Oil Paintings for Sale

Browse our collection of original paintings in the oil medium.

Intro to the Oil Painting Medium

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When we ask our artists what draws them to the oil medium, the most common response is how slowly the paint dries, giving them incredible control over the painting’s development.

Artists can work slowly and build up layers thoughtfully, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next. This can be more forgiving (a mistake can be scraped off before drying) and allows for more modification than acrylics, which dry soon after being applied. This longer drying time allows painters to develop incredible depth of colour and nuance in tone.

The smoothness of the medium allows for unparalleled blending of colours. Brush strokes can be applied seamlessly within the composition, making the oil medium attractive for life-like works and capturing light and colours accurately in fine art.

Due to the versatility of oils, and the huge variety of mediums which they can be worked with, and (of course) the infinite creativity of artists, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact “characteristic” which is common to all oil paintings. Our favourite aspect of the medium is the intentionality of it – when an artist chooses oil, they are knowingly choosing the “scenic route.”

Oil painting is a commitment to nuance, attention, and patience in the artist’s process.

Oil Paintings for Sale

All of the artworks below are original oil paintings on canvas (predominantly gallery-wrapped canvas), meaning they are ready-to-hang without a frame.

Select any artwork to learn more, or to reserve / purchase the piece.

If you are a collector local to the artist, we offer free shipping, and the artist is often able to deliver the painting in person and tell you about their inspiration. Our mission is to build local connections!

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Sustainable Mediums?

We are often asked if there is a paint medium which is more environmentally sustainable than others. Unfortunately, this is not a straightforward question. Each of the most popular mediums – acrylic, oil, watercolour – have their pros and cons from an environmental standpoint, and artists cannot easily switch between the mediums as it takes years to develop skills in any single one. There are, however, more eco-friendly paint products within each medium.

One thing we can say from direct experience is that artists are very inventive with reusing and giving life to materials which would otherwise be thrown aside. Very little gets wasted in a world where everything can be used for inspiration!

Need Help Selecting Art?

We know buying original art can be daunting. Take advantage of our complementary art consultations, digital mock-ups to view artworks in your space, and flexible return policy after receiving the art. Learn more about our art services.
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