Dan Marshall

Dan Marshall: Cityscapes in Watercolor


Video Length: 2 Hours 17 Minutes
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Discover The Secrets To Adding Mystery and Ambience To Your Cityscapes… and Turn Your Paintings Into Gallery-Worthy Pieces!

Award-winning artist, Dan Marshall, will show you an interesting approach to watercolor that makes cityscape painting an absolute delight. Just watch his demonstration, and you too will soon be able to capture the mood and atmosphere of any cityscape

Your ability to capture the mood and atmosphere of a cityscape scene will make or break the painting.

The good thing is it’s quite simple to do.

In fact, just follow Dan Marshall’s interesting approach and viewers will start thinking you’re a pro artist.

Dan’s techniques and approach to cityscapes are the reasons he’s winning so many awards. He’s an expert at painting cityscapes that are filled with mystery and ambience. Judges, collectors, and fans absolutely love his work. 

His “edgy approach to the medium and his love for the unruliness of watercolor”, as described by a fellow artist, may be “crazy” to some…

…but there’s a method to his madness - and he’s going to show you how to do it.

Inside “Cityscapes in Watercolor”, Dan will show you how to take advantage of watercolor’s unique properties to create a sense of atmosphere in your work

how to make full use of watercolor’s rich pigments and wet-in-wet soft washes to create mood…

…how to handle your pigments like a pro by exploring the “5 Thicknesses of Watercolor”...

…how to create a winning composition… and so much more.

If you want your watercolor paintings to look like they were painted by a master, you’ll discover the techniques inside Dan’s best-selling video.

Shortcut your learning progress by watching how a master like Dan does it. 

Stop trying to “figure it out” yourself and go straight to whatactually works and wins awards. 

Only then will you be able to free your creativity and unleash it onto the canvas, without any doubts holding you back.

That’s when your artistry will flourish. Soon, people will notice your work. 

Grab Dan’s video and start today!

Meet Your Instructor, Dan Marshall!

Fading scenes of rustic farms and working ranches… framed by the beautiful landscapes of Colorado and New Mexico. Those are the scenes that inspire Dan Marshall.

His work is greatly influenced by living in the American West. Growing up on the East Coast and having previously lived in California, his work keeps a strong connection to coastal and nautical life. Regardless of the subject, you can always find his unique view of the Americana aesthetic.

But the professional award-winning artist didn’t come from a painting background.

He started out as a tattoo artist. He has been in the tattoo industry since 1995 and made a name for himself in that scene…

…until he felt burnt out from tattooing.

That’s when he dived into the world of watercolor. He soon realized he was a quick learner, because soon after he started, his name started making rounds in the art community.

In fact, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine have featured his amazing works of art.

He’s also a regular contributor, writing articles about plein air painting, experiences and watercolor instruction.

Daniel is represented by the Huse Skelly Gallery in Balboa Island, CA. and Scarlowe’s Gallery in Casper, Wy He has also had an exhibition of his work Casper’s at Nicolaysen Art Museum.

Daniel is a sought after instructor, teaching watercolor workshops regularly and demonstrating for art groups throughout the country. He’s used that experience to start a successful online teaching program.

He’s an avid plein air painter, being inspired by and painting most of his works on location. This has helped him to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting.

Daniel Marshall is currently based in Denver, Colorado. You’ll usually find him painting plein air from the farms of the plains, to the ranches of the foothills and the peaks of the Rockies.

What You’ll Discover Inside:

  • How to create a center of interest (the one lesson you cannot miss) ...
  • How to guarantee you'll always get the value you desire for your painting…
  • How to lay the foundation of your painting for maximum success...
  • Secrets of paint wetness that will turn you into a watercolor expert fast (skill-cementing exercises included) ...
  • How to create dramatic paintings that demand attention...
  • “5 Thicknesses of Watercolor” - How to handle your pigments like a master…
  • How to exploit the full range of the watercolor medium by using gravity...
  • Discussion on drying times, creating tones on dry and wet-on-wet, and water vs pigment ratio...
  • How to mix proper tone/color and set the mood...
  • How to keep unity in your painting…The BEST way to paint reflections, buildings, trees, cloudy skies, and more…
  • Dan’s insightful tip on how to achieve accurate perspective every time…
  • Visualizing secrets you MUST know...
  • Dan's "Squint-for-Tone" technique…
  • Why you should simplify and how to do it without messing up your work…
  • Simplified master-level advice on combining shapes, value, moisture control, and more...
  • Topics covering brushes, palette, setup for plein air painting, pigment consistency, and much more…How to manipulate watercolor with ease and freedom (and have fun doing it!) ...
  • PLUS: Trade secrets on what to put in and what to leave out (extremely important lesson!) ...
  • and so many more lessons to help you be an amazing watercolor artist in just a few weeks!

Chapter Breakdown 


1 - Project Materials & Tools

2 - Drawing/Compositing for Painting

3 - Angling for Good Painting

4 - Identify Tone and Set The Mood

5 - Connect Your Shapes

6 - The Icing on the Cake

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Jane Jones
Dan Marshall: Cityscapes in Watercolor

I thought it was very through. I liked his gray tones then a pop of color at the end.

Reisa Peters
More please

Dan Marshall's video on painting the cityscape is fantastic! Like another viewer said, the only thing I could ask for is more! Please give us a part two! Thank you!

Timohy Daley
Light and dark

Dan's video is easy to follow and his painting thought process an excellent guide to his style of painting. I have had an opportunity to watch Dan do a painting in person and the video is just like he is in person. He explains his use of darks and light values and has helped me with my painting style. I highly recommend this course to anyone who loves watercolor painting.

Richard Hahn
Love his coarses

Dan is the best teacher of watercolor I have ever had. I highly recommend him.

A New Adventure

As a still life and portrait artist, this is a new adventure for me and I really enjoyed this DVD. I am looking forward to trying plein air. and cityscapes.