Watercolour Paintings For Sale

Discover our selection of watercolour paintings for sale or available to rent online today. To make buying original paintings easy, we’ve selected the very best contemporary watercolour painters and put them all in one place for you. Our collection is ever evolving to remain exciting and diverse, with varying styles and subjects. If you are not sure where to start, take a look at our abstract, impressionistic or illustrative styles.

Not sure where to start? Take a look at some of our artists: Self-taught Belgian painter Pol Ledent whose stunning watercolour paintings are splattered with bright colour, creating bold and striking works sure to add a welcome injection of colour to any setting.

If you’re more interested in works which feature a traditional watercolour palette, look no further than the pieces executed by Tou Toa. The artist uses traditional colours and hazy blends giving an almost dream-like feel to his landscapes and portraits.

Another water painter whose landscapes are not to be missed is British artist Paul Hirst. Hirst’s distinctive style lends a certain energy to all of his landscapes, whether they follow traditional norms or subvert them to offer a more expressive, personalised encounter with the natural world. His unique colour palette of warm earthy tones contrasts against deep greys and blues to produce a hugely dramatic and emotional visual effect.

History of Watercolour Paintings

Watercolour paintings date back to the Palaeolithic ages when prehistoric humans would adorn their cave walls with paintings created out of mixtures of ochre, charcoal and other natural pigments. Watercolours were also used in Egyptian art and were painted on papyrus.

Traditional Chinese painting with watercolours developed in Asia in around 4000BC primarily as a decorative medium and by the 1st century AD the art of religious mural painting had developed. By the 4th century, landscape watercolour painting had established itself as an independent art form across Asia.

In the 21st century, artists have taken advantage of this unique medium to create stunning pieces of art. Watercolour paints offer exceptional versatility and can be used to create rich, vivid tones, as well as soft and soothing forms.

Medium
No mediums available
Style
No styles available
Subject
No subjects available
Orientation
    Color
      Size
      Price
      sort
      All Art
      showing 235 pieces

      Transformed

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Splendid Fairywren

      Paintings - 14x18cm

      The light of the way

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Solitary daisy

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Hinterland

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      The Way

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Cherry blossom and moon

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      In the potting shed

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Beach Tide

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for £ 294/mo

      Trees at Beck Farm

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Sloes and moon

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Cherry blossom

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Rough terrain

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Pink sun

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Border

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Pebble beach

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Bleak

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Buttercups

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      White Winged Fairywren

      Paintings - 14x18cm

      Hawthorn on green

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      A nation lost in ruins

      Paintings - 20x20cm

      Tiny Paradise

      Paintings - 31x23cm

      Foxgloves

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Supported Finger 2

      Paintings - 24x32cm