Author of 12 books and hundreds of TV shows and DVDs on painting instruction, Jerry Yarnell is an internationally known wildlife, western, and landscape artist and winner of 150 national awards.
Wine & Roses (Still Life), Part 2
In this episode, Jerry continues outlining crystal glass with script brush then under paints grapes - then with chisel edge brushes finishes painting in colors of wine in glass. Then begin highlighting grapes - then sketch in roses with white pencil and under-paint them with chisel-edge brushes.
Wine & Roses (Still Life), Part 3
Begin highlighting roses and using the synthetic chisel-edge brushes to start under-painting the large grape leaves-adjusting the value of the color so that they show up against background. Then begin highlighting leaves to give them form. Now build darker shadows on back side of grapes. Then add additional grapes and leaf stems. Then finish by adding rose leaves and additional highlights to grapes, rose petals, wine glass, and wood table.
Wine & Roses (Still Life), Part 4
This session is all about final details, highlights, shadows, and adding wood grain to wooden table top using script brush and chisel edge brushes. Then finish by adding additional pedals which have fallen from rose, and then carefully add any additional highlights.
My Girl, Part 1
(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.
My Girl, Part 2
Begin by taking #6 bristle brush and start highlighting ocean along horizon line and then switching to #4 round sable brush. Add brighter sunlight highlights on water. Now taking #10 bristle brush block in tall grass on top of dunes and lower right corner. Now begin highlighting sand with #6 bristle brush. Then finish with brighter highlights on water.
My Girl, Part 3
At this point, Jerry takes the white conte pencil and sketches in the old broken down dune fence. Then with the #6 chisel-edge brush block in the fence pickets. Then switch to a #2 bristle brush and paint in support posts. Then paint in additional brush and grasses at base of fence, and finish by adding highlights on drifted sand.
My Girl, Part 4
In the final episode, Jerry adds final highlights on fence, grass, water, sand dunes. Also sketches in figure with soft vine charcoal. Then with #2 bristle brush under paint figure then switch to sable brushes to detail figure. Then finish painting with #4 script brush by adding tall grass and seagulls and silver lining on figure. Finish up with tooth brush splatters on sand.
Adobe Sunrise, Part 1
(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.
Adobe Sunrise, Part 2
In this session, Jerry begins blocking in the adobe building to create its 3 dimensional form with the #4 bristle brush. Then with the #4 script brush he paints in all of the distant dead trees behind the adobe building. Then he blocks in the doors and windows with darker values, and paints in the support poles next to the garage area.
Adobe Sunrise, Part 3
At this point Jerry under-paints the snow on the roof and the tops of the adobe walls and snow drifts against base of building. Then with the #6 bristle brush, he under-paints the adobe oven. Now with the #4 chisel brush he blocks in miscellaneous poles and some of the odd components attached to the building. Then he switches to smaller bristle or sable brushes and paints on the first layer of highlights of the snow. He now finishes by scumbling on the texture of the adobe walls.
Adobe Sunrise, Part 4
In this final session Jerry begins the process of painting in all of the miscellaneous and final highlights to give the building and the surrounding snow the early-morning glow. Also he adds final details on building and surrounding area like grasses, bushes, tall weeds, and miscellaneous accent highlights at the base of all the objects that are seated in the snow using the #4 round sable brush.
Color Mixing 101 for Intermediate to Advanced Students
In this one 30-minute episode, Jerry takes you through a very comprehensive color-mixing process for basic to advanced mixtures. Special emphasis on mixing blacks, grays, and under-painting colors for certain objects including flesh tones, animals, birds, trees, grasses, and numerous other landscape objects and still-life objects. Also how to mix highlight colors for accenting objects.
Autumn Bridge, Part 1
In this first episode, Jerry shows how to properly prepare and under-paint the background of this beautiful Autumn scene using the # 10 Bristle Brush. Jerry shows how to use a scumbling technique to achieve a soft, mottled background of warm, earthy, Fall tones. The first of several layers. Then he under-paints the walls and the water.
Autumn Bridge, Part 2
In this segment of "Autumn Bridge" Jerry shows how to apply the next layer of warm Autumn highlights using the same scumbling techniques as in episode one. Then he under-paints all of the rock formations. Now with the #4 Script Brush, Jerry paints in most of the smaller and intermediate size tree trunks and limbs.
Autumn Bridge, Part 3
In this episode, Jerry shows how to take the #10 Bristle Brush and using a dabbing technique begins adding the brighter highlights to the background trees. Now he adds the first highlights on the water and first form highlights on the rocks. Painting is now ready for final details.
Autumn Bridge, Part 4
In this final segment of Autumn Bridge, Jerry shows how to put all of the final highlights and details throughout the painting like large trees, bridge supports, tree limbs, water, weeds, and brush.
The Homestead, Part 1
This is a beautiful snow scene at sunset, with an old farmhouse and warm glowing lights coming from the windows. In this first episode, Jerry shows how to block in the sky and then creating the proper color for under painting the snow.
The Homestead, Part 2
Now with the under-painting in place, Jerry will show how to sketch in the house using proper perspective. Then blocks in pine trees and house. Then applies first layer of snow on ground to establish the snowdrifts around road and ground contours.
The Homestead, Part 3
At this point in the painting, Jerry applies final glow to sunset using a dry brush technique. Then applies intermediate details to house and then adds another layer of snow on ground and road area.
The Homestead, Part 4
In this final episode, Jerry shows how to put final details on farmhouse, final snow highlights on ground and pine trees. Then adds final details to the rest of the painting, like weeds, fence posts, fence wire, etc.
America's Pride (Bald Eagle) and Broken Pots 2, Part 1
This is a great, very small, painting of the head of a bald eagle. In this first episode, Jerry shows how to prepare the canvas for a bird painting. Then proceeds to show the proper mottling techniques to create the proper background for the eagle's head. Then shows examples of other miniature bird and animal paintings.
America's Pride (Bald Eagle) and Broken Pots 2, Part 2
In this episode, Jerry shows how to sketch in the Eagle's head using a white Conte Pastel Pencil. Then proceeds to show how to under-paint the head, beak, eye, and shoulder with the proper under-painting tones. Also Jerry gives a great description of how to use the correct brushes and techniques for blocking in feathers.
America's Pride (Bald Eagle) and Broken Pots 2, Part 3
In this episode, Jerry shows how to put final details and high lights on the eagle's beak, eye, head and shoulder. He shows the proper use of brushes and consistency of paint to achieve the layering effect on the feathers and adding a few tree limbs. In the second half of this episode, Jerry begins a new acrylic painting called "Broken Pots 2". (Some old discarded Indian pots in the snow.) Again, properly preparing the 5x8 horizontal canvas and showing how to paint in the background using the Hake Brush.
America's Pride (Bald Eagle) and Broken Pots 2, Part 4
In this episode, Jerry shows how to sketch in the pots using proper composition techniques to create good eye flow. Then he shows how to under-paint each pot with the appropriate colors using specific brushes and blending techniques to achieve roundness to each pot.
America's Pride (Bald Eagle) and Broken Pots 2, Part 5
In this final episode, Jerry shows how to paint the final highlights on each pot. Then, shows how to use small brushes to apply the design to each pot. Now he shows how to under-paint the shadowed part of the snow on and around the pots. Then he applies the highlights on the snow and then with the Script Brush paints in the tall weeds. Then, he adds a few final highlights and details throughout the painting.
The Decision, Part 1
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.
The Decision, Part 2
In this segment, Jerry explains how to draw the human figure by using the negative space rule for painting and drawing. After drawing the figure. Jerry then shows how to under-paint the upper torso, hair and face using the proper hues, and values for each section of the figure. He also gives a careful explanation of how to use the correct brush to block in the under-painting of the figure.
The Decision, Part 3
In this final episode, Jerry takes his students step-by-step, in how to use the Synthetic, Chiseled-Edged Brushes to apply the final highlights on the torso, pants, face, and hair. Then, with the Script Brush, adds the taller foreground weeds.
The Guardian, Part 1
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.
The Guardian, Part 2
Jerry opens this segment using the #4 Script Brush to paint in the larger distant trees. Then, shows the proper placement of Teepee. Then he shows how to under-paint and detail the Teepee. He finishes up this segment by adding the highlights on the snow and final details on Teepee.