20 Watercolor Rose Paintings to Inspire You

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Let’s explore the world of beautiful watercolor rose paintings that will blissfully fill your imagination. I think that there is something truly magical about painting a flower with a brush and paint, allowing you to tune into its beauty while immersing yourself in color, texture, and shape.

Watercolor roses are both complex and delicate which makes them the perfect subject for creating captivating art pieces. Whether you’re an artist seeking new inspiration or somebody who simply loves looking at beautiful art, allow me to take you on a journey of unforgettable floral creations!

But before we begin, make sure you check out my tutorials on drawing flowers. These tutorials are super helpful if you aren’t used to drawing or painting flowers.

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1. Roses and Eucalyptus Wreath

Roses and Eucalyptus Wreath

If you’re looking for watercolor painting inspiration, consider trying a wreath filled with roses and eucalyptus. The combination of the delicate flowers and the fragrant eucalyptus makes for a beautiful painting subject.

2. Red and Pink Roses

Red and Pink Roses

Red and pink roses are the type of flowers that everyone can appreciate. They’re not too bold or too delicate, but rather, they exude a perfect balance of beauty and strength.

3. Single Watercolor Rose

Single Watercolor Rose

If you’ve ever looked at a single rose and thought “nature really outdid itself with this one,” I can totally relate to you. Roses are beautiful as a bunch, but there is something about seeing the individual flower that’s so special.

4. Large Pink Rose

Large Pink Rose
iStock/Jana Salnikova

If you’re looking for a simple yet bold flower painting idea, it doesn’t get any better than a large rose. Leave out the stem, and enjoy creating big and bold petals. Focus on just the flower (no stem), allows you to focus on small details you may have not noticed before.

5. Roses from Different Angles

Roses from Different Angles
iStock/Jana Salnikova

If you want to get better at drawing or painting roses, I recommend creating them from different angles. This will of course help improve your painting skills, but it will also allow you to get to know the intricate details of this flower better.

6. White Roses with Green Eucalyptus Leaves

White Roses with Green Eucalyptus Leaves

When painting roses, don’t forget about all of the beautiful shades they come in, including white. These white roses are surrounded by soft and feminine green eucalyptus leaves.

7. Simple Watercolor Rose

Simple Watercolor Rose

When it comes to most things, I always recommend that you keep things simple. That includes your watercolor paintings. You just can’t go wrong with a simplistic watercolor rose.

8. Rose with Falling Petals

Rose with Falling Petals
iStock/Fumiko Inoue

I thought that it would be fun to switch things up and add something a bit different to this collection. This painting is of a rose with falling petals. I can’t help but to think about how beautiful something like this would look in my art collection.

9. Minimal Pink Rose

Minimal Pink Rose

If you’re new to watercolor painting, start with something simple, like this minimalist pink rose with green leaves. This is a great way to quickly learn how to add shading to your paintings.

10. Delicate Watercolor Roses

Delicate Watercolor Roses
iStock/Alisa Aleksandrova

There is something about this painting that’s so feminine and delicate. It appears as if each petal was handcrafted with love. Always remember to put love into everything you create.

11. Purple and Gold Roses

Purple and Gold Roses
iStock/Natalia Miasnikova

I just love the colors that were chosen for these flowers. They truly are a sight to behold. If you’re an avid lover of watercolor painting, there is nothing quite like using the vibrant colors of purple and gold to bring out the passion of your art.

12. Rose Bouquet

Rose Bouquet
iStock/Evgeniya Sheydt

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with the classic bouquet of roses. Consider different flower colors before getting started. Roses come in so many shades, so you have plenty of options.

13. Fun Rose Wreath

Fun Rose Wreath

I’m calling this a “fun rose wreath,” because I find it so fun to look at. The vibrant colors and simple watercolor doodles have really inspired me to pull out my painting supplies.

14. Splotchy Watercolor Rose

Splotchy Watercolor Rose
iStock/Andrei Belozerov

I like how this flower is marked with spots of paint. It really does give the painting a unique look, and helps it stand out a bit from your typical floral paintings.

15. Large Single Rose

Large Single Rose

Here’s another single rose, but this one has been painted on an even larger scale. Try taking up your entire sheet of paper when creating your flower, and see what you come up with.

16. Hand-Painted Watercolor Rose

Hand-Painted Watercolor Rose
iStock/Elena Efremova

I’ve always been drawn to watercolor painting floral designs, and nothing quite beats the elegance of a hand-painted watercolor rose. If you’re looking for inspiration, I think that this flower design is the perfect choice.

17. Pink Roses Wreath

Pink Roses Wreath
iStock/Anna Tretyakova

A simple pink rose is surrounded by a wreath filled with beautiful flowers. If you ever find yourself making handmade cards or wedding invitations, this type of design would be perfect.

18. Autumn Flowers

Autumn Flowers

Experience the beautiful colors of the fall season by incorporating autumnal colors into your art. When considering your color palette, think of reds, oranges, browns, and greens.

19. Red and Pink Watercolor Rose

Red and Pink Watercolor Rose

This flower is the epitome of elegance and the perfect subject for watercolor painting. With its striking blend of deep reds and soft pinks, this rose will transport you to a world of beauty and serenity.

20. Simple Watercolor Flower

Simple Watercolor Flower

If you’re feeling inspired by the blooming flowers outside your window, try your hand at creating a simple watercolor rose. With just a few brush strokes and a bit of color, you can bring a touch of nature’s beauty right onto your paper.

Drawing and painting roses is a rewarding experience. There are so many beautiful ideas out there to explore, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can create.

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