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25 Step-By-Step Watercolor Painting Ideas You Must See

Painting ideas surround us. Look closely and you can find watercolor ideas wherever there’s beauty. But sometimes we all can use some inspiration, so this section is filled with all sorts of watercolor painting ideas. You’ll find easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners and harder ideas for experts. Try applying the watercolor techniques you’ve learned and don’t forget to have fun!

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It’s the Easter season, and you know what that means: Easter decorations! Join us as we paint watercolor Easter eggs in this easy step-by-step watercolor tutorial.
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Learn how to add a splash of color for any project just from painting an easy watercolor background! In this tutorial, we follow Nicole Picadura and make use of the wet-in-wet technique to create an inspiring quote card.
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Ready your watercolor painting materials, friends! Today we’re learning how to use the underpainting technique to paint a vibrant and more expressive apple.
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Looking to paint some Valentine’s Day cards for your friends and loved ones? We’ve got you covered! For this beginner-friendly watercolor DIY, all you need is watercolor paint and office supplies.
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It’s the Year of the Pig, folks! Got any pig-themed pictures in mind? Here’s a suggestion: let’s celebrate this Chinese New Year with a whimsical painting of a steampunk flying pig!
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The beauty and enigma of a nebula are captured in this simple watercolor painting, made using the variegated wash technique.
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Want to make some watercolor flowers bloom? Learn how by following this tutorial, which will sharpen your brushwork and knowledge of the wet-in-wet technique.
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Learn how to create beautiful watercolor tree paintings with this quick and simple tutorial you can follow. It involves easy-to-follow techniques, but the pay-off is a beautiful, life-like tree painting.
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It’s that time of the year to create gifts that spread cheer! Looking for a quick, cute gift to make for the ones you love? Try these miniature Christmas cards on for size!
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Painting a portrait can be overwhelming, so why not start small? In this tutorial, you’ll be focusing on what it takes to create a realistic watercolor eye.
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If you’re just starting to learn watercolor painting, here’s a simple landscape painting you can try. It features a beautiful blend of surreal skies. This will certainly jumpstart your love for watercolor painting!
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Are you eager to practice your watercolor washes? Then this tutorial is the exercise for you! Join artist William “Bill” Dunn as he uses this staple watercolor technique to bring to life a thought-provoking surrealist painting!
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Want to learn how to use color and value to add drama to a painting? Look no further – in this tutorial, we’ll be learning from John Singer Sargent and doing a watercolor bridge study based on the famous “Under the Railto Bridge” painting.
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Pick up some tips and tricks on how to tackle a busy scene with artist William “Bill” Dunn as he takes on the many elements of an urban wharf.
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It’s time for famous painting no. 5, where we’ll be studying a painting from Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series. In recreating this masterpiece, artist William “Bill” Dunn plays with color temperature to infuse the painting with an illusion of depth.