These easy watercolor landscape paintings are some of my favorite paintings. These watercolor landscapes are great for beginners.
If you're into watercolor and are looking for inspiration, I'm sharing over 27 beautiful watercolor landscape paintings.
If you're looking for some real life inspiration, try visiting a forest. lake, or beach in your area.
The next time you go on vacation, go outside in nature and become inspired by what's around you.
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Watercolor Landscape Paintings
Enjoy browsing these beautiful watercolor landscape paintings. I hope they inspire you to paint your own landscapes.
These paintings would actually make great bookmarks if you or someone you know enjoys reading.
I love this circle painting of a lighthouse. The drawing is great and I love the color combination.
This reference shows you how you can use just a few colors to create a beautiful work of art.
PURCHASE QUALITY 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.
I love the different shades of orange and yellow used for the sky in this painting.
If you're new to watercolor, this painting would be a great reference to help you create a beautiful piece of art.
Circle style paintings are so fun to create and the finished project looks so good.
If you've never painted the night sky, now is the perfect time. I love the blue and purple color combination.
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.
Simple paintings like this are great if you're looking for instant gratification with your work.
Paintings like this are great for pinning to your wall or putting in a frame to showcase in your home.
Sunrise and sunset paintings always look amazing. There's something about the colors and the glow of the sun that are so beautiful.
Here's another painting that's great for beginners. I love simple paintings like this for practice references.
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.
I really love lighthouse paintings. This one has more detail than the first lighthouse painting I listed.
Drawing landscape doesn't have to be complicated. This drawing simple but still a beautiful art piece.
If you like drawing water or waterfalls, this painting will make a great reference photo for you to use.
I love painting the mountains. They're such relaxing landscape objects to draw.
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.
Here's a cute and creative watercolor painting featuring a camper, grill and trees.
Simple landscape paintings like this make great photo card gifts for friends and family members.
I love pinning paintings like this to my cork board. They also look great framed and sitting on a table or desk.
If you're looking for watercolor photo card ideas, why not use these six cards for inspiration.
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.
I'm loving these watercolor lighthouse paintings. I love the detail used for the sky and water in this picture.
If you love the beach theme that uses more subdued colors, this is a great watercolor painting references.
This painting style is similar to the picture shown above. I love the color combination that was chosen for this art piece.
As I mentioned earlier, I find painting mountains to be so fun and relaxing. The addition of the trees and lake are perfect.
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.
I think we can all admit that this painting is just stunning. There's something about the landscape and colors that I love.
These easy landscape drawings are wonderful. The color go so well together and help the paintings stand out.
To keep your painting within a border, you'll simple use blue painters tape to create a border, and keep your painting within the taped area.
I love this painting of a house surrounded by a beautiful landscape of trees, grass, and poppy flowers.
USE MASKING TAPE
If you want clean edges on your project, use masking tape to frame your painting.
It's essential to make sure you have a tight seal on the tape so that paint doesn't get through and ruin your clean edge.
I love the vibe of this house during the winter. The sky appears to be of the northern lights.
If you're looking for something that can be painted in an evening, I think you'll love this simple art piece.
The painted sky in this watercolor painting is beautiful. I love how the moon looks here. The addition of the birds was a nice touch too.
I hope you were able to find some inspiration with the watercolor landscape paintings in this post.
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