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.

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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.

PURPLE WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: beyamacchiato

WATERCOLOR LEMONS

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

Credit: colorpool8

BLUE WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: colorsbysue

WATERCOLOR WILDFLOWERS

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

Credit: colorsbysue

WATERCOLOR BLUE AND PINK FLOWERS

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

Credit: colorsbysue

HOW TO DRAW A PLANT WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL

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

Credit: dearannart

HOW TO DRAW A FLOWER WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL

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

Credit: dearannart

BLUE PURPLE AND PINK FLOWERS

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

Credit: di.ilustra

HOW TO DRAW A CACTUS WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL

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

Credit: ely.brionesart

PINK AND RED WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: greem.calli.it.da

CARNATION WATERCOLOR

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

Credit: joanniehoule_art

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.

Credit: hueblue

DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUE FLOWERS

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

Credit: kanodiashriya

BLUE AND ORANGE FLOWERS

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

Credit: karinapetersenart

WATERCOLOR POPPY FLOWERS

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

Credit: karta_mwa

BEAUTIFUL RED ORANGE AND PURPLE FLOWERS

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

Credit: lettering.lena

WATERCOLOR 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.

Credit: mylittlebasil.studio

PURPLE WATERCOLOR FLOWERS IN A WATERING CAN

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

Credit: pale.violet.red

ORANGE AND GREEN WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: shelliegraphyart

ORANGE GREEN AND PINK WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: sherryloustudio

WATERCOLOR CANVAS PAINTING WITH FLOWERS

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

Credit: theafterseven

MUTED COLORS WATERCOLOR FLOWER PAINTING

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

Credit: theafterseven

MARIGOLD COLORED FLOWERS

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

Credit: timada08

WATERCOLOR LAVENDER FLOWERS

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

Credit: traeumeli

PINK PURPLE AND YELLOW WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: wasterlandpaints

COLORFUL WATERCOLOR FLOWERS WITH BEES AND LADY BUGS

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

Credit: dorcdesign

LARGE WATERCOLOR ROSES

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

Credit: airdelune.watercolor

COLLECTION OF WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: anitalizstudio

WATERCOLOR 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.

Credit: arrtdiaries

POPPY FLOWER FIELD USING WATERCOLOR PAINT

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

Credit: art.by.vanshika

WATERCOLOR LEAVES

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

Credit: atelier_bonjourcouleurs

SIX DIFFERENT WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

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

Credit: tabatha_letters

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