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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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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …