EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF WATERCOLOR PRINTS
Brighten your home decor with captivating watercolor paintings designed by Minted’s marketplace of independent artists. Many of our watercolor prints look like they are still drying, popping off the easel in a refreshing and beautiful way. Gaze at every detail of these pieces of original watercolor art, such as how the colors bleed into one another and where the paintbrush has glided across the paper or canvas. If you’re looking for handmade, one-of-a-kind wall art decor, our collection of watercolor pieces depicting floral scenes, abstract shapes, and landscapes are a fantastic option.
HOW ARE WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS CREATED?
The whimsical and improvisational look of a watercolor painting is hypnotizing. You may wonder how the look is achieved. Very unique in its form, the art of watercolor painting is centered around the manipulation of color-based inks as they interact with each other, water, and a painting surface. There are many different techniques and tools an artist will use to push this method forward and create new looks, such as tube paints, brushes of various sizes, cake paints, gouache, masking fluid, masking tape, sea sponges, watercolor paper, a support panel, pencils, and erasers, just to name a few!
This form of painting, and instantly recognizable art medium, is an ancient form originating in East Asia, where watercolor painting with inks was used on scrolls. It was not until the 19th century that American artists started to use watercolor as primarily a sketch tool. It picked up in popularity around the world in the 20th and 21st centuries with well-known artists like Georgia O’Keefe (works include “Series 1, No. 8” and “A Storm”) and John Marin (famous paintings include “Hudson River Valley” and “Brooklyn Bridge.”).
ADD ONE-OF-A-KIND WATERCOLOR PRINT TO YOUR WALLS
So much of the beauty in watercolor prints comes from the saturation of paints and the new hues that are created as a result of colors mixing. Artists love to experiment with the mixing of color while painting in this medium because as the water and pigment hit the canvas, there is an immediacy in the reaction the colors have with the paper. The end result is always a hard-to-recreate piece of unique art.
You too can play with colors, even if you aren’t an artist. Put on your interior designer hat and experiment with the color theme of your home decor by hanging a watercolor print or two. Use Minted’s easy filter options at the top of this page to sort works by color, such as blue, green, or yellow. From there you can easily shop the perfect art to pair with pre-existing color themes in a living room, bedroom, bathroom, and all your additional rooms in the house.
WATERCOLOR PRINTS: A VARIETY OF THEMES AND LOOKS
Minted’s limited edition collection of watercolor prints comes not only in a wide range of colors but also in a wide variety of subject matters. Minted’s diverse group of artists are inspired by many different themes and ideas, such as:
Floral & Botanical Watercolor Prints: Look through our watercolor selection and discover the playful and imaginative ways our artists have created the shapes and colors of flowers. From beautiful, cascading wildflowers in purple, green, and pink to big, elegant leaves in greens and blues, you’re bound to find the perfect floral watercolor print to match your home decor.
Landscape Watercolor Prints: Other original landscape prints depict valleys, coastlines, forests, and mountain ranges. Some designs are loose and mysterious, while others define horizons and treelines more clearly. Depending on what you’re looking for, we have an array of styles that will make you feel like you’re outside in nature.
Abstract Watercolor Prints: Perhaps abstract watercolor is more your vibe? Sure to be a conversation starter and the perfect addition to any rooms wall decor, this artwork doesn’t have to portray something clearly to pull a viewer in. Appreciate how an artist works with abnormal shapes and the bleeding of inks. The natural contours of the brushstrokes will allow you to let your imagination run wild as you interpret the painting. Opt for abstract watercolor on canvas for an even more dramatic look, or shop our complete abstract art collection.
Simple/Minimalist Watercolor Paintings: If you’re looking for a more modern look, Minted’s has some beautiful pieces that are angular, chic, and deceptively simple. As the saying goes, if you want a child to pay attention to your words, whisper. Some of these designs are emblematic of a soft whisper, drawing you in for a closer inspection. Look for sleek patterns, blends of color, or a grand use of white space to decorate your city loft or chic office space.
Loose Patterns Watercolor Paintings: Loosen up a bit and explore pieces that are symmetry-free, playful, and look as if they are in motion. These designs are very pleasing to the eye. For example, a sequence of thick horizontal color bars, or a collection of rings painted around each other in different colors. While not perfectly aligned, the technique pairs perfectly with the medium, which prides itself on imperfection and improvisation.
WATERCOLOR PRINTS BY ARTISTS GLOBALLY
Shopping through Minted is a joy not only because you’ll find limited edition artwork, but because you’ll also be supporting independent artists. The reason Minted’s collection is so wide is due to the fact that we receive continual designs from independent artists around the world. Some artists come from professional backgrounds and some are completely self-taught, but all produce handmade work that is fresh and trend-setting. These handmade elections of artwork are only printed in quantities of 350 per size and colorway to ensure each design preserves its uniqueness and scarcity.
WATERCOLOR ART PRINTED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
Once you’ve selected the perfect watercolor print, you can customize it to perfectly fit your space or the space of an intended gift recipient. Read through the below finishes touches fully in your control:
Framed print or canvas: Decide on the format you would like your selection printed in. Would you prefer a framed art print under plexiglass or a more exposed stretched canvas look?. If you’re looking for a modern edgy look, you might want to consider the canvas option.
Size: We have a wide variety of sizes your wall hanging can be printed in. Opt for a large 40” x 54” print, perfect as a statement piece in a hallway or living room. If you prefer a smaller option to complement a gallery wall or to rest on a mantel, choose a more delicate 5” x 7” styling.
Colorway: Many of our paintings allow you to select the direction of the color theme so it will blend nicely with any pre-existing color theme in a room.
Frame: Minted offers frames for both prints and canvases. With so many options, you are bound to find the right fit for your watercolor painting and also for the space you’re decorating. Choose from options like whitewashed herringbone, reclaimed barn wood, and even chic streamlined metal frames.