By Bess Parker

5   Paragould, AR, United States ||  Apr 14 2015

I just wanted to thank you for your services.  I started watching your television show and then signed up for the online school in January.  I have learned so much from you.  You are an excellent teacher, and I appreciate everything you do.  I love your work; everything you paint is beautiful.  You are very skilled and talented.  I didn't think I could do anything with an art degree when I was younger.  That was a mistake because I think people will always go back to what they love to do.  I feel like I wasted the last 20 years, but thankfully I am at a time in my life where I can devote my time in creating art.  There is no greater feeling than creating something that comes from within your heart.  So, thank you again.  I hope you have a blessed day.

By Arden

5   Snohomish, WA, United States ||  Apr 12 2015

I have been watching your show for about 3-years, purchased several DVDs and books to teach myself acrylic painting. You do a great job teaching be it on TV, DVD, or book. I am interested in YSO but would like to know if it is compatible with a Kindle Fire. Thanks again for doing a great job.

Videos inside YSO - do play in all major browsers in all devices. Before registering, we do recommend that you try some of them out from our preview page (for free of cost) at


By Nolie Hesse

5   Palm Desert, CA, United States ||  Mar 25 2015

I attended the workshop in Rancho Cucamonga. Rich Fischer, certified Yarnell instructor, was very good. He teaches the methods that Jerry has alwys done. He is a fine artist in his own rigt and has won many awards. He is gracious, talented and has the ability to teach each of us at our own level. I went to the class in Mesa, AZ last Oct. and have signed in for the one this Oct. I encourge anyone wanting to take the class to do so!!  My best to Rich and his lovely wife.

By Rick Bell

5   Utah, United States ||  Mar 19 2015

I just wanted to thank you for the information and educational opportunity to learn painting you provide. A long time ago a friend tried to get me into painting while I served in the Army. I loved the great master painters and even had a chance to visit the Louvre while in France. I could have spent months there, but only had the day. I could have spent a lot of time at "Painters Square" too! I was determined to learn to paint. I was doing well and had some of the local painters even encourage me to enter an oil painting I had completed while I was stationed in Germany. Sadly, it met a very bad end as the wind blew it and it landed paint down and with to much oil mixed into the paint. Then I left the military, I continued to paint and enjoyed myself very much. There was a show or two on TV that taught some painting, but nothing with the scope of information you have on your show. Time went on and the painting got set aside with work and family, I didn't have much time as many with families can attest. The years have passed and I have watched you for years, hoping to get going again, but not quit making it. I got started and stopped a few times but didn't keep going. I have several of your VHS tapes and have watched them many times. Like many things as they age, injuries suffered in the military and the famous over 50 years of age have hit and slowed me down considerably, but my resolve grows to paint and I am ready to make a serious start once again. <br>I hope one day soon to visit you in Oklahoma or here in Utah and take some classes with you. I have been very much influenced in my style to paint by you and by a local artist, Jon McNaughton. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the "Yarnell School of Fine Art" and the things you do to teach us starter painters how to make a passion a pleasure. Thank you Jerry and God Bless you and your family!

By Lynn Davis

5   Hattiesburg,Ms 39402, United States ||  Mar 13 2015

I have been watching your series on Ms Broadcast "Createtv" for several years.I am amazed how much I have learned. You are so detail with your instruction.Thank you for your ministry and educational series. I am a retired cosmetologist but I LOVE To PAINT. I started about 20 years ago with a local artist. Keep, keeping on !!!! God bless you   LDavis Ms  

By Devon Thacker

5   Raccoon, United States ||  Mar 12 2015

I'm trying to get into your class in Elizabethtown Ky. This is closest you have been that I can attend your classes. I would truly love to meet you I have studied your books and want to learn from and artist I have admired for years. I also have watched you on PBS. Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of the want to be artist.Sincerely Devon Thacker

Thank you, Devon.  Please do check your email and voice mail, Devon, as we have replied to you direct.

By David Lawson

5   Joplin, Missouri, United States ||  Mar 05 2015

My mom passed away a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to let you know that watching your show with her family had been the highlight of her week for the last couple of years. Thank you for bringing a little beauty into her life. David

Thank you for sharing, David. God Bless you. Jerry  &  Donna Yarnell

By Marie and Randy

5   Walhalla SC, United States ||  Feb 27 2015

We so enjoy your show.  My husband is the painter but your show makes me think I could do it too. We were going to ask for a Southwest scene, since we lived in Arizona for almost 30 years.  And what was on today's show but the Indian Pueblo!  Love those vivid turquoise, gold and orange colors of the southwest.  God bless you, Jerry and thanks for sharing your talent with us.

By Marie

5   Jacksonville, NC, United States ||  Feb 23 2015

Jerry-Thank you for all that you do!! I love watching your program and enjoy tying the techniques you demonstrate.  My grandmother was a painter, but unfortunately she passed away when I was very young.  I always felt I had the gift for painting and you helped me to realize my potential.  I love to paint and thank you again for your inspiration!! Marie

By Christine Gudell

5   Manchester, NY 14504, United States ||  Feb 13 2015

Hi,  I found you on WXXI last year and as I am a beginner painter and am taking classes locally, I have learned so much from your programming. I submitted a comment to WXXI to thank them for carrying your program on Create TV.  The next thing I am going to do after I submit this note, is buy the DVD.  Thank you. Chris Gudell

By Dan Lefebvre

5   Rock Hill, SC, United States ||  Feb 10 2015

Jerry, Thought of trying to paint all my life and finally started at age 71 after finding one of your books at our local library. Now after four years I'm still at and watch you every Friday on TV.  I just want to thank you so much for all you do and the help you give. Your a special kind of guy..Thanks Dan

By Sheela

5   New jersey, United States ||  Feb 08 2015

Hi jerry i adminre your paintngs always. watch your shows in Create and inspired to paint. I am a member of YSO and want to ask you if you could do a subject snippets i struggle to paint rabbit and mud puddles. can you do a snippet pleaseThanks

Sheela, check out Snippet Volume 7 which includes a rabbit.   Also, Snippet Volume 5 illustrates tips on painting water.

By Joanne

5   Auburn, New York, United States ||  Dec 28 2014

Hi Jerry, Just wanted you to know, you are, by far, my favorite TV painting artist.  I have watched Bob Ross, Bill Alexander and also Barbara Harris. I am not an oil painter, I have only done acrylic paintings. I don't have too many in my collection, but have been wanting to do a acrylic painting of my German Shepherd Dog, Koa...I was wondering, sometime in your future, if you could be so kind and do a German Shepherd Dog painting. I would so greatly appreciate it. If you couldn't, could you please send me some pointers on my subject. Koa is your typical black and tan/red color shepherd.  I do realize it may take some time for you to get to it, with all the requests you get of other subjects.  Thank You so kindly, Joanne Reeves

By Susan Harris

5   Winnfield, LA, United States ||  Dec 27 2014

Dear Jerry.....I watch your show on KETZ. I have been watching the painting shows PBS has offered for over 30 years. All the way back to Bill Alexander (I am showing my age!) They have all been good and enhanced my skills along. But your show is exceptional! I have learned more about technique in the last few months than all the other years combined. Thank you for giving those of us who have been unable to receive formal training a real opportunity to learn and grow. Hope to sign up for your online classes soon. God bless you and Ms Donna! Thank you! Susan

By JoAnne Waltenburg

5   Greenville, SC, United States ||  Dec 12 2014

I was glad your program returned to the local station this fall. Occasionally I will miss a program and wonder how you painted a certain area. I was wondering if it would be possible to capture the progress of a painting in, say  30 seconds or less on each show as a help to those of us who missed a part.  I know your time is limited on air, but I think a recap would be a unique addition and would probably not be too difficult to make from previous shows.     Thanks   JoAnne

By Midge McLean

5   Jonesborough, TN, United States ||  Dec 02 2014

I'm SO GLAD you are back on the local PBS Create Station!!  I'm just a beginning painter and LOVE your instruction!<div><br></div>

By cathy smith

5   bladenboro nc, United States ||  Nov 23 2014

I am so very blessed to be able to study with the wonderful paints and brushes and instructional matter. I have been teaching myself to paint for about 48 years with any paint that I could get and it was always the cheep kind and it has been so frustrating. I have been able to paint landscapes and people say I do real good, but they don't know what I have had to go through just to do what  I love to do, but your paints and brushes and other materials have opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you for making these paints available and affordable. God Bless You, my friend in Christ.

By John Schweier

5   Waterford Michigan, United States ||  Nov 23 2014

Just wanted to tell you that I watch you program at 5:30 am here on Sunday's and I enjoy it so very much.I paint in acrylic  and am a self taught painter. Most of my are of scenic and that's why i enjoy yours.May God Bless you for all your teachings. thanks John Schweier

By Mark

5   Scranton, United States ||  Nov 19 2014

Hi Jerry, this is Mark from Scranton again. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed watching you paint the cityscape. As you said, it was something different for you to do and I agree. I'm going to have to paint my own cityscape sometime, which I have thought of, just haven't worked it in yet. You mentioned adding stars to your painting, and I would add some. Actually, I was thinking of doing a cityscape of Scranton with a fireworks display. Again, great subject matter for a painting and you did a nice job on the painting, loved watching it come together! Thanks for your inspirations

By Karen K. Clark

5   St. Louis, MO, United States ||  Nov 10 2014

I love your television shows.  I have watched various artists but enjoy your shows the most, for a variety of reasons.<div>I wonder if you do portraits also.</div>

By Terry Giboney

5   Kansas City, United States ||  Nov 07 2014

Well Jerry....I wasn't crazy about you at first.  they took Bob Ross off three days a week and put you in.  However..after a few weeks, I was looking for <i>YOU</i>  instead of Bob Ross! LOL Great you...I was going to say how cute you are  but then I read the ministry, prayer, things..and though spiritual I felt telling you, you are cute might be....hmmmm get me in trouble! Oh well!

By Renee Hubble

5   Michigan, United States ||  Nov 06 2014

Hi<div>   I have perchased  your books and cds , many of them.  I have painted 4 of your paintings with you like step by beautiful step ,  2 winter sceens  and the stone wall.  Because of the copy write laws can I present them ?  please respond back and let me know.  thank you so much for your guidance . in painting      I paint every day in my studio and love it!  thanks. 

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. We emailed you as well.

By Deborah Allegri

5   Skykomish Washington, United States ||  Nov 05 2014

Thank you so much Jerry, I live up in the mountains, and am so thankful for your TV shows. I watch them and study them. You have inspired my heart to paint and I want to thank you for your instructions. Your the best!  I just wanted to let you know how I love painting now! Debbie

By Jim Swanson

5   Columbus, Ohio, United States ||  Nov 05 2014

Jerry, I so much want to thank you for your PBS TV show and your work books which have inspired me and continues to do so. I turned 50 in Nov. of last year and I decided to try a new artistic medium. The way you teach really shows technique and what to expect when using acrylics. It's been a year now and I've come a long way. Again, thank you, and God Bless. Jim

By Heather Hill

5   Beaver Dam, WI, United States ||  Nov 02 2014

Jerry,  I study with you daily on Milwaukee public TV and have learned so much from you.  I've worked with other popular instructors but tired of the- same old same old- of their style.You are the best and I want to Thank You!! Heather Hill

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