Join the Denmark Arts Center (DAC) as they celebrate 25 years since Jon Allan Marshall became the Artist in Residence at DAC. Jon’s work is “classical realism inspired by 17th century Dutch masters and the Hudson River School.” Jon’s work begins with small sketches and photos, and if those ideas work themselves into thoughts of a series or draw him to explore a larger more finished format, Jon revisits the site to take in more detailed information. He works up a graphite and brush composition on toned paper, trying to create an inspiring image in simple fashion. Once that composition works as values and shapes, he moves to translate that into an oil painting with full color, detailed brush strokes, and glazes.
Come to a beautiful art opening of the beautiful hamlet of Denmark Landscapes. Save the date for Jon’s Oil Painting Demonstration on Wednesday, August 7, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. as he works on a painting demonstrating layering techniques in oil. If techniques at the demonstration pique your artistic interest, join us for two consecutive Saturdays for Oil Painting and the Masters Class on August 10th and 17th. Jon will use modern materials to bring students step-by-step through a painting process employed by masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Ruisdael. Students will learn important technical rules for archival permanence, from beginning surface preparation to the final varnish, as well as some color theory and helpful time saving tricks. At the beginning of each class Jon will demonstrate all that will be covered for that day. The students will finish the class with their own completed painting and a good understanding of how to use this technique for their own personal expression.
Saturday, August 3rd, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Art Opening – Denmark Landscapes in Oil with beverages and food from Gastropub free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 7th, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Oil Painting Demonstration – Painting in layers with Jon Allan Marshall. The demonstration is free and open to the public, as part of the Artist in Residence program.
Saturdays, August 10th and 17th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Oil Painting and the Masters - A Two-Day course. This course will introduce students to a traditional layered approach to oil painting. The cost is $225.
Jon will use modern materials to bring students step by step through a painting process employed by masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Ruisdael. Students will learn important technical rules for archival permanence, from beginning surface preparation to the final varnish, as well as some color theory and helpful time saving techniques.
At the beginning of each class Jon will demonstrate all that will be covered for that day. Students will finish the class with their own completed painting and a good understanding of how to use this technique for their own personal expression (Advanced). Registration can be completed online at denmarkarts.org or at the door.
About Jon Allan Marshall:
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1964 and educated at the Massachusetts College of Art, Mr. Marshall works primarily in oils in the “classical tradition” inspired by 17th century Dutch landscape, still life, and portrait painters. His mastery of landscape painting unfurled after his move to Maine nearly 30 years ago to areas close to mountains and seacoast where he receives constant inspiration for his work.
Recognized for his ability at an early age, Marshall was one of the youngest ever Copley Master honored by Boston’s Copley Society of Art. Recently he received the Alden Bryan Memorial Award for traditional landscape in oil from the CSA. A serious and productive artist, Marshall’s works are widely exhibited throughout the United States from Brunswick to Boston, New York City to Santa Fe. Check out his work here at http://www.jonallanmarshall.com/
The Denmark Arts Center is located at 50 West Main Street in the beautiful hamlet of Denmark, only 30 minutes from North Conway, New Hampshire and one hour from Portland and Lewiston, Maine.
To purchase tickets or find more information, visit www.DenmarkArts.org/events or call the Denmark Arts Center box office at (207) 452-2412.