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The Valley Beyond Part 1 of 3

Adding to our continuing library of wonderful materials created for YSO members, you’re going to love this one! This is a beautiful, full-scale landscape with values, depth, and distance. Created in the late Summer/early Autumn season, this one includes a very special feature we’ve not provided before: how to create a valley.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18X24 stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  8/20/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Semi-Advanced

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The Art of Color Part 1 of 4

Color is the spice that flavors your paintings. In this lesson Jerry will take an in depth look at not just mixing color but the use and proper application of color. If you are struggling with color mixing and proper use of color in your paintings, this lesson is a must!

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Not Applicable
Painting Medium: Not Applicable
Date Released On:  7/19/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Advanced

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Understanding Perspective Part 1 of 4

A comprehensive study in understanding one- and two-point perspective as it pertains to creating fine art paintings. This study/lesson is a must for any artist who is struggling with the process of creating dimensional objects like buildings and other man-made objects that need to have proper angles, proportions, depth, etc. Learning how to properly use perspective to achieve technical accuracy will no doubt give your paintings a much more professional appearance and will open many new doors in the creative process of fine art painting. Understanding Perspective also includes: Horizontal Line, Vanishing Point/s, Parallel Lines, and more.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Not Applicable
Painting Medium: Not Applicable
Date Released On:  6/24/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Advanced

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Waves of Fury: Part 1 of 4

A comprehensive study using very broad, loose, impressionistic strokes to create the dramatic movement of the waves, action, and atmosphere. Plus, Jerry illustrates how to use connector strokes to create proper compositional eye flow.

Length: 00:30:51
Canvas Size: 18X24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  5/28/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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3110 Hide and Seek, Part 1

Acrylic Painting on18x24 stretched canvas. In this episode, Jerry discusses the size, shape, and preparation of his canvas. Then talks about the reference material and how to compose a painting from memory. Then he shows how to create the proper underpainting mixture for the shadow of the snow and how to properly apply it. Then he finishes by showing how to dry-brush in phase one of the contour of the snowdrifts and create the proper composition.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  4/22/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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3105 Beside Still Waters, Part 1

Acrylic Painting on18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry explains the process of creating a memory painting without the use of reference material -- other than a rough “memory” sketch of things you have seen as you travel. He then explains and lays out the composition and begins blocking in the sky and distant trees and other background areas. He also discusses the loose impressionistic brush strokes and techniques he will be using.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  3/16/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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3101 Old Faithful, Part 1

Acrylic on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry talks with his viewer about the awesome beauty and power in nature and encourages his viewers to visit Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Then he discusses his canvas choice and preparation. Now he shows his reference material and how to create a composite using multiple photos. Then takes his soft vine charcoal and makes a rough sketch of the main composition. He then finishes by painting phase one of the sky and distant trees.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  2/16/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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3009 Beyond the Wall, Part 1

Acrylic painting on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry discusses the type of canvas and underpainting tint. He then discusses the reference material and how to create a composite composition using photos, sketches, and memory. Now he shows how to paint in the sky and first layers of distant hills to create depth. Then he discusses the value system and finishes by painting in the middle ground, hills, meadows, and buildings.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  1/14/2019
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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3005 Long-Legged Fisherman, Part 1

Acrylic Painting on12x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry discusses the history of the milky stork and the color scheme. He then discusses the arrangement of the composition and placement of the birds. Then he shows how to use the hake brush to paint in the background using very long vertical strokes. He explains how to properly blend the tones to create a soft blended effect. He finishes by switching to the #10 bristle brush and shows how to mottle the foreground muddy area.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 12x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 12x24 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  12/12/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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3001 Nature’s Fury, Unleashed, Part 1

Acrylic painting, 15x30 Horizontal. In this opening segment, Jerry explains to his viewers the different types of canvases for blending large skyscapes. Then explains the composition and discusses the reference material he will be using. Now he explains which brushes are more effective for blending these types of clouds. Next he shows the color mixtures he will be using. Then finishes by underpainting the horizon colors, the upper-sky colors, and minor cloud formations.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 15x30 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: 15x30 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  11/26/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2910 Bison Valley, Part 1

Acrylic painting on15x30 stretched canvas. In this episode, Jerry discusses the reference material he will be using. Then describes the type of canvas and tint he will be using. Then he takes the soft vine charcoal and makes a very rough sketch of the main components of the composition. Now he shows how to paint the semi-stormy sky and explains the significance of the color scheme and color mixes he will be using. He finishes by painting in the first layers of distant mountains and adding first minor highlights.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 15x30 stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 15x30 stretched canvas
Date Released On:  10/22/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2905, Ageless Beauty, Part 1

Acrylic Painting on18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry explains the history of the old house and discusses the reference material he will be using. Then he takes the soft vine charcoal and makes a very rough sketch of the house and basic composition. Then he shows how to paint in the sky and miscellaneous trees behind the house to help create depth. He finishes by explaining the process of underpainting the roof and shadows of the house.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  9/17/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2901 Big Red, Part 1

Acrylic painting, 16x20 Horizontal. In this opening segment, Jerry discusses his reference material and how he goes about designing the composition. He then takes his soft vine charcoal and makes a rough sketch of the basic elements of the painting including the horse’s head. Then begins to paint the sky, clouds, and distant trees. He finishes by underpainting the ground area around the horse. The he explains what he will be doing in next week’s episode.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 16x20 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  8/15/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2810 The Umbrella Man, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 16x20 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry explains to his viewers the process of creating atmosphere in a painting. Then he shows how to apply a mottled background using the hake brush. Then he shows how to apply phase one of the rain using a toothbrush and a spray bottle. He finishes by using the #6 bristle brush to apply the glowing lights of the distant city and reflections. He then explains how to use the soft vine charcoal to make a rough sketch of the old man.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 16x20 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  7/18/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2805 The Blue Door, Part 1

In this opening episode, Jerry explains to his viewers the differences between a canvas board and stretched canvas and why he chooses one over the other. Then he discusses the subject matter and composition. Then he explains how to sketch in the perspected buildings. He then shows how to begin underpainting the buildings using various techniques to suggest brick, stone, or stucco.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 16x20 Canvas Board
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  6/25/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2801, Wind and Water, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening session, Jerry explains his canvas preparation. Then he explains how to use your own memory to design a complete composition from scratch without using any photographs to copy from. He now explains in great detail how to arrange all the components of the composition using the technical elements of composition. He then uses soft vine charcoal to make a final rough sketch. He finishes this episode by blocking in phase one of the sunset/stormy sky.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  5/28/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2710 Taking a Dip, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry explains to his viewers the importance of painting what you feel and/or what makes you feel good. Now he shows how to a paint the sky with the hake brush. Then he begins showing how to underpaint the water. He now shows how to underpaint the prairie grasses. Now he shows how to paint the muddy shoreline. He finishes by painting in the distant trees.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  4/29/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Intermediate

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2705 Back from the Garden, Part 1

In this opening episode, Jerry discusses with his viewers the size, format, and tint of the canvas. He then discusses his reference material and the arrangement of the composition. He now shows how to paint the sky and background hills. Then he shows how to paint in the road and meadows on the sides of the road. He now shows how to paint in the very background Cypress trees. Then finishes by painting in the large Cypress trees behind the gate wall.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  3/28/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Intermediate

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2701, Artful Refuge, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening session, Jerry explains the size, format, and tint of the canvas. Then he explains the use of his reference material, and the importance of using artistic license. He then shows how to use the hake brush to create a semi-mottled sky/background to establish the proper color scheme. He now shows how to use the smaller bristle brushes to scrub in the first layer of distant trees, brushes, and hills. Then finishes by underpainting the foreground brush and grass.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  2/16/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Intermediate

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2610 Whisper of Wilderness, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 16x20 stretched canvas. In this opening episode, Jerry explains to his viewers what a monochromatic color scheme is. He explains why the canvas is tinted in a medium olive green instead of the traditional medium gray. Now he discusses the reference material and composition. He then shows how to underpaint the very background tones. He finishes by underpainting the road, hillsides, and background trees.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 16x20 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 16x20 Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  1/15/2018
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2606 Red Headed Woodpecker, Part 1

In this opening segment, Jerry explains to his viewers what a diptych is and the proper way to compose the composition. He then discusses the sketch of the woodpecker and dead tree. Now he takes his viewers through the process of painting in the vivid bright blue sky using the hake brush. Now he finishes up this segment by explaining what he will be doing in the next episode.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on Two 12x16 Stretched Canvases
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  12/25/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Intermediate

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2601, Gray Wolf Ridge, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening session, Jerry discusses the underpainting procedure. Then he talks about the reference material and how he composed the painting. Now he shows how to properly use the hake brush to underpaint the sky in soft, pale-blue tones. Then finishes by underpainting the eroded cliff, and discusses what to expect in next week’s session.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  10/17/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2510 Joshua Tree National Park, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening episode, Jerry talks about the features of the beautiful Park. Then he explains the layout of the composition and how to form the land masses to create the sandy washes. Then he shows how to paint a simple sky and distant mountains. He then finishes by showing how to use the #6 bristle brush to underpaint the sandy washes, eroded banks, and underbrush.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  10/17/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner To Intermediate

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2505 Powerful, Proud, and Free, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry talks about the historical signature of this painting. Then shows how to use multiple pieces of reference material to create a well-balanced composition using all the technical elements of composition.  Then begins showing how to paint in the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty and the large cloud formations at the base of the painting.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  9/28/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

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2501, Winter Sentinels, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening session, Jerry talks to his viewers about the importance of developing a photographic memory. Then explains how to create a painting from memory by understanding all the elements of composition. Then he shows how to paint in a simple sky. He also shows how to take charcoal and make af rough sketch of the basic composition. He finishes by underpainting the snow and distant trees.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24 stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  8/22/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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