Have you ever wondered why so many of our most cherished painters throughout history have painted seascapes?
Think about it:
The crashing surf of a Winslow Homer piece…
Or the hypnotic light of a seaside sunset in a Monet…
The list goes on and on.
Seascapes are magical scenes — a true testament to nature's wonder — and full of limitless opportunity for painters of all skill levels.
If you've never tried your hand at painting one, you simply don't know what you're missing out on!
But here's the thing:
If you want to paint a breathtaking seascape, you'll need to learn a few things first, such as:
Yes, the truth is that it's NOT a complicated process. With the right teacher helping you, it's actually quite easy!
That's where Arizona-based painter Amery Bohling comes in.
How to use shadow and space correctly when painting rock surfaces
How to paint the effects of light on various wave types and vegetation
How to work with forms and details specific to seascapes and bring them together in harmony
The elements of a wave and how to make waves look real
How to paint water and reflections
Amery Bohling Will Guide You
Through Your Own Seascape Painting
Experience … and Your Viewers
Will Be Spellbound at What You Paint
If you ever make your way to the beautiful desert oasis known as Scottsdale, Arizona, you MUST stop in at the
Amery Bohling Art Gallery
Right now you'll find breathtaking work by
, and, of course,
Amery also hosts brilliant workshops in her gallery, where she helps her students learn the most valuable and critical steps of the entire painting process…
That's why everyone from
comes here to learn under Amery's guidance.
Amery Bohling is a full-time painter, a member of the renowned "Grand Canyon Seven" group of painters, and
one of the most delightful and engaging teachers in the American Southwest
do so many people love to learn from her?
We think it's because she has a talent for taking complex painting concepts and breaking them down into
easy steps that anyone can learn
and begin using quickly.
Plus, her personality is bright and infectious, and she brings a very down-to-earth approach to the entire painting experience.
That's why we've brought Amery into our studio to demonstrate her painting techniques, and why we're making them available in our newest instructional video release, titled:
SEASCAPE PAINTING SECRETS
In this all-new video collection, you're going to learn,
step by step,
how to paint a beautiful coastal scene on El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California.
Amery will take you through every stage of her painting process from A to Z, so you can follow along at your own pace and master each key technique.
Seascape Painting Secrets
3 1/2 hours of in-depth painting instruction,
along with an eye-opening one-on-one interview with the artist.
You'll discover how to create your value study, and how to use a grid to lay out your composition and establish the correct proportions.
You'll also learn how to paint a sweeping coastline with multiple types of crashing and rolling waves, the reflection of light on craggy rock faces, and much, much more.
Now, this part is important:
need to be an experienced painter to learn how to do this. And you
have to have talent to paint. That comes from training.
In fact, in the words of our publisher, B. Eric Rhoads, if you can follow a recipe and bake a cake, you can learn to paint. Because painting is a process.
Well, this is your "recipe" for painting a gorgeous Malibu seascape!
Want to learn more?
Let's Take a Closer Look at What You'll Learn
Seascape Painting Secrets
How to paint sand, rocks, crashing and rolling waves, and reflections on the water
Why you don't need to be a "perfect painter" to paint gallery-quality work
- Amery Bohling's favorite tools for drawing, painting various strokes, and adding in details
Exactly how Amery mixes her seascape colors to get them just right
- Tips and tricks for working with light and shadow
How to "warm up" and "cool down" your colors, and the unexpected reason you should do this in small steps
- Why you should identify where your darkest dark and lightest light will be on your painting early on (most beginners get this step wrong)
How indoor and outdoor lighting affect your painting, and how to use this to your advantage
- How (and when) to paint the foreground and background
How Amery keeps things interesting by using the concept of opposition within her compositions
- What she does to
her work and
turn a good painting into an outstanding one
How she paints waves to get a realistic and expressive effect — including the subtle details in the forms and shadows
- The importance of balancing shadow and light
The different brushstrokes she uses to blend and add layers
- How to paint still and reflective water on the shoreline
The secret to painting rolling and breaking waves, and the subtle way water works around rocks
- When to bring out highlights and details of the rocks, the shoreline, and breaking waves
What to add and what to remove to create rhythm within your composition
How to create "tension points," and why these are so powerful
And much, much more!