Amery Bohling

Amery Bohling: How To Paint The Grand Canyon


Video Length: 4 Hours 22 Minutes
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Here’s just a taste of what Amery demonstrates in this video. These are all about COLOR:

  • Why you need to paint en plein air to see the true colors in nature … photos are wonderful references when you understand color.
  • What you need to do BEFORE you ever start to paint to have half the hard work done.
  • How to determine the main shadow color in a painting so that every light is lighter than that and every dark is darker. (This is the only way to get a correct separation of light and dark in your work.)
  • How to judge and correct the values of colors right on the palette (no dulling them with white or black)
  • The ONE color you need on your palette to tone your mixed colors without losing the vibrancy you’re going for. (and no… it is not a neutral gray… far from it.)
  • Why using black to edit your colors is NOT the way to go
  • How to plan your color values so they don’t "fight" on the canvas or look jumpy and disconnected.
  • Learn which opaque colors will slaughter the beautiful mixes you really want — and what to do instead.


Imagine standing in front of your easel — somewhere on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon — painting a majestic view at sunset.

Then coming home with a masterful artwork … to enjoy … and show your friends and family. How astounded they are at the fleeting beauty you were able to capture! Who knew you could do such breathtaking work? You may even be startled by your own newfound expertise.

Is this merely the stuff of fantasy and imagination?

Not at all!

This dream — and the masterpiece you can paint — is entirely within your reach.

Much sooner than you think!

Would you like to be a better painter as soon as tomorrow?

I’m about to tell you how that can happen, but first, let me answer a question you might have…

Why Would I Want to Paint the Grand Canyon If I’ve Never Been and May Never Go?

Whether you have been to the Grand Canyon or not, you know it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Words can never describe its grandeur, although one writer tried. She said…

"…the weight of deep time on display crushes comprehension. We look, we gasp, we shudder with awe."
-Pamela Petro, former artist-in-residence at the Grand Canyon

It’s that very sense of awe … and wonder … that artists seek to portray. Isn’t that what you hope to achieve each time you put brush to canvas? Don’t you long to create work that not only represents the world around you, but captures that little spark that lives in your mind’s eye?

Well, now you can.

And it is much easier than you think.

In fact, with this video, you can be a better painter in a matter of hours!


Picture yourself:

  • Setting up your canvas and laying out the drawing with a plan that ensures success
  • Boldly mixing clear, vibrant colors so that half the hard work is done before you even start painting
  • Confidently laying in the correct values so that your painting actually "sings" with harmony

Do one or more of these things elude you when you paint? Do your colors tend to get dull and muddy? Do you get to the end of the painting and that spark you were going for just isn’t there?

It’s happened to all of us. Talk about frustration! All that hard work, and the painting just doesn’t look like you imagined it would. Hours and hours spent … expensive materials … are you wasting your time?

Of course not. You just need someone to show you exactly what to do. Step by step. How to plan. How to execute. How to know when you’re getting off track … and how to get back on.

And that’s exactly what Painting the Grand Canyon, featuring Amery Bohling, will do for you. Amery is a member of the "Grand Canyon 7," a group of artist friends who paint there regularly. "The Canyon," as they call it, has become their obsession. You don’t need to make it your obsession, but this remarkable video will fuel your own passion for painting by ramping up your skills fast. Skills that will go on to apply to your future work, no matter the subject.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Bonnie Siegel
Grand Canyon

Amery has a warm delightful way of teaching her style of painting. This is an excellent video of how to paint a difficult subject well. I love her use of the grid to get the drawing correct. She does a super job of describing the exact color mixes she uses prior to even painting. Amery is a superb teacher and communicator. She is an expert on painting the Grand Canyon and atmospheric perspective. I learned so much from this video.

Amery Bohling

The dvd sessions were awesome. Delivery right on time. Her teaching style is such down to earth light hearted. I'm so glad to have gotten these. It has helped inspire and given an unexpected focus to my paintings. Thank you so much.

Myrna Walsh
Good learning

I had once tried painting some of the canyon with poor results. He method will work fantastically well. She breaks it down step by step. I can't wait to get started... but I have to as we are moving. :)

Lil Baribault
Painting the Grand Canyon with Amery Bohling

This was a very educational video and I agree with all the comments in the promotional materials. Amery is very patient and is the kind of art teacher who shares not only what is going on in her mind as she paints but also shares personal experiences she has had in painting the canyon, her opinions on taking workshop with different arts and each step of the process is easily viewed. I love that you can see her palette each time she goes back to it so that you can see her "on the go" mixing. The prep where she demonstrates how to premix colors is very valuable as well as her comments about brush size and use. Much of her guidance such as the key to keeping oil paint fluid are ones you would only learn through an accomplished artist. I have almost finished my painting and I am very pleased with the results which could not have been achieved without watching exactly haw she achieves the color balance. I can't wait to see if she offers another video using oils as I already have the beach video and have taken that class in person with her. Thank you for having such a great art teacher who is willing to share her talents and skills in such a thorough way

Jessica Matthewson
Amery's connective approach

Amery's presentation video was well organized and full of her common sense application/s that can be frequently overlooked or possibly edited out. Her reasearched beginnings on this project shows you how to get started on the right footing for a purposeful effort toward excellent painting endeavors ... I highly recommend her videos for artists at every level.