How to Paint Lavender in Watercolor

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Learn how to paint lavender flowers with watercolor paint. These flowers are easy to learn and are perfect for adding to floral bouquets.

This is part of my series for learning to paint flowers with watercolors.

Be sure to check out my first post on painting roses, the easy way!

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How to Paint Lavender

Lavender is one of the easiest flowers to paint. They’re perfect for painting on their own, in a vase, or as filler flowers in larger bouquets.

watercolor painting of lavender stems in blue vase

Supplies Needed:

Mixing Watercolor Paints for Lavender

Ready-Made Colors

  • Perylene Green – This dark, moody green paint is the perfect color for stems and leaves.
  • Lavender – As the name suggests, it’s perfect for painting lavender flowers. (It does contain white pigment if that is a concern to you.)
watercolor mixes to get colors for lavender flowers and stems (watercolor swatches on paper)

Color Mixes

Mixing colors to create the perfect colors for lavender is easy! I’m using pretty standard colors to create these mixes.

Stems and leaves: Mix phthalo green with a small amount of ultramarine and burnt umber.

Lavender flowers: Mix ultramarine with a small amount of purple (I used Imperial violet). You could also use a cool red or pink, such as quinacridone magenta.

You might be interested in learning how to paint simple leaves.

watercolor painting of lavender flowers in vase
Yield: 1

How to Paint Lavender

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to paint lavender flowers with watercolor paint. These flowers are easy to learn and are perfect for adding to floral bouquet paintings.


  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paper
  • Palette


  • Watercolor Brush


  1. Use green paint to paint a curved line for the watercolor stem
  2. Paint round, skinny leaves at the bottom of the stem.watercolor painting of lavender leaves
  3. Add lavender flowers to the top part of the stem by adding small dots of paint at the top.watercolor painting of lavender stem
  4. Work your way down the stem and make the dots of paint larger, becoming small lines.


You can add layers to paint to add more details and shading.

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