By cathy smith

5   bladenboro nc, United States ||  Nov 23 2014

I am so very blessed to be able to study with the wonderful paints and brushes and instructional matter. I have been teaching myself to paint for about 48 years with any paint that I could get and it was always the cheep kind and it has been so frustrating. I have been able to paint landscapes and people say I do real good, but they don't know what I have had to go through just to do what  I love to do, but your paints and brushes and other materials have opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you for making these paints available and affordable. God Bless You, my friend in Christ.

By John Schweier

5   Waterford Michigan, United States ||  Nov 23 2014

Just wanted to tell you that I watch you program at 5:30 am here on Sunday's and I enjoy it so very much.I paint in acrylic  and am a self taught painter. Most of my are of scenic and that's why i enjoy yours.May God Bless you for all your teachings. thanks John Schweier

By Mark

5   Scranton, United States ||  Nov 19 2014

Hi Jerry, this is Mark from Scranton again. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed watching you paint the cityscape. As you said, it was something different for you to do and I agree. I'm going to have to paint my own cityscape sometime, which I have thought of, just haven't worked it in yet. You mentioned adding stars to your painting, and I would add some. Actually, I was thinking of doing a cityscape of Scranton with a fireworks display. Again, great subject matter for a painting and you did a nice job on the painting, loved watching it come together! Thanks for your inspirations

By Karen K. Clark

5   St. Louis, MO, United States ||  Nov 10 2014

I love your television shows.  I have watched various artists but enjoy your shows the most, for a variety of reasons.<div>I wonder if you do portraits also.</div>

By Terry Giboney

5   Kansas City, United States ||  Nov 07 2014

Well Jerry....I wasn't crazy about you at first.  they took Bob Ross off three days a week and put you in.  However..after a few weeks, I was looking for <i>YOU</i>  instead of Bob Ross! LOL Great you...I was going to say how cute you are  but then I read the ministry, prayer, things..and though spiritual I felt telling you, you are cute might be....hmmmm get me in trouble! Oh well!

By Renee Hubble

5   Michigan, United States ||  Nov 06 2014

Hi<div>   I have perchased  your books and cds , many of them.  I have painted 4 of your paintings with you like step by beautiful step ,  2 winter sceens  and the stone wall.  Because of the copy write laws can I present them ?  please respond back and let me know.  thank you so much for your guidance . in painting      I paint every day in my studio and love it!  thanks. 

You can find that answer from the FAQs section of Jerry’s website. These are answers to questions that Jerry has answered over the years, and they are a FREE resource for Jerry’s students. We emailed you as well.

By Deborah Allegri

5   Skykomish Washington, United States ||  Nov 05 2014

Thank you so much Jerry, I live up in the mountains, and am so thankful for your TV shows. I watch them and study them. You have inspired my heart to paint and I want to thank you for your instructions. Your the best!  I just wanted to let you know how I love painting now! Debbie

By Jim Swanson

5   Columbus, Ohio, United States ||  Nov 05 2014

Jerry, I so much want to thank you for your PBS TV show and your work books which have inspired me and continues to do so. I turned 50 in Nov. of last year and I decided to try a new artistic medium. The way you teach really shows technique and what to expect when using acrylics. It's been a year now and I've come a long way. Again, thank you, and God Bless. Jim

By Heather Hill

5   Beaver Dam, WI, United States ||  Nov 02 2014

Jerry,  I study with you daily on Milwaukee public TV and have learned so much from you.  I've worked with other popular instructors but tired of the- same old same old- of their style.You are the best and I want to Thank You!! Heather Hill

By Myriam Martinez

5   Puerto Rico, United States ||  Oct 31 2014

I Have a passion for painting and because of work obligations its only a hobby from time to time and also for this reason I have been using the Bob Ross technique.  But I really enjoy your show and even though this technique requires much more time to finish a painting is the technique that inspires me.  I love your show and you have  a great spirit of peace that only god gives us so god bless you.

By Rick Ruser

5   Rutherfordton, NC, United States ||  Oct 30 2014

Jerry I really enjoy your show, I use Bob Ross's technique, and yours is also good instruction, Thank you

By Judy

5   Arizona, United States ||  Oct 26 2014

Jerry, I have been watching your PBS shows for quite some time now and I just wanted to thank you for helping me improve my painting skills.  Your shows are full of detailed instructions which makes it easy for beginners like me to follow.  Thanks again! 

By Laurie

5   Portage Wisconsin, United States ||  Oct 26 2014

I am so glad to have you back on PBS!  God has truly blessed you with your talent<and your ability to teach it to us!  Right now I am watching you paint the red barn picture.  You asked if anyone knew why so many barns were painted red.  I had often wondered that myself!  I read somewhere - years ago - that the reason for that was because red paint was cheaper than other colors!  I wish I could remember where I read that but at the time it seemed to be a very reliable source.  May God bless you too!

By Tomara Maitra

5   Marietta, GA, United States ||  Oct 26 2014

Dear Jerry and crew; I wanted to take a minute and let you know that here on PBS in Georgia, they are showing your 'Color 101' program, and I have to say, I am so grateful for your instruction! Thank you for taking the time to walk through the 'basics', which are the foundations for any great painting. Over the past few years I have faithfully recorded your shows, and your teachings have guided me to be brave with my own painting, to practice with your guidelines, and my own techniques have improved immensely. So again, thank you for all that you do for the artist community, thank you for taking the time to really break down how a painting actually progresses, and for doing so faithfully over the years. Your inspiration and teachings are a true gift to us all. Tomara

By Joy

5   texas, United States ||  Oct 25 2014

This was the first time I have watched your show but I will be looking for it from now on.love your technichs. I feel like I learned a lot in you 705 painting.

By Johnb821

5   , Albania ||  Oct 25 2014

Hi, I desire to subscribe for this web site to obtain latest updates, therefore where can i do it please assist.

By Barb

5   Arizona, United States ||  Oct 25 2014

I love your show Jerry and have been watching it for a number of years. I have no desire to be a artist but have a great love for the artwork of the old masters. Having recently returned from Italy and visiting many museums and churches, because of your teaching, I was able to see how the master's built their work. I was attuned to the layering process used to create the incredible works of art. May appreciation has grown exponentially because of watching you and learning from your teaching. Thank you so very much, God bless you and the amazing talent He has given you.

By Sherry

5   Michigan, United States ||  Oct 23 2014

Love love love your classes on PBS!  You are the best instructor I've ever had, your methodology really works for me, and I share the same interests in painting.  I use WMO, which I really like.  Some instructors are kind of uppity about WMO's, but you sell them!Thanks for being the person you are Sherry

By Sharon

5   , United States ||  Oct 21 2014

REALLY enjoy your program here on Channel 10 and 310 in Portland Oregon.  The classes have been so helpful.

By Jean Lampe

5   California, United States ||  Oct 17 2014

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!<br>

By nolie hesse

5   palm desert ca, United States ||  Oct 15 2014

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

By Pari Ravel

5   , United States ||  Oct 13 2014

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.<br>

By Gerald

5   Dinwiddie, VA, United States ||  Oct 11 2014

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?</div><div><br></div><div>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:</div><div><br></div><div>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.<Regardless of how the farmer tinted his paint, having a red barn became a fashionable thing. They were a sharp contrast to the traditional white farmhouseAs European settlers crossed over to America, they brought with them the tradition of red barns. In the mid to late 1800s, as paints began to be produced with chemical pigments, red paint was the most inexpensive to buy. Red was the color of favor until whitewash became cheaper, at which point white barns began to spring up

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


By Rick M

5   Wilmington, N.C,, United States ||  Oct 11 2014

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?

By karen garman

5   pennsylvania, United States ||  Oct 08 2014

I was diagnosed with ms a year ago and up till that time never picked up a paint brush..After having a few relapses I thought why not. I began recording your shows, watching and re-watching them trying to learn all I could.  I purchased canvases, brushes and paints and sat down and realized that painting isBless now something that I have a talent for.  Now for Christmas and birthdays all my family wants a painting. God Bless you.

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