By Paul Fisher

5   , United States ||  Sep 23 2015

I'm so happy I joined your on line school. I have learned so much. Could you do some more oil paintings. I love your way of teaching. Keep up the good work.

By Alma De Fina

5   Wisconsin, United States ||  Sep 17 2015

I'm so glad to see the watercolor series.  I studied under various watercolor artists out in Arizona in the 90s.  However, I've put my painting aside for the last few years and have been thinking of resurrecting it now that I am retired.  I've watched you on PBS over time but now I may have the inspiration needed with this series to start up again.  Thank you for this renewed passion in the only medium of which I have been skilled.  I took a Japanese watercolor class a couple of years ago but like the lazy person I have become, I did not do much with that as well.  Hoping to be my talented self again - with much good wishes to you - many thanks  blessings.  9/17/15

By Mundee

5   Houston, United States ||  Sep 15 2015

I am loving the online school. Many thanks! Can't wait to paint!

By Diann

5   Southern Illinois, United States ||  Sep 12 2015

I have been really enjoying your watercolor series on PBS. I hope you continue with the series. I have started to learn watercolor this past year and thoroughly enjoy it. I find it refreshing, more so than oil painting. Only frustrating thing is that many times the show does not air via DirectTV and KET public stations due to 'technical issues'. Always on Saturday morning. I either miss part of the painting or all of it. (such as the one airing now - the watercolor Mountain High).

By Linda Clare

5   Texas, United States ||  Sep 01 2015

I just joined YSO, this has to be the best $25.00 that I could have spent. I've taken many workshops over the years, in my opinion Jerry you are the best. Our PBS station does not have art instructional programs any more. Thank you so much for YSO. I learn so much from your teaching. Acrylis are my first love, but after I watching you paint with Max oils I got mine out. I would love to see you paint Sunflowers. Have a blessed day.

By dirck spencer

5   nc, United States ||  Aug 29 2015

Hello, My mom painted and did crafts for years; has essential tremors dementia now.  Loves to watch your show "Paint This", faithfully Friday 4pmET on local PBS.  Keep it up.Grace and peace be yours thru Christ on behalf of Beverly D Spencer

By Renee Place

5   Fitchburg, Ma., United States ||  Aug 14 2015

Jerry thank you for your wonderful art show on PBS.  They don't run your shows in the summer and that's when I want to paint.  Winter is Just to busy.  I do DVR them.  I hope you Continue teaching.  I would love to see more landscapes with stucko buildings.  I just loved The flowers on the stairs.   Ponds with trees and flowers would be nice also.  I use to just paint still life's and portraits, and I'm trying to learn Landscapes.  The ones you have done really are helping..  Thank you so much, God bless your talent Renee

By Nolie Hesse

5   Palm Desert, CA, United States ||  Aug 13 2015

I signed up for the class in Mesa, AZ several months ago. I urge anyone that is still considering the class to register. Rich is a great teacher and he carries on with the techniques Jerry has been teaching. The location is terrific. The resort is beautiful.

Thank you, Mz. Nolie – we’ll be so happy to have you!   And yes, Rich is an awesome instructor!

By Dianne

5   Texas, United States ||  Aug 10 2015

I have wanted to learn to paint for a very long time.  I have watched your show on TV and love watching you paint.  I look forward to begin my journey learning to paint under your instruction.  I think you are an amazing artist and a great teacher.

By Bernice

5   OH, United States ||  Aug 10 2015

Jerry, have learned so much from your tv shows. I'm an amateur painter, but am getting better thru your instructions. Hope you stay on PBS for a long time. God bless.

By Fred G.

5   memphis, tn, United States ||  Aug 05 2015

Hello Jerry;I watch your show daily. And imensely enjoy the techniques and color schemes >that you use and i have incorporated some of the procedures in my own paintings and i like the way it makes my own paintings come more alive thank you

By Carolyn Reynolds

5   South Carolina, United States ||  Aug 05 2015

Jerry, I just had to tell you how excited I am about finding your school. I learned more watching the snippets than I have for the last 2 years. I am starting as a beginner and will work my way up. God Bless you. Carolyn

By deborah

5   st george, United States ||  Aug 02 2015

Hi Jerry love your TV shows even thought in St George we don't get to see you're shows on tv but I do view you on you tube I am new to painting and I take a class here in St George I did a Bueatiful painting of a seascape but I but linseed oil on it and didn't dry it off has good as I should have do you know if there is anything that will take the dried linseed seed oil off without damaging the picture


5   Cantley, Canada ||  Jul 31 2015

Hello Mr. Yarnell, I have just downloaded your new magazine and I am so grateful about receiving such a gift. I have been following your TV programs for quite a few years and have learned so much from you. I also recently purchased one of your books and have been doing all the exercises with great joy and fun! You are a wonderful teacher, so patient and with so much knowledge you explain each detail so well even a beginner understands. Thank you so much for being there for all painters. Love and respect, Carole

By Diana Deiley

5   Nokomis, Florida, United States ||  Jul 28 2015

I've been reading all the submitted comments and want to thank you for bringing such joy to so many people through your teaching of art.    Without your "eye" for beauty and your wonderful instructions, not to mention, patience with all of us, painting would be difficult for most of us.  Blessings to you and your wife Donna and thank you for all that you do.     p.s.  Three years ago I  lived 15 minutes from Sedona, Arizona and absolutely love love love the painting you did of the red rocks with snow.  It was so real!  Sedona is a beautiful part of the country and I am so envious of the individual who purchased the painting.

By Sharolyn Hammers

5   Columbus, OH, United States ||  Jul 28 2015

Jerry, I am so happy to be following your instruction.  Before I retired from teaching, I wandered into an art class one day during my prep period.  I was encouraged to audit the class, and since I had never been encouraged to try painting, I decided to try it.  Amazingly, I discovered that I can put on canvas what is in my mind!  After that class, I painted from time to time; then I found your School of Fine Arts on PBS on WOSU.  I was so insecure about my painting that I wouldn't show my work to anyone.  But as I have painted along with your show, I now paint my own thank you cards, and they have been so enthusiastically received that I am getting a lot more bold about letting people see my work. I'm not sure that I'm ready to send a picture to you, but maybe soon.  I know you would give me good pointers for improvement. Thank you, Jerry, for your clear instruction and for giving me the confidence to try,  My sweet husband has made a small studio for me and I can go there at any time and paint.  I love it!  I would like so much to come to your school for some classes in person.  Maybe some day.  God bless you!   

By Eric Davies

5   Buffalo, NY, United States ||  Jul 26 2015

Hello, just stopping by to sign in and say how pleased to find the website/school. I have been searching for a way to get to the next plateau, as I find my paintings are flat and uninspiring these days ad I want to keep growing. I have signed up for the YSO and , I must say, I learned ten new techniques just from watching the snippets and the first lesson - The Homestead!   I am sold!  Jerry really is a wonderful teacher and  am planning to go for the certification program.  I am so impressed.

By John Durand

5   Porterville, CA, United States ||  Jul 25 2015

Jerry, just wanted to let you know your show is still on KNXT on Sat. It's now at a different time...2:30 PM. I am a big fan and have watched your shows going back well into the early 90's. Thanks so much for all the many years of Inspiration.

By Paul Fisher

5   East Syracuse, United States ||  Jul 24 2015

Hi Jerry, I've been a fan for 3 years now. I started painting to help with my PTSD (Viet Nam) and it really helps. I love the way you teach and have learned as much. One question,  how do you make clapboard siding on a house? Everything about the painting is coming out fine,  except for the clapboard. Any help would be appreciated. Keep up the great work and "stay inspired ".

By Dottie H.

5   Minneola, FL, United States ||  Jul 16 2015

I am retired and was introduced to Jerry's TV programs by my 88 year old neighbor last year.  She records every lesson (Paint This), and I watch with her.  I love it, and have learned a lot, but am not an artist.  As a kid I often looked at the skies and wished I could paint them.  I almost think I've learned some very basic things now, that I could make a stab at it just for fun, but I would have to get the equipment.  Not sure I'm ready for that yet.   Until this past month, the TV programs all had closed captioning, which was so helpful to my neighbor who is very hearing impaired.  The two most recent series, on the "Partrich in the Rough" and The Blue Herrin (can't remember the painting's name just now), don't have the captions.  Does that mean that from now on there won't be closed captions for her?  She watches anyway, and catches what she can with the volume turned up!  Thanks for the lessons.

Sorry you are having trouble – but know that all of the Paint This with Jerry Yarnell® shows are closed-captioned – we are required to have closed captioning.  You’ll want to check the settings on the TV or check with your network if you continue having problems. Thank you.

By Carol

5   Austin, TX, United States ||  Jul 10 2015

Jerry, I just saw your TV show on PBS this morning.  I enjoyed the painting on the lightning & the ocean waves.  I grew up in Sand Springs, OK at the same time you were growing up in Tulsa.  We went to different high schools together!  Next time I go to Ok, I will come check out the studio in Skiatook.  I never had any art instruction, but have always loved art.  My current outlet is making art quilts.  Carol

By Mike Z

5   Pittsburgh PA, United States ||  Jun 23 2015

Jerry, I first saw your TV show about a year ago while visiting my son and his family in Wilmington, NC. I enjoyed that first show very much and made sure I saw every episode of "Paint This" that aired during that week. Upon returning home, I found your web site, joined YSO and have been a member ever since. Having had formal art training many years ago, I have never had an instructor explain the mechanics of painting, color mixing, the value system and composition as clearly and effectively as you have done. I've learned more from your videos than I ever have from all the other forms of art instruction I received. I'm starting to paint again but with a much clearer understanding of the basics. Thanks Jerry and YSO! Can't wait for July's video release!

By Denice L

5   Missouri, United States ||  Jun 04 2015

Hello,  I watch your programs on CreateTV KMOS thru DirecTV on Mondays and Fridays  11:30 am.   Also, on Sundays from TV Station KETC St. Louis, Mo. (PBS) 4:30 pm.  My question is:  when you paint any picture in any mediums - do you try to paint odd numbers items within each picture.  I know you talk about the different paint values.    Thank you for your shows.

By Richard K

5   New York, United States ||  Jun 04 2015

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your wonderful instructional DVD's and online school. You have opened up a new world to me. You have a great instructor's style and I would love to attend one of your live workshops someday. Thanks again.

By Lynne

5   Newton, KS, United States ||  Jun 01 2015

<p>I attended my first class on May 26-27, 2015 and loved everything about it. As I walked through the doors for the first time, I heard inside me....."YOUR HOME"! And yes, I felt that way!  It is what I have been wanting to learn for a long time.  I struggled some with the newness of it all but found Jerry's teaching was very heartfelt and encouraging.  Thank you Jerry.  I plan to return as soon as I can get my head around what I can commit to but for sure I will be back.  Even though I travel 3 hrs one way I know by far this teaching of fine art will one day lend itself to becoming a fine art ARTIST.  NOW its practice, practice, practice and bring back what I have learned and ready for the next lesson.  I will be in touch for sure. Lynne'

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