By Richard Knapp
5 Overland Park, KS, United States || Apr 29 2016
Hello, my name is Dick Knapp, my wife Gerry has been an on and off again painter for many years. A while ago she stopped painting. Thanks to you Jerry Yarnell, she started watching you watercolor videos and has now decided to try to follow your videos and seems as thought the spark may have been lit anew. I know she will not like me telling you this, but be that as it may. I want to thank you Jerry for your wonderful videos and classes you conduct.Thanks, Dick K
By William Rayer
5 Lorain, OH, United States || Apr 24 2016
I've been a fan for years. Learning your techniques has opened a vast new arena for me. I claim I am a painter, but I learned all my skills from you and Bob Ross. Different techniques, but still inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of the world.
By Chuck Taylor
5 Batavia, IL, United States || Apr 22 2016
Thank you Jerry and Donna for all you did to make my visit rewarding. It was great to have hands-on lessons because they add much more to what your TV lessons do. With your inimitable help on techniques, my painting "Home for the Holidays" has generated several requests for "how much do you want for it?" Your critiques on the three paintings were great - I have upgraded two of them and am working on the third. What a difference. Thanks! - Chuck
By Joan Fields
5 Cathedral City, CA, United States || Apr 19 2016
Hi Jerry,Your talent and ability to teach are incredible. I'm new to your site and TV shows. A friend just gifted me with your acrylics starter set. I have worked previously in oils, also pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils. Looking forward to learning to handle acrylics for several reasons. Thank you for sharing what you know and for making it look easy.
By Barbara Wyland
5 FL, United States || Apr 14 2016
Just wanted to thank you for sharing the talent God gave you with us. I've watched your program when you were painting with oils. I believe you were in Texas at the time. I can't remember, it's been awhile. I lost touch with your show, and now I'm able to get it on the Create channel thru my local PBS station. I've just started to get back into painting last year since I have become disabled and cannot work. Your show has been a major blessing to me because it has given me the tools and inspiration to break out the pallet again. I love painting Florida scenes since I have been born and raised here. The only problem I'm having is painting cabbage palm and cypress trees. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again, and God bless!
Thank you for your kind words! We do have materials about fronds and trees on our website via DVD and/or Yarnell School Online.
God Bless you, Stay Inspired, and Keep Painting!
Jerry & Donna Yarnell
By Raffi Mehdi
5 Orange County, CA, United States || Apr 10 2016
Mr. Yarnell, For the longest time I have wanted to thank you. I want to sincerely thank you for your teachings. You are the first and only teacher in my life. I learned a great amount from you, you helped me find my passion in life. I want to thank you again, and I wish to meet you one day and show you some of my paintings.
Thank you for your kind words! God Bless you, Stay Inspired, and Keep Painting!
Jerry & Donna Yarnell
By Iris Raynor
5 Wilmington, North Carolina, United States || Apr 08 2016
Jerry, I have been watching you for the past two years, and have enjoyed your painting programs so very much. Each program is a joy and pleasure to watch. Your television programs on Public Television Channel 25 in Raleigh, North Carolina are on every Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Thank you so much for all the things you do for all of us across TV Land. We are a faithful viewer.
By william bray
5 texas, United States || Apr 08 2016
Thank you for the excellent instructions on CREATE PBS. I have learned more from you than I learned in two years of college in the late 1950's. Am trying to re-start painting as a hobby and do appreciate your instructions. A big help. GOD bless you. Bill
By Paul Fisher
5 East Syracuse. NY, United States || Apr 06 2016
Hi Jerry, I love your on line school. I have done at least 5 of the paintings. I do the underpainting in acrylic and the highlights in water mixable oil. I hope you'll do some more In water mixable oil. Keep up the great work.Thanks, Paul
By Donna G
5 North Carolina, United States || Apr 03 2016
I am just getting started with these lessons and am enjoying them. Is it possible to purchase a print of the picture that the lesson is on? I would love to have a copy of the reference painting to refer to. Thank you and may God Bless!
By Bobette Anderson
5 NC, United States || Apr 02 2016
Jerry, I recently retired from a very stressful job in the pharma industry and wanted to get back into painting. I hadn't painted for over 20 years. I was having a awful time ... many mistakes and do-overs. You have helped me "enjoy" the creative process again! Thank you!!! I watch every episode and record them for future reference. My request is that you please do a portrait!!!
By Diana Deiley
5 Florida, United States || Mar 31 2016
Just wishing you and Donna a blessed day. Now in Florida, I miss watching your Saturday programs. I absolutely LOVED the Sedona Red Rocks painting that you did. (I lived 15 miles from Sedona for 10 years and was blessed to actually see those red rocks with snow! Who would have ever thought Arizona would get snow? Blessings always
By joel trull
5 n.h., United States || Mar 28 2016
I am 81 and just started painting oils and acrillics and like your great 6.30 and 12.30 shows on create !
5 , Canada || Feb 27 2016
Thank you for all tips ,sharing of your discoverys,I guess you could say I'm hungry for more information,so I will stay tuned ,by the way it's the acrylics,I'm interested in for the time being,and I'm a beginner for years lol
By Catherine Kaiser
5 Iowa, United States || Feb 19 2016
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with others. You are truly blessed! May God inspire you to paint many more in your lifetime. You touch not only the souls of your audience, but there hearts. I find it truly amazing to watch you as you unfold and create a painting! As an artist myself and my husband John Kaiser an artist as well - we always learn from you. To be a teacher of the arts is a gift not only to yourself, but your students. May you continue to influence and inspire the artists of the world and the ones who can only dream of becoming ne someday. Sending hugs and prayers for youVery Sincerely, Catherine Kaser'.
By April Ruggles
5 Milwaukee Wisconsin, United States || Feb 17 2016
Since watching your show on pbs, I now view my surrounding in light, dark, shadows, color. I no longer see just the object or scene, rather broken down into the for mentioned. I am constantly pausing the tv when I see something inspirational and break it down, with the excited reality that I could paint it as a result of looking at it through different eyes. Thank you
By Terry Giboney
5 Kansas City Mo, United States || Feb 16 2016
I used to watch Bob Ross only. Now, I'm a big Yarnell fan. Its very calming to watch. He also has beautiful hands- lol
By bob saunders
5 1234 tiny beaches rd. n. tiny ontario, Canada || Feb 13 2016
I have followed your art programs for years. Both here in Canada and while visiting in the U S ... Best wishes in your new life.
By Rebecca Pind
5 Southern Illinois, United States || Feb 13 2016
Thank you for your weekly lessons brought to us by channel 8 through Carbondale, Illinois, our educational channel. I get inspired and educated in techniques on how to do acrylic painting. Love the latest painting of the cowboys and chuck wagon. I record every one of your lessons and watch them over and over. A wonderful outreach and ministry you have.
By dee yaklich
5 texas, United States || Feb 13 2016
I WATCHED THE COWBOYS IN YELLOW SLICKERS AND CAMPFIRE EPISODE. LOVED IT. WHEN I LIVED IN HAWAII ON THE BIG TSLAND I LEFT THE WINERY TO WALK HOME. IT WAS FOGGY AND RAINY JUST LIKE YOUR PAINTING. OFF IN THE DISTANCE ON THE RANCH THREE RIDERS IN YELLOW SLICKERS RODE OUT OF THE FOG, SLICKERS FLYING BEHIND THEM AND THEN DISAPPEARING INTO THE FOG AGAIN. IF ONLY I HAD MY CAMERA WITH ME. YOUR PAINTING SEEMED LIKE IT WAS PART OF THOSE THREE COW BOYS RIDING HARD THROUGH THE FOG. THAT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES OF THE BIG ISLAND.
Love your story. Thank you for sharing!
By David Graca
5 Medford Oregon, United States || Jan 23 2016
Jerry, I'm a beginer & have been following you for a couple years now, want to say thanks for the inspiration and techniques. Now I need the confidence!
By Jean Doyle
5 St Paul, MN, United States || Jan 22 2016
Correction to TV time in Minnesota: in St Paul it is TPT3 at 7:30 am (not pm) on Friday. It has been at this time for many years. Alternative mediums: I have avoided oil paints for many years due to the odors of linseed oil and turpentine. I recently took a local class and they used walnut oil and Gamsol, neither of which had any odor, and were considered safe. This was required at their school since they also had classes for kids. I have watched your show for many years and always enjoy it. I learn something new with every painting. Love it!
By Dick Ford
5 Aurora,Ohio, United States || Jan 18 2016
I'm new to your web site - But I love your show and watch it 2-times a weekThank You, Dick Ford
By Laura Banks
5 Ontario, Canada || Jan 11 2016
I love to paint but I would like to paint well!. I joined YSO and have learned a lot. I am trying to get to a class in Oklahoma for some instruction this year. Your instruction, videos and books are wonderful! Thank you for taking time to help those of us that love the feel of a paint brush in our hand even though we aren't great.
By Dennis Irwin
5 , United States || Jan 09 2016
I am starting painting again after several years. I lost my wife in November to cancer and it is my hope that painting some of the many beautiful places we visited is a way to remember her and also the God we both serve.