20 Easy Watercolor Flower Paintings to Inspire You

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If you’re looking for easy watercolor flower painting ideas for inspiration, I’ve got you covered.

These watercolor flower paintings are so simple and beyond gorgeous. You’re going to love practicing and improving your painting skills with these references.

If you’re new to watercolor painting, make sure you check out the helpful watercolor tips I provide throughout the post.

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Gather Your Watercolor Supplies

Choosing Your Tools

As a watercolor artist, having the right tools can make a big difference in your work.

Using quality tools and materials is a great way to ensure that your finished work has the best possible results.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money either. You can purchase quality paper, brushes, and paints at a reasonable price.

I’ve listed some of my favorite watercolor tools above.

watercolor flowers in heart

Credit: abraxasarte

purple watercolor flowers

Credit: pamelaharnoisart

watercolor red flowers

Credit: matilda.magdalena

Use Watercolor Paper

Whenever you watercolor, it’s important to use watercolor paper. Watercolor paper is heavier and is good at properly absorbing moisture. It will not tear or pill.

watercolor lavender

Credit: Wang Jing

watercolor carnations

Credit: villustrate

watercolor pink flower with green leaves

Credit: art_lili

Pay Attention to Your Brushes

When you start with watercolor, you may feel that you need a large assortment of brushes. This isn’t true.

Certain types of brushes will give you different results.

To start, you’ll want to have the following brushes: a spotter brush, round brush, flat brush, mop brush, liner brush, and a fan brush.

If you own these seven types of brushes, you’ll be off to a good start.

watercolor floral painting

Credit: arl_fm

two flower paintings

Credit: fernanda_yamada

bright watercolor flowers

Credit: jspurgin.designs

Start Light Then Go Dark

When you watercolor, you’ll want to start with light colors and work your way towards the darker shades.

It would be best if you did this because once you apply the dark colors, it’s more difficult to undo any errors.

pink and blue watercolor flowers

Credit: jessfm_art

lavender watercolor flowers with soil

Credit: missgweny

bright watercolor flowers with bee

Credit: scovel

Mixing Your Paint

When mixing paint, it’s good to mix more paint than you think you’ll need.

That’s because if you run out of the color, it won’t be easy to get the exact shade that you were using previously.

simple flower painting

Credit: Wang Jing

orange and blue flowers

Credit: en_soleillee

purple watercolor tulips

Credit: melanyguzmanvelderrain

Make Sure You Have Paper Towels

As you are working on your paintings, you’ll find that it’s beneficial to have paper towels on hand.

You can use them to clean and dab your brush. You can also use paper towels to dab your paper while you work.

variety of watercolor flowers

Credit: lottalorier

purple watercolor flowers

Credit: klynneart

red yellow purple and green flowers

Credit: matilda.magdalena

pink watercolor flowers with green leaves

Credit: _arrayante_

simple pink flower

Credit: Wang Jing

simple blue flower

Credit: matilda.magdalena

lavender and other watercolor flowers

Credit: unknown