29 Watercolor Floral Painting Ideas That Will Inspire You

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If you’re looking for watercolor floral 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.

Recommended Reading: Watercolor Flower Painting Ideas for Beginner

Worksheets I Use to Practice Watercolor

Watercolor Painting Tip #1: Use Watercolor Paper

Whenever you use 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 Floral Paintings

large watercolor flower painting
Credit: tanya_bonya

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

2. Flowers in Tea Cups

watercolor flowers and tea cups
Credit: zhanqi_illustrator

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

3. Red Watercolor Flowers

watercolor red flower
Credit: anna_pole

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

4. Elegant Watercolor Art Style

pink flowers
Credit: mediajamshidi

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

Watercolor Painting Tip #2: 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.

5. Bold Watercolor Flowers

purple flowers with branches
Credit: ihappygirl

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

6. Realistic Flowers

pink roses watercolor
Credit: miakishewaliza

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

7. Soft Pastels

pastel watercolor flowers
Credit: nataliestudio

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

Watercolor Painting Tip #3: 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 fan brush.

If you own these seven types of brushes, you’ll be off to a good start.

8. Frame Your Work

red and pink flowers with leaves
Credit: inga.buividavice

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

9. Simple Watercolor Flower

girl holding drink with watercolor flower painting
Credit: lemontreepaperco

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

10. Mix Paint for the Perfect Color

large rose painting
Credit: evgenyasheglova

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

11. Calla Lily Flower

calla lily flower painting
Credit: nuii_art

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.

12. Real Flower Reference

tall flower painting
Credit: joanniehoule_art 

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

Watercolor Painting Tip #4: Start Light, Then Go Dark

When you watercolor, you’ll want to start with light colors and work your way toward 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.

13. Watercolor Flowers in Vase

Watercolor Flowers in Vase
Credit: doodle_swarna

If you enjoy watercolor painting, you’ll be inspired by this beautiful painting of flowers in a round vase. Get creative by painting all of your favorite flowers.

14. Vibrant Flowers

Vibrant Flowers
Credit: helenschwan.arts

This artist has used watercolor paint to create vibrant and beautiful flowers. This painting is perfect for helping you perfect your watercolor shading techniques.

15. Flower Using Muted Colors

Flower Using Muted Colors
Credit: jaffcolors

I love how these flowers have been painted with muted colors. The muted tones create a calming effect and are great for botanical paintings.

16. Flowers and Macarons

Flowers and Macarons
Credit: jfongstyle

Here’s a painting that’s both delicious and beautiful! This painting can be purchased from the artist and would be perfect for a kitchen or dining room.

Watercolor Painting Tip #5: 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 color, it won’t be easy to get the exact shade that you were using previously.

17. Daisy Flowers in a Vase

Daisy Flowers in a Vase
Credit: marina_k._art

I just love the soft glow of this painting of daisy flowers in a vase. This painting is so beautiful and peaceful to look at.

18. Daisy Flowers on Canvas

Daisy Flowers on Canvas
Credit: mel_farrenkopf

This is another beautiful painting of daisy flowers. This time, the daisies are painted on canvas.

After learning how to paint daisies, you’re going to love showing off your work to your friends and loved ones.

19. Purple Flower Oil Painting

Purple Flower Oil Painting
Credit: nellyzen

These purple flowers are created using oil paints. Unlike acrylic paint, which is water-based. Oil paint is made from drying oils with a medium of animal fat or synthetic polymer.

20. Pink and Purple

purple and pink watercolor flower paintings with branches
Credit: yogocode

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

Watercolor Painting Tip #6: 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.

21. Dark Colors

watercolor flower bouquet
Credit: rtmalygina

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

22. Hang on a Wall

vintage style flower painting
Credit: mysiogonek

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

23. Daisies on Black Background

Daisies on Black Background
Credit: contemporary_art29

The colors really pop in this painting of daisies on a black background. The artist has done a great job with the color palette for this piece.

24. Beautiful Sunflower Painting

Beautiful Sunflower Watercolor Painting
Credit: rosamondjourdanart

Watercolor Painting Tip #7: 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 a lover of sunflowers, I think you’ll love this beautiful sunflower painting. This flower painting was done using watercolor paints.

25. Daisies on the Beach

Daisies on the Beach
Credit: suleenurss

If you’re looking for a landscape-style painting, this piece of art that features a field of daisies on the beach is the perfect reference and inspiration for your next painting.

26. Yellow Tulips

Yellow Tulips Painting
Credit: wilcoxstudio

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. They are a beautiful flower that does a great job of brightening up a room. This painting is an 8×10 piece that is available for sale by the artist.

27. Field of Poppies

Field of Poppies
Credit: aeichin

Poppies are a popular flower to paint amongst artists. Here’s what the artist says about this painting “Poppies are a universal symbol of hope that all life goes on since they flourish and germinate even in disturbed soil.”

28. Pink and Orange Roses

Pink and Orange Roses
Credit: art_by_basudha

These pink and orange roses have been painted so beautifully. A painting such as this can be done with your favorite painting medium, whether it’s acrylic, watercolor, oil, gouache, or ink.

29. Orange Flowers on Blue

Orange Flowers on Blue
Credit: christinakentart

The artist has titled this piece “Orange Flowers on Blue.” This is a still-life flower painting that serves as a great inspiration for painters. I love how bold the colors for this painting are.

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