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.

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      Nocturne

      Paintings - 50x65cm

      Concrete

      Paintings - 112x134cmRent for $ 360/mo

      Early Bloom III

      Paintings - 85x34cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Blue Shoots

      Paintings - 76x56cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Fragments

      Paintings - 50x40cm

      Untitled, 2020

      Paintings - 100x78cm

      Supported Finger 2

      Paintings - 24x32cm

      study of water

      Paintings - 40x50cm

      Electricity

      Paintings - 68x165cmRent for $ 300/mo

      frozen memories

      Paintings - 40x30cm

      Saffron Finch

      Paintings - 14x18cm

      Welsh landscape

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Frontier

      Paintings - 56x76cm

      On a lane in April

      Paintings - 18x18cm

      Red square

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Black sun

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Helter Skelter 2

      Paintings - 84x124cmRent for $ 255/mo

      Scarlet Flycatcher

      Paintings - 14x18cm

      Yellow Core

      Paintings - 76x56cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Trees at Beck Farm

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Early Bloom II

      Paintings - 86x23cmRent for $ 75/mo

      steam will clear it up

      Paintings - 32x24cmRent for $ 75/mo

      remaining sand III

      Paintings - 32x24cmRent for $ 75/mo