20 Easy Watercolor Paintings of Plants and Trees

Painting these watercolor plants 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 plants you see around you. You could even buy plants from your local market to use for inspiration.

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1. 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.

2. Lavender Painting

watercolor lavender
Artist Credit: momosartworld

The details of the lavender in the brown pot make this painting come alive. You can use your paintbrush to create beautiful highlights and shadows in this painting.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Prayer Plant Leaves

Prayer Plant Leaves
Artist Credit: romys.gallery

This is a wonderful painting for plant lovers. The leaves of the prayer plant have a unique pattern that will look beautiful with watercolors. You can use different shades of green to add depth and texture to this painting.

6. 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.

7. Cute Plant Doodles

watercolor plant doodles
Artist Credit: kinpaints

If you are just starting out with watercolor painting, this reference is perfect. The cute plant doodles are easy to draw and paint. You can use bright colors to add a pop of fun to this painting.

8. Baobab Trees and Animals

Baobab Trees and Animals
iStock/AnnaTkachenko

Capture the beauty of the African savannah. You can use muted colors to create a dreamy landscape featuring baobab trees and animals such as elephants and giraffes.

9. Tall Plant in Pot

Tall Plant in Pot
Artist Credit: branched.art

Here’s a great painting for beginners. This simple plant in a pot will look beautiful with watercolors. You can use different shades of green to create a striking contrast between the pot and the foliage.

10. Tree with Vibrant Green Leaves

Tree with Vibrant Green Leaves
iStock/Mansum008

A tree with its lush green leaves will look stunning in your art book. Remember to use different shades of green when creating your tree.

11. How to Paint a Snake Plant

How to Paint a Snake Plant
Artist Credit: dearannart

This tutorial is perfect for those who want to learn how to paint a snake plant. You will learn how to paint the texture of the leaves, pot, and plant stand.

12. Watercolor Oak Tree

Watercolor Oak Tree
iStock/EvgeniyaIvanova

You can use a mixture of greens and browns to create this beautiful oak tree. A few types of oak trees you can paint are the Northern Red Oak, the White Oak, or the Chestnut Oak.

13. Plants Sitting on a Plant Stand

plants on shelf
Artist Credit: francemarsstudio

You can capture the beauty of your plants by using your plant stand as a reference for your painting. I think that it would also be fun to dedicate the time to painting your pot designs too.

14. Pine Trees and Rocks

Pine Trees and Rocks
iStock/Cat_Arch_Angel

One of my favorite subjects to paint is pine trees. There’s something so serene about the way the greens of the trees and the browns of the rocks blend together for this painting.

15. Fiddle Leaf Fig Painting

watercolor fiddle leaf fig
Artist Credit: intotheplants

If you’re a fan of indoor plants but don’t have the greenest of thumbs, a painting won’t require watering or regular maintenance like a live plant would. With a fiddle leaf fig painting, you can bring the beauty of nature indoors without the added stress of caring for a plant!

16. Autumn Leaves Painting

Autumn Leaves Painting
iStock/OlhaOsmak

Autumn is the time of year when the leaves turn shades of orange, brown, and more. With a little bit of creativity, you can capture the essence of autumn in a beautiful watercolor painting of fall trees.

17. Step-by-Step Watercolor Plant Leaf

step-by-step watercolor plant leaf
Artist Credit: dearannart

In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to paint plant leaves. Use the knowledge you learn from the tutorial to create an entire plant.

18. Trees and Mountains

Trees and Mountains
iStock/DariaUstiugova

There’s nothing quite like the peaceful feeling you get when surrounded by trees, water, and mountains. Try capturing that feeling with your next painting.

19. Beautiful Snake Plant Painting

watercolor snake plant
Artist Credit: henandchickart

Not only do I love the snake plant for this painting, but the pot design looks great too. You can search online for different design ideas for your plant’s pot.

20. Three Simple Plants

three watercolor plants
Artist Credit: branched.art

If you’re new to watercolor painting, I think that this painting that features three plants is a great reference. You can add your own twist to your art by changing up the pot design or leaf shapes.

Watercolor painting is a great way to express your creativity. There are many beautiful plants and trees that look stunning when painted in watercolors. From doodles to vibrant colors, these easy watercolor paintings will bring some nature into your home.

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