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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!

Tower St. Martin, Watercolor, Allan Kirk

Allan Kirk’s impressionistic watercolour exercise shows how to capture the mood of a bright, and and sunny day in medieval Soreze in the Tarn in southern France. For Allan Kirk watercolour impressionism is …
frostvillebarnhouse10

Materials used: Brushes 1 1/2″ (381mm) Flat Winsor & Newton Series 965 1″ Grumbacher Aquarelle Flat Red Sable #12 Winsor & Newton Series 7 Red Sable #10 Winsor & Newton Series 820 Red …
Apple and Kiwi Fruit Still Life, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

Follow along as Isabella Kung sketches and paints realistic fruit. We cover composition, fuzzy surfaces, shiny surfaces, masking fluid, shapes and much more in this simple – yet useful – exercise. Click here if …
friskettree11

A weird composition, but a fun painting to build using liquid frisket technique. I used some interesting all over glazing techniques and a lot of detailed and textured brushwork. Materials used: Brushes 1 …
daylighthouse10

A walk-through in the creation of a small painting of the Lorain Lighthouse on Lake Erie. Materials used: Brushes #8 Kolonok Kolinsky Red Sable #5 Kolonok Kolinsky Red Sable #0 Winsor & Newton …
lineofpines12

After underpainting in bright basic hues, I develop a field and the tree line in high silhouette. This was a fun experiment. Materials used: Brushes 1 1/2″ (381mm) Flat Winsor & Newton Series …
tricolorkitten13

Here is a close-up of a furry, tri-colored kitten painted with a Grisaille technique. Click here if you prefer watching a step-by-step video on our Watercolor University. Materials used: Brushes Langnickel Royal Knight …
nighttimelighthouse8

An interesting foray into nighttime lighting effects using a nautical theme, the West Break Water Lighthouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Watch and see how things unfold as Greg paints his way through a dusky …
lilyflower12

Here’s a close-up of pink lily flowers painted with wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and splattering techniques. Video coming soon. Materials used: Brushes Size 16, Princeton round synethic hair brush Size 7, Recap kolinsky hair brush …
Iris0

Some rather gaudy Purple Irises serve as willing subjects for working wet-in-wet and glazing for bright, colorful, results. Materials used: Brushes 1 1/2″ (381mm) Flat Winsor & Newton Series 965 1″ Grumbacher Aquarelle …
Finished painting

In around 4 hours, you will create a beautiful watercolour showing an idyllic beach in the Mediterranean, where families are relaxing together in the summer sunshine. In between washes you may use a …