Discover the joy of painting with these easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners. Find easy tutorials plus helpful printable watercolor coloring pages.
Like the rest of the world, I’ve found myself discombobulated with the recent world news and the reality of “self isolating”. As someone who truly loves being at home, I haven’t found that part to be a struggle. However, I find it’s important for my mental health to have something fun to look forward to each day.
I chose watercolor painting as my ” fun thing”.
When we were out grabbing our final groceries before self isolation began, I made sure I had basic watercolor supplies in my cart.
Every day for the past 3 days, I’ve sat down at my dining room table and painted something.
It has given me great joy. It’s simple and relaxing – and I figure that the more I practice, the better I’ll get, right?
So if you, too, would like to begin learning watercolor painting, I’ve researched some great resources for beginners. Let’s learn to paint together. Shall we?
Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners
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Supplies you’ll need:
One of the things I love about watercolor painting is that it doesn’t require a boatload of supplies! You’ll just need these basic things:
- Watercolor paper (Don’t use just copy paper. It will wrinkle really bad!) – Strathmore Cold Press Paper
- Watercolor paints – Beginner set (This is what I have), Sukura
- Brushes- I’ve been using a size 6 | size 1 | This is a great set of assorted sizes
- Jar of water
- Paper towel
- Watercolor sketch templates (see more about that below)
Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners: Tutorials to help you get started
Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners: Printable Watercolor Coloring Pages for Adults
Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners: Ready to use watercolor coloring books for adults
In my researching today, I also discovered some beautiful ready to use watercolor books. They look amazing for beginners – no printing or tracing necessary! Click on the link to see details and purchase on Amazon.
- Just Add Watercolor Happy Thoughts
- Splash of Color Painting and Coloring Book