Virtual Masterclass Series

Boats & Nautical


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Painting boats and nautical scenes can be so rewarding! However, sometimes getting those shapes right can be so challenging! Join me for this months special focus where I’ll discuss all things nautical!

What can I expect from this course?

  • A detailed look at simplification and understanding of boat shapes
  • How to handle different types of reflections
  • Setting the mood
  • Using design and color harmony to tell your nautical story
  • exercises to improve technique


  • additional examples, exercises, references and access to a bonus demo
  • Access to the Dan Marshall Virtual Masterclass Facebook Group community

Simplifying Boat Shapes

A close look at making believable boat shapes, quickly and convincingly

Types of Reflections

What type of reflection suits the mood of your painting?

We’ll explore different types and how to achieve the effects.

Setting the Mood

What is the right mood for the story of your scene? Cool and quiet, energetic and warm, brightly lit, a foggy morning?

I’ll be discussing different ways of communicating a feeling.

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