Excelling at the visual arts is a talent like anything else—while it may come more easily to some people than others, we can all still progress through practice and dedication. However, if you are always tackling projects that are high above your skill level or experience, you are bound to get discouraged which may lead you to avoiding painting altogether.
The good news is that cute easy painting can be just as fun to take on as a more challenging painting, and they can also produce some amazing results! In this article we will present a variety of easy painting ideas for a variety of tastes.
Cute Floral Paintings
Flowers are one of the most common artistic muses, and it’s not hard to see why — they are nature’s artwork! While some flowers can be quite intricate and hard to draw, there are tricks of the trade that can help you produce beautiful floral artwork even at a beginner level.
Cute and Simple Daisy
This simple painting of a daisy is enough to brighten up the darkest of rooms! A surefire choice for any flower lover, the daisy is considerably easier to paint thanks to its simple petals and uncomplicated proportions. Get the look from Pamela Groppe Art.
This easy but beautiful floral painting from Smiling Colors even comes with a video that you can follow along with, as well as a printable template! It is the perfect choice for anyone who knows they want to paint some flowers but is equally intimidated by the idea.
Easy Floral Border
This tutorial from Thrifty and Chic shows how you can use a wooden canvas to create a personalized frame that includes a splash of color. While the author uses bright, vibrant pinks, you could use whichever colors you like to mimic this unique frame’s look.
Paw Print Flowers
Here is an idea that any pet owner is sure to love. We love the way that this tutorial from Crafty Morning takes the paint-covered paw print of a beloved pet and turns it into a flower!
A landscape painting draws inspiration from the world around us to paint scenes both imaginary and real. While these paintings tend to be quite difficult to do thanks to the high level of detail involved, there are some simple scenes that are great for beginners.
Cute Dreamy Landscape
Not all landscape paintings have to be extremely detailed in order to be beautiful, and this tutorial from Elle Byers Art proves that. With a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of color, even a beginner artist can convey a mood with this dreamy take on a simple landscape painting.
The folks over at Step-by-Step Painting stay true by their name by breaking down this beautiful fall landscape into easy to follow steps. This Bob Ross-esque painting comes complete with plenty of “happy little trees”!
A sunset counts as a kind of landscape, right? Either way, the beautiful hues of this landscape from Step-by-Step Painting are to die for, with their rich oranges and pinks and yellows. This tutorial shows how you can add the silhouettes of hot air balloons to the painting, but you could always make it your own by adding other objects like boats or buildings.
Abstract art sometimes gets picked on for being easier to do than more intricate art styles, but anyone who specializes in it knows that this couldn’t be further from the truth. When it comes to abstract art styles, it’s all about the colors and placement, which can actually make it quite challenging for beginners. Luckily there are some tutorials that you can follow.
Gold Leaf Art
This tutorial from Cuckoo 4 Design can show you how to use a simple gold leaf technique to create a beautiful piece of artist art. If you are making this to hang on your wall, your guests will never be able to guess that you didn’t purchase it at a local homegoods store!
Abstract Apartment Art
This tutorial from Beauty and the Beard will show you how to create not one, not two, but three abstract paintings that can be hung together as a focal point! Designed for folks who are new to abstract art, it will even show you how to apply the paint to your canvases in the correct ratios.
Explosion of Color
We are just in love with the colors in this tutorial from Love This Pic! Even if you are new to using acrylic paints, if you follow this tutorial you will end up with a final product that looks so professional that you are sure to even surprise yourself.
There is a reason why watercolor paintings act as a kind of “gateway” into painting for so many people. Many budding artists find that it is more forgiving than acrylic or oil, not to mention the fact that it is inexpensive and it takes minimal supplies in order to get started.
There are many different kinds of fruit that look great when given the watercolor treatment, but before you leap towards the standard strawberries or grapes, consider painting some of the less popular fruit, too! The pear, for instance, makes a beautiful piece of kitchen artwork or a greeting card, as seen here at Watercolor Affair.
- Autumn Leaves
There is something about the fall season that lends itself to so much artistic inspiration, isn’t it? Autumn leaves are one of these season-specific elements of nature that look wonderful when replicated by watercolor paints. Here is another tutorial from Watercolor Affair that will show you how.
While we suppose we could have included this beautiful peony painting from Inkstruck in the floral section above, it looks so lovely in watercolor that we decided it belonged in the watercolor section instead! This tutorial is a great example of how it can be easier to paint complicated subjects like flowers with watercolor than acrylic paint.
In recent years, geometric designs have become quite popular both with personal accessories and interior design trends. So why not try your hand at a simple geometric painting?
Geometric Accent Wall
This tutorial from A Joyful Riot is less of a painting tutorial as it is an entire accent wall tutorial, as it will show you how to put together a beautiful geometric focal point for your room using minimal artistic skill and maximum creativity. It may seem like a huge undertaking, but the bulk of this project can be completed in just one weekend!
Washi Tape Geometric Art
Washi tape is well known in some circles, such as scrapbooking and bullet journaling, for the decorative touches that it can add to a blank page. However, if you are trying to get precise lines within your geometric art, then washi tape can also be your best friend. See an example of how this precision can play off with this informative video on Pinterest.
Geometric Watercolor With Lettering
This cool design idea from Surely Simple combines a few of the different techniques that we’ve featured on this list so far, such as watercolor blending! However, what is truly unique about it is the ways the artist uses tape to create a geometric design.
Quotes and Song Lyrics
Lettering and calligraphy can be a challenging artform, but with the proper tutorials you can take on simple projects involving text with little to no problem! Remember, if you feel particularly self-conscious about your lettering abilities, you can always rely on tracing or stencils — there’s zero shame in that.
Bedroom Wall Art
One of the more difficult places to decorate in our houses is our bedrooms! Depending on the type of headboard that we use, it can be hard to find a piece of artwork that fits with the room. So, sometimes there may be no better option than to design your own, as is demonstrated with the beautiful DIY lettering from Pop of Pretty.
Easy DIY Song Lyric Art
You don’t need to use the same song lyrics as were used in this tutorial from the DIY Fun Ideas, but you can certainly use their same techniques, which involve painter’s canvas and paint! Not only does this add a black and white touch to the design of a room, but it can also inspire you on the daily since you get to be faced with lyrics that mean a lot to you.
You don’t need to have a degree in art to be able to create lovely pieces for your home, but you may need to have a little bit of inspiration. Hopefully you can find something to get your creative juices flowing from the array of examples shown above!