May 8, 2024

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Diving into watercolor painting can be both exhilarating and a bit challenging, especially for beginners. You’re in the right place, where we provide straightforward, step-by-step tutorials tailored for those eager to paint autumn scenes.

This guide is designed to smoothly introduce you to the world of watercolor, simplifying the painting process into manageable steps. Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive tutorial on capturing the vibrant colors of fall or just tips on painting autumn landscapes, we’ve got you covered. So, gather your palette, and let’s embark on a journey through watercolor painting, one step at a time!

Lets gather our supplies:

You don’t need a lot to get started, just always it is better to be prepared. These are my honest recommendations that I love and use. 

  1. Watercolor brushes: get a medium brush (size 5 or 8), small size(1,2,4), and a flat brush. They will be used to create different effects when painting. Sable brushes are the best, if you want to create a professional looking piece of art.
  2. Watercolor paper: Paper will make a big difference in the outcome. It doesnt matter if you want hot or cold pressed paper. I recommend Strathmore or Winsor & Newton for beginners, but if you want to splurge then Arches paper is the best
  3. Best Watercolor Paints:The ones that I use and love is the Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint Set. They have so many colors to pick from, perfect for any artwork. But if you are just a beginner you can get smaller colors range Winsor & Newton Cotman 24 Whole Pans Set
  4. Pencil: Best to use H, or 2H, making sure you do not have any bright lines. I love this set from Staedtler Mars. 
  5. Water jug: This can be anything, even an old cup or a jar from pickles. 
  6. Tissue paper: Grab your kitchen roll
  7. Eraser: Make sure that it is white and does not leave any marks. I use either normal one or a kneaded eraser to just get a lighter shade of the piece. 


Learn how to paint in watercolor anything starting from flowers, to trees to owls. 

Step-by-Step Watercolor Tutorials

01. Watercolor Tutorial for Acorn

Fall is such a beautiful season, as you can see the leaves turn bright red and orange. And when in the park, you can see the acorns everywhere around you. They are such a perfect subject to draw in your sketchbook. 

02. How to Paint Fall Landscape

Parks and nature become so magical when it is the fall season. I will definitely encourage you to take your paints and transform the magic on your paper. This is an easy follow along tutorial for you that you will absolutely love!

03. Step by Step Autumn Leaf

Fall is absolutely gorgeous with all of the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Don’t forget to paint it and make it a part of your most gorgeous sketchbook. This is an easy to follow tutorial that you will absolutely love. It shows exactly how to paint fall leaves for beginners.

04. Watercolor Tutorial: Fall Oak Tree

Oak trees are so majestic. Capture its essence with this step by step easy tutorial here and learn how to do it in no time. 

05. Paint Fall Wreath Easy Step By Step

This is a step by step easy beginner friendly tutorial on how to paint fall wreaths in watercolor. You can use amazing colors, making it so fun to copy this drawing. 

06. How to Paint a Fall Cupcake in Watercolor

Halloween season is almost here, so what is better than to paint a cupcake that has this gorgeous pumpkin on top of it. It can be a great greeting card or just a pretty sketch in your sketchbook. 

07. Yellow Fall Leaf in Watercolor

Nature is absolutely beautiful. This is an easy to follow watercolor tutorial on how to paint a fall leaf in watercolor. 

You can be so creative with them, and paint a bunch of leaves together with all sort of colors together. 

08. Watercolor Fall Oak Leaf Tutorial

Learn how to paint this gorgeous oak leaf when it is fall season, and it is all so colorful, bright and amazing. 

9. Step By Step Chinese Lantern Tutorial

Learn how to paint chinese lantern in watercolor. Fall has such amazing colors so it is the most amazing way to express it on paper. Orange color looks very iconic. 

10. Step by Step Rose Hip Tutorial

Learn with this tutorial how to paint a rose hip in watercolor, step by step. Perfect for those seeking a vibrant and tropical touch to their collection!

11. Step by Step Rowan Berries Tutorial

For me, rowan berries automatically make me feel like it is the fall season. Those gorgeous colors make it so stunning to paint as well. Perfect watercolor idea for your sketchbook. 

12. Step by Step Chestnut Tutorial

Brown chestnuts on the ground and fall leaves, perfect idea for a little greeting card. I think fall is the most iconic and beautiful time to be creating different art. 

If you have enjoyed this tutorial, then do not forget to check out this watercolor course for complete beginners called: “Get Started with Watercolor.” 

The course is  designed for beginner artists wishing to explore and improve watercolor painting techniques.

If you have been wanting to improve your watercolor skills then do not forget to check it out!