Original Abstract Oil Paintings for Sale
These are some of my recent original abstract oil paintings for sale. I usually leave oil paintings for several months to dry and cure before carefully applying a thin coat of varnish. A thin coat of varnish always provides reasonable protection against UV (Ultra Violet). It also makes it a little easier to softly dust and remove dirt that may accumulate over time on the oil paintings. In addition to protection, the varnish can enhance the painting altogether.
Creating oil paintings is entirely a different experience from any other medium. The first thing I noticed when I started using oil paints is to slow down. The paints themselves demand to take your time in mixing, blending and any other activity with oil paints.
Art, in general, tells us to slow down and this is specifically a unique character of oil painting. Tremendously thrilling to use and apply to the surface of the canvas. With oil painting, I felt it was necessary to learn and understand the paints’ language, not necessarily as a colour, but also its properties.
Blending oil paints is also a different experience. Getting the right values and hues is one of the most important steps before you actually begin to blend colours.
The journey of creating each abstract painting is always exciting and full of joy. With oil painting that journey takes you even deeper into your feelings with every brushstroke. It is a tremendous feeling to create different shapes and lines with oil paints and to physically see and appreciate each brushstroke. Abstract art created with oil paints takes you to a different level of artistic beauty.
If you are interested in buying any of my abstract paintings or have any questions, please drop me an email.
It’s that simple.
The Beauty of Oil Paints
Oil paints are completely different from any other painting medium for their unique characteristics and properties. They have been used thousands of years ago producing some of the world’s most well-known paintings created by some of the most famous artists.
Some of the beauty I find in painting with oils is the wide range of almost infinite combinations of colours that you could mix as well as colour intensity and opacity.
Many other mediums can be used with oil paints, such as linseed oil and turpentine. These mediums will change the properties of oil paints, for example, drying time, consistency and transparency. These, in turn, provide the artist with tremendous flexibility and opportunities to create amazing paintings.
It is a well-known fact that oil paints take time to dry. While this feature may seem to be a disadvantage oil paints allow the artist to perfect his/her approach to the painting process.
Depending on how oil paintings are handled, cared for and stored they can last for many years before they would need restoring. And because of their durability and high quality, some oil paintings can maintain high value making them worth the investment.
At the end of the day, oil painting remains one of the most favoured, popular and respected two-dimensional visual art forms.
Tips about framing and caring for your painting
Framing your oil painting
I always believe that framing any painting is a personal choice. However, it is worth noting that whatever frame you choose, please DO NOT frame it with glass. This is very important to avoid potential condensation, which could seriously affect the quality of the painting.
Oil paintings need to breathe.
Caring for your oil painting
Oil paintings can maintain vivid and beautiful colours for many years. It just needs a little care and attention:
- Securely place/hang the painting in a suitable area away from direct sunlight, bright overhead lights, fireplaces, radiators and heaters.
- Oil paintings are not suitable to place/hang in bathrooms or kitchens.
- Avoid exposing your oil painting to extreme heat, extreme cold or extreme humidity.
- Handle with care and avoid touching the surface of the painting with your hands.
- The surface of the painting should not require regular cleaning. Occasionally, dust the surface of the painting gently with a soft dry brush to remove the loose dust on the painting. You may also use a soft dry microfibre cloth to gently clean the surface. If possible, gently dust/clean behind the painting.
- DO NOT spray anything (e.g. polish, chemicals or other household cleaning products) on the surface of the painting.
- DO NOT use water or damp cloths on the surface of the painting.
- If you need to transport your oil painting, cover the painting surface with acid-free tissue paper, mat board, etc. (or whatever other suitable acid-free packaging material). Add a flat piece of cardboard on top of the acid-free tissue paper/mat. Add another flat cardboard to the back surface, for additional security. Keep bubble wrap and Styrofoam wrap away from the painting surface. Place the painting and its packaging in an appropriate secured box suitable for transportation.