikki. I feel like I have gotten to know you both so well through your newsletters, and this news breaks my heart.

  85. Rick Zaner Says:

    Dear Mikki!
    I know we just spoke last week, but I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you on behalf of all of us. Though I never met Jack in person, I feel as if I knew him thru Mary Sue and Nita. The paintings he did of Rebecca and Rachel now glow a bit brighter and when I look at them I will always be thankful and proud for having a piece of Jacks’ talent in our house! My prayers go out to you and hope that it comforts you.

    Love from ALL the Zaners


  86. Jennifer Young Says:

    Oh Mikki- You do not need me to tell you how many lives Jack touched and changed for the better. You were right there at his side, helping, loving, encouraging. His soul and his art spirit lives on in our hearts and in our brushstrokes. You both have personally encouraged me and helped me in so many ways, and for that I am so truly grateful. We are praying for you in this time of loss and hope that you find some solace in knowing that our beloved Jack is no longer in pain, but singing (and painting and writing and laughing!) with the Angels. Jack has left an amazing legacy, not the least of which is a family of artists and friends who love and support you. Big hugs to you, and Jack in heaven. – Jennifer, Dave, & Eva

  87. Sarah Bottjer Says:

    Dear Mikki, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. It is a comfort to know that Jack does not have to suffer pain anymore and you will both be in my prayers. God bless.

  88. Diana Fair Says:

    God be with you, especially at this time. Thank you for all your work to post paintings.

  89. Eileen Belanger Says:

    I have appreciate Jack’s inspiration and help on this long road to artistic happiness. He, indeed, is in heaven and watching over us all. My sincere sympathies to you and all his friends.

  90. Joan Cole Says:

    Dear Mikki, I am so sorry to read of the struggle you and Jack have been enduring. Thankfully, his is over. I have read his posts for years, on line and in art magazines. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. It was a pleasure to be invited to learn through his stories, advice, and teaching tips, along with the addition of your art posts and demos. He was SO PROUD of you! You and Jack will be in my prayers. Much love, Joan Cole

  91. Betty Pieper Says:

    I have only seen your posts and Jack’s intermittently and from afar but your mutual love and admiration and you desire to help other artists has felt up close and personal. You have my sincere sympathy and prayers for strength going forth. Betty Pieper (AKA Elzbieta Zemaitis)

  92. Ruth Reid Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Mikki! From the other side of the world (I’m in New Zealand) Jack took the time to check out my website, my artwork, send me various emails and a free book. All without my having asked him!

    The encouragement and the pointers have paid a big part in helping me to become the artist I am now.

    Thank you Jack. RIP!

    And thank you Mikki for sharing him with us, and especially for letting us know about his final days here on earth. You will miss him terribly.

    We are all richer for having you both in our lives.

    Much love

  93. burger Says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss but heavens gain….

  94. Wendy Says:

    Oh Mikki, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He sounded like an amazing and wonderful man. I know he’s now in heaven and although I’m very happy for him, I will be praying for you. Hugs! ❤

  95. Ángela Murillo Says:

    Mi mas sentido pésame por la perdida de su compañero. Lo siento muchisimo.

  96. bonita austin Says:

    Great photos – remember him laughing. Hug the cats. Much love.

  97. Leslie Miller Says:

    Mikki, I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Jack’s books and his art very much. He Will be missed. My prayers are with you.

  98. Patricia Ann Ingram Says:

    A great loss for all of us, but especially for you. My prayers are with you and I shall treasure the picture as I treasure all the paintings you have shared with us. Thank you and May God Bless.

  99. Janice Nichols Says:

    Our God, Master Artist of All, has Jack in His loving arms and has given you peace. That is our joy. God bless in this time.

  100. stormy50 Says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My most sincere condolences.

  101. Carol Landry Says:

    So sorry for you loss Mikki.

  102. William Walker Says:

    My sincere condolences. What joy to meet our Lord, the master of all artists! May you find comfort and strength in His love and presence in this sad and difficult time. We bless you with His peace. Will

  103. Jo Ann Morgan Smith Says:

    As I sit here with tears in my eyes I think of a dear friend and mentor that I never got to see or talk to in person. I think about the positive influence he had on my life. I think about the times I emailed and he took the time to thoughtful write back to me.
    I think about you and willingness to share your lives with other artist. I have lost a husband also and I hope god will be will you. I JOY ON SEEING YOUR Wind DANCERS PAINTING EVERY MORNING AS I awake.my husband has one of jacks glass painted art works in his office.Jacks double Pallette is a part of both of our lives as artists.
    God Bless
    JoAnn Morgan Smith

  104. Seema Patel Says:

    My respect and condolences dear Mikki……..I have been a follower of your art…..you have given us so much joy over the years… please accept my humble wishes at this difficult period….

  105. Ernie Kleven Says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing, I have benefitted immensely from his Double Primary Pallet over the years. I remember my first email exchange with Jack where he noticed we were the same age. That was about six years ago. My heart goes out to you in this time of mourning. Ernie Kleven

  106. eatonartgallery Says:

    Oh Mikki, My heart is breaking for you. Jack was such a wonderful man. I must have felt close to him this past few days … the thought of him kept coming to me, and I said a prayer for him. I was going through my massive overload of emails and I couldn’t bring myself to delete any of the messages I’ve received from him over the years. The world has lost a great man. You are in my prayers. – Kathleen Eaton

  107. Kathleen Hill Says:

    I have so enjoyed his wisdom and your postings over the years. Blessings to Jack in heaven and to you.

  108. Pat Detwiler Says:

    John and I send our sincere sympathy. May your wonderful memories help comfort you at this sad time.
    Pat Detwiler

  109. Chuck Bell Says:

    We grieve with you and for you (as we have with the passing of our boy). Jack and our Travis are not only in a better Place but in The Best Place😇😘💔❤️😂LOVE, Gloria & Chuck

  110. dreamshadows46 Says:

    Never having met you two I got to know you thru this site and looking at the photos of you two I can imagine your grief. What a beautiful smile he had. He must have brought such joy into your heart Mikki. His memories will also as days go by. I will pray for you that you can find peace and happiness again. Take comfort in your knowledge that he is in a better place and is watching over you always until you can be together again. God bless.

  111. Ellen Lisle Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in knowing he is with God and happy and healthy now. And may you find joy in your life. Please know there are many of us who follow and enjoy your talent and who have heavy hearts for you.

  112. Carol Says:

    Dearest Mikki, I knew as soon as I saw the email title something had happened. Then the tears began. It was only about three weeks ago I read your story. What care and concern, what love and foresight he had. He was not only a great artist, but aspired in many other ways as well. I am eager to meet him one day in that heavenly realm the children of God will live in. Until then, Mikki, I pray the Lord give you peace and joy again. You are special to us, we love you and we are your cheer leaders.

  113. Catherine Says:

    I am sorry to hear this news. I rejoice, with you, though, in the thought that I can pick up some pointers when I see Jack in heaven. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  114. Cindy Says:

    I am so sorry to hear….jacks advice has been a bright spot in my career.

  115. sandracutrer Says:

    I am so very sorry to hear that you, and the world, have lost Jack! What a great life he lived, what a great legacy he leaves behind. I have kept the emails he so kindly replied to when I had questions. He adored you, Mikki, but you already knew that. God bless you as you adjust to life without his body being there in the house with you , although his spirit will always be with you. Much love and hugs from south Texas.

  116. Kathryn Riemersma Says:

    Bless you both. I feel as though I’ve lost a friend. Even though ya’ll don’t know me, I’ve read so many of his books and have been following your blog – I feel like, in many ways, I knew him. I will keep you both in my heart. Kathy in Iowa

  117. DARLENE judson Says:

    I love getting your email. I am praying for peace and Comfort for you.

  118. Pamela Lussier Says:

    Dear Mikki,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was an amazing person and you must miss him terribly. I know he is resting in God’s arms and you will join him in heaven some day. I’m so glad you have the peace you know that and such wonderful memories . Hugs♥️

    Pamela Simpson Lussier

  119. Marguerite McGrath Says:

    I’m so sad to hear this. I’ve learned so much from reading his many articles. I don’t even have words to tell you how much I appreciate all you and Jack have done and I hope you find some comfort in the words and support of the people close to you in your life.

  120. rodmoore68 Says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I learnt a lot from him over the years. He will be greatly missed.

  121. Alison Duke Says:

    Dear Mikki, My Blessings go out to you. The precious love you have shared and When reading Jacks book the Magic of Selling Art, I just loved his humour all the way through. May God be your strength and Jesus be your guide and the Holy Spirit your Peace as you go through this time May the Angels surround you and provide you with constant love at this time. Your story and your art and his works have inspried me greatly. Much love from Australia. xoxo

  122. Tomas Anton Says:

    Dear Mikki, I am so sorry for your loss. Deep in my heart I am with you and will be forever. Such losses are part of our lives and we should go on and live. Please keep up your wonderful work, which inspire me so much. With love, Tomas.

  123. Karen Le Roux Says:

    Dear Mikki,

    So very, very sorry for your loss. He is safe in the arms of Jesus now and we are praying that you will feel God’s comforting presence in the difficult days ahead. God bless x

  124. Judy Says:

    Dear Mikki, I am so very sorry for your loss, Jack’s blogs were always great and inspiring to read. He will be missed by all but like you said, he is no longer suffering and heaven has gained an art angel

  125. Kim France Says:

    Oh Mikki, I am so sorry….I have been following your blog for only a few months. When I first wrote to you, you sent me a copy of Jack’s “Artist Confidential” and I read it cover to cover that very first day. It has become my art bible and an indispensable reference. I read your blog every day! So, I’ve come to know Jack through your beautiful words…..The vast majority of us never know the kind of love that you two shared….be comforted in the knowledge that your connection continues, just in a different way. Thank you for sharing your lives with us! Much love from South Carolina, Kim France

  126. Barb and the Gs Says:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss, Mikki.

  127. Gayle Coyle Says:

    Prayers for your family. I had the pleasure of receiving art advice years ago and appreciated his approach so much!

  128. philcullendeecullen Says:

    Oh Mikki,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and Jack were a true love match, rare today. God bless you. Jack R.I.P.

    Denise and Phil Cullen El Paso, TX

    Sent from my iPad


  129. Judy Says:

    Mikki, May Peace Walk With You, now and forever. Remember the best things and know they will always be with you. Our hearts go out to you and yours.

  130. Fran Brooks Says:

    Dear Mikki, So sorry for your loss. Jack was a wonderful person in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  131. Ms. Becky Says:

    Peace be with you.

  132. Marge Says:

    So sorry you lost the love of your life. You have my sympathy and support. I will keep you in my prayers and am wishing you peace and resilience in the days and weeks ahead.

  133. wafaa Says:

    I am deeply sorry to hear that Mikki. My heart is with you for your and the world’s loss. May God bless his soil. You both were always loving and inspiring. Keep strong, and remember, we are always beside you, and we all need you.

  134. Dorrie Cresswell Says:

    So sorry for your loss Mikki. Sincere condolences

  135. GentleHues@aol.com Says:

    Dear Mikki No….I do not want to believe what I am reading. I am so sorry and sad to read this. There is so much greatness I could say about him. This brings tears. He cared so much about so much. Sandy Askey-Adams

  136. Laura Brooks Says:

    The wonderful memories and the fun life you shared help you through this difficult time. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  137. alrichburg Says:

    Dear Mikki,
    I don’t know either of you, but I follow your wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing your art, wonderful life and life stories with so many. You are a beautiful person and inspire us all. May God bless and hold you at this time and may your wonderful Jack be surrounded by all the beauty and splendor of Heaven. Love, Ann Richburg

  138. Patrice Kelly Says:

    Oh Mikki, I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers and love go out to you.


    Sent from my iPhone


  139. Saartjie van den Bergh Says:

    Dear Mikki My deepest sympathy for the passing away of Jack! Indeed God welcomed him, but may God the greates Artist of all times also take you on His lap and comfort you in this difficult and hearth breaking times. Your are in my thoughts God bless and love

    Saartjie van den Bergh

    082 324 9069

    “Soar like an eagle, higher and higher”

    Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:19:10 +0000 To: property.hub@hotmail.com

  140. Anthee Says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you. Much Love. May he rest in peace- he has given so much to the world. Thank You.

  141. AniK Says:

    I saw this post just now! I am shocked…Mikki, I am sorry for your loss. I loved his articles and I always think of Jack when I feel like quitting art. I regret not having met him. My sincere condolences.

  142. Dena Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you through this difficult time.

  143. Kristine Says:

    Dear Mikki,
    I always got great inspiration and laughter (from your cat stories) after visiting your blog. I listened to an interview with Jack several years ago, and that is how I encountered the two of you.
    Both of you are true human beings with great gifts that you shared freely with me as a reader of your blog. In this time of transition I hope you can know how loved and appreciated you are, and the great legacy Jack White has left to artists.

  144. azzurro157@yahoo.com Says:

    Heartfelt condolences! I am so sorry for your loss. Jack’s articles have been inspiring and encouraging.to many. Treasure your
    wonderful memories of life together…

  145. Margaret Park Says:

    Dear Mikki – I am so sorry for your loss. You have been through some hard times and your heart will be heavy and sore for a long time. My prayers to you and yours. We know that he is in a better place. I hope that he reaches out to you and gives you comfort. My arms around you.

    Margaret Park

  146. Gail J. Meincke Says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing.
    He has contributed so much to the art community. RIP, Jack.

    Stay strong Mikki. His spirit will still be with you, pushing you on.

    Gail J Meincke

  147. Paul Baudry Says:

    So, so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy.

  148. Michael Brugh Says:

    Our heartfelt prayers go out to you, Mikki. You and Jack were a great inspiration to me from almost 10 years ago until the present. His “Mystery of Making It” and your “Love Story” should be required reading for every artist and person with heart and soul. RIP, Jack White.
    Your down-home Texas humor, wisdom, common-sense and generosity lives on through your advice, Mikki’s step-by-step blog posts, and Mikki’s big heart. Thank you for all you’ve done, and what you continue to do, Mikki!

  149. C Castro Says:

    So sorry for your loss, heaven is now more colorful

  150. Teresa Dominici Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Mikki, I never met either of you in person, but, I gotten to know you by following your step by step posts and blog. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  151. mary solomon Says:

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  152. Paintbrush1984 Says:

    Hi Mikki, this news saddens me and yet I know that Jack has moved on to a better place. He has left behind such a legacy, it will continue to inspire so many of us. Please carry on his work and yours, it will provide the solace you are seeking. God bless you!

    Warm regards,

  153. Nora Says:

    So sad, please accept my condolences. He is now at peace in the Lord’s arms.

  154. Joanna van Hoeven Says:

    I have just read this very sad news,my heartfelt condolence to you and your family Mikki.

  155. Rebecca LaChance Says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. While I don’t know either of you personally, you and Jack have been an inspiration to me and to my art.

  156. Paul O'Brien Says:

    Jack had so many wonderful characteristics. However, his best was how much he truly loved you. And that put him high on our list of great folks. We feel your loss; but know that you are never alone.
    Paul and Nancy

  157. armandoartist1 Says:

    Sorry for your loss 😦
    He changed my life and many others. We will all honor his name by also leading a life of caring and giving back. We will miss you Mr. White.

    Thank you,

  158. Clint Watson Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mikki. Jack was indeed a beautiful soul and a very interesting person. He left a great and inspiring legacy in both his art and his writings.

  159. Padgett McFeely Says:

    Hi Mikki, What a loving tribute to a special man that touched so many lives in so many ways – and will continue to do so. My heart is heavy for you as you bear the loss of your beloved. May tenderness envelope you and hold you dear. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Speed.

  160. Gayle Faucette Wisbon Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, Mikki. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all his family and friends. He was a well-loved and talented artist who gave so much to other artists. He will surely be missed.

  161. Chris Says:

    With much love to you, Mikki.

  162. Rossana Currie Says:

    Dear Mikki:

    I always admired Jack. He was a wonderful artist, a wonderful writer and a wonderful human being!

    Whatever words I could say I know they won’t be able to decrease your feelings of sorrow. But… you know? It is good to cry our loses, they deserve them and later the calm and the acceptance will come. You must be sure that no matter if he is gone now, nobody can take him away from your heart. He will be there to give you strengths, laughs and inspiration with all the wonderful memories I am sure you have. They will make you company for the rest of your life. And that is precious… You will get to it stronger than ever…


    (PS: sorry about my English…)

  163. Jimmie Grann Says:

    I am deeply sadden at the world’s loss of Jack! I have 2 of his books, loved his writings on FASO and have been inspired by your lives. God Bless you! JC Grann

  164. pourgirl Says:

    Although I’ve never met either of you, I was so impressed with how quickly Jack sent a copy of his marketing art book to me when I asked a question on your blog. Because of this and the wonderful, freely given instruction, your loving comments and all of who you both are communicated through the blog, I feel blessed to know such great people of our Lord. I will pray for comfort and peace to enfold you during this very difficult time. May God send His loving angels in many forms to hold you tight and keep you at peace.

  165. Cheryl Smith-Bell Says:

    Just adding my heart felt condolences to you in your loss.
    he toughed so many, for god, and will be so missed, Hugs to you!

  166. jayalakshmi yegnaswamy Says:

    Dear Mikki: I convey my heartfelt homage to your Dear Jack who now is in a better place as you said.. I am on the same boat losing my husband couple of years ago..still trying to balance myself living without him…we had 50 years of happy married life!! It is hard..however art is a great blessing..which is with me as a support!! I love your postings with your wonderful artworks..With best wishes..JayaSwamy

  167. Debbie Reisetter Says:

    I am so truly sorry to hear of this. My many thoughts and prayers to you. I first started reading Jack’s writing and finding inspiration through him, and you, in the 1990s. You both have made me want to be a better painter and a better person. Thank you.

  168. Elnora Franz Hornaday Says:

    You and Jack were so blessed to have found each other so many years ago. My deepest sympathy, Elnora

  169. Lauri Waterfield Callison Says:

    I had a nagging urge the last couple days to look up Jack White on-line: I’ve enjoyed his advice columns & thrilled to your love story….and was stunned to find that he has slipped from the room….Mikki, God bless you & all your many loved ones through this difficult time. Know that you & Jack both have inspired & encouraged many and that the world enjoys beautiful artwork that may never have been created but for you both. Thank you & God bless y’all~ “Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life.” Genesis 25:8a (NASB) Lauri W Callison

  170. Teri Walker Says:

    Dear Mikki, I’m so sorry to hear about Jack. He helped me and so many other people learn about how to market their art. I loved reading his books about Texas (Ten Years in Texas) and his art books. He lived a great life and inspired and helped so many others! He was a blessing to the lives of others.
    Sincerely, Teri Walker

  171. Maggie Mesa Says:

    Sorry for your loss, ,just read your post, ,, Even though we never met, I’m always going to be grateful to you, ,,my husband Anthony was your FedEx driver. You painted an Angel for me one Xmas, that was the best gift ever. Every day I look at my painting and think of you, ,,I will be keeping you in my prayers. May God bless you always.

    Maggie Mesa

  172. William McCoy Says:

    I was going back through some e-mails I had overlooked and saw this one announcing Jack’s passing. So sorry for your loss and for the loss for all of us who admired his work, work ethic and testimony to the role of grace and art—and you— in his life. I bought his first book many years ago, and it has inspired me greatly. May the Lord bless you; keeping you in my prayers.

  173. Sonia Says:

    My condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  174. Annette Jones Says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven gained a wonderful artist, writer and man. May you be filled with peace Mikki. Hugs back to you.

  175. Paddy Shaffer Says:

    Thanks for sharing your art, your story, and your love. The world needs more strong relationships! Sorting old emails, and this made me smile.

    Bless Your Heart,

    Paddy Shaffer

    Sent from my iPad

  176. Rick Says:

    I offer late condolance for all of Jack Whites family,i recently found out about his passing. I met Jack in the late 80’s to early 90’s in Dallas.He had a booth next to ours at every art show in Dallas.I am the proud owner of over 15 fine examples of his work. i will always remember his smile and humble personality.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Rick, Thank you for your kind words about Jack. He had the greatest smile, the friendliest personality, incredible generosity and definitely was the most humble man I’ve ever met. You get to enjoy a little bit of that every day in his artwork. What great memories you must have of those shows! God blessed us all by allowing Jack White to touch our lives! And one day we’ll all be together in Heaven. I appreciate your words more than you’ll ever know. Mikki

  177. Bartlett Harley Says:

    Just found out he had died through a FASO comment. I enjoyed his comments on those blogs. I’m sorry for your loss. He seemed to be a truly unique individual.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Bartlett,
      I appreciate your kind words. He was definitely One of a Kind and we all miss “Our Jack” very much. It gives my heart peace knowing we’ll all be together again one day in Heaven. HUGS, Mikki

  178. Shakira de Thomas Says:


    Yesterday I finished reading one of Jack’s books. I wrote to both of you right after. For some reason my email is not sending messages. I did not know he was no longer with us on earth. He was so close as i read his words. The email is in my outbox still unsent. I have copied it below.

    “Hello Jack and Mikki!

    I just want to let you both know what a blessing it has been to know of you. I am learning how to paint and while on youtube looking for information a lady mentioned the mystery of making it by Jack White. I immediately bought it. I just finished it. I’m so inspired by your stories and the wealth of knowledge you have shared. I love Senkarik!! Your paintings Mikki make me tear up with joy. It really does. My husband knows i have been wanting to paint so about a month ago he surprised me with a corner set up with an easel, all colors of paints, canvases and brushes with a vase filled with flowers. That night he told me that he wanted me to receive that gift of paints as a gift not only from him, but from God. He made me cry. Im learning little by little. I made this one for my mom for mothers day. I found a picture i liked and tried to paint it. I know that to develope a voice that is probably not the best idea. Anyways, Thanks so much for exisiting. You both are a blessing!! Just wanted to let you know. ”

    We will see him in heaven!

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Dear Shakira,
      What a wonderful email, WOW. THANK YOU so much! I appreciate your kind words more than you can ever realize. And I know Jack is smiling in Heaven knowing his book has helped you and given you encouragement. You have such a loving husband, he is a true blessing. Please, always feel free to ask questions as you learn to paint. Jack and I believe God gave us such a gift in allowing us to celebrate His Beauty on canvas that it’s our duty to help fellow artists along the way. And YES, we’ll all meet up one day in Heaven. God Bless You, Mikki

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