Discover our vast collection of original oil paintings for sale by independent artists from around the world. Add depth and excitement to your walls with an original oil artwork from Art2Arts. From canvas oil paintings ready to hang through to framed oil artwork.
Oil painting is one of the most difficult yet aesthetically pleasing art forms. The beautiful thing about it is that no two pieces ever look the same and that everyone has their own idea of what is considered engaging. Although oil paint has long been used to create artwork, oil painting as a technique did not gain popularity until the early fifteenth century. The process of creating oil paintings traditionally involved mixing pigments with drying oils like linseed oil, poppy seed oil and walnut oil, however today artists often use water miscible oil paint as it allows for a much faster drying time (usually between one to three days instead of one to three weeks). Artists use oil paints and oil painting techniques to create artwork covering a wide range of genres from abstract and art deco to figurative, expressionism and impressionism. Some of the world’s most famous oil paintings include Water Lilies by French Impressionist Claude Monet, Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci (arguably the best known painting in the world). The unique attraction and beauty of oil paintings is undeniable, making them perfect for adding a special touch to any room, in any home.