Acrylic Medium, 16x20 stretched canvas, Vertical format. A subject which is constantly requested by Jerry's students around the World: chickens. Jerry shows his 'chicken' reference material and provides a very quick, high-level, and valuable copyright tip. This painting includes chickens in a barnyard, a predominant rooster, perch, and more. Starts with a grayed canvas which is simply a small amount of Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber, a little blue and gesso to "kill" the white canvas. With #10 or #12... [see more] bristle brush Jerry begins with white gesso to opaque the colors. Jerry uses several colors in a scumbling fashion quickly as he illustrates creation of the mottled background. Now uses hake brush and the X strokes -- barely skimming surface. Now Jerry sketches main rooster, door to hen house, etc. Uses chisel-edge #6 to block in coop door, adding wood grain with a skimming technique. Next a little work on the foundation of the coop with sideways, chunky strokes. Jerry blocks in porch next. Now with same brush Jerry inserts darker value using once again the mottling/scumbling technique. Jerry shows how to add strokes for straw.
Jerry Yarnell is launching a whole new series of painting shows. With a calm and reassuring style that is unmatched by any other art instructor, Jerry guides students through fine-art techniques that can be practiced at home. What separates Jerry's new series from his older work is the culmination of his entire career to date (over 30 years) brought to the viewer in the form of his best work ever.