I recently discovered Emma Jane Lefebvre on Instagram, and just love watching her beautiful watercolor tutorials. She has a very active YouTube channel with all kinds of free training perfect for beginners. You're going to love having her teach you the basics of watercolor painting!
I was joking with a friend on Instagram that if her watercolor turned into "blobs", it would just be abstract art!:) Here is an actual abstract art painting that looks super fun and do-able for a beginner like me.
This tutorial claims to be a 10 minute one. Hmm...it might take me longer than 10 minutes for one of these beauties! However, I do find that one of the things about watercolor painting is that I shouldn't overthink the details. Setting a timer for 10 minutes sounds like a fun challenge.
This beautiful pink peony watercolor painting tutorial has it all - a printable template, instructions, and a video! Peonies were one of the first easy watercolor flowers I tried.
Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners: Printable Watercolor Coloring Pages for Adults
As a beginner in watercolor painting, I found myself looking specifically for easy watercolor paintings to copy. I discovered some easy watercolour painting ideas in the form of free printable watercolor templates with line drawings of easy things to paint with watercolors.
Here is a list of some cute watercolor paintings you might want to try, too!
As I get started with the basics of watercolor painting, I LOVE printable watercolor templates that I can transfer onto my watercolor paper.
To transfer a printable watercolor template to watercolor paper, I follow these simple steps:
1. Print the template onto copy paper.
2.Place the template under the watercolor paper and hold it up to a window with light shining through.
3. Lightly trace the template onto the paper.
I find that by using a template as I begin to learn the basics of watercolor painting, I feel like I can have small "wins" right away. That encourages me to keep on painting!
The following are some free printable watercolor coloring pages to help you as you get started.
Printable Popsicle cards anyone? Wouldn't these be fun to paint and have on hand for Summer gift giving?
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.
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