By barbara hill

5   coshocton, ohio, United States ||  Jun 05 2014

A few weeks ago, I set up an appointment for my first critique session with Jerry. Well, it was worth every penny of his fee. I learned so much in that 15 min. session on my Art technique's strengths and weaknesses and what to do to improve my piece of art. Just so much information in a constructive, gentle critique. If you have not had a critique --put it on your list of things to do. Excellent learning tool. Thanks, Jerry.

By Carol McDonald

5   Sweetwater,Tennessee, United States ||  Jun 02 2014

I increased my contribution to PBS last month and then two weeks ago Yarnell School was replaced with Donna Dewberry . I can not believe Bob Ross continues to be shown and not Jerry who actually teaches art. I have notified PBS that I will no longer be contributing at the increased amount until Jerry is back. I will just start ordering more  DVDs from this site.

By William L. Shackelford

5   Baxter Springs, KS, United States ||  Jun 02 2014

Sir,   I have not been able to view your classes on my local PBS/Crete channel....from Joplin/Springfield, MO now for two weeks....I have a heart condition that prevents me from leaving the house in certain weather conditions.   Do we have a problem with the programing of what?  May desire is to have your quality programing......thanks so much for providing me with help in getting an answer for my question.  Be Richly Blessed. 

By Mickey Scott

5   Lafayette, Louisiana, United States ||  May 31 2014

I am a disabled Cancer survivor and have recently begun painting again. I have been a musician and artist all my life and enjoy switching between the two mediums. I got hooked after hearing the opening Jingle to Jerry's painting show on PBS. I started watching and decided to try painting again. I ordered my first DVD, A Farmers Icon (Barn).  I have always enjoyed drawing and this has been very relaxing for me. I recently purchased brush kits from the Yarnell School of Fine Art. I want to thank you Jerry and Miss Donna and all the hard working staff at the Yarnell School of Fine Art.

Sincerely, Mickey Scott,

God Bless Us All

By Bonnie Poore

5   Jeffersonville, Ind, United States ||  May 31 2014

As usual, love your teaching techniques, but recently began a "diptych" as described in one of your recent classes and applied it to a City scene.  My city is on the river so I used the companion canvas for a small part of the city and the bridge connecting the two.  Everything I am attempting is based on your educational classes and I just want to thank you over and over again. Your city "night scene" began just as I had been laboring on what to do for a diptych.  Not finished, but well on my way!

By Diane Bowen

5   Pelzer,SC, United States ||  May 28 2014

Mr. Yarnell,I have some of your dvd's and your beginning books on oil painting.  I love your painting and the way your teach but I am just beginning and I do not know how to draw but want to paint now instead of waiting.  Do you have any patterns for your paintings?  I want to also thank you so much for your ministry also.   Diane Bowen

Diane, sorry but patterns are not a part of fine-art techniques.  Rather the focus is on learning the technical aspects of painting (composition, design, perspective, etc) so that you can enjoy the freedom of creating your own paintings”technically correct.”  We do offer a beginner kit, and we do have beginner-level DVDs, as well as hundreds of snippets. Yarnell School Online as well is a great learning tool and provides you with access anytime of the day or night from the comfort of your computer, laptop, IPad, IPhone or Android device to all of Jerry’s materials – not just his new Paint This with Jerry Yarnell TV Shows -- but many more materials that you’ll never be able to see on TV such as his 14 volumes of snippets plus instructions which were created just for members of Yarnell School Online. 


By Bev

5   North Carolina, United States ||  May 28 2014

Why does Jerry use Gesso instead of white paint?  And is he using that only with acrylics?

You can find that answer from the FAQs section of Jerry’s website. These are answers to questions that Jerry has answered over the years, and they are a FREE resource for Jerry’s students. Enjoy!

By Marie Hancock

5   LA, CA, United States ||  May 25 2014

Love your work. today, 5/25/14 in your painting "Morning Fog" what medium were you using?  I tuned in late into your show and missed that. Thank you.  Marie

By Doris Clark

5   Columbus, NC, United States ||  May 24 2014

Life truly begins after retirement. When I retired I took a class at the local community college and was hooked forever. I tell everyone it is cheaper than therapy. Later I was diagnosed with cancer and painting has been my life line. I have learned so much from the PBS classes and will somehow work out a way and time to take one of your workshops. It is such a pleasure to spend time with you via PBS and I want you to know how much you mean to all of us who want to become better at our work. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.

By Maxine Scott

5   Portland, Or, United States ||  May 21 2014

Thank you so much for your programs o PBS where we have learned so much and made painting a joy to our life.  My sister and I stopped by your place on our way to Arkansas and what a beautiful area it is.  Just like on TV. What a blessing you are with the wonderful talent you have and to share it with the world.  We are truly blessed by it.  My sister Nancy never held a paint brush until she was inspired by you and now she does quite well with her acrylics.  I use oil as I need the time to correct what I think are mistakes.  She is 76 and I am 80 so it is never to late to learn.  God Bless you and your family.When you come to Oregon again please let us know whether it is the mountains, rivers, deserts waterfalls or the ocean that is best to your liking.  We'll see it in your paintings.  I myself like trees.Sincerely, Maxine "Rae" Scott

By Lenora Clifford

5   Shilo M.B., Canada ||  May 21 2014

Thanks for your programs on PBS. From them I've been able to pick up a lot info for my paintings.  I just finished a art show in our home town of Brandon Manitoba. One of my paintings was chose to go on tour! And to be judged at the up and coming Art Show in Winnipeg Manitoba. So I just want to thank you and the man upstairs for this great experience!  God Bless        Lenora

By Dar & Julie Stow

5   Mountain View, Arkansas, United States ||  May 17 2014

Hi Jerry, My wife Juie and I watch your show faithfully every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. Julie is the painter and uses acrylic and water color. She is following along with the bluebird house project but she is using two 4" x 4" canvas's. That's what happened to be on hand at the time. I am a wood carver but I pick up shading or shadowing technics that I can put to use in what I do. We just watched your ministry video and it is a true blessing for us to know how your ministry works and that you are a Christian minister. God bless what you do and we will continue to watch your classes. Dar and Julie Stow

By Judith Tyni

5   Oconto, United States ||  May 13 2014

Thank You so much for such wonderful Instruction. I love the Certification Program along with the YSO Instruction Series. A lot of Education for the money! I am so glad I signed on with this program, it will be a huge part of my life from now on.So grateful for your program and God Bless,Sincerely,Judith Tyni

By Brent Anderson

5   Lubbock, TX, United States ||  May 11 2014

Just finished a 2 day workshop in Lubbock. Wow, what an awesome experience. I think everyone had a great time and the instruction was second to none. Thank you again, and hurry back.

By Regina

5   Pennsylvania, United States ||  May 09 2014

Jerry, I love watching you paint on TV. I only own watercolor paints and paper but you have given me the inspiration to try acrylics, because you make it look so easy. Beleive it or not I sometimes paint along with you with my watercolor paints. They look great!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing of your creative talents!!!

By Dawn

5   , Canada ||  May 05 2014

I was hesitant about joining the online school as my internet service is not as fast as I would like but I am in a small rural town and there are no options available.  I thought I might have problems viewing the videos but no everything so smooth and clear...Love it...  I had to give up my satellite tv as it was just getting too expensive and really missed not having Jerry's painting shows...  I am so happy that I registered for the online school...Love it...Thank you Jerry and all your

By Marti Nelson

5   Edmond, OK, United States ||  Apr 26 2014

Just finished one of your workshops.   Enjoyed it immensely!  Thank you so much for sharing your talent & being such a wonderful instructor.  Marti.

By Victor Miller

5   Daytona Beach, Florida, United States ||  Apr 09 2014

I must admit I was fooled by the psudo website for far too long.  I am glad I was able to find the legitament one.  Jerry has been an inspiration to me to continue my art now that i am retired.  His precise teachings have opened up a whole new world of painting for me that i had never conceived.  Thank you so much, Jerry Victor Miller

By julie shaw

5   McHenry IL, United States ||  Apr 03 2014

I love your shows will sign up again for the online school.  Was involved in something so I had to drop it.  I wish you could come to Illinois for a worshop.  WI, IN or MI would work too.  Keep up the great work.  I watch you all the time.  God Bless you

By Frank O.

5   Croydon, Pa., United States ||  Apr 01 2014

I started watching you because of curiosity since you the acrylic medium was used. I have for a while been watching your show on Create TV and I have been learning quite a bit. I am looking for you to do a still life. I have been painting for awhile and getting answers to my questions that I could not get answers. I have been painting a couple of decades and I am self taught using my knowledge I have from photography as a guide. That with an artistic license to experiment in the acrylic medium. You are giving me answer to reach a higher level of competence. Thank you.

By Nancy

5   Rockford, Illinois, United States ||  Apr 01 2014

Hi Jerry,  I have been faithfully watching your program on Create TV every Monday and Friday for a year now.  You have taught me a lot.  I appreciate how well you explain what to do and why.  I am signing up for one of your workshops in your studio soon.  Nancy


5   Oregon, United States ||  Mar 31 2014

Just found this lovely show and absolutely love it.!!!! Mr.Yarnells style of teaching is so calming and enjoyable.. Thank you so much for a TV show so worth watching.!!!!!!

By Suzanne Martin

5   Bellaire, Michigan, United States ||  Mar 26 2014

Jerry, I watch the "Paint This" airing on Create TV in our rural town, Bellaire, Michigan twice a week. I love the series and it has helped my technique tremendously. Because of our location, art instruction is at a premium.  We do have a strong art community because of the sheer natural beauty we have in our surroundings.Thank you for your clear concise approach.Suzanne

By Steve Marshburn Sr

5   Coastal North Carolina, United States ||  Mar 24 2014

I enjoy, to he uttermost, watching you on PBS on Fridays at 4:30 p.m.  I knew you were a Christian when I first watched you.  You are so postive and display a Christian spirit.  God is in your paintings.  Jerry, that is what I wish.  I yearn to paint.  I do Jerry.  Only God knows what I have been through.  46 surgeries, 3 types of cancer, a broken back and was struck by lightning.  My brother and his family were killed in a plane crash many yrs. ago.  Dad died with cancer.  Mom died with cancer.  Jerry, I belive I will beat all this and "paint" one day.  God love you, my brother.  Take care and my His riches be upon you and what you are doing.  I pray for the gift of being able to paint in oils or accryics.  I have much faith that this will happen.

By Linda

5   Oklahoma, United States ||  Mar 22 2014

Jerry, on your program this morning you wondered why barns have always been painted red, so I did a web search;"The early farmers that settled in New England didn't have much extra to spend on paint; , so most of their barns remained unpainted. By the late 1700s, farmers looking to shield their barns' wood from the elements began experimenting with ways to make their own protective paint. A recipe consisting of skimmed milk, lime and red iron oxide created a rusty-colored mixture that became popular among farmers because it was cheap to make and lasted for years. Farmers were able to easily obtain iron oxide the compound that lends natural red clay ; from soil. Linseed oil derived from flax plants was also used to seal bare wood against rotting, and it stained the wood a dark coral hueFarmers also noticed that painting their barns with the homemade paint kept the buildings warmer during the wintertime, since the darker color <a href="; more than plain, tan wood. So red paint spread in popularity due to its functionality and convenience, becoming an American tradition that continues to this dayThanks for your program.....

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