By Clell Boyce
5 Vancouver, WA 98661, United States || Sep 24 2014
You are Inspiration for me a one time oil painter, thank you keep it up! I look forward to working with acrylics.
By Sonia Guzman
5 Midland, TX, United States || Sep 16 2014
Only thank you for all ;))
By forrest swearingen
5 pennsylvania, United States || Sep 11 2014
just got registered.friday I start YSOcant wait to get started. thank you so much
By Vivian l. Rhea
5 Monmouth, OR, United States || Sep 08 2014
I believe You (Jerry) to be the best artist I have met or seen. I am 82 years old and have done oil paintings since I was 32 years old; watercolors longer than that. I've done artwork intermittently all these years. I've shown and sold just a few; given away mostly, to family and friends. Due to working hard just to live, I haven't done much with it. I took a general watercolor class at Clatsop College in Astoria, OR. at the Job Corps Center there. Then when I was living and working in Baker City, OR, I took several workshops with a great western painter. I probably learned more from him than I had in all those years, until I started watching you, Jerry, on OPB.At Christmas this last Dec., my brother asked what I needed to get started painting again and said "you need to be painting!" As I have only Social Security to live on, it would help greatly if the economy here in Oregon had not forced most galleries out of business. One owner of our still functioning Galleries told me last week that most of his sales are now online and most of his sales at the gallery are framing. I recently bought a digital camera and plan to put photos of my paintings on my computer. When I figure that out, I will send you pics for you to critique. if you don't mind. By the was, the chickens ("Pecking Order") I just watched on OPB; the red one appeared to be a Rhode Island Red and the speckled one a Barred Rock. I WAS raised on a farm . I watch you both Monday (School of Fine Art) and on Friday (Paint This). Love them both. Thanks
By Pat Harris
5 Buffalo Gap, TX, United States || Aug 31 2014
I have painted since I was in high school. I have taken lessons from some really good artists, but I think I learned more those two days in Dumas, realized how much I had forgotten. When I uprooted my 4 kids and went to college I was planning on getting a degree in art. However, Geology won out, I did take art all 4 years with Dr. Caballero. Than after I graduated geology and raising the kids kinda took over. I am really enjoying painting again. Thanks for the boost. Janice and I are looking forward to coming to Oklahoma and taking a class with you at your place sometime in the near future.
By Patti M
5 Denmark, Wis, United States || Aug 25 2014
Jerry I am sooooo sad. Our local PBS station has replaced your show with another painting artist. She does more whimsical painting and is no fun to watch at all. I will have to contact our local station and complain. I so enjoy your great teaching style and have learned so much from you. God bless you. Patti
By Richard K.
5 New York, United States || Aug 21 2014
I have studied and viewed many dvd instructional material and by far Jerry Yarnell is the very best in teaching and explaining the acrylic painting techniques, in a way you cannot help but learn. Jerry has a God given talent. Thanks for opening a whole new world to me.
By Nancy Harvey
5 Loves Park, IL, United States || Aug 16 2014
Thank you for an excellent workshop on July 20 & 21 on the European Flower Box painting. The individualized attention given by Jerry and each of his staff made me feel like it was a family get together. Thanks. Nancy
5 Janesville, Wisconsin, United States || Aug 09 2014
Although I've studied art in high school and college and have been painting for over four decades, I had an 18 year hiatus from my work until I saw Jerry's first show last Fall and was re-inspired. I've learned many new techniques and tricks thanks to Jerry's tv show an online school videos. A heartfelt thank you to Jerry and his wonderful staff for all your hard work and dedication. I'm entering a regional art competition this month at our local performing arts center, as well as having my first one-man show in January and I'm excited to display what I've done recently. Thanks, Jerry. You are a true mentor to us all! Hope to meet you someday.
By Debbie & June
5 Ohio, United States || Jul 24 2014
Hi, just wanted to thank you Jerry, and all your helpers for the wonderful experience Mom and I just had in your two day class. Wish we lived closer! I'm just learning to paint but you helped me learn a lot in just two days. I look forward to painting with you soon - via video! God Bless you and your ministry
By April McDermott
5 Charlotte N.C., United States || Jul 18 2014
I enjoy your online classes so much. Jerry your enthusiasm and joy you share just makes me smile and encourages me so much.In one of your water misable snippets,you referred to a painting of a rocky faced mountain that you used a pallet knife with. Is that available to watch? I didn't see it anywhere. Thank you, and can't wait for your water-misable painting classes.
By Chuck Taylor
5 Batavia, IL, United States || Jul 12 2014
As a student in Jerry's YSO, I can't say enough good things about it. I have also had two critique sessions with Jerry that were worth their weight in gold. From these experiences and doing some "show and tell," I was asked to have an art show at the Holmstad Creative Arts Center here in Batavia, IL. The show opens Tuesday, July 15th and runs until the end of September. Without Jerry's help and encouragement, I don't think I could have my own art show. It will be a mix of acrylics and oils, with the emphasis on acrylics and the styles are impressionistic realism. The "critters (wildlife)" are more realism than impressionism while the landscapes are more impressionism.
By Teresa Whaley
5 Franklin, Virginia, United States || Jul 09 2014
I love your show and have learned a lot from you. It really helps to have someone explain why you do things the way you do. Would love to get your newsletter.
5 Very informative article post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic. ceddbcdeceee, Albania || Jul 01 2014
Very informative article post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.
By Starr ODonnell
5 Altamonte Springs fl, United States || Jun 29 2014
I just looked at all your paintings on line and fell in love again. Still waiting for a class at Daytona or somewhere close to us. Hopefully 2015 since I see nothing for 2014. I have all your brushes and am still painting watercolor but will be doing an oil with a local artist =Debbie Zacharias , doing a .Buuilding with arches and rod iron, looks really hard but will challenge me. I still want to fly out one day and come to your studio for a class. Time does not permit me to do so but I am still determined. Debbie said she took a class with you before She has a little studio in Winter Springs, Fl. Most important- I love all your beautiful paintings. Have a great 4th of JulyIdalia Lemus , said hi also. She is now 96 and we still paint. I pray I will be blessed with a long life to get to be a great artist as you. Tell your wife hello from us. Starr
5 in the rio grande valley, United States || Jun 28 2014
I always love watching you each saturday at 3pm! I learn a lot by watching and learning! Love your show!
By Gene Reuter
5 Kansas City, Mo., United States || Jun 25 2014
Interested in getting your newsletter!
By Susan Rhame
5 Austin, Texas, United States || Jun 25 2014
Mr. Yarnell, Thank you for your show and your newsletter. I've tried to learn painting from other very good artists' shows but they always seemed like a paint by number exercise instead of actually teaching the basics and eventually the advanced techniques the way your show does. Please keep up the good work! Also, I just read your second newsletter and the Inspiration Palette was just what I needed on this day, at this time, to overcome a lack of self-confidence. Because of your encouragement, I will keep learning and keep painting, even though I am still very much a beginner. God has blessed me (and thousands of others) with your gift. Thank you for sharing it.
By Bart Mitcham
5 Georgia, United States || Jun 21 2014
I learn a lot about mixing colors from watching your show on public television. I enjoyed learning to make snow by flicking paint from a toothbrush. I am a woodcarver and do a lot of Christmas ornaments and Santas. I don't paint on canvas, but do paint my figures. Keep up the good work.Bart
By Pat Workman
5 Kentucky, United States || Jun 20 2014
Jerry, I am enjoying your painting of "Bluebird Paradise". Your painting style shows a real God-given talent. Bluebirds like bird houses about 5 to 6 feet off the ground WITHOUT a perch. They seem to be able to zero in on the entrance without stopping. I don't see many bluebirds in my area anymore, so, I really enjoy seeing your project.
By Lane Davis
5 Cumming, GA, United States || Jun 18 2014
Jerry, "Paint This" comes on every Saturday morning on WPBA-30 at 7:00 am, Cumming, Georgia. This is what gets me up early on a "I-can-sleep-in" Saturday morning. Since we have U-Verse we can record shows and watch them later. I record every one of your series just in case I have to miss a show and I watch them over and over until they have to be deleted for room to record more. God has bless you with such a talent. Thank you for sharing your gift with us and for Glorifying Him. You are very patient and explain each step with clear, precise verbal and visual instructions. Your camera crew zooms in spot on! I love to paint buildings of all sorts, churches, barns, old school houses, etc., but I cannot paint the needed foliage that goes with buildings. Its a disaster every time. So, since you have showed how to paint a muddled, muted, colorful suggestive backgrounds my buildings really "pop" on the canvas. I am going to purchase some of your DVDs and use them so that I can learn the art of fine painting. I pray that you can continue with your TV programs for many years. Please sne dme your newsletters. Thank you.
By JoBeth Gilliam
5 Lubbock, TX, United States || Jun 16 2014
Jerry thank you for awarding me first place in the West Texas Watercolor spring show. It was an honor to have been selected by a well known creditable artist/teacher. Although my focus is on watercolor I do enjoy your beautiful paintings. Blessings, JoBeth
Thank you, JoBeth! Jerry teaches all mediums so he is very familiar with watercolor as well as oil, acrylic, etc., .... in fact he is planning to produce new TV Shows using watercolor once our camera crew is ready to go. Blessings to you, Jerry & Donna
By Wayne Yurchak
5 Summit Hill, PA, United States || Jun 15 2014
Jerry, Do you plan on adding any new paintings to your Fine Art page soon? I always look forward to seeing what you're working on. I'm sure you have lots to share.
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.