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84 entries.
Linda Linda from Fowler wrote on December 19, 2022 at 3:18 am
Dear Jerry Yarnell , thank you so much for your PBS channel instructing in how to paint. We watch a PBS channel in Las Vegas Nevada and we are beginners but have learned so much from your clear and concise voice and your inspirational teachings not only of painting but about the Lord. I feel inspired and I feel the presence of the love that you have for the Lord in everything you do. Thank you so much for your show I only wish that I lived near you so that my friend and I could take personal lessons from you.. I do Purchase some of your videos and they have been wonderful presents. Thank you for talking about God and saying you will pray for us: “I have a prayer request for myself” . I am having a total knee replacement in a few weeks and with all of the flu and Covid going on I am very nervous about this surgery. so I am asking you and your family to pray for me to have the peace That surpasses understanding from the Lord, I can’t think of anything more wonderful than to feel peaceful when I go into surgery knowing that I am in the hands of the Lord God, and he will keep me safe.! I have known and felt the presence of the Lord and it is Beyond understanding. Please pray for me. I need God’s grace because I know how great the Lord God is. Thank you very much in advance for your prayers. “” I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year”” and God bless you all. . Linda Fowler in Henderson Nevada
John Lee John Lee from Star, Idaho wrote on December 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm
I am a retired math teacher. My dad and grandma had done some painting, so thought I would try. Painted sunset camp from your Inspiration art book. I never would have thought to mix blue, purple, white, and then burnt sienna for the cloud cover. I love how it turned out. You are amazing.
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson from Grand Prairie wrote on October 28, 2022 at 7:08 am
Been watching on PBS for 6 years , love the instruction and genuine sincerity about nature and the wonderful works of Our Creator. Amen.
Diane S Diane S from Soulsbyville Ca wrote on October 7, 2022 at 7:04 am
I have been searching for an art teacher on line and just found Jerry on the Reno channel while visiting Lake Tahoe Ca !! I love art and painting, I find it so therapeutic and relaxing. Diane
Janis Rorvik Janis Rorvik from Helena, MT wrote on October 3, 2022 at 7:03 pm
Love Jerry& PBS sessions AND his learning discs! I just finished my first acrylic painting and wonder what people are meaning by shalacking the painting. Aside from how it spelled, could you let me know how we do that. Thanks
Sharon Sharon from Scottsdale wrote on October 1, 2022 at 5:55 pm
I have loved watching your programs for a time. I used to paint in oils but gave it up because of pain in my hand and arm. I have been trying to work with colored pencils for a few weeks.
MAYDA MCMILLAN MAYDA MCMILLAN from Menifee wrote on September 23, 2022 at 12:49 am
Hello Jerry and friends, Im a 71-year-old beginner who always felt that only those with a gift for fine art painting could paint so I never tried it. One day after retired, I decided to give it a try, but life always seemed to get in the way and it didnt go anywhere. Well, I;m trying acrylic when I read your recommendation that seniors should try this medium. The timing was perfect, last week was my birthday and I ordered the paints, brushes, and joined your online school. I have to tell you, Im so excited and Im having so much fun, I know that I will always be a beginner and I no longer expect the museums to be knocking at my door just like I;m no longer waiting for the PGA green jacket, but I find painting very relaxing. Thank you for sharing your talent. By the way you have a great staff, I left a message, it was promptly returned, she was very helpful and thanks to her I no longer feel like crying when I see you because she explained that you are still with us. Have a great day everyone!
Pearl Van De Graaff Pearl Van De Graaff wrote on September 1, 2022 at 4:37 pm
I want to thank you so much for the YSO program. Having access to all the materials at any time is fantastic.Interacting with the other artists is a great learning experience in itself and so interesting and fun. Thanks again for the Yarnell School of Art.
Judy Taylor Judy Taylor from Port Richey, Florida wrote on August 20, 2022 at 5:50 pm
I stumbled on Jerry Yarnell on PBS Create in 2019. I had been told my whole life that I was not artistic and could never learn because I am left handed. Jerry taught me that I can learn. My first Jerry Yarnell painting I ever did was "Taking a Dip". I didn't know it was considered intermediate level. It didn't turn out half bad considering it was my second painting ever. I learned that, first of all, I needed a lot of instruction, but also that I could do it. I soon signed up for YSO and have learned so much more. I started with the snippets, then beginner. I am currently working on the beginner/intermediate paintings. There have been times that I have just watched the videos for the instruction and put paint to canvas after watching the entire set of videos for a particular painting. Jerry is the best instructor for me. I believe it will be true for you also.
Debra Zurburg Debra Zurburg from Grand Ledge wrote on August 16, 2022 at 2:07 pm
Jerry, you mean so much. Not just your teaching techniques, but I feel a real presence of the Lord. I've learned so much. I can't even express how much your show and now 2.0 as done and is doing for me. I know I'm one of millions of people that have, I'm sure, the same story as mine . With that said Thank you!!!! All I can say is my world is very small and you're a very large part of that small world. I love my Appaoosa in the morn painting that I purchased from you. I see it everyday and it tickles me so. I hope you and Miss Donna are well and went through that move unscathed. God Bless you both Sincerely
Valerie Daly Valerie Daly from Lafayette, LA wrote on August 15, 2022 at 3:23 pm
Hi Jerry, I hope you are doing well. Your lessons are such an important part of my life and I can’t thank you enough. My journey with you began when I lost my son 9 years ago. I was in such a dark place and you literally put the colors back in my world. You are an amazing artist and inspirational teacher - always pointing to the Creator. He’s so big in you. I thank God for you and look forward to what you will do in this new season. Praying His best for you and yours.
Debbie Mattison Debbie Mattison from Coraopolis, PA wrote on August 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm
Hello to Jerry, Donna and anyone else reading this... Jerry's online school, Yarnell School Online (YSO) is such a great place to find all of Jerry's instruction and tips. I was one of the first to sign up and I haven missed a month yet, I use it all the time for full size paintings and for reference for my own paintings. It i;s great for beginning painters all the way to the most advanced painters. If you miss seeing Jerry on PBS, check out YSO.
Angus Lewis Angus Lewis from Sherwood, Arkansas wrote on August 14, 2022 at 2:59 pm
Because I'm a YouTube junkie I have watched other instructional videos over the years. None of them hold a candle to you. Jerry. You have a way of communicating with all of us, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. Whatever problem I am having, I know I can always find a video or snippit that will give me the instruction I need. It's rare that an accomplished profession can communicate at all levels like that. I have watched you for what, thirty years, forty years? We have never met. You don't know me. But I still consider you a close friend. God bless you.
Denise Chateauneuf Denise Chateauneuf from Montreal wrote on August 11, 2022 at 3:22 pm
Hello, I just found out your YouTube painting wow. Heard from a painting group on fb. I love painting acrylics and oil but especially oil, I m still a beginner and I make a lot of mistakes . I don’t have very much experience even if I have been painting for 4 years and I didn’t know anything about colour wheel and composition until I saw your videos on YouTube. Would like to buy your dvds or online courses but do not know where to begin. Sometimes I have too much confidence in myself and try anything, but doesn’t always look good
Sally Bishop Sally Bishop from Cape coral wrote on August 9, 2022 at 2:21 pm
Jerry, I Love your website and teachings! You are SO good at what you do! I asm 78 years old and have been trying to learn to paint for about 20:years or so, but I still feel like a beginner, because i also can’t stay off the golf course long enough to concentrate on painting. Lol!
Jilda Kelsey Jilda Kelsey from Woodstock wrote on July 14, 2022 at 11:56 am
Jerry and Donna, Thank you for sharing your life's work that has enriched my life with being able to put on canvas the beautiful creation that God has surrounded me with. I started watching you, Jerry, on TV and air painted (no real paint) for 6 months. Then got up the courage to use paint and canvas .and have not been able to stop. You guys are a gift to the art community! God bless you, as you have blessed so many!!! Jill Kelsey
Joan Joan from Highlands, Texas wrote on July 4, 2022 at 12:46 pm
Watching you paint Old Faithful right now the PBS in Houston. They keep running your shows over and over and looking forward to seeing some new shows from you.
James Beatty James Beatty from Kansas City wrote on June 5, 2022 at 8:51 am
Hi, I’ve been painting for over ten years now getting started with the TV series and then later from the DVD collection. I learned ton! Thanks!
Marjorie Lones Marjorie Lones from Ashland wrote on June 4, 2022 at 9:39 am
Hi Jerry. I am 68 years & started drawing as a child. I didn't start painting till my 20s. I am mostly self taught by watching shows like yours as well as others on TV. Working on a winter bison scene currently. Have never painted one before. Fur is biggest challenge. Would love to see some shows on this. Love watching and learning from your lessons. Good bless
Nancy Harvey Nancy Harvey from Loves Park, IL 61111 wrote on June 1, 2022 at 3:10 pm
Hi Jerry, I enjoyed attending your in person workshops over the years. My husband, Jack, died a year ago, so I ilost my faithful driver. Now I watch you twice a week on public TV. You have taught me so much to perfect my techniques over the years. I volunteer and help teach art classes for seniors and lead the Artist Studio Group at Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL. Your legacy continues Jerry!