Watercolor rainbows are simple to paint and look so cute. If you’re looking for watercolor rainbow painting ideas, you will love the paintings I’m sharing below.
These watercolor paintings make excellent wall art for your home, greeting cards for loved ones and even prints that you can sell.
Worksheets I Use to Practice Watercolor
- Watercolor Success in 4 Steps: This book features 150 easy watercolor painting projects including flowers, fruits and veggies, animals, and more.
- How to Draw Flowers: Learn how to easily draw flowers with these printable worksheets.
1. Nine Watercolor Rainbows
I’m always amazed by the colors of a rainbow. Each one is so bright and distinct, and they all come together to create something so beautiful.
When I see a rainbow, I can’t help but feel happy. That’s why I love painting rainbows.
2. Be Kind Painting
Create a painting that reminds you or others to be kind. This painting makes a great handmade holiday card for friends and family.
3. Rainbow Using Muted Colors
Muted colors are any colors that have been toned down or subdued. One way this can be accomplished is by adding gray to the color.
4. Four Rainbows
Practice painting rainbows using different watercolor palettes. These rainbows feature browns, purples, yellow, and blues.
5. Simple Rainbow
A rainbow is one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena. And while you can’t bottle up a rainbow to take home with you, you can create your own colorful version with just a few simple supplies.
6. Choose to Be Kind
Here’s another rainbow-themed design that includes a positive message. This message says “choose to be kind” and features a great handwritten font.
7. Red, Pink, and Orange Rainbow
This beautiful painting features a rainbow of colors: red, pink, and orange. If you’re new to watercolor, simple paintings like this are a great place to start.
8. Rainbow with Clouds
Here’s a rainbow design that has clouds on both ends of the rainbow. I love how the artist added a creative dripping effect to the painting.
9. Rainbow with Paint Splatters
A handmade rainbow painting is a great way to brighten up any room. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box by using nontraditional colors for your rainbow.
10. Blue Rainbow with Crown
This blue rainbow with a crown includes a german quote that says, “Be cheeky (or naughty) and wild and wonderful.”
11. Purple Rainbow with Hearts
This painting features a purple rainbow of different shades and hearts scattered throughout the painting. I love how each arch has a different color and design.
12. Rainbow Notebook
This rainbow notebook makes an excellent painting reference. It includes a beautiful color palette and a trendy rainbow design.
13. Small Rainbows
Practice painting rainbows by creating smaller versions. Use different techniques and try adding different designs to each rainbow.
14. Pink and Gold Rainbows
When painting rainbows, it’s always fun playing around with different color palettes. This palette features a beautiful pink and gold color palette.
15. Patterns on Arches
Below, you can see how you can get creative by adding designs to the arches of your rainbow. This painting includes square designs and polka dots.
16. Blue and Gold Design
I love how this rainbow has a few added design elements to give it a fun and creative look. Think of different designs you can add to your rainbow, like stars, hearts, and more.
17. Imperfect Watercolor Painting
The rainbows below have been done using more water than paint on some arches. This gives them an imperfect and creative appearance.
18. Large Rainbow
This rainbow takes up the entire paper and has the word “hello” written beautifully in the center. Feel free to write your favorite word or quote within your rainbow.
19. Bold Colors
I love how the artist used bold and vibrant watercolors for this rainbow. The quote at the bottom of the painting says, “someone over there rainbow, skies are blue.”
20. Go Anywhere, Be Anything
This artist has featured various watercolor rainbows of different shapes and sizes. Decorate your wall with your lovely paintings.
21. Single Rainbow
Here’s a watercolor painting of a single rainbow. This rainbow has tall arches and features the classic colors of the rainbow.
22. Muted Colors
You don’t often see muted colors being used for rainbows. I love how the artist combined these colors to present a beautiful rainbow.
23. Large Rainbow with Greens and Blues
Here’s a beautiful rainbow that uses soft greens and blues to give the painting a unique look. Paint your own rainbow to match your room decor and hang it on your wall.
24. Rainbow Over Mountains
Take your art a step further by adding mountains and clouds to your rainbow scene. You can also change the scenery by painting a forest, lake, neighborhood, and more.
25. Rainbows and Circles
This page is filled with beautiful rainbows and coordinating watercolor circles. I really enjoy the colors that were chosen for the mini-rainbows.
Painting rainbows is a great way to bring some happiness and serenity into your day. I hope you’ve found some great watercolor rainbow paintings to inspire your next piece of art.
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