March 2015 Demonstration

Our demonstrator for March was Bruce Wood. He presented a demonstration of an acrylic landscape.

The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday March 11th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.

Bruce demonstrated a technique used by the "Tonalists". It involves using a limited pallette and a dry brush technique.


Bruce prepared the canvas by brushing on paint
with a paste in it to build up the texture.


He sketched the picture in using his brush.

Basic Shapes

Here, he has put in some of the basic shapes.


Making progress on the painting.


Bruce describes a point about his art.


He uses a Masterson Palette to keep the paint fresh for days.
He replaced the paper palettes with a piece of glass.


Putting in some details.


He says that he has fun putting in the trees.


Adding some sunlight details to the trees.


The finished painting.

Bruce Wood's Bio

Bruce Wood is a painter and an avant-garde filmmaker whose works have been featured at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and The Museum of Modern Art (Beaubourg) in Paris. He is a founder of AFA Press, Dreamfast Cinema, and the former Fenway Galleries in Chicago and Lakeside, Michigan. Currently Bruce is the director of the Woodshed Gallery in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Bruce Wood's films are in the collections of The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, The Royal Film Archive of Belgium, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prints and Paintings are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; and the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois.

Bruce studied at Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA).

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