In-person course
in Framfield

Three Day Pet Portrait Painting Course



Create your own pet portrait using oil paints. Using a good reference photo we will take three days to produce a fantastic painting of yours or a loved ones pet. It can be a dog, cat, horse, ferret, budgie or even a bearded dragon. We start on day one with a tracing, then an underpainting in burnt umber. Then on day two we block in all the main colours having identified the three main colours we need, we mix them and block and blend them. we also add the eyes and muzzle, or beak. The final day is spent refining and adding details, such as fine hairs, tweaking the darks and lights and bringing the painting a conclusion. I am on hand to guide and mentor you through the whole process so you are sure to produce a lovely painting you will be proud of. The canvas size is A3 and we use professional oil paints and brushes so your painting will look great. This course is suitable for beginners and as we trace the image on to the canvas we don't spend time trying to draw in free hand so no danger of us going wrong.

What's included in the price?

Morning refreshments of tea and coffee with biscuits. A fresh and home made lunch with soft drink. Afternoon tea or coffee with biscuits. Canvas and all materials to produce your painting. Tuition and guidance across all three days.


3 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



Sue O'Mara Art

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I am a third generation artist, I follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and mum. I first began painting in oils when I wanted a picture of my lovely lurcher, I had lots of photos of him but none were quite good enough, so I decided to have a go at doing a painting of him! It turned out really well and I had got the bug. My first love in painting is wildlife, I get so excited when I see an image or scene of animals, I just can’t wait to start painting it!


2 Woodland Cottages, Pump Lane, Framfield, East Sussex, TN22 5RN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Pet lovers
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
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