Are you ready to be creative but you don't know what to paint? Don't worry I have some easy watercolor painting ideas for you. So grab your brush and get excited!

I don't know how the weather is where you are but autumn arrived in my country and the hot summer days and cool thunderstorm nights are past. So let's bring them back to our paintings!

Today we'll paint a thunderstorm sky and a window covered in droplets!

Here's what you need:

  • a pencil
  • watercolor paper
  • washi tape
  • masking fluid
  • brushes
  • 2 jars of water (one for clean water, one to rinse your brush)
  • watercolor

You can find the reference pictures I used for today's easy painting ideas here:


If you prefer having an outline to work with but you don't want to draw,  you can print out your reference image and transfer a few guidelines onto your watercolor paper.

To do so, take a soft pencil and draw all over the backside of the picture you printed. Then lay the printed picture on top of your watercolor paper with the side you just colored facing down and lightly trace all the lines you need as an outline.

I outlined the lines of the lightning and the city for the first painting and every droplet for the second painting and used masking fluid and a thin synthetic brush to cover these areas. When the masking fluid is dry you can start painting!

For a full step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a thunderstorm sky and a window covered with droplets watch my video below.

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