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Top tips session excites Cookham's aspiring artists

(with thanks to Mike Copland)

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(29 March 2010)

25 aspiring local artists sat in on a stimulating demonstration of the art of portraiture at the Gallery at Elizabeth House last Saturday.  The gallery's current artist, Rob Cordingley, gave a two-hour demonstration, painting his fiancee Becky, and giving tips on all aspects of the process.  During the session he nearly completed the portrait which he will be putting on his website when finished (

 Rob Cordingley with his fiancée Becky shows how it's done

Rob will be back at the Gallery on Friday 9th April (at 7.30pm) to give an illustrated talk about the use of egg tempera by artists from the dawn of creativity to the 21st century.  The talk (From Cavemen to 2010) will cover this most enduring art medium from cave art through the early Egyptians to Renaissance and modern art – with a demonstration on how to make it.  Tickets are £10 available from Lynne Williams at Elizabeth House or on 01628 819224.  After the success of last Saturday's session tickets (which are limited to 30) are likely to sell fast so book yours soon!

And here's the portrait getting near to completion.

Rob's exhibition closes on the 9th April.  Next up at the Gallery is Joanna Yates, a self taught artist known to many for her acting with the Tarrystone Players and as caretaker at Pinder Hall.  She will be showing a selection of stunning botanical watercolours as well as acrylics, mixed media and weaving.

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