Shop our collection by category

No products

Free shipping! Shipping
$0 Total

Check out

Successfully added to your cart
Quantity
Total
There are 0 works in your cart. You have one item in your cart.
$0
Continue shopping Proceed to checkout

Watercolour Paintings

Filter

×
Popularity
Themes
Styles
Price
Width
 -   cm
Height
 -   cm
Orientation
Framing
My selection
Clear all
Grandeur et décadence cherbourgeoise... (diptyque)
Grandeur et décadence cherbourgeoise... (diptyque)
$1,064
Watercolour (110 x 75 cm)
Villa jaune - marseille
Villa jaune - marseille
$622
Watercolour (33 x 50 cm)
Pôle étincelant
Pôle étincelant
$239
Watercolour (32 x 24 cm)
Beautiful tree Nara
Beautiful tree Nara
$1,076
Watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Massif des calanques – le belvédère au dessus de Sugiton
Massif des calanques – le belvédère au dessus de Sugiton
$861
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Défiance
Défiance
$1,555
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Messagers
Messagers
$1,674
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Parc national des calanques - brèche de castelvieil depuis la mer
Parc national des calanques - brèche de castelvieil depuis la mer
$861
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Chemin aride
Chemin aride
$1,794
Watercolour (55 x 38 cm)
Indifférent
Indifférent
$658
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Nue
Nue
$897
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Free
Free
$1,196
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Vibration
Vibration
$2,511
Watercolour (56 x 36 cm)
Elle
Elle
$837
Watercolour (37 x 55 cm)
Summer
Summer
$718
Watercolour (61 x 46 cm)
Massif des calanques – callelongue, la sortie du petit port.
Massif des calanques – callelongue, la sortie du petit port.
$861
Watercolour (70 x 50 cm)
Observateur
Observateur
$1,172
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Fusion bleue
Fusion bleue
$1,794
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Plage des amiets
Plage des amiets
$347
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Bubble à la robe bleue
Bubble à la robe bleue
$586
Watercolour (30 x 42 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,435
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Inspiration
Inspiration
$1,674
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Lueurs d'hiver
Lueurs d'hiver
$718
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Averbode
Averbode
$957
Watercolour (59 x 39 cm)
Nu 4644
Nu 4644
$419
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Rêve d'océan
Rêve d'océan
$1,017
Watercolour (29 x 40 cm)
Silhouette
Silhouette
$957
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Élan
Élan
$1,076
Watercolour (24 x 32 cm)
Femme nue
Femme nue
$239
Watercolour (21 x 25 cm)
Whirlwind
Whirlwind
$1,076
Watercolour (67 x 49 cm)
Cloud
Cloud
$777
Watercolour (18 x 26 cm)
Paysage abstrait aube glacée 1 - aquarelle
Paysage abstrait aube glacée 1 - aquarelle
$179
Watercolour (20 x 20 cm)
Théâtrale
Théâtrale
$598
Watercolour (22 x 25 cm)
La matière exotique - 008
La matière exotique - 008
$718
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Terra II
Terra II
$1,435
Watercolour (75 x 55 cm)
Violette
Violette
$1,674
Watercolour (50 x 100 cm)
Paynes grey 2
Paynes grey 2
$837
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Forces dévastatrices
Forces dévastatrices
$1,615
Watercolour (65 x 65 cm)
Ma tatikafumé
Ma tatikafumé
$3,588
Watercolour (96 x 130 cm)
Duplicité
Duplicité
$2,153
Watercolour (38 x 58 cm)
La matière exotique - 007
La matière exotique - 007
$718
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
En mouvement
En mouvement
$454
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
$658
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Les soleils - 003
Les soleils - 003
$508
Watercolour (40 x 50 cm)
Rocher d'or
Rocher d'or
$741
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Obsession
Obsession
$1,555
Watercolour (28 x 30 cm)
Bleu breton
Bleu breton
$490
Watercolour (40 x 40 cm)
Pourpre hivernale
Pourpre hivernale
$837
Watercolour (51 x 48 cm)
Dreamland 4
Dreamland 4
$1,914
Watercolour (60 x 46 cm)
Apparition
Apparition
$1,017
Watercolour (45 x 30 cm)
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
Higashioji dori - Kyoto
$2,153
Watercolour (50 x 34 cm)
Trouée de bleu
Trouée de bleu
$1,076
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Ligne d'horizon
Ligne d'horizon
$1,674
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Amour et paix
Amour et paix
$957
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Terrible résonance du silence II
Terrible résonance du silence II
$2,332
Watercolour (101 x 64 cm)
Adieux ou retrouvailles
Adieux ou retrouvailles
$1,794
Watercolour (65 x 50 cm)
Son profil
Son profil
$837
Watercolour (50 x 65 cm)
Les pieds dans la gargilesse à Dampierre (Indre) - étude 2
Les pieds dans la gargilesse à Dampierre (Indre) - étude 2
$538
Watercolour (54 x 34 cm)
Tendre attention
Tendre attention
$1,794
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Vision d'alice
Vision d'alice
$1,435
Watercolour (40 x 29 cm)
1 2 3 4 5 ... 28

A classic and universal technique, watercolour was a key element in the early stages of art and has brought together Asian and European artists over the centuries. KAZoART's watercolour artists are proud to be ambassadors for this diversity, which appeals to all audiences! Discover out selection of original contemporary watercolour paintings! 

Famous watercolour movements and artists

Watercolour painting was the technique used in caves during prehistoric times, yet the authors remained anonymous, just like the monks in the Middle Ages who used it for their illuminations. The first famous watercolour artists saw the day in the 13th and 15th century in China: Huang Gongwang, Wang Meng and Shen Zhou, painted delicate and subtle watercolour landscapes.

In Korea, in the 18th century, Jeong Seon, from the Southern School, advanced the technique of watercolour by leaving his studio to paint more realistic landscapes, as depicted in The Thinning of Mount Inwang after the Rain (1751).

English artist, Joseph Mallord William Turner brought the innovation that is watercolour painting to Europe in the 19th century. Watercolour was this young talented artist’s favourite medium, since it enhances light and is ideal for representing landscapes. As an innovative artist in the technique he played on transparency and light: Bolton Abbey, Yorshire (1825), Scene on the Loire (1828) and Heidelberg (1945).

Many other artists have distinguished themselves through their pioneering works, such as Paul Cézanne's Still Life in the Blue Pot (1906) or Winslow Homer's watercolour landscapes. Interestingly, watercolour has followed the general artistic reflection that has shifted towards abstraction since the beginning of the 20th century. Vassily Kandinsky's First Abstract Watercolour (1910) brilliantly demonstrates that watercolour painting is not limited to landscapes. The Blue series by Georgia O’Keefe is an equally a good example of this. Watercolour art mixes well with other techniques, including gouache and oil painting. Klee demonstrates this excellently in Fish Magic (1925), as do many other artists: Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper and Helen Frankenthaler, for the most famous.

Development of watercolour painting techniques

The very first uses of watercolour art date back to the Paleolithic period, used to represent daily life in caves. The technique was, however, initially developed in Asia, through the emerging art of calligraphy, and to paint portraits or landscapes. The natural pigments found in Asia are principally brown shades.

Scholarly monks commonly used this technique in the Middle Ages to illuminate their manuscripts. From the Renaissance onwards, the production of paper subsequently developed watercolour painting, which became increasingly popular and appreciated by artists since it was easy to transport, bright and transparent. Watercolour became the medium par excellence for works aiming to capture the most fleeting elements of nature: light and colour.

In the 19th century, several English artists adopted this technique, including William Turner. The wet brush technique, associated with gouache, and the dry brush technique thus begin to coexist, the latter giving a more intense range of colours and ribbed textures.

Many variants are commonly used by watercolour artists around the world, one of which is to add salt to the paint, for example, to convey an impression of imperfection. Unfairly labelled as an easy technique for amateurs, watercolour still has many resources and possibilities to offer, which young artists use to explore new channels of communication, and this starts on KAZoART with a wide selection of modern watercolours!

What they're saying: KAZoART Customers