The course objective is to introduce, strengthen and gain confidence in your plein air painting in watercolor techniques. Learn how to absorb the feeling and interpret street scenes and natural landscapes. Focusing on composition, design, tone, timing and simplification, paint, and not simply “color in” your work. Dan will be working with each student one on one as you paint, so no matter what your level your skill will develop. During this three day workshop, Dan will do multiple daily demos explaining his process as he paints and introduce you to the key elements of successful plein air urban and rural painting. Covering the fundamentals and a variety of techniques through the daily demonstrations, one-on-one guidance as you paint, critiques and Q&A’s, this constant reinforcement and encouragement will have you painting outside confidently and quickly!

Some drawing skill and watercolor experience suggested but all levels are welcome.

In addition to the supply list, a hat, sunblock and bag to carry your gear are highly recommended.





Dan Marshall

Plein Air in Watercolor Workshop


Skill Level


Supply List

All Levels

4/10 – 4/12 (9am–6pm) @ 688 S Cox St, Memphis, TN 38104

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Born in New Jersey in 1971, reared in Ohio and finishing his education in Connecticut at the Propersi Institute of Art, Dan is used to adapting to different environs. As a successful tattoo artist, he has been fortunate to extend his travel experiences all over the world. Providing him frequent opportunities to paint the scenes he finds there and allowing him to draw on his early experiences of adaptation.
Over 20 years of drawing daily for tattoo clients has sharpened his skills as a draftsman and studying with renowned artist Joseph Zbukivc has elevated his techniques in watercolor. Dan is constantly studying his influences (Sargent, Galien-Laloue, Cortes, Loir, Schmid, Workman) continuing to experiment and hone his personal style.
“I strive to bring a sense of space and atmosphere, with an elegance and quiet sophistication to all my work”.
Through careful composition and use of tone, his works have a poetic narrative, each piece telling a unique story.
He is an avid Plein Air painter which has helped to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting.
Dan has recently relocated from NYC to Denver, Co where he has opened a studio gallery & private tattoo space, Atelier 71, with his wife, Madoka and french bulldog, Mogu.

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