John H Burrow

John H Burrow

Award Winning Plein~Air Artist 2018

Painting Cottages, Flower Gardens, and Pathways

(This course can take place outdoors or indoors as requested by the students and

you may bring/use acrylic or oil paints)


Instructor: John H. Burrow

2 day workshop,   9am - 1pm,  Price:  $160.


How would you like to learn how to make your flower and garden paintings just jump off the canvas! And have your cottage, barn and house paintings have a real natural look to them! That is just what master painter and certified art instructor John H. Burrow will show you during this magnificent course. You will practice the “Read of the Painting” and create a finished art piece with the proper flow, color balance, light direction, and inviting appearance to your finished painting.


Supply List:

2 - 4 Cotton or linen canvases, or canvas panels.
Size:  8 x 10”  or...  9 x 12”  or...  12 x 16”


Oil or Acrylic Paint (YOUR CHOICE):

Titanium white and any colours you have/like. I use: Cadmium Yellow Light or... Cadmium Yellow Medium, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Quinacradone Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Transparent Red Oxide. Pthalo Green, Sap Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, and yes… Black.


Portable easel/or Table Top easel…


Palette or... paper palette


Palette Knife. (Approximate 2 inches to three inches in length).


If you are working in oils: odourless mineral spirits ONLY, PLEASE DO NOT BRING TURPENTINE (I use Gamblin Gamsol)  if you like using it (Walnut Oil or something similar)


small open containers to pour these in for use while painting.


Brush Cleaning Container with screen for cleaning brushes.

paper towel
(at least one full roll of good absorbent paper, shop towels are best)


Small plastic bags for garbage.

Brushes: I use mostly flats: 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, and 1inch.  and one small round.  (if you can get some Mongoose or Badger flats, these are really nice, as well as either hog hair ( I like Robert Simmons) or Silver synthetics



 Sketchbook and pencils or... Sharpie style black markers.


A selection of 15 to 10 cottage, flower garden, or pathways photos that you may wish to bring to work from. ( I will bring back-up photos if required) Choose photos that have strong patterns of light and shadow in order to get the most out of the exercises. Bring any subject matter that interests you… They do not have to be landscape photos.





Call to find out where and when this class takes place 1-928-451-2742