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.

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  • For clean edges, use masking or washi tape.
  • Create beautiful backgrounds out of watercolor and for the foreground or creating shapes, use a pen, marker, or acrylic paint for more precise control.
  • Make sure your brush is wet when creating gradations or wet-on-wet effects. Work fast before your watercolor paint dries.
  • Stars can be created by either using a white pen or splattering white acrylic or gouache paint (flick bristles over paper to create splatter).

Art Supplies Used:

Canson Watercolor Paper: https://amzn.to/3VQjnxc

Sakura Koi Watercolor Kit

Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen: https://amzn.to/3NOtG2I

Sakura Pigma Micron Pens: https://amzn.to/3pjl4H3

Washi tape to create borders

1. Shooting Stars

Shooting stars watercolor painting

2. Powerlines

powerlines watercolor painting easy

3. Outer Space

planet watercolor painting space

4. Birds

birds easy watercolor painting

5. Mountains

mountain watercolor painting

6. Swing

swing watercolor painting

7. String Lights

string lights watercolor painting

8. City Skyline

cityscape watercolor painting

9. Tree Tops

treetop watercolor painting

10. Path

path watercolor painting

11. Tent

tent watercolor painting outdoor camping

12. Boat

sailboat watercolor painting

13. Cactus

cactus watercolor painting

14. Forest

trees watercolor painting

15. Flowers

flower easy watercolor painting

16. Ferris Wheel

ferris wheel watercolor painting

17. Mist

Mountain easy watercolor painting

18. Tree

tree easy watercolor art

19. Red Moon

red moon watercolor painting

20. Whale

whale easy watercolor painting

21. Streetlamp

street lamp watercolor painting

22. Palm Tree

palm tree watercolor painting

23. Umbrella

umbrella watercolor art easy

24. Fall Leaves

fall autumn trees leaves watercolor painting

25. Cat

cat watercolor painting

26. House

house watercolor painting

27. Night Sky

night sky watercolor painting

28. Sunset

sunset watercolor painting

29. Door

easy simple watercolor painting

30. Grass

grass watercolor painting

31. Dandelions

dandelion watercolor painting

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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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