- April 6th, 2004
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If you love art, you may wonder how to start building your own collection. Canvas oil paintings can be a wonderful addition to your home. But it is important to know what you are doing when you begin searching for paintings for sale.
Where you start your search for paintings for sale you should think about why you are buying. If it is for personal enjoyment, your search will be made somewhat simpler than if you are looking for investment opportunities. Paintings for sale can be found in art galleries, at art shows and on websites. Websites can be an excellent source of canvas oil paintings and other pieces of art since you can see the work of several different artists displayed side by side.
If you have decided to purchase paintings for sale on a website, you should see if it is possible to view the pieces in your home. This will be much easier if you are looking on websites for galleries that are located near where you are living. Canvas oil paintings may look very different in person than they do online and the difference in color may be enough to make you dislike a piece you thought you liked on line.
Canvas oil paintings can be the best choice if you are looking for investment pieces. There are paintings for sale on line that have been created by some very famous artists including members of the Group of Seven among others. The websites that offer paintings for sale by very famous artists are less common than paintings for sale by less well known artists. That is not to say that there are no more modern canvas oil paintings that would be good investments. Historically important pieces that are on the market are normally entered into private sales that can be hard to find, and are usually attended in person.
However, you don’t need to be looking for a canvas oil painting by an old master to find a beautiful piece. If you do some research about the different styles of paintings for sale, you will become more familiar with the different styles of painting including impressionism, realism, dada, minimalism and abstractionism. Each of these different styles has their fans and followers and one person may love a piece where someone else may not. This is where the canvas oil paintings you choose are a personal expression of your own tastes and preferences.
Canvas oil paintings have been mentioned specifically but there are other paintings for sale that are created in other mediums. Oil paintings however are generally thought to have a higher intrinsic value because oils are much more difficult to work in than other mediums.
If you want to start shopping for paintings for sale a website like artworkgalore is a good starting place. You will be able to see a wide variety of styles and subjects and decide which canvas oil paintings appeal to you and will fit with the look of your room.