Oil Painting for Sale

Painting, Respiro tra i rami, Antonino Puliafico

Respiro tra i rami

Antonino Puliafico

Painting - 150 x 210 cm Painting - 59.1 x 82.7 inch

$4,382

Painting, L'étalement, Ralph Resch

L'étalement

Ralph Resch

Painting - 89 x 116 x 2 cm Painting - 35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,180 $1,062

Painting, Landscape, Areg Vahramyan

Landscape

Areg Vahramyan

Painting - 110 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 43.3 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,135 $1,708

Painting, Connections, Lilly Muth

Connections

Lilly Muth

Painting - 95 x 130 x 2 cm Painting - 37.4 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Painting, Abstract Energy (Energie Abstraite), Bruno Cantais

Abstract Energy (Energie Abstraite)

Bruno Cantais

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 1 inch

$1,680

Painting, Sea Scars, Claire Wiltsher

Sea Scars

Claire Wiltsher

Painting - 50 x 70 x 3.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 1.4 inch

$1,301

Painting, Passaggi in laguna olio su tela, Antonino Puliafico

Passaggi in laguna olio su tela

Antonino Puliafico

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,236

Painting, The tree of life, Seyran Gasparyan

The tree of life

Seyran Gasparyan

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Painting, Dérive, Nicolas Monjo

Dérive

Nicolas Monjo

Painting - 73 x 116 x 2.5 cm Painting - 28.7 x 45.7 x 1 inch

$2,135

Painting, The Worship of this Love, Katharina Husslein

The Worship of this Love

Katharina Husslein

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,686

Painting, Evening time, Alisa Onipchenko-Cherniakovska

Evening time

Alisa Onipchenko-Cherniakovska

Painting - 60 x 45 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,200 $960

Painting, La Porte, Michaël Brack

La Porte

Michaël Brack

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,011

Painting, The ballet team II, Serghei Ghetiu

The ballet team II

Serghei Ghetiu

Painting - 90 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,023

Painting, Abstract'one, Daniel Castan

Abstract'one

Daniel Castan

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,933

Painting, Bathed in Light, Fintan Whelan

Bathed in Light

Fintan Whelan

Painting - 80 x 65 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 25.6 x 1.6 inch

$2,011

Painting, Peinture 03-2023-18, Alain Bécanne

Peinture 03-2023-18

Alain Bécanne

Painting - 120 x 120 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch

$1,348

Painting, Porto 09, Karine Bartoli

Porto 09

Karine Bartoli

Painting - 81 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 31.9 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$1,573

Painting, Walk in the sky - blue pink geometry abstraction, Nataliia Krykun

Walk in the sky - blue pink geometry abstraction

Nataliia Krykun

Painting - 60 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Nine Faces, Christiaan van Hedel

Nine Faces

Christiaan van Hedel

Painting - 120 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$4,101

Painting, Esprit d'atelier, Sophie Dumont

Esprit d'atelier

Sophie Dumont

Painting - 61 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,236

Painting, Rhythmic Color Symphony, Marieta Martirosyan

Rhythmic Color Symphony

Marieta Martirosyan

Painting - 80 x 120 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$999

Painting, Le bain de soleil, Jéko

Le bain de soleil

Jéko

Painting - 27 x 41 x 2 cm Painting - 10.6 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Blue VR7731, Kseniya Rai

Blue VR7731

Kseniya Rai

Painting - 90 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,348

Painting, Se cacher dans les herbes, Brigitte Di Scala

Se cacher dans les herbes

Brigitte Di Scala

Painting - 100 x 81 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch

$2,023

Painting, Es Vedrà II, Isabelle Fournet

Es Vedrà II

Isabelle Fournet

Painting - 65 x 92 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch

$2,191

Painting, La pêche, Julien Cuny

La pêche

Julien Cuny

Painting - 100 x 70 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$618

Painting, Sunset Bliss, Nick Vivian

Sunset Bliss

Nick Vivian

Painting - 76 x 122 x 5 cm Painting - 29.9 x 48 x 2 inch

$3,008

Painting, Birds, Sjöfn Kolbeins

Birds

Sjöfn Kolbeins

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,405

Painting, Orange Grove, Ali Hasmut

Orange Grove

Ali Hasmut

Painting - 152.4 x 152.4 x 5.6 cm Painting - 60 x 60 x 2.2 inch

$21,000

Painting, On se marche dessus, AE2

On se marche dessus

AE2

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$1,292

Painting, Déhanchement, Francis Moreau

Déhanchement

Francis Moreau

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,124

Painting, Golden Pomegranate Harvest, Vlas Ayvazyan

Golden Pomegranate Harvest

Vlas Ayvazyan

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$600

Painting, Game of Life, Michael Adetula

Game of Life

Michael Adetula

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 36 x 1 inch

$1,850

Painting, Chimere hypnotique, Nawel Aubert

Chimere hypnotique

Nawel Aubert

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1 inch

$1,348

Painting, S 95, Jean Soyer

S 95

Jean Soyer

Painting - 20 x 20 x 2.5 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 1 inch

$1,236

Painting, Fountain, Zakhar Shevchuk

Fountain

Zakhar Shevchuk

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,247

Painting, Les arbres 01.05.24, Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 01.05.24

Laurent Bouro

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,922

Painting, Bouquet blanc, Pierrick Tual

Bouquet blanc

Pierrick Tual

Painting - 46 x 33 x 2 cm Painting - 18.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch

$865

Painting, Deep blue ll, James Chiew

Deep blue ll

James Chiew

Painting - 100 x 150 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch

$16,293

Painting, Red Field 1, Tigran Mamikonyan

Red Field 1

Tigran Mamikonyan

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$600

Painting, Colorful woman portrait, Elena Lukina

Colorful woman portrait

Elena Lukina

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,236

Painting, Cerisier dans la Roche, Corine Lescop

Cerisier dans la Roche

Corine Lescop

Painting - 70 x 70 x 2.5 cm Painting - 27.6 x 27.6 x 1 inch

$1,461

Painting, Lab #10 Painting. From the Lab series, Alec Franco

Lab #10 Painting. From the Lab series

Alec Franco

Painting - 49.8 x 34.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 19.6 x 13.7 x 0.1 inch

$750

Painting, Mozarts in Vienna, Tinatin Chkhikvishvili

Mozarts in Vienna

Tinatin Chkhikvishvili

Painting - 60 x 60 x 1.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch

$1,573

Painting, Blue Porsche, Al Freno

Blue Porsche

Al Freno

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$3,371

Painting, Glimpse, Philippa Brück

Glimpse

Philippa Brück

Painting - 60 x 40 x 4 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch

$3,596

Painting, Pale Blue woods, Chelsea Davine

Pale Blue woods

Chelsea Davine

Painting - 120 x 120 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch

$5,304

Painting, L'envole I - préchauffage, Patricia Dubois

L'envole I - préchauffage

Patricia Dubois

Painting - 93 x 70 x 3.5 cm Painting - 36.6 x 27.6 x 1.4 inch

$2,472

Painting, Portrait in Blue and Red, Ihar Barkhatkou

Portrait in Blue and Red

Ihar Barkhatkou

Painting - 105 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 41.3 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,247

Painting, Untitled, Tania Kondracienka

Untitled

Tania Kondracienka

Painting - 40 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$663

Painting, Le ruisseau de Lombie - série Paysage et montagne, Robert Magendie Malo

Le ruisseau de Lombie - série Paysage et montagne

Robert Magendie Malo

Painting - 70 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,545

Painting, Yard by the sea, Evgeny Chernyakovsky

Yard by the sea

Evgeny Chernyakovsky

Painting - 90 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,000

Painting, Portrait #2. From the Portraits series, Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku

Portrait #2. From the Portraits series

Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku

Painting - 30 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 8.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,200

Painting, Portrait and Sunflower, Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Portrait and Sunflower

Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Painting - 61 x 50.8 x 2.5 cm Painting - 24 x 20 x 1 inch

$1,250

Painting, Offering, Ian Stone

Offering

Ian Stone

Painting - 41 x 31 x 1 cm Painting - 16.1 x 12.2 x 0.4 inch

$1,376

Painting, Abstract graffiti life, Patrick Cornée

Abstract graffiti life

Patrick Cornée

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,135

Painting, Arbre de vie, Christian Raffin

Arbre de vie

Christian Raffin

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,135

Painting, Narodni trida, Prague, Ivan Klymenko

Narodni trida, Prague

Ivan Klymenko

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,416

Painting, View to a Life, Dondi Schwartz

View to a Life

Dondi Schwartz

Painting - 30 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

$933

Painting, Apple tree buds in bloom, Simon Kozhin

Apple tree buds in bloom

Simon Kozhin

Painting - 15 x 20 x 0.3 cm Painting - 5.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$1,910

Painting, 4 Corners, Hunt Slonem

4 Corners

Hunt Slonem

Painting - 153 x 153 x 4 cm Painting - 60.2 x 60.2 x 1.6 inch

$67,420

Painting, 6. Abstraction, Jeremy Annear

6. Abstraction

Jeremy Annear

Painting - 100 x 120 cm Painting - 39.4 x 47.2 inch

$26,811

Painting, Sea fair, Stanislav Lazarov

Sea fair

Stanislav Lazarov

Painting - 120 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,854

Painting, A Moment Of Rest, Leo Ray

A Moment Of Rest

Leo Ray

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2.5 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 1 inch

$1,150

Painting, Lavender field in PIsa countryside panoramic version - Tuscany painting, Biagio Chiesi

Lavender field in PIsa countryside panoramic version - Tuscany painting

Biagio Chiesi

Painting - 40 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$579

Painting, Reflet, Sylvie Guyomard

Reflet

Sylvie Guyomard

Painting - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$326

Painting, Pathway Through Paradise, Sergey Miqayelyan

Pathway Through Paradise

Sergey Miqayelyan

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$700

Painting, Peonies Giving Happiness, Rakhmet Redzhepov (Ramzi)

Peonies Giving Happiness

Rakhmet Redzhepov (Ramzi)

Painting - 70 x 75 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch

$899

Painting, Lotus, Rongge Zhu

Lotus

Rongge Zhu

Painting - 110 x 35 x 4 cm Painting - 43.3 x 13.8 x 1.6 inch

$1,686

Painting, Luz #5, Laure-Anne Lemaire

Luz #5

Laure-Anne Lemaire

Painting - 60 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,348

Painting, La Seine à Paris - Ville et quai de Paris avec sa péniche, Claude Frégère

La Seine à Paris - Ville et quai de Paris avec sa péniche

Claude Frégère

Painting - 73 x 91 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 35.8 x 0.8 inch

$2,079 $1,871

Painting, Citizens in Colour, Julia Whitehead

Citizens in Colour

Julia Whitehead

Painting - 35 x 45 x 4 cm Painting - 13.8 x 17.7 x 1.6 inch

$1,504

Painting, Basin I, Theresa Möller

Basin I

Theresa Möller

Painting - 190 x 160 x 5 cm Painting - 74.8 x 63 x 2 inch

$10,787

Painting, Délice estival, Maude Ovize

Délice estival

Maude Ovize

Painting - 81 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 31.9 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,697

Painting, Le plongeon/2, Jean-Jacques Venturini

Le plongeon/2

Jean-Jacques Venturini

Painting - 89 x 116 x 4 cm Painting - 35 x 45.7 x 1.6 inch

$2,809

Painting, L'Etrange, Mathieu Piffeteau

L'Etrange

Mathieu Piffeteau

Painting - 41 x 33 x 2 cm Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Gondolier, Venice, Ellie Hesse

Gondolier, Venice

Ellie Hesse

Painting - 60 x 60 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch

$2,093

Painting, Célestes (Alcaline), Dorothée Louise Recker

Célestes (Alcaline)

Dorothée Louise Recker

Painting - 120 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$3,371

Painting, Union of souls, Liana Asatryan

Union of souls

Liana Asatryan

Painting - 50 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,400

Painting, What Lies Beneath, Julie Edwards

What Lies Beneath

Julie Edwards

Painting - 91.44 x 76.2 x 2.032 cm Painting - 36 x 30 x 0.8 inch

$1,439

Painting, Ecce homo (2) (after pina bausch) forbidden collage (16), Julien Delagrange

Ecce homo (2) (after pina bausch) forbidden collage (16)

Julien Delagrange

Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$2,023

Painting, Escape trajectory variation 20, Kim Atlin

Escape trajectory variation 20

Kim Atlin

Painting - 102 x 99 x 6 cm Painting - 40.2 x 39 x 2.4 inch

$2,219

Painting, Sans titre, Jacques Dominioni

Sans titre

Jacques Dominioni

Painting - 80 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$2,135

Painting, Les estrans (série), Jacques Robert

Les estrans (série)

Jacques Robert

Painting - 114 x 146 x 2 cm Painting - 44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch

$8,428

Painting, Clash of Titans, Stepan Ohanyan

Clash of Titans

Stepan Ohanyan

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$600

Painting, Poussières d'étoiles 05, Théo Le Franc

Poussières d'étoiles 05

Théo Le Franc

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,011

Painting, Mysterious Elegance, Mateos Sargsyan

Mysterious Elegance

Mateos Sargsyan

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$890

Painting, Audrey Hepburn, Claus Costa

Audrey Hepburn

Claus Costa

Painting - 90 x 160 x 4.5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 63 x 1.8 inch

$2,242

Painting, Bakota, Helen Mount

Bakota

Helen Mount

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$899

Painting, Rome ville éternelle, Vianney

Rome ville éternelle

Vianney

Painting - 80 x 120 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch

$6,180

Painting, Sans titre, Raya Sorkine

Sans titre

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 73 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,472

Painting, No Name #3, Halyna Abramova

No Name #3

Halyna Abramova

Painting - 110 x 100 x 2.5 cm Painting - 43.3 x 39.4 x 1 inch

$1,124

Painting, Fille Noire, Francesco Calistri

Fille Noire

Francesco Calistri

Painting - 120 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$2,472

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 oil painting first appeared and began to be developed 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…

On Artsper, explore contemporary paintings by well-known artists including Arman, Salvador Dali and Robert Combas.

Read more
Need help with Oil Painting for Sale ?

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.