Fun Watercolor Painting Tutorials from Sisca Wungu

Bringing out your inner artist with watercolor doesn’t have to be intimidating. With these easy watercolor tutorials, you can dive into the world of watercolor and paint something fun.

Whether you’re a beginner or just looking for a fun new watercolor project, you’ll find a range of objects that will bring a smile to your face. Here are watercolor tutorials you don’t want to miss out on.

About Sisca Wungu

The tutorials below have all been created by watercolor artist Sisca Wungu. With her expertise and love for watercolor, Sisca has become a master in capturing the beauty of everyday objects with watercolor paint.

Through her tutorials, she hopes to inspire others to explore the world around them and see it in a new light through the vibrant medium of watercolor.

How to Paint a Pumpkin

How to Paint a Pumpkin
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This watercolor tutorial provides step-by-step guidance on how to create a realistic pumpkin painting.

How to Paint Watermelon

How to Paint Watermelon
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Watercolor is perfect for capturing the juicy, watery look of a watermelon. Start with a light green base and build layers of darker greens for the rind. Then, use bright pink or red to create the fleshy fruit part, adding some white highlights for dimension.

How to Paint an Avocado

How to Paint an Avocado
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A tutorial on avocados? Yes, please! This not-so-basic fruit is more than just a culinary sensation; it’s a work of art waiting to be painted. With its creamy flesh and rich green skin, your blending techniques are key.

How to Paint a Cocktail

How to Paint a Cocktail
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Who doesn’t love a scenic watercolor of a favorite cocktail? Sip on creative inspiration as you learn to paint the components of a mojito, capturing the play of light through the glass alongside the red and orange shades.

How to Paint Toast and Jam

How to Paint Toast and Jam
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This flaky French pastry is about subtle color changes for the toasty outer layers. Use warm, golden browns with hints of yellow to capture the croissant’s baked shine.

How to Paint Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Paint Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Create a painting of chocolate chip cookies, capturing the texture of the cookie and the chocolate while considering lighting.

How to Paint an Alocasia

How to Paint an Alocasia
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Alocasias have striking foliage, perfect for watercolor painting. Their intricate patterns and veiny character make them a captivating subject.

How to Paint a Cosmos Flower

How to Paint a Cosmos Flower
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Cosmos flowers can be beautifully painted with watercolors. This tutorial provides a step-by-step approach to capturing their graceful signature petals.

How to Paint a Fried Egg

How to Paint a Fried Egg
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Art has the ability to elevate even the simplest breakfast foods, such as fried eggs. Follow this tutorial to learn how to capture the yolk’s radiance and the white’s contrasting hues.

How to Paint a Coffee Cup

How to Paint a Coffee Cup
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For coffee lovers, a watercolor-painted coffee cup is a beautiful tribute to their daily cup of Jo. Learn how to paint the perfect coffee or latte.

How to Paint a Whale

How to Paint a Whale
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Learn how to capture the underwater world with a watercolor rendition of a whale, using various shades of blue to bring the majesty of sea life to your paper.

How to Paint Bubbles

How to Paint Bubbles
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If you are fascinated by the rainbow colors and fleeting nature of bubbles, this tutorial guides you in capturing the interplay of light and shadow on their surface.

How to Paint Blueberries

How to Paint Blueberries
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Painting a cluster of blueberries is a fun project. Experiment with layering watercolors to create depth of color and texture on the blueberries.

How to Paint a Heart-Shaped Foil Balloon

How to Paint a Heart-Shaped Foil Balloon
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This tutorial explains how to create a 3D effect on a balloon’s surface by blending metallic sheen, light, and shadow.

How to Paint a Jelly Donut

How to Paint a Jelly Donut
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Sweet and delicious, a jelly donut in watercolor requires precision to capture the jelly peeking through the golden crust.

How to Paint a Strawberry

How to Paint a Strawberry
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A red, ripe strawberry embodies the essence of summer. Learn to paint its luscious reds, vibrant greens, and tiny seeds.

How to Paint a Mushroom

How to Paint a Mushroom
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Mushrooms as art has become very popular in recent years. This tutorial will guide you through capturing the cap’s shade variations, the delicate gills, and more.

How to Paint Fried Chicken

How to Paint Fried Chicken
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The golden-brown hues and crispy textures make this comfort food perfect for a watercolor piece. Play with skin detail, capturing the light bouncing off the crunchy skin.

How to Paint Bubble Tea

How to Paint Bubble Tea
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Bubble tea offers an abundance of layers in its watercolor reinterpretation. There are the tea tones and the combination of textures encountered in pearls or jellies.

How to Paint a Heart Lollipop

How to Paint a Heart Lollipop
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A heart-shaped lollipop is a sweet symbol that can instantly brighten up any day. With strategic strokes, you can capture the lollipop’s realistic texture.

How to Paint Bread

How to Paint Bread
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Bread in all its forms, such as baguettes, rolls, and sourdough, evokes a sense of comfort. When painting it, you’ll have to examine the golden texture of the crust, which hints at the deliciousness within.

How to Paint a Macaron

How to Paint a Macaron
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Macarons are not only a delight to taste but also a treat to the eyes. Learn to paint these delicious desserts with this tutorial.

How to Paint Garlic Bread

How to Paint Garlic Bread
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Paint the savory, buttery flavors of garlic bread with watercolors, capturing the golden brown crust and the spread that includes a touch of parsley.

How to Paint a Red Pepper

How to Paint a Red Pepper
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The deep reds of a bell pepper would pop on any paper. This tutorial will help you master blending wet and dry techniques to capture the pepper’s brilliant colors and sheen.

How to Paint a Cinnamon Roll

How to Paint a Cinnamon Roll
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The spiral of a cinnamon roll is perfect for watercolors. It captures the warmth of a fresh-baked pastry, using layers and shades of color to evoke the aroma and taste of this dessert.

How to Paint Rainier Cherries

How to Paint Rainier Cherries
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Two-tone and succulent, Rainier cherries provide a vibrant subject for your watercolor venture. Explore mixing colors to capture the cherries’ translucent flesh and their distinctive red and yellow color blend.

How to Paint Bushes

How to Paint Bushes
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Master the technique of painting bushes to bring depth and realism to landscapes.

These watercolor tutorials give us a chance to capture the details of everyday beauty. Watercolors have the incredible ability to bring objects to life and transform them into moments of wonder.

With practice and patience, you will begin to notice the subtle intricacies of your art and the world around you.

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