By Russ Kerr

5   Springfield IL, United States ||  Jun 06 2016

Have just recently begun to watch you join our local PBS station and think you are great. Really appreciate how detailed your explanations, and your sincere love of art always shines through! Your enthusiasm makes me want to paint again after being away from it for a number of years while working. Now that I'm retired, though, am thinking about starting again....and your program was a God-send as I only learned about you while channel surfing one day. God has blessed you with incredible talent and you are using it to the fullest. God bless you as you continue to share with...and encourage....others!


5   ELVERSON,PA19520, United States ||  May 18 2016

jerry I must tell you that I watch your shows every time they are on.  usually 630am on pbs Bethlehem.  I love to watch with our dog genny mae and a smooth cup of good coffee. well I have been so uninspired that I thought it was the end of my arty ways.  you have saved my life.  you truly have.  my inspirations are back some. taking your teachings and applying to my life its working. inspiration is all around me!  i apply what you've taught to my daily life, shapes of cones, spheres and rectangles...etc I haven't got perspective down yet but i'm working on it. well the whole point is that you have saved my life and I thank you jerry sincerely, karen


5   HUGO OK, United States ||  May 16 2016


By Staci

5   Tulsa, OK, United States ||  May 15 2016

I've been watching you're program for awhile now. I take care of a person with EOAD; Dementia with rapid progression. After over a year of watching your show with me she finally picked up a paint brush. She's 56 & has never painted anything in her life. I told her to paint whatever she saw in her head. She loves your nature paintings. She titled her painting "Wild horse". When she was finished she asked me if "that guy" we watch on TV would like it? I giggled & said, "I'm sure you would've given his TV show more purpose." Afterwards I excused myself & went to the bathroom to cry. She's more special to me than anyone can imagine. I would love to show you her painting. Is there a way I can e-mail you a picture of it? I/we don't have the funds to travel to you to show you in person so e-mail would be the best way. Thank you & many blessings to you for your shows. I use them as therapy for her now. Prayerfully one day we can come to one of your weekend retreats.

By Linda Lee Jacobsen

5   Harlan, IA, United States ||  May 13 2016

I have been painting for 30 years.  Acrylic is my chosen medium, but have dabbled in watercolor some.  I have been watching your watercolor series on PBS Creative Channel and have been learning a lot.  I love painting nature, so landscape painting is my favorite subject, but have done people and flowers, also.  I mostly paint realistically, but enjoy painting loosely to discover new techniques.  Bold and vibrant colors are my favorites, with contrast being a very important part.Thank you for furthering my artistic enjoyment by sharing your time and talent.Linda Lee Jacobsen

By Shannon Adams

5   sc, United States ||  May 08 2016

Love your art work.

By Richard Knapp

5   Overland Park, KS, United States ||  Apr 29 2016

Hello,  my name is Dick Knapp, my wife Gerry has been an on and off again painter for many years. A while ago she stopped painting. Thanks to you Jerry Yarnell, she started watching you watercolor videos and has now decided to try to follow your videos and seems as thought the spark may have been lit anew. I know she will not like me telling you this, but be that as it may. I want to thank you Jerry for your wonderful videos and classes you conduct.Thanks,  Dick K

By William Rayer

5   Lorain, OH, United States ||  Apr 24 2016

I've been a fan for years. Learning your techniques has opened a vast new arena for me. I claim I am a painter, but I learned all my skills from you and Bob Ross. Different techniques, but still inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of the world.

By Chuck Taylor

5   Batavia, IL, United States ||  Apr 22 2016

Thank you Jerry and Donna for all you did to make my visit rewarding.  It was great to have hands-on lessons because they add much more to what your TV lessons do.  With your inimitable help on techniques, my painting "Home for the Holidays" has generated several requests for "how much do you want for it?" Your critiques on the three paintings were great - I have upgraded two of them and am working on the third.  What a difference.  Thanks! - Chuck

By Joan Fields

5   Cathedral City, CA, United States ||  Apr 19 2016

Hi Jerry,Your talent and ability to teach are incredible.  I'm new to your site and TV shows.  A friend just gifted me with your acrylics starter set.  I have worked previously in oils, also pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils.  Looking forward to learning to handle acrylics for several reasons.  Thank you for sharing what you know and for making it look easy.

By Barbara Wyland

5   FL, United States ||  Apr 14 2016

Just wanted to thank you for sharing the talent God gave you with us. I've watched your program when you were painting with oils. I believe you were in Texas at the time. I can't remember, it's been awhile. I lost touch with your show, and now I'm able to get it on the Create channel thru my local PBS station. I've just started to get back into painting last year since I have become disabled and cannot work. Your show has been a major blessing to me because it has given me the tools and inspiration to break out the pallet again. I love painting Florida scenes since I have been born and raised here. The only problem I'm having is painting cabbage palm and cypress trees. Any suggestions you have  would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again, and God bless!

Thank you for your kind words!  We do have materials about fronds and trees on our website via DVD and/or Yarnell School Online.

God Bless you, Stay Inspired, and Keep Painting!

Jerry & Donna Yarnell

By Raffi Mehdi

5   Orange County, CA, United States ||  Apr 10 2016

Mr. Yarnell, For the longest time I have wanted to thank you. I want to sincerely thank you for your teachings. You are the first and only teacher in my life. I learned a great amount from you, you helped me find my passion in life. I want to thank you again, and I wish to meet you one day and show you some of my paintings.

Thank you for your kind words!  God Bless you, Stay Inspired, and Keep Painting!

Jerry & Donna Yarnell

By Iris Raynor

5   Wilmington, North Carolina, United States ||  Apr 08 2016

Jerry, I have been watching you for the past two years, and have enjoyed your painting programs so very much.  Each program is a joy and pleasure to watch.  Your television programs on Public Television Channel 25 in Raleigh, North Carolina are on every Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.  Thank you so much for all the things you do for all of us across TV Land.  We are a faithful viewer.

By william bray

5   texas, United States ||  Apr 08 2016

Thank you for the excellent instructions on CREATE PBS. I have learned more from you than I learned in two years of college in the late 1950's.  Am trying to re-start painting as a hobby and do appreciate your instructions. A big help.  GOD bless you.  Bill

By Paul Fisher

5   East Syracuse. NY, United States ||  Apr 06 2016

Hi Jerry, I love your on line school. I have done at least 5 of the paintings. I do the underpainting in acrylic and the highlights in water mixable oil. I hope you'll do some more In water mixable oil. Keep up the great work.Thanks, Paul

By Donna G

5   North Carolina, United States ||  Apr 03 2016

I am just getting started with these lessons and am enjoying them.  Is it possible to purchase a print of the picture that the lesson is on?  I would love to have a copy of the reference painting to refer to.  Thank you and may God Bless!

By Bobette Anderson

5   NC, United States ||  Apr 02 2016

Jerry, I recently retired from a very stressful job in the pharma industry and wanted to get back into painting.  I hadn't painted for over 20 years.  I was having a awful time ... many mistakes and do-overs.  You have helped me "enjoy" the creative process again!  Thank you!!!  I watch every episode and record them for future reference.  My request is that you please do a portrait!!!  

By Diana Deiley

5   Florida, United States ||  Mar 31 2016

Just wishing you and Donna a blessed day.  Now in Florida, I miss watching your Saturday programs.  I absolutely LOVED the Sedona Red Rocks painting that you did.  (I lived 15 miles from Sedona for 10 years and was blessed to actually see those red rocks with snow!  Who would have ever thought Arizona would get snow?  Blessings always

By joel trull

5   n.h., United States ||  Mar 28 2016

I am 81 and just started painting oils and acrillics and like your great 6.30 and 12.30 shows on create !

By Jerry

5   , Canada ||  Feb 27 2016

Thank you for all tips ,sharing of your discoverys,I guess you could say I'm hungry for more information,so I will stay tuned ,by the way it's the acrylics,I'm interested in for the time being,and I'm a beginner for years lol

By Catherine Kaiser

5   Iowa, United States ||  Feb 19 2016

Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with others. You are truly blessed! May God inspire you to paint many more in your lifetime. You touch not only the souls of your audience, but there hearts. I find it truly amazing to watch you as you unfold and create a painting! As an artist myself and my husband John Kaiser an artist as well - we always learn from you. To be a teacher of the arts is a gift not only to yourself, but your students. May you continue to influence and inspire the artists of the world and the ones who can only dream of becoming ne someday. Sending hugs and prayers for youVery Sincerely, Catherine Kaser'.   

By April Ruggles

5   Milwaukee Wisconsin, United States ||  Feb 17 2016

Since watching your show on pbs, I now view my surrounding in light, dark, shadows, color. I no longer see just the object or scene, rather broken down into the for mentioned. I am constantly pausing the tv when I see something inspirational and break it down, with the excited reality that I could paint it as a result of looking at it through different eyes. Thank you

By Terry Giboney

5   Kansas City Mo, United States ||  Feb 16 2016

I used to watch Bob Ross only. Now, I'm a big Yarnell fan. Its very calming to watch. He also has beautiful hands- lol

By bob saunders

5   1234 tiny beaches rd. n. tiny ontario, Canada ||  Feb 13 2016

I have followed your art programs for years. Both here in Canada and while visiting in the U S ...  Best wishes in your new life.

By Rebecca Pind

5   Southern Illinois, United States ||  Feb 13 2016

Thank you for your weekly lessons brought to us by channel 8 through Carbondale, Illinois,  our educational channel.  I get inspired and educated in techniques on how to do acrylic painting.  Love the latest painting of the cowboys and chuck wagon.  I record every one of your lessons and watch them over and over.  A wonderful outreach and ministry you have. 

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