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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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2410 Triple Mischief Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 16x20 stretched canvas. In this opening episode, Jerry takes his viewers through the process of understanding the proper use of multiple pieces of reference material. Then discusses sketching in the tree trunk and raccoons. He then shows how to paint a mottled background around the tree. Then he finishes up by showing how to underpaint the raccoons and inside of the old tree trunk.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 16x20
Painting Medium: Acrylic on 16x20 stretched canvas
Date Released On:  7/31/2017
Recommended Skill Level:  Intermediate

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2406 Ablaze with Color, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this opening segment, Jerry explains to his viewers how he is going to create the beautiful autumn colors to create depth and color harmony. Then he explains the composition and makes a simple sketch of the main ground contours. Now he paints the sky and underpaints the mountain. He finishes by underpainting the meadow, water, and rock formations.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24
Painting Medium: Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Date Released On:  6/22/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2401 Yellowstone Falls, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 horizontal stretched canvas. In this opening session, Jerry discusses the reference material he uses then reviews the composition and explains how to make a rough sketch with soft-vine charcoal.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  5/25/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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#2310 The Perfect Perch, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 horizontal stretched canvas. In this first episode, Jerry discusses the reference material he will be using to create the composition. Then uses soft vine charcoal to sketch in the basic components of the landscape. Next, he shows how to paint in the sky and clouds. Then he shows how to block in the distant hills and trees. Now he explains the composition and re-sketches the hay bales. Then he finishes by underpainting the background and middle ground meadows

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24 horizontal stretched
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  4/28/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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#2305 Hawaii’s Finest Hour, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 vertical stretched canvas. In this first episode, Jerry discusses the reference material he will be using to compose the composition. Then using soft vine charcoal, he sketches in the main subjects. Now he shows how to underpaint the sky, clouds, distant hills, and main body of water. Now he shows his viewers how to underpaint the island and the beach.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  3/23/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner/ Intermediate

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#2301 A Watchful Eye, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 vertical stretched canvas. In this opening session, Jerry talks with his viewers about the reference material he will be using of the moon, owl, and color scheme. Then he discusses the composition.  Now he shows how to use modeling paste to texture the moon.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic Medium on 18x24 vertical stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  2/28/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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#2210 A Restful Harbor, Part 1

In this opening session Jerry explains to his viewers the purpose for painting the canvas in advance a bluish gray, green tone and shows the formula.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic Medium on 12x24 stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  1/15/2017
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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#2206 Backwater Swamps, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 horizontal stretched canvas. In the opening episode, Jerry discusses with his viewers the reference material he will be using to create the swamp scene. Then shows how to use each photo to create a good eye-flowing composition.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Backwater Swamps
Date Released On:  12/28/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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#2201 Basket of Plenty, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 12x24 horizontal stretched canvas. In this first episode, Jerry takes his viewers through the process of understanding how to compose a still life painting using multiple research photos.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 12x24 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Basket of Plenty
Date Released On:  11/20/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2109 A Frosty Tradition, Part 1

In this first episode Jerry explains why the canvas is pre-tinted with a mauve-ish/blue-gray tint. Then shows how to mix and apply it. The he explains the composition and uses soft vine charcoal to make a rough sketch of the land contours and basic objects. Now he shows how to paint a late evening sunset.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 16x20 horizontal stretched canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  10/26/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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#2105 A-Colorful-Gateway-Part-1

Acrylic Medium on 16x20 vertical stretched canvas. In the first episode, Jerry explains the purpose for using a gallery wrapped canvas. Then he discusses his reference material and how to use it to lay out the composition.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 16x20 on Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic Medium
Date Released On:  9/18/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2101 Chesapeake Bay Visitors, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 15x30 horizontal stretched canvas. In this first episode Jerry explains the ecological significance of the Chesapeake Bay being the largest estuary in the United States. Then he proceeds by showing how to paint the sky and block in the water. Then he shows how to block in the first value of very distant grasses. Then he finishes by discussing how to compose the grasses in the middle and foreground.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 15x30 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  9/1/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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#2010 A Perfect Pair, Part 1

Acrylic on 16x20 stretched canvas. In this first episode, Jerry explains to his viewers the purpose of a smoother surface for painting close-up feathers; then proceeds to show the process of using the 2-inch hake brush to create a gradated, mottled background to suggest the effect of faded or distant pine boughs.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 16x20 Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  7/26/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2006 Tribal Existence, Part 1

Acrylic on 18x24 stretched canvas. In the first episode, Jerry explains to his viewers how to layout a proper composition of a vertical formatted canvas.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  5/25/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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2001 Rocky Mountain High #2, Part 1

Acrylic Medium on 18x24 stretched canvas. In this episode Jerry explains to his viewers how to use his reference material to create the composition.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 20x24 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  4/21/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1909 African Cat Nap, Part 1

Acrylic Medium, 18x24 Gallery Wrap Canvas. Continuing on with our focus on African wildlife, Jerry begins with an overview of his reference material that he has selected to create a composite.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic on 18x24 Gallery Wrap Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  3/23/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1905 Big Ears, Part 1

Acrylic Medium, 16x20 Gallery Wrap Canvas. This is a painting of a young male Kudu Buck of the antelope family. With #12 bristle brush to create a mottled background, Jerry starts by just “throwing on” a variety of colors on the canvas.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 16x20 Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  2/17/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1901 In the Shadow of Giants, Part 1

Acrylic Medium, 12x24 Gallery Wrap canvas. Jerry reviews this painting’s African theme focusing on the magnificent African elephants. This episode primarily includes underpainting and blocking. Starting with a grayed canvas, Jerry uses the #12 bristle brush to block in simple horizon for the sunset of the sky.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 12x24 Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  2/1/2016
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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1809 Desert Miracle, Part 1

Acrylic Medium,18x24 Gallery Wrap. This is a painting that Jerry completely composes on camera – he has no previously created composite and he challenges his students to try painting this way versus copying.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 16x24 Gallery Wrap
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  12/23/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1805 Appaloosa Beauty, Part 1

Acrylic Medium. 16x20 Gallery Wrap Canvas. Another beautiful and often-requested subject which is a vast part of our history the horse. This particular breed is the Appaloosa and Jerry uses reference material from his personal reference library. First Jerry starts with the #12 bristle brush and starts at the top using a scrubbing method which creates a beautiful mottled background to include transition values.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: 16x20 Gallery Wrap
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  12/1/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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1801 The Roost , Part 1

Acrylic painting, 16x20 stretched canvas, Vertical format. A subject which is constantly requested from Jerry’s students around the World: chickens. Jerry shows his ‘chicken’ reference material and provides at a very quick, high-level a valuable copyright tip. This painting includes chickens in a barnyard, a predominant rooster, perch, and more.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  10/25/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1710 King of His Domain, Part 1

Acrylic painting, 18x24 Horizontal. In this episode, Jerry shows his students how to correctly use reference material to make the “King of His Domain” painting as original as possible. Now he explains how to compose the painting. Then makes a rough sketch using soft-vine charcoal. He then shows how to properly use the hake brush to underpaint the sky and distant mountains. Now he finishes the episode by blocking in the foreground rocky cliff formation and minor highlights on distant mountains.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  9/17/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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1706 A Cunning Predator, Part 1 of 4

Acrylic Painting.18x24 Horizontal. In the first episode of “A Cunning Predator,” Jerry discusses the reference material he will be using to create this beautiful prairie setting with the “Wile E. Coyote.” Then proceeds to show how to prepare the 18x24 stretched canvas surface – and how to underpaint the entire painting with darker warm earth tones using the #10 bristle brush with long vertical-scrubbing strokes.

Length: 00:27:49
Canvas Size: Acrylic
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On:  8/19/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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