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Perfect for the beginner, intermediate or advanced watercolor artist looking to build on a solid foundation or strengthen existing skills. This course is broken up into comprehensive modules that take a deep dive into each of the elements that will bring fine art concepts to your work. Developing the knowledge of drawing, composition, pigment control, color mixing, timing and edges will give the student a better understanding of the medium and to take full advantage of all that watercolor has to offer.
$1,250 Virtual Masterclass
Develop the skills to paint expressive, atmospheric watercolors with an impressionistic quality.
About the Course
Module 1: Drawing
Every good watercolor starts out with a solid foundation, a loose, yet accurate drawing.
You’ll learn techniques to keep things loose while developing new daily drawing habits. By using a suggestive drawing style you’ll create more gestural, artistic paintings.
Module 2: Composition
Pleasing, balanced compositions are the result of understanding the relationships of the shapes in your painting. You’ll learn all the tools to start making your own decisions in your work, rather than just duplicating the scenes before you.
The rule of thirds, the Golden Ratio, setting a focal point, thumbnail and Notan studies and so much more. This lesson is sure to inspire composition confidence!
Module 3: Pigment Control
This module focuses on gaining control of the consistency of pigment. The ratio of water vs. pigment in the brush and palette. With a monochromatic approach, you’ll learn how to lay down your painting in a way that creates proper tone and depth, just through pigment management
Module 4: Color Mixing
Love painting in neutral tones and those lovely greys? In this lesson you’ll learn how to mix colors in a clear, thought out way to rapidly get to those warms and cools. No more heavy, overmixed hues!
Module 5: Timing & Edges
This lesson addresses edge quality and the real magic of watercolor, TIMING.
You’ll learn when and how to take full advantage of creating a variety of edges to add another layer of sophistication to your work.
What Students Say
This Watercolor Masterclass is ideal for any level of painter looking to increase their understanding of fine art concepts applied to watercolor. Are you ready to paint fully realized, harmonious, and personal expressions of the subjects you love? This course will help you to develop the tools to go beyond duplication and start truly painting.
About Dan Marshall
Daniel Marshall is a prominent watercolor artist currently based in Denver. Growing up on the East Coast and having previously lived in California, his work retains a strong connection to coastal life. His frequent travels to both coasts allow him the opportunity to keep these themes current in the wide range of subjects he enjoys painting.
Daniel has been an award winning professional artist and leading name in the tattoo industry since 1995, redirecting the majority of his creative energy to fine art painting in watercolor since 2013. He’s been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine. He is also a regular contributor, writing articles about plein air painting, experiences and watercolor instruction.
Daniel is represented by the Huse Skelly Gallery on Balboa Island, California. 2019 brought Daniel his first formal Museum exhibition at the Nicolaysan Art Museum in Casper, WY. Daniel is a much sought after instructor, teaching watercolor workshops regularly and doing demonstrations for art groups throughout the country. He has started a very successful online teaching program, a has 3 videos released through Creative Catalyst Productions.
He is an avid plein air painter, being inspired by and painting the majority of his works on location. This has helped him to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting.
Check out my free Watercolor 101 course that covers the basic materials and techniques to get you started.