Oil Paintings

Buy original oil paintings online with confidence. Handpicked authentic contemporary oil paintings for sale online from top independent Canadian artists. Created by a simple but highly flexible recipe oil pigment and binder, every piece of artwork in this collection has been carefully selected to best complement other decor items in your home and office spaces. Browse and collect the perfect modern abstract art oil painting of your choice. Experience Canada through these artworks, handcrafted by talented emerging Canadian artists. 

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Original Oil Paintings For Sale Online

Oil Painting Technique for Beginners

The first thing every art lover needs to know when shopping for oil painting online paint (pigment) comes in different type and quality. There’s a reason why some tubes of paint cost about as much as a burger from McDonald's and other tubes might cost more than a mid-range television set. The type of paint used to create the piece of art can dramatically impact the way that the painting looks and feels. Many different types of paint have been used over the thousands of years since humans started painting, but the most famous type of paint is probably oil. If you want to enjoy and collect original oil paintings, then you need you this basic knowledge of separating quality oil paint from non-qulaity oil paint.

The Oil Paint In Oil Painting Artworks

The paint pigment which is used to create art painting is created using a simple but highly flexible basic recipe - pigment and binder. The pigment gives the paint its colour, is combined with a binder which holds the pigment together and helps it bind with the canvas or fine art paper, that it's applied to. Oil paint is defined by the fact that it is made using some oil as a binder. Oil binder can be extracted from poppies, walnuts, and safflower. The most popular type of oil comes from flax seeds.


The Basis Of Quality Oil Paint For Quality Oil Painting Artworks

To make oil paint the oil needs to be extracted from its source.
Let’s look at how oil is extracted from flax seeds. To begin with, the seeds need to be removed from the flax plant and then dried. Once the water has been removed from the seeds by the drying process, it is pressed. In the past, this was done using rudimentary tools, with the advancement in technologies, there are now tools which automatically press the seeds and collect the oil that comes out of the seeds. The extracted oil is then mixed with dry pigments - the colouring ingredient. Some manufacturers will add other ingredients like beeswax to alter the consistency of the oil. It’s the quality of the pigment, and the unique recipes used that separate the cheapest oils you’ll find on store shelves from the incredibly expensive mixtures that need to be kept under lock and key.

Some Famous Historic Oil Paintings

Because oil was considered the gold standard of painting mediums for so long you can point to almost any famous painting and chances are it will have been made using oil paint. The most famous oil painting is probably also the most famous painting of all time, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” This painting has transcended the realm of most art and has become an icon that represents the very idea of art. Other famous oil paintings include Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” Georges-Pierre Seurat ’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” and Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”

Oil Paintings
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