How to paint flowers - Tips and tutorials for beginners

How to Paint Flowers: 19 Easy Tutorials

One of the most beautiful things nature has to offer is probably its incredibly colorful flowers. They also happen to be one of the best places to start if you’re just beginning to paint.

The magic behind learning how to paint flowers is that there are so many incredible ways to paint them for every skill level. Today, however, we will be sharing with you some easy projects and tutorials to help you learn how to paint flowers.

So, are you ready to start?

Traditional painting vs. Paint by numbers

Painting has been used for centuries to express ideas, to release those emotions that we sometimes can’t name or even realize that they are there. We use painting to break with tradition, to bend the rules, to challenge ourselves. It’s a way to express ourselves, to relax, to take our minds off the daily struggles and work on something productive and beautiful.

However, all good things must come with a price, and the price of painting is practice. Lots and lots of practice. To break the rules, first, we must learn the rules.

What if I told you, there was a way to get all the perks of painting, without having to stare at a blank canvas not knowing what to do?

Here’s what’s great about painting by numbers: you will paint a perfect masterpiece every time without spending hours perfecting your skill. It’s so easy to pick up, even I can do it, and trust me, I can’t even draw, let alone paint.

If you want to be able to create beautiful masterpieces and lose yourself in a project but don’t know where to start, why don’t you try out an easy paint by numbers?

Flowers Paint by Numbers

Since this particular article is about painting flowers, let’s talk about why these paint by numbers are a great place to start out. Besides the fact that painting is an excellent stress relief, it’s also really fun.

Painting by numbers makes your painting experience easy as well. Not only that but our kits are premium quality, come with everything you need and are shipped from within the US.

If you don’t know where to begin here are a couple of our favorite flower Paint by Numbers to get you started. And later, you can try your hand at filling that blank canvas.

In this list of tutorials for beginners, there’s a little something for everyone.

Field of Poppies painting

I don’t know about you but I love Poppies along with Claude Monet's paint by numbers. It makes me feel like I’m right in Holland. This could very well be the perfect place to start.

With its bright colors and beautiful texture, one could easily begin their flower adventure here. Don’t be afraid to try painting these tulips, it’s actually a lot easier than it looks.

Poppy Flower Painting

Maybe tulips aren’t quite your style. If you’re looking for something a little more dramatic and passionate, then this kit is definitely where you want to start.

These paint by numbers of poppies might just be the start of a passionate flower painting journey. We both know that they would look amazing in your living room, and you even get the bragging rights of being able to say you painted them yourself!

Daisies painting

He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not… and despite me knowing that he loves me not, I’ll still try my hand at these daisies, a flower that is beautiful in its simplicity.

While it might look like there is nothing simple about this Field of Daisies, I guarantee that you will become an expert in no time. So, if you love the idea of a thousand daisies, maybe you’ve just found your first Paint by Numbers project.


How to paint a Rose

What flower painting list would be complete without the classic Rose? The rose, a flower that can mean so many things.

Here we have some very special White roses of purity and humility. Wouldn’t they make the perfect gift for your children? Or maybe they are meant to sit majestically on your mantle.

Abstract flower paintings

All the previous flower paintings are incredible, but they might be a bit scary. Here’s what I love about this Abstract Tulip Bouquet: you can’t mess it up.

Abstract art has that special something about it that makes you feel like you are part of a revolution. You’re supposed to break the rules. Turn any mistake into an artistic choice, or if you want to be adventurous, take some very intentional artistic liberties with these tulips.

Bouquet of flowers painting

If you want to try your hand at some still life this Blooming Still Life might just be the flower painting for you. This beautiful painting is definitely one of my favorites.

The complexity and contrast of the colors are breathtaking. Wouldn’t you love to be able to say that you painted that? That painting definitely should have a place in your dining room.

Acrylic Flowers Painting

Since these kits always end up sending a little too much paint, why not try your hand at actual traditional painting? Use the premier quality brushes and paints we send you to create something unique and your own.

To help you get started here are some easy to follow tutorials. And remember, painting is something to be enjoyed.

Simple Flower

To start us off we have some simple flowers with Acrylic paints by Stacy at Birch and Button. She provides us with a step by step on how to make this beautifully simple flower.

She’ll walk you through a simple technique that can be used for this flower and really any other painting adventure you want to go on.

Simple flower painting

Beautiful Hydrangeas

If you want to create some beautiful and very easy hydrangeas Pamela Groppe Art has an easy step by step tutorial explaining how to paint them. Don’t they look beautiful?

And a little tip I learned from reading her tutorial: Hydrangeas are hardly ever exactly the same in nature making this something you can really have fun with.

Beautiful hydrangeas painting

Simple Daisy

Remember, he loves me, he loves me not… ? If you want to attempt to make your own field of daisies Pamela Groppe Art has you covered for that too!

Don’t be afraid to try something new, you might just create something incredible.

Simple Daisies painting

Daisies in a Jar

If you want to take your daisy making to the next level, maybe try this “Daisies in a Jar” by Step By Step Painting. This is definitely something to try if you’re up for a new challenge.

Daisies in a Jar painting

Lavender Cotton swabs

Going back to something with a little more simplicity here are some beautiful lavenders that are painted with something as mundane as cotton swabs. This project is accessible to even the clumsiest of beginners (basically me).

Lavender Cotton swabs painting

Chrysanthemum Flowers

If you want something a bit more abstract but absolutely beautiful Bonnie Lecat Designs has these amazing Chrysanthemums that anyone can take on. Don’t forget to take some artistic liberties with this one!

Chrysanthemum Flowers painting

Red Rose

Before we had the beautifully classic white rose, now let’s take on a new adventure, the passionate Red Rose. For that, we are going to go back to our Pamela Groppe Art blog who has an amazing and easy technique for making the perfect Rose.

Red Rose painting

Cherry Blossom Tree Painting

Do you want to try something absolutely breathtaking? How about trying a classic cherry blossom tree in paint by numbers? With little artistic liberty, you can make it a tree bursting in bloom or make that beautiful night sky exactly the one you want to see.

Step by Step Painting brings you the basic technique, now it’s up to you to make something incredible.

Cherry Blossom Tree Painting

Magnolia Blossom

If you want to paint this beautiful Magnolia Blossom, Angela Anderson will walk you through how to paint it step by step in this tutorial. (And even if you don’t want to attempt painting it, watching her is definitely relaxing.)


If you want to try a classic sunflower, Step by Step Painting has your back! Check out this beautiful Sunflower paint by numbers and maybe try mixing up the background, a sunset, a starry night… the possibilities are endless.

Sunflower painting

Texas Bluebonnets

If you’ve ever been to Texas in the spring, well you know about the beautiful and simple Texas Bluebonnets. Here’s a nice easy tutorial to make your own perfect Bluebonnets.

Texas Bluebonnets painting

Spring time Calla Lillies

If you want to try some classic Calla Lillies. Here’s a video that will walk you through it. Aren’t they beautiful?

Spring time Calla Lillies painting

Iris Flowers

Finally, we have some beautiful Irises. They really are breathtaking and the best part of this tutorial is that it will walk you through the basics, but the rest is up to you!

Iris Flowers painting


Whether you decide to ultimately go for starting from scratch or try these amazing paint by numbers, you’ll definitely be embarking on an artistic adventure like none before.

After going through all these different paintings, which one is your favorite? Mine will have to be the Beautiful Red Poppies. Something about the red makes me want to start a new adventure.

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