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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Date Released On: 8/19/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1701 Cowboy Campfires, Part 1 of 5

Acrylic painting, 18x24 Horizontal. A wonderful subject which was the result of a Jerry Yarnell student request. A fascinating scene from the Midwest where cowboys “ride fence,” do “cattle drives,” and more. A beautiful representation of a cowboy’s life in an impressionistic style. Jerry starts with background color showing how to use contrast. Illustrates how to create a mottling effect near base and uses ‘feather’ blending to combine the two together. Fills in area where chuck wagon will be. This episode and next is mostly placing soft, earthy tones to create atmosphere. Jerry uses white (gesso) to soften and create more opaque-ness. Continuing on background work, Jerry begins placing in sagebrush in small pockets, dried bushes, etc.

Length: 00:27:49
Date Released On: 7/31/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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1610 Northern Lights Spectacle, Part 1 of 4

In the 1st of 4 episodes of "Northern Lights Spectacle", a complete study painting, Jerry explains the different types of canvas weaves and why you choose certain ones. In this case, he explains that we will be using a portrait smooth canvas to make blending colors easier. Then Jerry explains the specific color mixtures for underpainting this subject. Jerry then shows how to mottle all of the colors together using the hake brush and mister bottle to spray the canvas and keep it creamy for blending. After it dries Jerry takes his conte pencil and lightly sketches in the composition, then takes the #10 bristle brush showing how to dry-brush some lighter tones to prepare for the final color tones.

Length: 00:27:49
Date Released On: 7/1/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1606 Church in the Wildwood, Part 1 of 4

As part of his quest to cover all 50 of states in the USA, Jerry has selected another wonderful subject. This time, a little country church in South Dakota is Jerry's painting “Church in the Wildwood.” In the first part of 4 episodes in this Study Painting, Jerry starts with sketch of background land mass including an eroded bank. Large dead tree, semi sunset, country road, little snow, late winter, old dirt road, warm background - just a lot to learn in the 'Church in the Wildwood'. Jerry says, 'You're going to love this. This is going to be a blast.'

Length: 00:27:51
Date Released On: 6/1/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1601-Multnomah the Magnificent, Part 1 of 5

As promised with subjects from every State in the United States, Jerry begins a painting from Oregon near Portland: Multnomah Falls. This is a Complete Study Painting he has named “Multnomah the Magnificent.” In Part 1 of 5 Episodes, Jerry uses soft-vine charcoal to sketch in some of the elements then begins the underpainting or blocking in sky and where the waterfall will be. Then Jerry begins mottling in where the trees and rock formations will be creating “shelves.”

Length: 00:27:40
Date Released On: 4/29/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1509 - Mountain High - Part 1 of 4

As part of the Yarnell School Online's mission to help and serve all you students with all skill levels using different mediums, Jerry is continuing with the wonderful studies and lessons on the basic concepts of watercolor.  In the 1st of 4 episodes in "Mountain High", a complete Watercolor study painting, Jerry begins a beautiful new long horizontal painting of the Grand Teton Mountains and surrounding landscape.

Length: 00:27:51
Date Released On: 4/1/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1506 - Silverton’s Proud, Part 1 of 3

In the first of 3 episodes in Silverton’s Proud, complete watercolor study painting, Jerry recaps the processes that were used in episodes 1 through 5 of previously released Watercolor series. 

Length: 00:27:49
Date Released On: 3/1/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1501 - Introduction to Watercolor, Part 1 of 2

Jerry explains the different types of papers and surfaces to paint on and miscellaneous tips for setting up your palette and painting area plus tools for basic watercolor technique, concepts, and beginning washes.

Length: 00:27:47
Date Released On: 1/30/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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1409 - Steps to Nowhere, Part 1 of 5

(16 x 20 Vertical Stretched Canvas, Acrylic Medium)
In the first of five(5) episodes of "Steps To Nowhere" complete painting lesson, Jerry explains the composition of this beautiful painting and shows the various pieces of reference material which will make up Steps to Nowhere.  Using a 16x20 vertical stretched canvas and acrylic medium. Starts with pre-sketch and then begins scumbling with his #10 bristle brush. The painting is an impressionistic, loose technique:  creating a suggestion versus the close-up details. Next step is creation of soft distant trees shapes to push trees in background (depth). Jerry uses script brush to lightly add collection of trees in background. To add contrast, Jerry uses #4 or #6 bristle along w/a grayish green to create cedar trees. Then with #4 bristle using rolling circles to add the rolling mist.

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 1/2/2015
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1405 A Yellowstone Wonder Part 1 of 4

(18 x 24 Stretched Canvas, Acrylic Medium)
This is the 1st of Four(4) episodes in Jerry Yarnell's "A Yellowstone River", a complete painting lesson. In this wonderful painting Jerry excitedly describes his love for the Yellowstone National Park and the elk as one of the many wonders of that Park.

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 12/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1401 Standing Proud Part 1 of 4

(12 x 24 Stretched Gallery Wrap" Canvas, Acrylic Medium)
This is the beginning of a beautiful iconic image -- an old covered bridge. A four part complete painting lesson. This is an acrylic painting created on a 12x24 stretched “gallery wrap” canvas. Jerry shows his sketch of the painting.

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 11/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1310 Prairie Magic, Part 1 of 4

(12 x 24 Canvas, Oil Medium, Wet into wet technique with water miscible oils)
This is the 1st of 4 episodes in water miscible oil painting project "Prairie Magic" in the 1300 series.

Length: 00:27:43
Date Released On: 10/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1305 - Rocky Mountain Refuge, Part 1 of 5

(12 X 16 Canvas, Oil Medium) This is the beginning video of a series consisting of five (5) parts Jerry Yarnell has prepared for water miscible oils. In this painting Jerry continues with his discussion of water miscible oils and elaborates on a technique he uses frequently, which is the painting of water miscible oils over acrylics.

Length: 00:27:42
Date Released On: 9/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1301 - Two of a Kind, Part 1 of 4

(12 X 16 Canvas, Oil Medium)
This is the beginning video of a series Jerry Yarnell has prepared for water miscible oils by painting on a 12 x 16 canvas board. In this series, he gives a comprehensive hands on  breakdown and walk-through of why and how you use Water-miscible oils.  Explaining differences between different types of oil and water he completes the study painting "Two of a Kind".


Length: 00:27:43
Date Released On: 8/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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YSO Episode 24: Thatch & Tile Roofs

In this YSO Episode 24, Jerry responds to you, our students, and illustrates the techniques of doing thatch and tile roofs starting with the layering process. This video is wonderful reference material for anybody that is learning different types of roofs, structures and especially buildings.

Length: 00:39:28
Date Released On: 7/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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1209 Night Sail Episode 1 of 5

(16 X 20 Canvas, Acrylic Medium)
In the 1st of 5 lessons in this series, Jerry begins on a charcoal, almost dove gray under painted canvas.

Length: 00:27:44
Date Released On: 6/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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1201 - Biloxi Shrimpers Episode 1 of 4

(12 x 24 Gallery Wrap canvas; Acrylic Medium)
In the 1st of 4 lessons in this series, Jerry discusses the differences between a gallery wrap and the traditional canvas as he begins the composition of a boat dock with a shrimp boat, reflections in the water and a pelican on the piering.

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 5/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1205 - My Favorite Things Episode 1 of 4

(12 x 16 x 1.5 Gallery Wrap, Acrylic Medium)
In the 1st of 4 lessons in this series, Jerry discusses the unique steps that an artist will take to actually develop a painting.

Length: 00:27:39
Date Released On: 4/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1110 Parade of Lights, Part 1 of 4

(15x30 canvas; Acrylic Medium)
In the first of 4 lessons in this series, Jerry introduces a cityscape for the first time as one of his painting projects. 

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 3/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1105 A Bluebird's Paradise, Part 1 of 5

(Two 12x16 canvases; Acrylic Medium)
In the 1st of 5 lessons in this series, Jerry provides step-by-step instruction on how to paint beautiful Eastern bluebirds on a diptych, two separate paintings brought together by technique to create one piece.

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 2/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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1101 A Farmer's Icon, Part 1 of 4

(18x24 Canvas; Acrylic Medium)
In the 1st of 4 lessons in this series, Jerry provides step-by-step instruction on a beautiful nostalgic red barn. 

Length: 00:27:46
Date Released On: 1/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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YSO episode 12: Foggy Departure Part 1 of 3

A great study in creating fog, mist, haze, and smoke -- also being a "semi" monochromatic color scheme. You will learn how to use a very limited palette of gray tones to develop a very exciting early-morning atmosphere. In this painting -- less is more -- by keeping it simple and not over worked. I know you will enjoy this one!

Length: 00:32:59
Date Released On: 9/21/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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901 Pheasant in the Rough, Part 1 of 5

(18x24 Canvas: Acrylic Medium). In the first session Jerry overviews the techniques which will be covered in the painting as well as an overview of his painting palette colors. Next Jerry under-paints the canvas in gray and uses a #10 bristle brush with the mottling technique. Next he moves to the hake brush for blending using “X” strokes and feathering brush strokes.  His next step illustrates creating the snow base. Now Jerry uses the #10 bristle brush to under-paint the foreground; then scrubbing technique to formulate distant trees with soft edges. Last step in this episode is using the #4 script brush to block in smaller trees in the first value. Jerry covers common tips students often incur with loading and rolling the script brush.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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906 Sydney, Part 1 of 3

(12 x 24 Canvas; Acrylic Medium) “Great Blue Heron” – In this session, Jerry under-paints the background explaining how to use mottling techniques to suggest distant trees, bushes, and weeds (using impressionistic techniques).  Bonus Feature:  Repairing a damaged canvas, Step 1.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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909 Trademark of Spring, Part 1 of 5

(15 x 30 Canvas; Acrylic Medium) In this episode, Jerry shows how to compose this beautiful Blue Bonnet painting using a rough charcoal sketch. Then he paints sky and under-paints all of the main features of the landscape, i.e., distant hills, distant trees, meadows, and the road.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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801 Back Country Boulders, Part 1 of 3

(16 x 20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas).  In this episode, Jerry will show viewers steps of painting rock in relationship to a back-country waterfall on a textured canvas.  Great for basic to advanced painters covering layout, sectional under-painting, gradation of values, and use of chisel=edge brushes.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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804 - Winter's Surprise, Part 1 of 3

(16x20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas) Jerry paints a winter scene with a surprise feature to be revealed. This episode will be an introduction to combining warm and cool colors, working with a warm golden color against the cool colors of snow. Jerry will show and reinforce blending of sky colors. He also demonstrates why mixing under-painting color directly on the canvas -- versus pre-mixing a formula on the palette -- works best for this particular painting.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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807 - High and Mighty, Part 1 of 4

(18x24 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas) Jerry starts a wonderful painting on a textured canvas showing the technique with a #12 bristle brush. You will find this segment to be a great study on mountains with a stormy sky. Through a fun, easy method, Jerry quickly creates the stormy sky through the use of the value system.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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811 - Rocky River, Part 1 of 3

(16X20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas) This is an impressive painting to learn all the basic components of a great landscape. Jerry walks students through the beginning steps in this episode of beautiful trees, running water, distant mountains and dead trees.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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701 Mama's Pride, part 1 of 2

(12x16 Gallery Wrap in Acrylic) In this opening segment Jerry starts with a grayed in canvas and applies an even coat of gesso. Next the red horizon and blue sky is created by adding light pigment to the gesso and blending to create the cool atmosphere required for this painting. Snow is next added to the foreground using a chisel edged glazing technique.
The penguins are next blocked in using the negative space drawing technique. A great tip on how to mix black is given as the session ends.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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703 The Rose, part 1 of 2

(12x16 Acrylic Smooth Texture) Jerry starts with a grayed under painted canvas that is cured for at least an hour.  After studying several roses, he begins by modeling in a dark background that must dry for at least an hour.  Next, the rose is sketched in using a white charcoal pencil, and then crimson is used to shape the rose using a chisel edge brush.  Then – using the same brush – the green leaves are added.  Starting at the center of the flower, the petals are then pulled in with quick decisive strokes, building a road map for the petals and shape of the rose.  The session is completed by refining the petals using alternating light and dark mixtures.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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705 First Love, Part 1 of 3

(16x20 Acrylic) This session starts by under painting the piece in sections starting with dark green, leafy canopy in the upper third of the canvas, as well as adding some light spots representing leafy motion.  Next, the horizon line is added by placing the road
bank and the light green horizon highlight.  The road is then added using a transparent burnt sienna, which should be double-coated because of its transparency.  The grassy banks are then blocked in on both sides using a bristle brush and upward strokes.  The session is then completed by adding highlights to the road to set the stage for the neat effects that this painting will develop.  A second highlight to the road completes this session.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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708 Eveninge Glow, Part 1 of 3

This snowy landscape makes a wonderful greeting card.  The lesson starts by under painting the sky with Gesso and then creating the horizontal glow with light orange in the blue sky, being sure to darken the corners. Next, the various values of distant landscape are added, keeping everything soft and smudgy.  A dark tree line is then added to the horizon line.  Moving from the horizon line to the foreground, a purple bluish gray is blocked in that will be the under painting for the snow.  Three values of gray are used to create depth with the land masses.  The session is completed by adding the final layer of dimension to the tree line using the script brush.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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711 Morning Fog, Part 1 of 3

(16x20 Acrylic)
This painting illustrates how – as an artist – you can create atmosphere in a painting; and, in this case, morning fog at the beach.  Jerry starts this picture using the Hake brush and covers the canvas with a light layer of gesso and then tints the canvas with Hooker’s green.  The background is then warmed with burnt sienna.  Using burnt umber, the value system is applied to create distance starting at the horizon.  Jerry angles the various levels of water lines, working toward the beach and using elliptical strokes to maintain flatness of the water.  The last step in this session is to texture the beach by splattering in texture in various to the beach, as well as blocking in the old pier posts.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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607 Tuscan Serenade, Part 1 of 2

(12x24 Acrylic)   In this session, Jerry stays with the Tuscan theme, capturing the soft earth tones from that region.  The piece is first blocked in starting with the sky and then adding layers of depth leading to the foreground using the value system.  The painting will feature a beautiful field of poppies in the foreground.  After completing the value layers, Cyprus trees are added as strategic eye stoppers.  The session is completed by having Jerry sketch and block in the villa as the center of interest.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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609 Kim, Part 1 of 3

(16x20 Acrylic)  This painting is the first step in teaching figures and portrait work. The smooth linen canvas used for portrait work is first prepared using a mottled gray background. Jerry starts with a rough sketch of the model using the negative space technique to develop the figure. Jerry shows how to mix the basic flesh tone and then applies the base color to the face, neck and legs. Next, the garments are painted, starting from the inside space, i.e., the blouse - again using broad loose strokes. Specific attention is given to the shadow areas to add shape to the clothes. Remember to use long strokes to show the effect of gravity on the skirt, jacket and hair. The figure and her face can be shaped by refining the surrounding objects.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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601 Mama’s Baby, Part 1 of 2

(16 x 20 Acrylic)   This session is about the painting of animals, specifically a cow.  First, Jerry sets the background by putting in a non-descriptive dark background using loose and impressionistic strokes.  The loose strokes continue as Jerry adds the light green grasses.  No horizon line is required in this painting.  The use of warmer shades in the foreground and use of lighter shades in the center frame the center of interest.  Next, Jerry sketches the cows and blocks them in with a dark mixture, and uses a warm gray mixture to block in the white areas of the cow.  The calf is blocked in using midnight black to complete this part.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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603 Jerry’s Lily Pond, Part 1 of 2

(16X20 Acrylic)  This painting develops a lily pad pond with its flower being the center of focus.  The canvas is prepared with an olive green mottled background.  Jerry then starts by sketching the lily pads using elliptical shapes to create flatness.  Next, a deep red green mixture is used to fill in the areas around the pads, and he then mixtures a soft light green color that is used to shape the pads with clean edges.  Focus is on the design and composition, using proper negative space techniques.  Using a lighter green mixture and a chiseled edge synthetic brush, Jerry creates turned up edges on the lily pads, thus adding an extra dimension to the front side.  The pads are highlighted using a warm complimentary accent to finish the session.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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605 European Flower Box, Part 1 of 2

(16x20 Acrylic)   This painting embraces the Tuscany trend in painting and will feature a flowered window box.  Jerry starts with mottled sienna underpainting and sketches the subject window and flower box which will be the center of interest.  Using a black mixture, Jerry first blocks in the windows and then blends in a stucco façade around the windows.  The rest of this segment demonstrates how to construct the window frame, the window panes and curtains.  Use of the contrast rule to build depth and dimension is taught and a dark green area is added at the base of the window and flower box as background for the flowers.  

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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501 Turquoise River, part 1 of 4

In this opening segment, Jerry starts this popular painting by creating the backdrop using seven values of depth by layering with an impressionistic style. First using the Hake brush for the sky and then switching to a No. 10 bristle brush using vertical strokes to lay in the mountains, pine trees and rocks and focusing on transition blending to form soft edges.  In the foreground, he drops the reflection of the dark foreground trees into the river area and then completes this session by adding definitive rocks throughout the landscape and river edge.
18" x 20" Stretched Canvas
Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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505 The Light House, part 1 of 2

(18 x 24 Acrylic) A simple painting that teaches you the process of fine art technique. In this opening segment, it is all about blocking in the entire canvas.  The background does not look like much, but it is essential to getting the value system correct.  Starting with the Hake brush, Jerry gently blends in the sky, starting at the top and ending with a touch of red glow at the horizon to create atmosphere.  The sky color is then reflected into the water, and the ocean is blocked in by using turquoise, and it gradually becomes darker moving into the foreground.  Switching to the No. 10 bristle brush, Jerry then blocks in the cliffs, using heavy texturing.  This is also a good time to spot in the shoreline rocks that will serve as eye stoppers at the bottom as well as to create interest.  Using the No. 4 bristle brush, Jerry completes this segment by adding initial highlights to the ocean and creating the lights and darks for the wave motion.  At this transition point it is necessary to choose a lighthouse you desire and to block it into the cliff.
16" x 20" Stretched Canvas
Skill Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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507 Southwest Serenade, part 1 of 2

(16x20 Acrylic)  This Southwest painting of the Red Rock Canyons featuring close-up rock formations is a snow scene that uses a warm color scheme.  Jerry starts with a tinted gray canvas and begins by blocking in the sky with a turquoise blue and transitioning into an orange glow on the horizon.  Both the sky and the sunset colors are reflected into the river in the foreground.  Next, the layering begins of the distant mountains, using the Hake brush.  The closer rock formations are then blocked in using a No. 10 bristle brush with a very dark mixture.  Reflections are then added into the water using dry brush blending.  The snow is added to the embankment, drifting it up to the rock foundations, creating small pockets.  Highlights are then added to the rocks to create the formations, and bushes and distant trees are added as part of the homework assignment.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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509 Step By Beautiful Step, part 1 of 3

This very popular painting has a unique array of perspective, value, colors, foreshortening issues that make it very challenging; however, if you follow the steps, Jerry makes it look easy.  The first step is to tint the canvas gray and use a white charcoal pencil to sketch in the steps.  The painting starts by first applying the dark areas in the windows and the door behind the steps.  Next, the side walls are blocked in with a lighter gray and then – using gradually darker tones – the face of the actual steps are blocked in.  The formation of the front pilaster is shaped using a chisel-edged brush as well as blocking in the top of the steps, starting with thin white slivers at the top and widening the steps to the bottom.  Details can then be added to the door area – both the threshold and the side walls – to indicate brick work or a stucco texture.  Use a lot of small brush steps to make the steps and the building look old and worn.  Do not be afraid to use color in this process.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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512 Resting Wren, part 1 of 2

In this opening segment Jerry blocks in the entire painting creating the backdrop for the wren. Starting with a tinted canvas, Jerry blocks in the sky using a vivid turquoise that will make the Wren pop. The foreground grasses are painted in loosely and much attention is given to paint a fence post and wooden rails as the center of interest on which the bird will perch.  The final step is to provide more detail on the foreground weeds, providing both contrast and overlap to help create depth in the painting.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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401 Autumn's Delight, part 1 of 5

Part one of five 30-minute segments.
In this opening segment, Jerry shows his viewers how to under-paint the background of the forest with the large Hake Brush using a gradation of colors and values. Then he shows how to under-paint the reflections in the water using the Hake Brush. He finishes the program with under-painting the middle ground and rocky area.
18" x 24" Stretched Canvas
Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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406 Heaven On Earth, part 1 of 5

Part one of five 30-minute segments.
Mottle sky, foreground, and painting mountains in this opening segment. Jerry takes his students through the process of creating a semi-stormy sky, by using a special mottling technique. Then he shows how to block in the very distant mountains. Finally he under-paints the entire foreground with intermediate values of grayish greens.
18" x 24" Stretched Canvas, Horizontal
Medium: Acrylic
Level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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411 The Falls, part 1 of 3

Part one of three 30-minute segments.
In this opening segment, Jerry takes his students through the process of under painting each segment of the painting. Beginning with the sky, then the background trees, waterfall, middle ground, body of water, and then the foreground rocks. He finishes by adding darker trees in background.
16" x 20" Stretched Canvas
Medium: Acrylic
Level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:41
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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301 Ruby Part 1 of 4

Part one of four 30-minute segments.
Painting Miniatures (Ruby Throated Hummingbird) Jerry shows how to prepare different surfaces for different size miniature paintings and how to create mottled backgrounds.
8" x 10" Stretched Canvas;
Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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305 Study Series: Stormy Skies 1 of 2

Part one of two 30-minute segments.
In this segment, Jerry takes his students, step-by-step, through the process of creating various cloud formations using the wet-on- wet technique. With the #10 Bristle Brush, Jerry shows his students how to use contrasting values to create beautiful cloud formations.
18" x 24" Canvas Board
Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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309 Osage Prairie Summer, part 1 of 5

Part one of five 30-minute segments.
In this segment, Jerry begins this beautiful prairie painting by giving a very detailed explanation of how the proper use of the value system creates great depth. Also, he explains how to use impressionistic techniques to under-paint and block in the background.
18" x 24" Stretched Canvas
Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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201 - The Decision, Part 1 of 3

Part one of three 30-minute segments
In this opening session, Jerry explains to his students how to use the Hake Brush, and the #6 Dynasty Brush to paint in the background and with the wet-on-wet technique paint in the tall out-of-focus background needs.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
15" x 30" Stretched Canvas
Medium: Acrylic

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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204 The Guardian, Part 1 of 5

Part one of five 30-minute segments
In this opening segment, Jerry takes his students through the process of preparing the canvass for the under-painting. Then, he paints in the sky, using the Hake Brush with the wet-on-wet technique. Then, he shows how to under-paint the foreground snow. He ends this segment using the #4 Script Brush to paint in the background trees.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
18" x 24" Stretched Canvas
Medium: Acrylic

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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209 - Starry, Starry Night Part 1 of 3

Part one of three 30-minute segments. In this opening segment, Jerry explains the unique process of using multiple colors to create darker hues to suggest a nighttime affect. Then he shows how to use the #4 Bristle Brush to make a sphere shape to create the moon. Then, finishes the show under-painting the foreground and painting in the distant trees. 16" x 20" Stretched Canvas;
Medium: Acrylic Level: Beginner

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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212 Reminders Of The Past, Part 1 of 2

Part one of two 30-minute segments.
In this unique study of weathered wood, Jerry shows his students how to paint a simple landscape in the background. Then shows how to under-paint the old barn wood to form the shape of an old barn window as though you were looking from the inside out.
16" x 20" Stretched Canvas;
Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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1001 - Wine & Roses (Still Life), Part 1 of 4

(16x20 Canvas Board: Acrylic Medium). Preparing the canvas and blocking in the wood table base. Then with white conte pencil lightly sketch out composition. Then under-paints wine glass and begins defining it with script brush.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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1005 - My Girl, Part 1 of 4

(18 x 24 stretched canvas; Acrylic Medium) First begins with a rough basic sketch of the basic land masses and brief discussion about the ocean. Then under-paints a late evening sunset and talks about leveling the horizon line. Now with a #6 bristle brush block in water along horizon, then finish landscaping the rest of water and sandy shore. Then block in grassy sand dune.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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1009 - Adobe Sunrise, Part 1 of 4

(18 x 24 Canvas Board; Acrylic Medium) In this episode, Jerry does a basic sketch of the adobe building then with the #10 bristle brush under paints sunrise sky – then smoothes it out with hake brush. Then he blocks in distant hills and trees – the under paints snow with darker values with #6 bristle brush. Then he re-establishes the sketch with soft vine charcoal. Then finishes this episode by blocking in the dark areas of the building with the #4 bristle brush and adds brighter glow to sky.

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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101 - Autumn Bridge, part 1 of 4

In Part 1 of Autumn Bridge, Jerry demonstrates how to properly prepare and under-paint the background of this beautiful Autumn scene using the #10 Bristle Brush.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Canvas Size 18x24

Length: 00:28:15
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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105 - The Homestead, part 1 of 4

As part of learning how to do miniatures, in this first of 4 episodes, Jerry starts off with a beautiful snow scene at sunset, with an old farmhouse and warm glowing lights coming from the windows.
Canvas Size 8x10

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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109 America's Pride (Bald Eagle Part 1)

This is a wonderful 6 x 8 inch painting of the head of a bald eagle. In this first episode, Jerry shows how to prepare the canvas by underpainting the bird form.
Skill level: Intermediate

Length: 00:28:42
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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YSO Episode 2: Brushes Overview 101

Jerry overviews all 7 of his signature brushes. History of each brush; why they do what they do; and common questions which we are often asked, Why you shouldn't use cheap brushes for fine art techniques. Sable versus nylon? Cleaning techniques and more! A great video to watch for all your questions on brushes answered.

Length: 00:23:36
Date Released On: 1/1/2012
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

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