Bradness Gallery 

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK.  Tel: 01273 400606

Course details



Once you understand flower painting, then you can explore the subject in endless ways and in numerous mediums.  However, I feel that the best way to start is using pencil and watercolour.


This 3 day course will cover the basics of painting flowers.   We will learn to carefully observe the construction of flowers and leaves so that when painting them they make sense.


We will start by studying the component parts; single leaves, different leaves shapes and simple flower forms.  We will then progress to pulling together those elements and painting a picture .


There will be a maximum of 6 students and we will work in the Bradness kitchen so that we can look out onto the garden as we work.


This course is absolutely designed for complete beginners or those who would like to go back to study from the basics upwards.


The days will start with coffee at 9.30am and finish at about 4.30pm each day.  You can stay on until 5.30 if you wish.





Flower Painting with Emma Burnett

Go home with a framed painting ready to hang on the wall


Designed for complete beginners upwards  -  3 day course - £395  


Emma's interest in art started over 30 years ago with Botanical Illustration under the tuition of Anne-Marie Evans.  

With a love of flowers and gardening, Emma experiments and plays with different styles in order the express their abundant beauty and flow.


On this course, we will work in pencil, pen watercolour and gouache and ink.  We will spend 3 days luxuriating in the peace of flower painting.  The course is designed for complete beginners or those with some experience.  We start on worksheets by drawing and painting simple leaves, then leaf stems and then single flowers.  After that we progress to painting a picture which you will take home framed and ready to hang.


Paints, brushes, paper and flowers are all included.  Also included is a lovely mount and frame.  Do not feel under any pressure to finish your painting as these can be taken home but it is a fun and inspiring thing to do to

see your work with a finished presentation.


The days will start at 9.30 and finish at 4.30.




Lampshade web large Pansies oil jpg Poppies and Dragonflies for web Grandmas vase for web Hollyhocks for web

Above:  Right - Pansies, oil on board.  Above left: - Hollyhocks, oil on canvas.  Both in a loose, impressionist style.


Below right - Cow parsley.  Hand drawn Cow Parlsey manipulated and finished in photoshop to reproduce as a fabric design.




Left - photos from a 3 day Flower Painting course.  

All the paintings and worksheets shown are from beginners.


On day one of the course we practise simple leaves, leaf stems and flowers and after that we start to put them together into a painting



Right - Poppies and Dragonflies acrylic painting



Below right - Abstract Flowers, oil on canvas

Pat Dalby for web

Course Dates


All courses are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday



13th, 14th and 15th March 2018



17th, 18th and 19th

April 2018



5th, 6th and 7th

June 2018



16th, 17th and 18th

Ocotber 2018


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