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Lanterna verde, Antonino Puliafico

Lanterna verde

Antonino Puliafico

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm


Geometric landscape, Sophie Dumont

Geometric landscape

Sophie Dumont

Painting - 50 x 61 x 2 cm


Help Me Believe, Poonam Choudhary

Help Me Believe

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 76.2 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm


Rose 655, Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 655

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm


Masque, Li Baoxun


Li Baoxun

Painting - 50 x 50 x 4 cm


Silver leaves, Chelsea Davine

Silver leaves

Chelsea Davine

Painting - 70 x 70 x 2 cm


Suspension bleu XX2, Sylvie Guyomard

Suspension bleu XX2

Sylvie Guyomard

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm


Peinture 11-2022-71, Alain Bécanne

Peinture 11-2022-71

Alain Bécanne

Painting - 120 x 120 x 4 cm


6 juin, Raymond Attanasio

6 juin

Raymond Attanasio

Painting - 90 x 90 x 3 cm


Monochrome Bleu IV, Elodie Dollat

Monochrome Bleu IV

Elodie Dollat

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm


Confine rosso, Alessandra Bisi

Confine rosso

Alessandra Bisi

Painting - 80 x 100 x 0.3 cm


The Day Of Love, Yasna Godovanik

The Day Of Love

Yasna Godovanik

Painting - 100 x 70 x 2 cm

$1,366 $834

P020921, Nadine de Lespinats


Nadine de Lespinats

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm


Flight in a fairy tale, Seyran Gasparyan

Flight in a fairy tale

Seyran Gasparyan

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm


Petit pont du Marais, Corinne Foucouin

Petit pont du Marais

Corinne Foucouin

Painting - 46 x 55 x 2 cm


L'un contre l'autre, Christian Raffin

L'un contre l'autre

Christian Raffin

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm


A toe, Janusz Szpyt

A toe

Janusz Szpyt

Painting - 90 x 70 cm


Landscape painting, Impasto tree modern art, Dasha Pogodina

Landscape painting, Impasto tree modern art

Dasha Pogodina

Painting - 80 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Yellow Afternoon, Didier Lourenço

Yellow Afternoon

Didier Lourenço

Painting - 65 x 81 x 4 cm


Faune et flore à Solentiname, Luis Alvarado

Faune et flore à Solentiname

Luis Alvarado

Painting - 75 x 100 x 3 cm


Forming 6, Klaudia Lata

Forming 6

Klaudia Lata

Painting - 160 x 200 cm


Moon Shadows II, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Jo Moore

Moon Shadows II, Painting, Oil on Canvas

Jo Moore

Painting - 76.2 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm


Bus stop 2083, Kurar

Bus stop 2083


Painting - 120 x 120 cm


Enclosed Square, Irit Epstein

Enclosed Square

Irit Epstein

Painting - 45.7 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm


Flowing with Milk & Honey, Julia Swaby

Flowing with Milk & Honey

Julia Swaby

Painting - 59.9 x 59.9 x 1.5 cm


Burst, Doug Frohman


Doug Frohman

Painting - 55.9 x 76.2 cm


Magic in the air, Khrystyna Kozyuk

Magic in the air

Khrystyna Kozyuk

Painting - 109.2 x 63.5 x 3.8 cm


No. 108-30-24, Jonas Meskauskas

No. 108-30-24

Jonas Meskauskas

Painting - 220 x 217 x 1 cm


Black Circle 24, Liora

Black Circle 24


Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm


Pirate bay, Irina Alexandrina

Pirate bay

Irina Alexandrina

Painting - 81.3 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm


Les gémeaux, Éléonore Deshayes

Les gémeaux

Éléonore Deshayes

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm


Portrait de Wien, René Guinand

Portrait de Wien

René Guinand

Painting - 41.5 x 34 x 0.5 cm


Flamingos 23, Rafal Gadowski

Flamingos 23

Rafal Gadowski

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Dear Forgiveness I saved a plate for you, Elaine B. Chao

Dear Forgiveness I saved a plate for you

Elaine B. Chao

Painting - 50.8 x 50.8 x 3 cm


Playful reality #25, Kris Haas

Playful reality #25

Kris Haas

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm


Untitled, Splatter painting (1), Gordon Couch

Untitled, Splatter painting (1)

Gordon Couch

Painting - 74 x 74 x 1 cm


Abstract landscape n12, Aude Calemard

Abstract landscape n12

Aude Calemard

Painting - 100 x 100 x 5 cm


La lumière, Théo Le Franc

La lumière

Théo Le Franc

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Fluence - magical powers, Mauro Ricco Zaraj

Fluence - magical powers

Mauro Ricco Zaraj

Painting - 70 x 70 x 2 cm


Light Refraction #41, Natasha Zupan

Light Refraction #41

Natasha Zupan

Painting - 24.1 x 19.1 x 7.6 cm


Magic, Howard Brotman


Howard Brotman

Painting - 50.8 x 40.6 x 2 cm


Abstract on, Daniel Castan

Abstract on

Daniel Castan

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm


The first spring flowers, Alexander Shandor

The first spring flowers

Alexander Shandor

Painting - 50 x 60 x 1 cm


Home, Emmanuel Ojebola


Emmanuel Ojebola

Painting - 91.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm


John, Tanner Rhines


Tanner Rhines

Painting - 43.18 x 55.88 cm


Auvergne, Lionel le Jeune


Lionel le Jeune

Painting - 38 x 55 x 2 cm


Untiteld, Karl-Karol Chrobok


Karl-Karol Chrobok

Painting - 59.4 x 42 x 0.4 cm


Nocturne, Henadzi Havartsou


Henadzi Havartsou

Painting - 70.1 x 100.1 x 2.5 cm


The Call, Daniel Cayo

The Call

Daniel Cayo

Painting - 81 x 65 x 3 cm


Plage de Porto, Karine Bartoli

Plage de Porto

Karine Bartoli

Painting - 80 x 100 x 3 cm


L'épopée, Cécile Luherne


Cécile Luherne

Painting - 70 x 100 x 2 cm


Saint pair sur mer, Pierre Riollet

Saint pair sur mer

Pierre Riollet

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm


Untitled No. 707, Jeremy Prim

Untitled No. 707

Jeremy Prim

Painting - 101.6 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm


Code 2218, Thierry Carrier

Code 2218

Thierry Carrier

Painting - 27 x 19 cm


Montagne en été, Jean Jacques Boimond

Montagne en été

Jean Jacques Boimond

Painting - 24.5 x 35.5 x 2 cm


Happy feelings, Christine Drummond

Happy feelings

Christine Drummond

Painting - 71.1 x 71.1 x 10.2 cm


Mountain spring, Marta Zawadzka

Mountain spring

Marta Zawadzka

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm


La robe (2), Marta Grassi

La robe (2)

Marta Grassi

Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.2 cm


Rendition of Days to Come, Awosola Michael Angello

Rendition of Days to Come

Awosola Michael Angello

Painting - 87.6 x 116.8 x 2.5 cm


Saint-Suaire, Jérôme Sorolla


Jérôme Sorolla

Painting - 158 x 66 x 0.2 cm


Leda and the Swan, Nataliia Svitlychna

Leda and the Swan

Nataliia Svitlychna

Painting - 50 x 50 x 1.5 cm


Still in Silence, Obeka Simon

Still in Silence

Obeka Simon

Painting - 91.4 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm


Inspired by the East, Ganna Prymakova

Inspired by the East

Ganna Prymakova

Painting - 74.9 x 65 x 2 cm


Untitled, Kim En Joong


Kim En Joong

Painting - 41 x 33 x 0.5 cm


L'homme, André Laurenti


André Laurenti

Painting - 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm


The thinker, Irinka Talakhadze

The thinker

Irinka Talakhadze

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm


Sunset at Place de la Marine, Agde, South of France, Kirstin McCoy

Sunset at Place de la Marine, Agde, South of France

Kirstin McCoy

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm


La_bataille_des_nuages, Ahmed Zaibi


Ahmed Zaibi

Painting - 90 x 165 x 1 cm


L'hiver (Ecosse), Youngmi Kim

L'hiver (Ecosse)

Youngmi Kim

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 cm


Sans titre (Côtes bretonnes), Jacques Robert

Sans titre (Côtes bretonnes)

Jacques Robert

Painting - 20 x 20 x 1 cm


September. Forest. Surroundings of Ilyinki, Simon Kozhin

September. Forest. Surroundings of Ilyinki

Simon Kozhin

Painting - 25 x 30 cm


The Wind, Freddy

The Wind


Painting - 120 x 80 x 2 cm


Under the sea 3, Peny Manavi

Under the sea 3

Peny Manavi

Painting - 200 x 125 x 3 cm


Gentle ripped, Filip Pavlik

Gentle ripped

Filip Pavlik

Painting - 100 x 70 x 2 cm


City sketch, Stanislav Lazarov

City sketch

Stanislav Lazarov

Painting - 35 x 35 x 2 cm


Under The Golden Moon Of Prague III, Kirill Postovit

Under The Golden Moon Of Prague III

Kirill Postovit

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm


A sad portrait, Igor Shulman

A sad portrait

Igor Shulman

Painting - 79.8 x 79.8 x 5.1 cm


Paused, Debbie Pacheco


Debbie Pacheco

Painting - 91.4 x 61 x 3.8 cm


Grey Simphony, Julia Niiazbekova

Grey Simphony

Julia Niiazbekova

Painting - 121.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm


Évolution pour un papillon, Pierre Poillet

Évolution pour un papillon

Pierre Poillet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2.5 cm


Pool, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Daniel Loveday

Pool, Painting, Oil on Canvas

Daniel Loveday

Painting - 70.1 x 100.1 x 4.1 cm


Heat Beneath My Feet, Jean Guy Morin

Heat Beneath My Feet

Jean Guy Morin

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm


Bite me, Egle Norkute

Bite me

Egle Norkute

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2 cm


The Violinist, Anahit Mirijanyan

The Violinist

Anahit Mirijanyan

Painting - 90 x 60 x 2 cm


Romeo and Juliet, Vladimir Kolosov

Romeo and Juliet

Vladimir Kolosov

Painting - 50.8 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm


The tourists, Kamsar Ohanyan

The tourists

Kamsar Ohanyan

Painting - 40 x 35 x 4 cm


Oil Painting for Sale

Oil painting is a type of paint which involves mixing crushed color pigments usually with linseed oil, although poppy seed oil can also be used. The support on which it is painted must be covered with a primer beforehand so that the layer of paint can adhere to the support; an additional step which is crucial to the creative process and also means that it can be adapted to many types of surfaces.

It was during the Middle Ages that this technique first appeared and began to be develop in the Western world. The discovery of oil painting is often attributed to the Flemish painter, Jan Van Eyck who had been experimenting with various mixtures. With this new painting technique, his works benefited from new transparency effects and a new type of aesthetic was born. His approach was copied and later shared more widely by other primitive Flemish painters. Oil painting replaced the tempera technique, which uses egg as a binder.

Similarly, the wood on which artists painted was replaced by linen canvas, installed on a frame from the 15th century onwards and later placed on an easel. Although it was well-liked by painters, this medium had its drawbacks; its components were toxic and its preparation required a great amount of artisan savoir-faire in the studio. Despite this, it became closely linked to the visual arts and and was hugely popularised during the Renaissance thanks to the Venetian painters such as Titian, followed closely by the Flemish, including Rubens, before it reached the Netherlands who made it their own, with Rembrandt leading the way. The 19th and 20th centuries saw oil painting became the number one choice and the preferred medium for for modern times. The mixture no longer had to be prepared by artists in the studio; industrialization had made things easier and the paint came pre-prepared, packaged in tubes. The tin tube was commercialized in France in 1840 and revolutionised the history of art by encouraging the Impressionists to take their brushes and paints outside and paint en plein air. It would slowly be overtaken by acrylic paint a century later which simplified things even further as it was dried faster.
An oil painting canvas also implies that the painter must respect the fat-over-lean principle, meaning that a colors with high oil content (fat) should be applied over layers of paint with lower oil content (lean) to ensure that the painting will last longer and to prevent cracking. Oil painting remains a widely used method and numerous artworks are still made using this technique.

Contemporary artists still master oil painting but sometimes avoid working with it in the same traditional ways of the 20th century. The canvas is often not prepared so that its texture can be seen under the layer of paint, as certain abstract painters have done. Jackson Pollock for example used oil painting but did not glaze his works. He didn't even truly paint his canvases as he used a dripping technique; by shaking his brush he created splashes of paint over the canvas…

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What is special about oil painting?

Oil painting allows for very efficient mixing of colors and tones. Due to its long drying time, it is possible to alter an oil painting days after the paint has been applied. Oil painting also allows for precision and a range of visual effects.

What's the difference between oil painting and acrylic?

Oil paint and acrylic paint are produced using different materials. While oil painting consists of pigments suspended in drying oils, acrylic paint is water-based. The main difference between the two is that acrylic paints can be thinned down with water, and dry faster than oil paints.

Is oil painting easier than watercolor?

It is easier to correct mistakes when working in oil paint as they are more opaque than watercolors and can be easily scraped off a surface.