15 Easy Watercolor Flower and Tree Painting Ideas

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Painting these watercolor flowers and trees is a wonderful creative outlet.

In this collection, you’ll find a wide variety of flower and tree paintings. There are painting references perfect for beginners to advanced painters.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, look no further than your own backyard or local park.

Consider painting the trees and flowers you see around you. You could even buy flowers from your local market to use for inspiration.


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.

blue watercolor flower tutorial

Learn how to paint a rose bud in four easy steps. If you’re new to watercolor, this is a great tutorial for beginners.

For the full tutorial visit Ink Struck Studio

wildflowers painting

Here’s another simple painting that I would recommend for beginners. This painting features beautiful and colorful wildflowers.

Credit: ishajunedesigns

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 oak tree

If you’re interested in drawing a tree, I think that this is a great tree reference. I love how the different greens were combined to add depth to the tree.

Credit: dang_go

watercolor willow tree

Here’s another tree painting that I love and I think you will too. This painting is of a willow tree, which is actually my favorite tree.

Credit: dang_go

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 flower in six different colors

This painting features the same flower using six different color palettes.

The artist encourages using colors that you don’t see in flowers, to further express your creativity.

Credit: urbankate_in_ca

watercolor orange flower with yellow buds

I love this beautiful and simple floral watercolor painting. You can find this painting and more from the book Modern Watercolor Botanicals by The Mint Gardener.

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.

watercolor bright flowers painting

I love this watercolor print. The colors are vibrant and the art style is so beautiful and creative.

This image is a wildflower print create by Dean Crouser Art.

paint by numbers watercolor

If you don’t want to start your painting from scratch, consider this floral paint by numbers watercolor kit by Pink Puddle Studio.

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.

purple watercolor flowers

If you love simplicity, I think you’ll enjoy painting this simple painting of a purple freesia flower.

Credit: vuvie__

watercolor tree tutorial easy

Magdalena has some of the best step-by-step watercolor tutorials. This tutorial shows you how to paint a simple yet detailed tree.

For the full tutorial visit Magdalena Illustration.

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.

watercolor peony bud tutorial

Ink Struck Studio is another one of my favorite watercolor tutorial artists. By following this tutorial, you’ll learn how to paint a peony bud.

For the full tutorial visit Ink Struck Studio.

floral drawing with watercolor painting

If you want to paint something with a bit more detail, use this gorgeous wildflower watercolor painting for inspiration.

Credit: carlacochua

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.

how to paint a palm tree

Here’s another awesome tutorial from Magdalena Illustration. This tutorial will show you how to easily paint a palm tree.

For the full tutorial visit Magdalena Illustration.

how to paint a flower

There’s nothing like sitting down and painting something that’s simple, yet the results are so satisfying.

Make sure you click the link below to see the entire step tutorial.

For the full tutorial visit Kate Kyehyun Park.

how to paint hydrangeas watercolor

If you’re interested in painting hydrangeas, this tutorial breaks down the process in three simple steps.

Make sure you check out the tutorial by clicking the link below.

For the full tutorial visit Kate Kyehyun Park.

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