30 Watercolor Flower Painting Ideas for Beginners

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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.

GATHER YOUR WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES

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.

1. Purple Flowers

I love the simplicity of this floral watercolor project. I also love the soft colors that were used here.

PURPLE WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: beyamacchiato

2. Lemon Watercolor Art

I’m a big fan of lemon watercolor art. The yellow and green color palette goes so well together.

WATERCOLOR LEMONS
Credit: colorpool8

3. Blue Watercolor Flower

This simplicity of this floral painting is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy watercolor project.

BLUE WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: colorsbysue

4. Wildflowers

This design would look perfect on a handmade greeting card for a friend or family member.

WATERCOLOR WILDFLOWERS
Credit: colorsbysue

5. Pink and Blue

I love the simplicity of this watercolor flower painting. What a unique color combination used here.

WATERCOLOR BLUE AND PINK FLOWERS
Credit: colorsbysue

6. How to Draw a Plant

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how simple it is to paint and beautiful plant and pot.

HOW TO DRAW A PLANT WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL
Credit: dearannart

7. How to Paint a Flower

Here’s another gorgeous step-by-step watercolor tutorial. This one shows you how to paint a beautiful flower.

HOW TO DRAW A FLOWER WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL
Credit: dearannart

8. Purple and Blue Flowers

If love the look of these watercolor flowers. The watercolor art style looks wonderful. I also love the color combination.

BLUE PURPLE AND PINK FLOWERS
Credit: di.ilustra

9. How to Paint a Cactus

If you’re looking for a quick and fun watercolor project, you can paint this cactus in a pink flower pot.

HOW TO DRAW A CACTUS WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL
Credit: ely.brionesart

10. Pink and Red Flowers

This painting is a great reference for drawing flowers. Especially if you want to practice with just one type of flower.

PINK AND RED WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: greem.calli.it.da

11. Carnation

I love the simplicity of this watercolor painting. As you can see, the artist is using real flowers as a reference.

CARNATION WATERCOLOR
Credit: joanniehoule_art

12. Pink and Orange Flowers

If you enjoy turning your designs into tangible products, a floral pattern like this would you great on blankets or phone cases.

PINK AND ORANGE FLOWERS
Credit: hueblue

13. Shades of Blue

After completing a piece like this, it would look great inside of a frame and hanging on your wall.

DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUE FLOWERS
Credit: kanodiashriya

14. Muted Colors

My favorite thing about this painting has to be the colors. The browns, blues, and greens go so well together.

BLUE AND ORANGE FLOWERS
Credit: karinapetersenart

15. Watercolor Poppy Flowers

The poppy flower is so easy to paint and the finished design looks beautiful. This is a very beginner friendly painting.

WATERCOLOR POPPY FLOWERS
Credit: karta_mwa

16. Colorful Flowers

What a gorgeous piece of art work. The flowers are beautiful and the chosen colors go so well together.

BEAUTIFUL RED ORANGE AND PURPLE FLOWERS
Credit: lettering.lena

17. Flowers in a Pot

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.

WATERCOLOR FLOWERS IN A POT
Credit: mylittlebasil.studio

18. Watering Can

This painting of a flowers in a watering pot would make a great additional to your home decor.

PURPLE WATERCOLOR FLOWERS IN A WATERING CAN
Credit: pale.violet.red

19. Shades of Green

I love the simplicity of these flowers. I also really like the simple green and yellow color palette.

ORANGE AND GREEN WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: shelliegraphyart

20. Vibrant Colors

If you’re looking to use bright colors like oranges, pinks, and greens, this reference shows you how the colors look together.

ORANGE GREEN AND PINK WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: sherryloustudio

21. Vintage Look

Use this watercolor painting as a reference to create a beautiful piece of art that you can hang on your wall.

WATERCOLOR CANVAS PAINTING WITH FLOWERS
Credit: theafterseven

22. Elegant Flowers

I tend to use bright colors with my paintings, but I’m always impressed by watercolor paintings that used more muted colors.

MUTED COLORS WATERCOLOR FLOWER PAINTING
Credit: theafterseven

23. Marigolds

I don’t often paint flower a bouquet, but this piece of art is just stunning and something I would love to re-create.

MARIGOLD COLORED FLOWERS
Credit: timada08

24. Lavender

This flower painting is so simple and is the perfect reference to use when you want to relax while painting.

WATERCOLOR LAVENDER FLOWERS
Credit: traeumeli

25. Soft Pastels

The soft pastel colors used in this painting look great. This is a great beginners floral watercolor reference.

PINK PURPLE AND YELLOW WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: wasterlandpaints

26. Bees and Beetles

If you want to try something fun, consider painting these cute and colorful watercolor doodles.

COLORFUL WATERCOLOR FLOWERS WITH BEES AND LADY BUGS
Credit: dorcdesign

27. Large Roses

I think this floral painting is just stunning. I also love the paper that it was drawn on.

LARGE WATERCOLOR ROSES
Credit: airdelune.watercolor

28. Floral Doodles

Your paintings don’t always have to be one single work of art. Have fun creating a variety of flower doodles.

COLLECTION OF WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: anitalizstudio

29. Cactus in Flower Pot

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.

WATERCOLOR CACTUS IN FLOWER POT
Credit: arrtdiaries

30. Poppy Field and Blue Skies

Here’s another watercolor painting that would look great as a handmade greeting card.

POPPY FLOWER FIELD USING WATERCOLOR PAINT
Credit: art.by.vanshika

31. Watercolor Leaves

If you would like to practice creating watercolor leaves, you can use this picture for reference.

WATERCOLOR LEAVES
Credit: atelier_bonjourcouleurs

32. Six Flowers

Trying your hands at these watercolor flower doodles is a great way to practice your painting skills.

SIX DIFFERENT WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
Credit: tabatha_letters

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