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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      Mirror

      Paintings - 50x64cmRent for $ 130/mo

      study of water

      Paintings - 40x50cm

      Transition

      Paintings - 140x150cm

      Emperor Penguins

      Paintings - 14x18cm

      Waiting for nothing

      Paintings - 40x38cmRent for $ 115/mo

      Robin and Clematis

      Paintings - 25x17cm

      Unfathomable

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Nocturne

      Paintings - 50x65cm

      Monolith

      Paintings - 50x65cmRent for $ 130/mo

      Early Bloom I

      Paintings - 86x23cmRent for $ 75/mo

      American Terrain II

      Paintings - 68x102cmRent for $ 200/mo

      shadow of trees II

      Paintings - 32x24cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Early Bloom II

      Paintings - 86x23cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Elusive

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Awaken

      Paintings - 21x14cmRent for $ 65/mo

      Contentment is wealth

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Small hawthorn

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      In the potting shed

      Paintings - 15x15cm

      Transformation

      Paintings - 12x12cm

      Sun mask Beach

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for $ 390/mo

      Hsiang River ripples

      Paintings - 18x18cm

      Up In Cold Flames

      Paintings - 21x16cmRent for $ 62/mo

      A valley

      Paintings - 15x15cm