If you're looking for some of the best watercolor flower painting ideas for beginners, you've come to the right place.
Watercolor painting is a great creative outlet.
If you're new to watercolor, here are a few of my favorite tips for getting started.
Make sure you use high-quality paint, paper, and brushes.
When painting, start with your light colors first and work your way towards the dark colors.
You'll also want to pay attention to your water to paint ratio.
You don't want too much water because your colors will be too light.
However, you also don't want too little water, because your colors will be too thick and won't apply to the paper properly.
Another step that some beginners skip is letting your paint dry between layers if you don't want your colors to blend or bleed into each other.
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Floral Watercolor Inspiration for Beginners
Now that I've shared a few of my favorite tips and tools, let's get to the inspiring watercolor paintings for beginners.
I love the simplicity of this floral watercolor project. I also love the soft colors that were used here.
I'm a big fan of lemon watercolor art. The yellow and green color palette goes so well together.
This simplicity of this floral painting is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy watercolor project.
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.
This design would look perfect on a handmade greeting card for a friend or family member.
I love the simplicity of this watercolor flower painting. What a unique color combination used here.
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how simple it is to paint and beautiful plant and pot.
Here's another gorgeous step-by-step watercolor tutorial. This one shows you how to paint a beautiful flower.
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.
If love the look of these watercolor flowers. The watercolor art style looks wonderful. I also love the color combination.
If you're looking for a quick and fun watercolor project, you can paint this cactus in a pink flower pot.
This painting is a great reference for drawing flowers. Especially if you want to practice with just one type of flower.
I love the simplicity of this watercolor painting. As you can see, the artist is using real flowers as a reference.
If you enjoy turning your designs into tangible products, a floral pattern like this would you great on blankets or phone cases.
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.
After completing a piece like this, it would look great inside of a frame and hanging on your wall.
My favorite thing about this painting has to be the colors. The browns, blues, and greens go so well together.
The poppy flower is so easy to paint and the finished design looks beautiful. This is a very beginner friendly painting.
What a gorgeous piece of art work. The flowers are beautiful and the chosen colors go so well together.
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.
The flower pot adds such a nice touch to this painting. I love the detail used with the flower pot and the choice of flowers.
This painting of a flowers in a watering pot would make a great additional to your home decor.
I love the simplicity of these flowers. I also really like the simple green and yellow color palette.
If you're looking to use bright colors like oranges, pinks, and greens, this reference shows you how the colors look together.
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.
Use this watercolor painting as a reference to create a beautiful piece of art that you can hang on your wall.
I tend to use bright colors with my paintings, but I'm always impressed by watercolor paintings that used more muted colors.
I don't often paint flower a bouquet, but this piece of art is just stunning and something I would love to re-create.
This flower painting is so simple and is the perfect reference to use when you want to relax while painting.
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.
The soft pastel colors used in this painting look great. This is a great beginners floral watercolor reference.
If you want to try something fun, consider painting these cute and colorful watercolor doodles.
I think this floral painting is just stunning. I also love the paper that it was drawn on.
Your paintings don't always have to be one single work of art. Have fun creating a variety of flower doodles.
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.
If you're new to watercolor, I have always found the cactus to be a beginner friendly plant.
Place your cactus in a pot to add detail to your painting.
Here's another watercolor painting that would look great as a handmade greeting card.
If you would like to practice creating watercolor leaves, you can use this picture for reference.
Trying your hands at these watercolor flower doodles is a great way to practice your painting skills.
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