March 2010 Demonstration

Our demonstrator for March was Alix Porras. She presented a demonstration of a landscape painting in oil.

The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday March 10th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Directions to the Church

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.


Alix showed us the subject matter for her painting.


Next she described the palette that she uses.


She paints on a toned canvas so she can see the whites.
Here, she has sketched in the basic shapes of the painting.

Middle Ground

She starts with the center of interest to get it established first.
In this painting, the center of interest is the middle ground.


Next, she painted in the sky.

Fore and Back

Finally, she added the foreground and background.


Here is the finished painting.


This demonstration was filmed by Reading Community Television.
The show will be broadcast sometime in the near future.
Check out their web site for the schedule by clicking on the link.

Alix Porras' Bio

Alix Porras' luminous landscapes are happy, optimistic paintings full of color and light. They express the joy of living and help viewers escape to a restful place at the end of a working day.

Born in Colombia, South America, Alix has lived in the United States for many years. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Interior Design at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogot´┐Ż and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She also attended workshops with David Curtis, Joseph McGurl, TM Nicholas, and Ian Roberts. Alix paints full time and sells her work from her studio and from galleries.

One of Alix's collectors said, "I have admired Alix's art since my first purchase in 1996. Her art work reflects her love of nature and her talent with colors. The interplay of these colors is especially outstanding."

Alix is affiliated with The Copley Society of Boston, Oil Painters of America, the American Artists Professional League, and The Andover Art Association. Her works have been exhibited at numerous galleries throughout New England over the past 40 years.

This will be a refreshing and colorful demonstration that you won't want to miss. Bring friends. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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