Yarnell School of Fine Art
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    Jean Lampe, Oct-17-2014, California, United States
Thank you for inspiring me to renew my love of painting.  I've learned so much.  Your God given talent and teaching methods are just what I needed to start back to my teenage hobby after I let fear, lack of knowledge,  and limited skills.  Thank you Jerry!
    nolie hesse, Oct-15-2014, palm desert ca, United States
I give a thumbs up tp Rich Fischer!!! His class in Mesa AZ was great. Of course he would be great since he has had the greatest teacher!!! Hope he will have another class soon. Nolie
    Pari Ravel, Oct-13-2014, , United States
Dear Jerry, WELCOME BACK. Love to see you back again.  I also had an email from Create team P.B.S. letting me know that you are coming back.  I love your red barn  painting, started recording it for my next painting project. God bless you , and good to see you again.  Fondly Pari Ravel.
    Gerald, Oct-11-2014, Dinwiddie, VA, United States
If you've ever driven through a rural area, it's likely that you've seen the red barns that speckle the farming landscape. There are several theories as to why barns are painted red.Centuries ago, European farmers would seal the wood on their barns with an  oil, often linseed oil -- a tawny-colored oil derived from the seed of the flax plant. They would paint their barns with a linseed-oil mixture, often consisting of additions such as milk and lime. The combination produced a long-lasting paint that dried and hardened quickly. (Today, linseed oil is sold in most home-improvement stores as a wood sealant). Now, where does the red come from?

In historically accurate terms, "barn red" is not the bright, fire-engine red that we often see today, but more of a burnt-orange red. As to how the oil mixture became traditionally red, there are two predominant theories:

Wealthy farmers added blood from a recent slaughter to the oil mixture. As the paint dried, it turned from a bright red to a darker, burnt red.Farmers added ferrous oxide, otherwise known as rust, to the oil mixture. Rust was plentiful on farms and is a poison to many fungi, including mold and moss, which were known to grown on barns. These fungi would trap moisture in the wood, increasing decay.

Thank you. We’ve had hundreds of emails now explaining why barns are red.  Thanks to our wonderful listeners, Jerry is now well educated about reasons for red barns. J

    Rick M, Oct-11-2014, Wilmington, N.C,, United States
Really enjoy your shows....I have copied the pallet set up and paper towels do great. I cannot, however, figure out the center where you mix colors. Have tried paper towels and wax paper and neither will hold up very well. Can you tell me what you use?

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