31 Easy Watercolor Art Ideas for Beginners

Here is a list of 31 simple easy watercolor art ideas to try for beginners. Some are more simple than others – But I think that whatever level you are at, you can still try out a lot of these paintings for yourself.

Watercolor is all about being bold and letting loose! Let the colors flow naturally – No paintings are going to look exactly alike due to the nature of painting with watercolors. So have fun and don’t worry about mistakes.

TIPS: For clean edges, use masking or washi tape. Create beautiful backgrounds out of watercolor and for the foreground or certain shapes, use a pen, marker, or acrylic paint for more precise control.

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I have tried my best to include sources to each of the artwork’s artists. Please visit their social media page and support their art! Some of these links also include videos of how to create the painting – so if you need further guidance, check out those videos!

Please let me know if your artwork is included and I did not source you correctly. Thank you!


31 Easy Watercolor Art Ideas for Beginners

Includes: Galaxies, Mountains, Clouds, Cats, City Scapes, Planets, Trees, Jellyfish, Houses, Rainbows, Lights, and more!


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Painting

Image Source: Found through BrighterCraft


Easy Watercolor Art Painting

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Art Painting

Image Source: Feefal on Tumblr


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Cat Painting

Image Source: Clare Owen on Flickr


Easy Watercolor Art

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: @inga.buive on Instagram


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: Found through EatSleepDraw


Easy Watercolor Landscape Art

Image Source: @gladiismoreno on Instagram


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: TherapeuticWatercolor


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: @artbysinch on Instagram
Watch the process video here to see how to recreate this painting.


Easy Watercolor Art Painting Ideas

Image Source: Nadine’s Watercolor Art on Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Ideas

Image Source: Paperhouse.me


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Painting Art

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: @artbysinch on Instagram


Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas

Image Source: LorettaBelle Art – Check out her shop to purchase a print of this.


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: @artbysinch on Instagram


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: @gladiismoreno on Instagram
Check out her video tutorial to recreate this watercolor polaroid.


Easy Watercolor Art Painting Ideas

Found through Sorent.dietplanus


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas

Image Source: @artbysinch on Instagram


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Simple Watercolor Art

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Ideas

Image Source: Artsy – A step by step guide on how to create this painting can be found on their blog post (5 Watercolor Techniques for Beginners).


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: PastelPalletteDesign on Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Polaroid Mini Art

Image Source: Found through Reddit


Easy Watercolor Polaroid Art

Image Source: Found through Pinterest


Easy Watercolor Ideas

Image Source: GoldfishKiss.com


Easy Whale Watercolor Mini Art

Image Source: @PriscilliaPaints on Instagram


Easy Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: Misspingu on DeviantArt


Easy Simple Watercolor Art Ideas

Image Source: @seed_successful_you on Instagram


Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found some watercolor paintings you’d like to try out for yourself. 

Remember to just have fun and enjoy the process! Watercolor is such a fun and adventuresome paint to try out!

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