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How to Paint Easy Watercolor Flowers {No Painting Skills Required}

Ever wanted to learn how to make watercolor flowers? It’s easy! This video tutorial will show you how to make easy and gorgeous watercolor flowers.

Flowers are one of my very favorite things to paint. Reason being, NO painting skills are required. Anyone can make them…really!

Today, I have a video for you where I share the step-by-step of painting watercolor flowers.

I also share all my supplies, and am including the tutorial in written form. Let’s get started!

how to paint watercolor flowers

Written tutorial is below, but, if this is your first time painting with watercolor, I encourage you to watch the video through first.


Also, you can create your own basic dyes: how to make natural pigments if you’d like to!

A few notes:

Be sure to a look at the card below for links to all my supplies.

The video is about 10 minutes long, and is sped up in some parts. After you see my painting the flowers themselves, and letting them dry, I do go back and touch them up a bit, which is not on the video.

Basically, I go back, make the flowers a bit larger when necessary, and add a bit more color to the bottom of each flower. Remember to dry your canvas slightly tilted, so the majority of color pools at the bottom of each flower.

canvas with watercolor flower buds

Don’t tilt your canvas too much, or your paint may run outside of your flower. If this happens, don’t worry! Just use some water to touch up and clean the canvas where your paint ran.

How to Paint Easy Watercolor Flowers {No Painting Skills Required}

floral watercolor canvas in white frame

Ever wanted to learn how to make watercolor flowers? It's easy! This video tutorial will show you how to make easy and gorgeous watercolor flowers.


  1. Let's start by painting the flower buds. Decide where you want your flowers, your color palette, and how many flowers you want.
  2. Saturate your paintbrush (I use a rounded brush for this step), and make a small blob of paint where you want each flower (see video if you need a visual)! Do this for each flower.
  3. Add a bit more water to your brush, and, for each flower, move the blob of paint upward to form your flowers. You want the color to be saturated at the bottom of each flower, and get lighter towards the top of each flower. Let dry.
  4. Go back and finish off each of your flowers. For mine, I made most of my flowers larger, and added some more paint to the bottom of each flower to give them more color (watercolors always dry lighter). Let dry.
  5. Add your stems with a black Sharpie. You don't want them straight; a little bit of curve will add some interest!
  6. With your Sharpie, add leaves and stamen (flowers have to be fully dry to use Sharpie over them). Look at my examples for various ideas for making both stems and stamen.
  7. If desired, take some green watercolor paint and add color to your stems.
  8. Let dry completely. Frame, if desired.

Did you make this project?

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Here is a close up, so you can get an idea of some ways to make your stems and stamen. Anything goes, really!

Have fun and play around with different shapes, it’ll only add interest to your canvas.

canvas with watercolor flowers 2

And here’s the finished canvas. Make one and frame it, or make a few for a fun gallery wall!

Also, you can check out our Best Books on Painting if you’d like to further work on your painting skills!

canvas with watercolor flowers

If you’d like to add a frame, this one is from Hobby Lobby (be sure to use a coupon)! You can find something a similar ornate white frame here.

canvas with watercolor flowers 4

Let me know what questions you  have for me in the comments. I’d love to see your paintings, as well! Just share and tag me on Instagram!

Head here if you’re looking for more easy watercolor ideas to try!

Thanks so much for reading all about How to Paint Easy Watercolor Flowers {No Painting Skills Required}! Have a lovely day!

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Saturday 18th of May 2019

Thank you for sharing this idea! I have always wanted to learn watercolor but my efforts have failed and I've remained intimidated. But this tutorial actually seems like something I could follow! It looks easy and fun! Can't wait to try it out!


Sunday 19th of May 2019

Yay! I'm so glad, Rachel! Please share your results if you try this, I'd love to see! Thanks for the comment!

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