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.


1. Learn how to Paint a Rose Bud

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

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

2. Wildflowers

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

wildflowers painting
Credit: ishajunedesigns

3. 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.

watercolor oak tree
Credit: dang_go

4. 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. Consider painting your favorite tree too.

watercolor willow tree
Credit: dang_go

5. Try 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.

watercolor flower in six different colors
Credit: urbankate_in_ca

6. Orange and Yellow Flowers

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.

watercolor orange flower with yellow buds

7. Vibrant Colors

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.

watercolor bright flowers painting

8. Paint by Numbers

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

paint by numbers watercolor

9. Simple Purple Flowers

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.

purple watercolor flowers
Credit: vuvie__

10. How to Paint a Tree

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

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

11. How to Paint a Peony Bud

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.

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

12. Detailed Watercolor Painting

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.

floral drawing with watercolor painting
Credit: carlacochua

13. 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. If you love palm trees, you’ll love this project.

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

14. Simple Pink 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.

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

15. Hydrangeas

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.

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

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