20 Beautiful Watercolor Butterfly Painting Ideas

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These watercolor butterfly painting ideas are just beautiful. Now that spring is here, I find myself wanting to paint objects in nature, such as butterflies, flowers and birds.

I love using real objects for my painting references; however, when that’s not possible, using pictures or being inspired by painting references can also be a great inspiration.

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If you love the monarch butterfly, you’ll love this simple watercolor painting of this beautiful butterfly. This is a great butterfly painting reference.

Image Credit: jodieostenfeldart

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Here’s an up close picture of a butterfly wing. You can watch a full video tutorial for painting this butterfly from Blushed Design.

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I really love the gold lines that were added to this painting. Make sure you check out the artist to see more paintings.

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This painting is so fun and colorful. I think that this would look great framed and hung on your wall.

Image Credit: scrapallright

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I love the colors that were chosen for this painting. In case you’re wondering, this is a painting of a large emerald butterfly.

Image Credit: asia.drawings

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This painting is insanely detailed and I love the addition of the floral tree in the background.

Image Credit: emapantea.art

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I adore the color palette that was chosen for this painting. A painting like this would make a great gift.

Image Credit: ameriyadesign

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This butterfly painting is so creative and unique. This butterfly would look great using different colors too.

Image Credit: _art_moments_

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I just love how it looks like the butterfly is standing on top of the flower. Check out Kateryna Savchenko to see a video of the making of the painting.

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This is actually a gorgeous butterfly wallpaper (for your home). Make sure you check out the artist to view more wallpaper designs.

Image Credit: walltime_creativepaper

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Not only are these butterflies wonderful, I just love the color scheme that was chosen for them.

Image Credit: ami.kinasih

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This painting is actually a custom order. The finished painting came out so beautiful.

Image Credit: aquarelaroseh

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What a beautiful watercolor butterfly painting. I love the unique style of this artist.

Image Credit: artis_6446

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This is the painting that I shared above, but without the floral background. Again, I find this to be such a stunning painting.

Image Credit: emapantea.art

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These butterflies are so creative and elegant. I love the art style used in this painting.

Image Credit: aureapen.calligraphy

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Here’s a great tutorial that shows you how to easily draw and paint your own simple butterfly.

Image Credit: dearannart

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If you’re looking for a simple butterfly reference, I think you’ll love this painting that shows a butterfly from different angles.

Image Credit: eli.rmoreno

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I love the colors used to paint this beautiful blue and gold butterfly. This butterfly has a lot of detail, so this is definitely more of an advanced painting.

Image Credit: emapantea.art

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Not only does this painting feature beautiful butterflies, but it also includes a cute little house where the butterflies appear to be coming from the chimney.

Image Credit: isa_l.eau

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Learn how to paint this beautiful purple and black butterfly in three easy steps with this simple tutorial.

Credit: atelier_amateur

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