26 Valentine's Day Painting Ideas for Couples [2022]

Valentine's Day is coming, and that means it's time to think about planning the ultimate date night. While dining out is always nice, getting a reservation is sometimes hard. Why not think outside of the box? A painting tutorial you can do together on Valentine's Day could be the perfect choice. 

You’ll have more opportunity to talk, you’ll create a long-lasting work of art together, and you’ll do something unique as a couple. Don't be surprised if the romance level jumps on this date night! As you think about Valentine’s Day painting options, explore date night painting kits from Painting To Gogh. We have many beautiful choices that lend themselves well to a charming date and meet all experience levels. Here are some of our favorites: 

1. Lovebirds at Dusk Painting Kit and Tutorial

With elegant blues and a pair of love birds sitting on a branch, Lovebirds at Dusk is a beautiful painting that will evoke feelings of warmth and romance. The light blue in the center of the painting draws the eye to the lovebirds, and that makes it even more romantic. This is an ideal painting for beginners because it doesn’t have a high level of detail but looks beautiful when complete.

Grab Lovebirds at Dusk to have a sweet, easy Valentine's Day date.

2. Cheers Painting Kit and Tutorial

If your idea of romance is having a glass of wine together at the end of a busy day, then the Cheers painting kit can be a fun acrylic painting tutorial to use for your Valentine's Day date night. A glass of wine clinking against a mug of beer will capture both of your tastes in one fun painting. You'll love the contrast of the red and yellow against a deep black background.

Pick up a Cheers canvas painting kit to plan for this date night.

3. Sweetheart Trees Painting Kit and Tutorial

Nothing says “love” quite like flowers and a heart. Sweetheart Trees is a painting kit that shows a painted heart made out of the branches of a flowering tree. This painting is great for a date night because each of you can paint one of the trees, coming together in the middle for the heart. The swirling blue in the background makes everything stand out well. 

Plan your DIY Valentine's date with the Sweetheart Trees painting kit.

4. Lovestruck Robots Painting Kit and Tutorial

 

Lovestruck Robots is a whimsical, fun painting kit that is not like your cookie-cutter paint class painting. Paint a guy and girl robot, one for each of you, and enjoy the loving look they’re giving to each other. This is a fun one because you can paint it all on one canvas together, or you can create two separate canvases and bring them together when you display them. This technique is known as diptych painting, and Painting To Gogh has many tutorials that can work with this style.

Have some fun this Valentine's Day with Lovestruck Robots

5. Cold Flippers, Warm Hearts Painting Kit and Tutorial

What's cuter than a couple of penguins? Penguins who are in love, that's what. The glowing heart art between two cuddly penguins makes Cold Flippers a good choice for Valentine's Day. The step-by-step tutorial means you can easily make this lovestruck pair. This kit is another one that can be done separately on two canvases or on a single canvas. 

Pick up Cold Flippers, Warm Hearts for your Valentine's Day art class. 

 

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6. Seeing Stars Painting Kit and Tutorial

 

Shooting stars against the beauty of the northern lights is the theme of the Seeing Stars painting kit. This would be a lovely date night option because you could share the painting. One of you paints the actual scene while the other paints the reflection. The reflection will come out slightly different than the scene, which would be a perfect reflection of what the real-life image would look like.

Shoot for the stars with your date night by picking up the Seeing Stars painting class.

7. Celestial Dance Painting Kit and Tutorial

The two of you might be as different as the day and night, but that can be something worth celebrating. After all, the sun and the moon make the world go 'round, perfectly complementing each other. The Celestial Dance painting kit shows the moon embracing the sun, celebrating your differences along with your mutual affection for each other.

Plan your date night around the Celestial Dance painting kit, and pick up one today.

8. Walk in the Rain Painting Kit and Tutorial

 

A romantic night is interrupted by the rain, but that doesn't stop this couple. They pull out a beautiful red umbrella and enjoy an embrace as the rain falls around them. Celebrate your own romantic moments while learning some new painting techniques with this romantic painting. The rich blues combined with the bold red umbrella will make it a keepsake you’ll want to display. 

Use the Walk in the Rain painting kit to create your own Valentine's memories.

9. Moonlight Sakura Painting Kit and Tutorial

The simplicity of the black and white mountains combined with the bright pink and red Japanese cherry blossoms falling from a tree makes this a beautiful painting that is full of romance. Though it's not a traditional heart painting that makes you instantly think of Valentine's Day, it’s quite romantic in a more subtle way. Also, unlike other Valentine's Day crafts, you can leave this up year-round. 

If you want something romantic but a little less obvious, plan your date night around the Moonlight Sakura painting kit.

10. Flying Bison Painting Kit and Tutorial

If you two enjoy “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” turn that love into a Valentine's Day art project. The Flying Bison painting kit is a beautiful, unbranded depiction of these popular TV show characters. 

The Flying Bison painting kit is ideal for some couples, and if you’re that couple, pick yours up today.

11. Rise (Hot Air Balloon) Painting Kit and Tutorial

Colorful and abstract, the Rise painting kit depicts three colorful hot air balloons made from a mosaic style. This is a great DIY because the brush strokes are fairly simple and the colors truly pop. You can work together by each painting a balloon and collaborating on your own step-by-step acrylic painting masterpiece. 

Create lasting memories by using the Rise painting kit for your Valentine's Day craft activity.

12. Cherry Blossom Painting Kit and Tutorial

The pink and blue contrast is a perfect his-and-hers painting idea with the Cherry Blossoms painting kit. It evokes feelings of the spring that is just around the corner after Valentine's Day, and you’ll love displaying the cheerful painting on your walls. It utilizes simple layering and brushstrokes that make it easy for beginners to handle.

Create a spring masterpiece with the Cherry Blossom painting kit. 

13. Monet's Bridge Painting Kit and Tutorial

Embrace your inner impressionist with this Monet's Bridge painting. The delicate water lilies reflect on the water, and you can almost see a couple standing on the bridge embracing if you look long enough. Though the painting looks complex, it’s actually great for beginners.

Schedule date night and enjoy some fine art with the Monet's Bridge painting kit.

14. Starry Night Painting Kit and Tutorial

A trip to an art gallery is truly a romantic experience, and you can recreate that experience at home with the Starry Night painting kit. Inspired by the famous style of Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night lets you recreate your own version of the piece at home. The step-by-step tutorial is easy to follow as you create art together.

Make your date night romantic by inviting Van Gogh into your space with the Starry Night painting kit.

15. Fall Fox Painting Kit and Tutorial

A fun little fox invites you into his colorful world with the Fall Fox painting kit. The bold blue water contrasts well against the green grass and foliage. The canopy of the foliage above makes it a colorful scene. Your senses will come alive with the colors in this piece as you create beautiful art together.

The Fall Fox is a great choice for Valentine's Day if you want something colorful, so pick up your painting kit today.

16. Pine Tree Galaxy Painting Kit and Tutorial

The silhouettes of pine trees stand out against a galaxy-inspired night sky complete with twinkling stars and a glowing crescent moon. The reflection of the colors on the water is a beautiful contrast. You can split the painting with your date, one of you painting the sky and the other painting its reflection. 

Let your imagination soar to new heights with the Pine Tree Galaxy painting kit this Valentine's Day.

17. Garden Fence Painting Kit and Tutorial

Paint a whimsical Valentine heart on a white picket fence, and work together to create butterflies and flowers as you go. The Garden Fence painting kit can be a collaboration on one canvas, or you can paint half of the heart shape on two separate canvases, combining it when you display. Either way, you and your love will create beautiful art together.

Showcase your love of gardening and your love for each other with the Garden Fence painting kit.

18. Fireflies Painting Kit and Tutorial

Romantic summer nights are often spent watching the moon rise while the fireflies come out to play. In your younger years, you might have spent those summer nights catching jars full of colorful, glowing insects. Celebrate your childhood memories together with the Fireflies painting kit this Valentine's Day. When summer rolls around, you'll have a beautiful piece of art to display. 

Celebrate the summers you enjoyed as 10-year-olds with the Fireflies painting kit.

19. Forest Path Painting Kit and Tutorial

 

The colorful foliage of the Forest Path painting kit invites your imagination in. You can picture yourself with your love, hand in hand, strolling along the path and taking in the sights and smells of nature. While you create the piece together, you’ll learn how to use layering techniques to capture the depth and the look of natural light flowing through the woods. You'll be proud of the finished work when you use this tutorial.

Create a romantic forest scene with your loved one using the Forest Path painting kit.

20. Beach Bee Painting Kit and Tutorial

A fuzzy bumblebee hovers around colorful flowers with the ocean behind it. This painting has color in every corner, and the floral and oceanfront design lend themselves well to a romantic activity. You can each grab a paintbrush to create the  individual flowers, giving you both the chance to add some color to the piece. The yellow and black of the bee stands out against the sky beautifully.

Pick up Beach Bee to enhance your Valentine's Day plans.

21. Lovely Paris Painting Kit and Tutorial

A trip to Paris may feel like the perfect Valentine's Day date, but most people will admit that is a little out of the budget. Another option is to paint a beautiful image of the romantic city with your love. Lovely Paris is a painting kit that lets you do just that. With a palette of pink and blue and a full video tutorial, this painting will set your heart alight as you enjoy time together. 

If going to Paris is a gift idea that is out of reach, bring Paris to you this Valentine's Day with the Lovely Paris painting kit.

22. Cheerful Bouquet Painting Kit and Tutorial

If your walls are missing a bright pop of color, then Cheerful Bouquet is the painting tutorial that may be the answer. Don't let the seemingly complex design deter you. This date night comes with a step-by-step tutorial that shows just how easy it is to create beautiful flowers using shapes. Little says “romance” quite like a bouquet of flowers, and when you create one together with paint, it will bloom well beyond the holiday.

Choose the Cheerful Bouquet painting kit for your Valentine's Day plans.

23. Winter Sunrise Painting Kit and Tutorial 

Everyone paints sunsets, but Winter Sunrise paints it as it rises over a snowy scene. Valentine's Day still falls in the winter months, and you can celebrate the winter with your love and this gorgeous painting kit. A small deer has come to the water's edge for a drink, adding interest to the piece, and the delicate white of the snow on the trees makes the entire scene feel crisp and cool like a winter morning. 

Warm up at home with your loved one and enjoy painting a cool winter morning with the Winter Sunrise painting kit. 

24. Swim Painting Kit and Tutorial

A pair of whales frolics under the water in the Swim painting kit. If you’re in love with the ocean, you can capture that love as well as the romantic escapades of these friendly creatures by painting this scene together on Valentine's Day. Because there are two distinct whales, you can each take one as you create the painting in unison. Hang it on the wall to display your collaboration and remember your date night for years to come.

Think outside of the Valentine's Day candy box with the Swim painting kit as your date night this year.

25. Truckin' Flowers Painting Kit and Tutorial

If you love country charm, celebrate that with the Truckin' Flowers painting kit. You’ll enjoy the colorful bed of flowers in the back of a vintage pickup truck. Use simple shapes to create the look, and take turns creating the various red, purple, orange, and yellow bouquets as you collaborate on this painting as a team. You'll enjoy the experience and have a collection of flowers that will last when you’re done.

Make Truckin' Flowers the theme of your Valentine's Day date night this year. 

26. Jar Full of Sunshine Painting Kit and Tutorial

Brighten up a corner of your home with the Jar Full of Sunshine painting kit. You can work together to create a jar of bright sunflowers using a step-by-step tutorial, learning a dry brush technique to add texture to the design. The colorful flowers are a cheerful addition to your home, and you can enjoy celebrating how your love feels with these colors on display.

Choose Jar Full of Sunshine for your Valentine's Day art experience.

With Painting To Gogh, It Doesn't Have To Be Valentine's Day To Enjoy a Romantic Date

Date night can be more than just dinner out when you use Painting To Gogh. Choose any of the paintings on this list and enjoy a romantic evening-in this Valentine's Day. At the end of the night, you'll have a piece of art that you can treasure together long after the holiday has passed.