By Laura Scott

5   Boise, Idaho , United States ||  Mar 05 2019

Joseph (Jerry) Jerome Yarnell, Jr. thank you for sharing your talent with us. When are you going to do a workshop in Boise, Idaho?

Sorry, we will not be coming to Idaho. Our only remote workshop locations now are E-Town, Kentucky, and Dumas, Texas. Jerry has trimmed his ‘traveling-circuit’ workshop schedule back significantly over the last few years simply because he has so much going on here at his Oklahoma Studio:  TV production, the online school, full-time teaching classes, Certification Program for Artists and Instructors, two new books, and his own personal Gallery art. He and Donna have both traveled extensively for years, and more-than-ready to exchange road-time for more quality home-time.

We do have a Yarnell Certified Instructor who travels (Debbie Mattison). You can read about our Instructors at and of course you can find our schedule on our site. If you have a group that would like to sponsor our instructor for a class in your area, you can reach out directly to Debbie.

A great many of our students are making the trip to our Oklahoma Studio for workshops now that Jerry isn’t “coming to them.” If you’re able to travel, we’d love to have you!


By Vicki Griffin

5   Hurst, United States ||  Mar 04 2019

after about an 8 year hiatus, I'm anxious to paint again. I'll be wanting dvds to get me started again. the old vhs were great, but technology has moved us forward

By cathryn smith

5   Bladenboro nc, United States ||  Feb 28 2019

Hi. I love to watch your TV shows and have learned so much. I am a self taught acrylic artist ,except for what I have learned on your shows, and I have always had a love hate relationship with clouds. I love clouds but I never could get them right. I would never begin to imply that I am even a smidge as good as you are, but I was thinking if some of your students were having trouble with clouds then this might help them as it has helped me. I found some Q tips that have rather large ends and they are great for making clouds, the Q tips make the clouds soft and lite. I just thought I would share this tip. thanks for all you do to help us struggling artist.

We have lessons specifically for clouds -- Snippet #2 -- as well as so many of our materials include clouds.
Students love our snippets since they address specific techniques that they can apply to their artwork. Thank you.

By Roxanne Richard

5   Kasilof Alaska 99610, United States ||  Feb 24 2019

I love watching your tv show. It’s very relaxing and I’m also learning some great tips. My dad taught me how to draw, I took art lessons as a kid and always took art in school. My goal is to start selling some of my art. I love learning new ways to make a picture look realistic.

By Kate Cassidy

5   Cincinnati, OH, United States ||  Feb 07 2019

Jerry, I love to paint and am, for the most part, self taught...until you came along. I have watched you paint over the years on your TV show, especially when I need inspiration. I learn something new each episode I watch and wanted to thank you for sharing this opportunity with your viewers. Do you have any recommendations on how I should set up my own website? Thank you for all you do to keep us inspired. Kate

By Martha Honey

5   Sarasota, Florida, United States ||  Feb 06 2019

Love your DVDs and wondering if you have a specific lesson on underpainting, when to do, why and how. Also interested in painting a scene with bears - do you have any lessons on that?  

Yes, we have "King of His Domain" which you can find here:

As well, underpainting is addressed in my two newest books which you can find here:

Have a Blessed day.

By Carey Marshall

5   Pasco, WA, United States ||  Feb 06 2019

I have been watching your program for years now. Most of my painting has been floral, but plan to do more branching out once I am settled in my new home. The number of wires on a fence is determined by the farmers preference, the critter that he is wanting to contain & the area in which he lives. Some areas are more conducive to more wires while others are not. Some critters are more likely to get through a fence than others! So don’t let anyone tell you that the fences that you painted are wrong!!!!! 😊 You do a very good job! God bless you as you serve him! Carey

By Suzi

5   Houston, United States ||  Feb 04 2019

Watching your program on Create -Powerful Proud and Free - brought back memories of my brother. He loved to paint and loved the outdoors. This picture is exactly what he would have wanted to paint. He served in the military and was very proud that he had. He loved our country and the many freedoms we are blessed with. Thank you for bringing such wonderful memories back about him and his love of painting.

By Tandy Nossaman

5   Ignacio, CO, United States ||  Jan 21 2019

I have a 10 year old boy that is an incredible artist. He watches your show and applies learned techniques to his paintings. He would love to be able to share a photo of his appaloosa painting he just finished with you.

By Maribel Jorrin

5   6501 pine island place Orlando Fl 32810, United States ||  Dec 24 2018

Back from the Garden, Part 5 Episode #2709 · In this final segment, Jerry .I was watching your show at 5amI fell in love with your picture,I work at a Christian school and it would be perfect in our cafeteria.I like art but definitely a beginner I paint with the children.

By Christine Marie Charlie

5   Caligornia, United States ||  Dec 16 2018

Hello, my name is Christine Marie Charlie! How are you? Are you still filming or just teaching your school? I am an artist, education specialist teacher of children ages 3-5 with special needs; a basket maker, and craftsman with various mediums. I build, as well as, have a compulsion to fix things that are broken.... which I've learned to step over. I want to tell you! I watch your show here in Californis when it is on Sundays with a lady who is 103 years old. We both love your work!   I want to say thank you! Always with respect and kindness, Christine Marie

By Sharon Bayless

5   , United States ||  Dec 04 2018

I would like to purchase the 8 piece acrylic brush set but I am having trouble placing the order. I am a senior citizen who became a widow a little over a year ago. Painting has been good therapy for me while adjusting to the loneliness of living alone. I am a retired church organist with masters degree in performance (pipe organ) but because of age am no longer able to play. When God closes one door he always opens another. For me that door is painting. I've always had an interest in art but never had any instruction. Much to my teacher's dismay, I often drew pictures on my homework when in school. Your show has taught me so much about painting. Thanks. I can relate to your painting style and Instruction. Over Thanksgiving weekend, my son and daughter-in-law took my 5 year old granddaughter and me to see the art museum at Washburn University in Topeka. I was very disappointed in what I saw. Many of the works depict ugliness and some are just inane. It alarms me that so much of the contemporary works in art, music, literature and drama dwell on the ugliness of the world. God created such a wonderful, fantastic world. I marvel at the beauty of a sunset or an old gnarly tree trunk. I want to capture as much of that beauty as possible on canvas. I live in a rural area which gives me so much inspiration for painting studies. I have done paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolor this past year.

By Keith Jeffrey

5   Dale, Tx, just se of Austin, United States ||  Dec 04 2018

Big fan, love ur pbs art classes. I am an artist also, acrylic, pen n ink, pencil, watercolor pencil, and markers. Getting set up to do my own prints for sale. Digital camera, canon printer, any pointers, tips or suggestions, Maybe a little help. Thanks.

By Linda

5   Hobart, IN, United States ||  Nov 20 2018

Since retiring in 2013, I have taken up painting again. I have discovered watercolor as my medium and have won several ribbons at the local fair in Lake County, IN but have never sold any of my artwork as yet. I enjoy your style of painting with acrylics and admire your talent. Recently, at an estate sale, I purchased over 300 bottles of acrylic paints with a stand too for only $40. I am now overwhelmed with all of the colors and am hesitant on using the acrylic paints. My question is How do I weed out some of the colors? What colors might I keep, for instance, for landscapes, or seascapes, or still life’s. Are there certain colors that you use and what might they be? This may help me immensionly. P,s. I always bless my paintings before I begin any painting. Once again, thank you for sharing your amazing talent. Happy Painting! 🎨

You can find all the colors Jerry uses by viewing his palette layouts available from the Yarnell Art Shop.
Once there you'll see the various mediums under the SUPPLY LIST heading.

By Nicki

5   Michigan, United States ||  Nov 13 2018

I was wondering what type of white paint is in your jar? It looks thick, someone said gesso. Is it?

Grumbacher Gesso -- we sell it in our online store. Jerry uses this in lieu of white paint. The consistency is like that of warm butter -- never ever runny.

By Laura Madison

5   Dallas, Oregon, United States ||  Nov 12 2018

Jerry Jerry Yarnell .. I have watched and enjoyed your shows and paintings for years ! I know this is a strange request but, IF YOU COULD PLEASE CLEAN THE DONNA DEWBERRY CONTAINER YOU USE FOR WATER TO THE LEFT OF YOUR PALETTE. IT'S THE SAME DIRTY WATER AND CONTAINER IN EVERY SHOW ! It's your preference to have a messy palette every show. But the same dirty water is not a practice you should be showing your viewers. I have learned so much from your painting shows, and I thank you for that ! But please clean the water container and the water on a regular basis. Yes, I know a strange thing to say, but needed to be said !

You may want to research that. Indeed many painters do keep their dirty water and prefer dirty water. Regardless, Jerry does begin his first taping session while in the production studio recording new TV Shows with clean water. However by the time he records 13 thirty-minute episodes, the water is in fact dirty.  

By Katie Sperry

5   Moscow, Idaho, United States ||  Nov 10 2018

Need prayer so very much for artistic efforts and ministry. 

We do have a separate prayer request area of our website. You can find it here:

Regardless, Jerry is happy to pray for you. God Bless.

By Evelyn

5   philadelphia , United States ||  Nov 08 2018

I just saw your video on brushes. The palm of the hand on a human being has many pores, thats why they get wet when we are nervous. cleaning a brush by rubbing it on the palm allows for pigments to be absorbed. I clean my brushes on a bar of soap, mostly Ivory so that I can see when clean. I wish that you would reconsider your technique as we want to keep you around a long time. Many artists like Bob Ross have passed early from diagnosis like cancers caused by pigments, solvents and not taking proper precautions. Those pigments are going to major important organs such as liver, pancreas, bladders where toxins are filtered and many remain. Ask your doctor.

You may want to read Jerry's bio as he is unbelieveably versed in cancer and what causes cancer. This is one of the reasons he discontinued using and does not allow traditional oils in his studio.

By Sherie Rodrigues

5   Australia, United States ||  Oct 25 2018

Dear Jerry and family. Hi, my name is Sherie. I just happened upon your video on YouTube via Pinterest. Good old Pinterest. I am so happy that you are well these days and are able to continue to spread your art. I am trying, very trying I've been told, to find the courage to watercolour. I have been inspired by many artists works, and you are today's inspiration. You explain everything so well, even for old ladies like myself. I am so happy to learn from you. Keep up the great work. I am now going to your shop. Fond regards. 🧡

By Theresa Jain

5   Lake Charles Louisiana, United States ||  Oct 22 2018

I recently bought my first painting dvd after watching your PBS show, found your teaching techniques very easy to follow ! Thank you !!!

By Lena Allen

5   Michigan, United States ||  Oct 17 2018

I just joined monthly Yarnell School Online (YSO), don't know if I can do this but gonna try...

You can do it! Remember the three P's !

By Connie Merchie

5   , United States ||  Oct 15 2018

Mr. Yarnell, I w5atch your series on Public TV as much as I can. Your a fascinating artist and teacher. I have been working with color pencils but I learn so much from you! If not in color and values but perspective and technique. Thank you for sharing with us!

By Wiley Traylor

5   Indiana, United States ||  Oct 15 2018

What is the best way for me to binge watch the episodes? We have cool rainy days coming and I can't imagine a more enjoyable afternoon than the fireplace, a pot of coffee, and watching one of the autumn paintings from start to finish without interruption.

By Scott Gavin

5   Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States ||  Oct 01 2018

I have discovered your TV show after recently retiring from a career as a graphic artist. I am a expert at watercolor painting, a novice at oil painting, and I've done a few acrylic paintings but since I tried to use acrylics like I use watercolors, they weren't very satisfying. I am really enjoying your programs. I might get inspired to trying using acrylics properly, and maybe even those newfangled water-mixable oils you talked about! Thanks!

By Doris Diaz

5   Phoenix az, United States ||  Sep 29 2018

Jerry I have watched you on television for many years and have learned so much from you. I also watched you on YouTube amazing the way you paint you are an awesome painter. I’m in a group and we do our chores around Phoenix and I have gotten quite a few commissions already when someone asked me where did I learn to paint I always say I learned a lot from Jerry Yarnell thank you for your wonderful programs on television God bless you.

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