15 Watercolor Flower Painting Ideas That Will Inspire You

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If you’re looking for watercolor flower painting ideas and inspiration, I’ve got you covered. You’ll love these easy watercolor flowers.

Below, you’ll find an inspiring variety of flower watercolor paintings. From beginner-friendly to advanced, you’re sure to find a painting for your skill level.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, look no further than your own backyard or local park.

Consider painting the flowers you see around you. You can even purchase flowers from your local market to use for inspiration.

GATHER YOUR WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES

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.

1. Two Paintings

What a stunning photo featuring two beautiful floral watercolor paintings. I love the choice of colors used in these paintings.

large watercolor flower painting
Credit: tanya_bonya

2. Flowers in Tea Cups

This painting of flowers inside of tea cups is so beautiful and creative. Prints can be purchased from Qi Zhan on Etsy.

watercolor flowers and tea cups
Credit: zhanqi_illustrator

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.

3. Red Flowers

I love the detail involved in the creation of these flowers. What a lovely piece of art.

watercolor red flower
Credit: anna_pole

4. Unique Art Style

I love the art style used to create this painting. It’s clear that this artist is super talented.

pink flowers
Credit: mediajamshidi

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.

5. Bold Colors

I’m loving the colors used for this painting. The colors are so bold and make this piece of art really stand out.

purple flowers with branches
Credit: ihappygirl

6. Realistic Flowers

These flowers look so real and almost like they’re popping off of the page. What a great painting.

pink roses watercolor
Credit: miakishewaliza

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.

7. Soft Pastels

I love the soft colors used for these watercolor flowers. These paintings are so soft and feminine.

pastel watercolor flowers
Credit: nataliestudio

8. Frame Your Work

This painting would look awesome in a frame. It would also make a great handmade greeting card.

red and pink flowers with leaves
Credit: inga.buividavice

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.

9. Simple Watercolor Flower

If you’re looking for a simple floral watercolor reference, this is a great photo to use for inspiration.

girl holding drink with watercolor flower painting
Credit: lemontreepaperco

10. Mix Paint for the Perfect Color

I love how realistic this painting looks. The artist chose great colors for this floral watercolor painting.

large rose painting
Credit: evgenyasheglova

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.

11. Calla Lily Flower

This watercolor painting showcases the beautiful calla lily flower. If you’re not familiar with this flower, make sure you check out some real flower references.

calla lily flower painting
Credit: nuii_art

12. Real Flower Reference

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

tall flower painting
Credit: joanniehoule_art 

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.

13. Pink and Purple

If you’re looking for some pink and purple inspiration, you can use these gorgeous paintings for reference.

purple and pink watercolor flower paintings with branches
Credit: yogocode

14. Dark Colors

I love the dark colors used to create this floral painting. I also really like how the paints blend into each other.

watercolor flower bouquet
Credit: rtmalygina

15. Hang on a Wall

After creating something like this, it would look wonderful framed and hanging on your wall.

vintage style flower painting
Credit: mysiogonek

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