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.

Recommended Reading: How To Draw Flowers Step-By-Step Tutorials

Worksheets I Use to Practice Watercolor

1. Learn how to Paint a Rosebud

blue watercolor flower tutorial
For the full tutorial, visit Ink Struck Studio

Learn how to paint a rosebud in four easy steps. If you’re new to watercolor, this is a great tutorial for beginners. Feel free to paint your rosebud the color red.

2. Wildflowers

wildflowers painting
Credit: ishajunedesigns

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

3. Watercolor Oak Tree

watercolor oak tree
Credit: dang_go

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.

4. Willow Tree

watercolor willow tree
Credit: dang_go

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. Consider painting your favorite tree too.

5. Try Different Colors

watercolor flower in six different colors
Credit: urbankate_in_ca

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.

6. Orange and Yellow Flowers

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.

7. Vibrant Colors

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 created by Dean Crouser Art.

8. Paint by Numbers

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.

9. Simple Purple Flowers

purple watercolor flowers
Credit: vuvie__

If you love simplicity, I think you’ll enjoy painting this simple painting of a purple freesia flower. Paint this onto the cover of a greeting card for a beautiful handmade gift.

10. How to Paint a Tree

watercolor tree tutorial easy
For the full tutorial visit Magdalena Illustration.

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

11. How to Paint a Peony Bud

watercolor peony bud tutorial
For the full tutorial, visit Ink Struck Studio.

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.

12. Detailed Watercolor Painting

floral drawing with watercolor painting
Credit: carlacochua

If you want to paint something with a bit more detail, use this gorgeous wildflower watercolor painting for inspiration. I love the size of this art piece.

13. How to Paint a Palm Tree

how to paint a palm tree
For the full tutorial, visit Magdalena Illustration.

Here’s another awesome tutorial from Magdalena Illustration. This tutorial will show you how to easily paint a palm tree. If you love palm trees, you’ll love this project.

14. Simple Pink Flower

how to paint a flower
For the full tutorial, visit Kate Kyehyun Park.

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.

15. Hydrangeas

how to paint hydrangeas watercolor
For the full tutorial, visit Kate Kyehyun Park.

If you’re interested in painting hydrangeas, this tutorial breaks down the process into three simple steps. Make sure you check out the tutorial by clicking the link below.

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