20 Amazing Watercolor Masterpieces


This is the first of its kind post on Designzzz. The reason this subject of watercolor paintings is selected because these paintings cannot carry as much detail as other routine oil or digital paintings.

That is due to the fact that watercolours are not that sophisticated with gradients and swirls. This aspect makes it the most aspiring brand of art, hence we are sharing a collection 20 watercolor paintings from all over the internet. And as usual, all the image names are properly linked back to the sources, just click them if you would like a large scale image.

What do you think about these kind of posts? Please comment

Eagle Harbor

bright watercolor painting


Watercolor painting

Butterfly Effect

great painting

Escape from the Sky

funny aspiring art

Where Time Stands Still

sad watercolor image

At First Glance

emotional water painting

Watercolor Portrait

watercolor portrait

Típic carrer de Tunísia

soulful painting

Signs of a Trawlerman

watercolor challenge


cute watercolor art

Forest of Wings

water color painting

Qolsharif Mosque

watercolor mosque


Oak Creek Sentinel

I See You

funny water paint

Princess Kaguya

japanese tale


hilarious image

Color Me!

beautiful color painting

Hotel Rubi

3d watercolor painting

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  1. Calem Bendell December 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This is an awesome post, one of my favourite yet, but I think you’ll find some of these are actually acrylics, not watercolour. They’re made to look like watercolour though, so I guess it doesn’t really matter. (but you may want to mentioned some are acrylic or acrylic-watercolour just in case someone wants to try it out too)

    Particularly loved ‘At First Glance’

    And Lora Zombie was totally necessary for this, eh? 😀

  2. techwench December 16, 2010 at 12:57 am

    awesome great work

  3. Tayyab December 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

    @Calem Bendell What can I say, I was afraid of this, that some of them might be acrylic. But you know, all the sources say that these are WATER-PAINTINGS, so I just believed them.

  4. Rugby Shirts December 17, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I love them all. I’m amazed at how people can make their minds dictate their hands in a nice way and come up with these masterpieces. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Tayyab December 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

    @Rugby Shirts
    You’re spot on. one needs to dedicate it all, only then he could be able to create such a masterpiece.

  6. snoochies January 4, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    you forgot this one

  7. Faraz Qazi January 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Very naice kaamal ki pi c hain kubsorat yaaar gr8

  8. fajas colombianas January 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I’ve always wondered what goes through the minds of these creative artist to come up with such kinds of inspiration.

  9. Tayyab February 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Thanks for your comment and appreciation

    @fajas colombianas
    Yes it does take a serious amount of imagination to create something like this. But if you wanna make a masterpiece, I got a method for you. Get really really drunk…. Then try to draw a few circles, you just might end up creating a masterpiece.

  10. weegieschemie February 15, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Some of your examples have good technique, others have interesting subject matter. But none are AMAZING or Masterpieces and as others have commented some aren’t even watercolours.
    I know art is very subjective but get a grip!

  11. Tayyab February 15, 2011 at 5:19 am


    I apologize for disappointing you.
    As far as the their legitimacy as being a watercolour is concerned, well I answered that already. And they are amazing or not, well that is just a personal opinion. I hope the next time I call something AMAZING, it will be amazing for you.

  12. Calem Bendell February 15, 2011 at 6:12 am


    It’s been mentioned that some of these aren’t watercolour, but it’s really not that important. Some people love this kind of work, especially since some of it is by young artists, and there is no need to bring others down (not to mention kind of pathetic, particularly after you state yourself that art is subjective).

    If you’re going to try and be a critic, you have to be more thorough than that.
    In the meantime, ‘get a grip’ ;).

  13. Cristina February 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

    My favorite is the Tim Burton-esque Jesus

  14. DUSAN February 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Complimenti per vostra profesionalità,creativita e sensibilità artistica, volevo essere informato come poso ,e posibile,inserire mie opere nel vostro apprezzato sito.GRAZIE e un saluto da Dusan

  15. Tayyab February 28, 2011 at 4:25 am

    (Long Live Google Translate) I understood your comment and thanks a lot for your generous appreciations. I’ll be soon featuring you in a post at Designzzz. 🙂

  16. Riles March 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I think they’re all paintings that deserve credit for technique or concept. A great list!

    Only one of these could even be acrylic and that’s the mask, near the top… all the rest are either watercolor or gauche (which still counts… just acts differently and colors are more solid).

  17. Tayyab March 11, 2011 at 11:54 am


    Really, Mask…. I had doubts about the last one, but Mask…. Really……

  18. CalemBendell March 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm


    I know some of these artists and based knowing whether or not they are watercolour (which has already been addressed and was irrelevant before and after it was mentioned). If you were going to guess that one was *not* watercolour… you could’ve at least made a better guess 😉 .


    I am soooo sorry if my first comment started people thinking about some of these not being watercolour and if they feel the need to mention it again and again because of me.
    No hard feelings?

    1. Tayyab March 12, 2011 at 1:18 am


      O come on, you are one our most precious readers.
      In fact, critiques like yours will help me in my career. Don’t feel bad 🙂

  19. Matt March 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    the first one, named Eagle Harbor. you wouldn’t happen to know where this is a painting of, or who the artist is, would you?

    1. Tayyab March 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      Here’s the link to the source page, all the detail I found about that picture is a word “Pegasus Cafe” which I don’t think would be much helpful, but you may find something that I didn’t http://www.watercolor.org/GalleryPages/Fall09.htm

  20. DUSAN March 28, 2011 at 6:33 am

    un consiglio :inserite un traduttore per le lingue cosi chi capiamo meglio GRAZIE E UN CARO SALUTO DA DUSAN

    1. Ayaz Malik March 28, 2011 at 6:55 am

      @Dusan Certo farà grazie per il suggerimento:)

  21. Atom April 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

  22. DUSAN April 4, 2011 at 10:35 am


    1. Tayyab April 5, 2011 at 1:10 am

      Cari Dusan
      Io non parlo italiano, ma ho fatto rispondere in inglese che saremo pubblicare il vostro lavoro presto, spero entro questa settimana.
      Sto utilizzando Google Translate per convertire questa frase in italiano, non importa se la traduzione mechine fa una gaffe.

  23. pegah April 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    they really gives me feel much much better
    i like the Jesus most of all

  24. vero1094 July 6, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. waqas shaiq July 13, 2011 at 4:54 am

    nice work!!!

  26. Chelsea July 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I love this! I haven’t worked with watercolors in a long time, mostly just acrylics. This really makes me want to get back into it!

    1. Tayyab July 25, 2011 at 1:53 am

      Hope you succeed in water colors as well. 🙂

  27. AghMoji July 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Nice i like it 😀

  28. waqas shaiq July 29, 2011 at 4:05 am

    amazing work

  29. Leonard Rogers October 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Nice art work. Is this your site Laura? But these can’t be all your paintings. I know you do good work but there are a lot of diffeerent ideas.

    1. Tayyab October 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Sorry to disappoint you but there’s no Laura here, just a bunch of guys grown shaves. 😛
      We just love Laura’s work that’s why she is featured frequently.

  30. waqas shaiq October 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    really awsome work, very nice!

  31. saad saeed October 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

    waoooo amaaaaaaaazing really beautiful again amaaaaaaaaaaaazing

    1. Tayyab October 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      thanks, and again, thanks 🙂

      and again……

  32. SavannaSkye October 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    So beautiful! I love how the vagueness or the blurriness – the unspecificity – of these paintings actually makes them so much bigger. Lovely!

    1. Tayyab October 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

      That’s a nice pair of eyes you’ve got there @SavannaSkye 🙂

  33. EC October 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    If you were to make another watercolor gallery, you should include works by not necessarily “better” artists, but more classic artists, such as Thomas Girtin, Winslow Homer, Turner, Cezzane, Edward Dayes, William Blake, Francis Towne, and others who really revolutionized the field of watercolor painting.

    1. Tayyab October 20, 2011 at 5:40 am

      Thank you very much for the valuable suggestion EC!
      we’ll remember that and follow your advice when we make another collection.

  34. jimmy kennedy November 18, 2011 at 5:07 am

    God I really loved this as an artist myself I found it very inspiring!!

    1. Tayyab November 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Indeed these artists are inspiring, thanks for commenting.

  35. karina December 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm


  36. Laura December 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Wonderful paintings. It reminds me that I should paint more, too…

  37. Ann R December 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Such a delight to have so many views of one medium

  38. Tim June 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Who painted “The Butterfly Effect?” Is there any where I can purchase a print of that painting?

    1. Tayyab June 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Hey Tim,

      This is the link to creator’s page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathiole/3617534822/
      You can also find his FB, twitter and tumblr links.
      All the best 🙂

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