Our passion is to connect art lovers, collectors, homeowners, designers and others who share a want for good quality art with artists who wish to sell original oil paintings, acrylic paintings, contemporary art and home decor Items. With just a few clicks you can navigate to the art that perfectly meets your need and instantly purchase it online by choosing from a list of preferred currencies. Aartzy has a global reach, so It doesn't matter from where in the world you are connecting or to where you need the art delivered. On behalf of you and the artist, we will handle the pickup, framing (if required), packaging, shipping and logistics to where you are your designated delivery location.
In addition to being an online marketplace and service provider for artwork, Aartzy acts as a means for artists to show off their exquisite creations to a worldwide audience, thereby breaking through geographical barriers that would have limited the artists reach and the art lovers' options. This online store with its merchandise is well publicized in multiple popular social media platforms and even offers visualization of how the art would actually look when its hung in your home or office.
The oil paintings that are featured in our selection are creations of varied artists from around the world. The use of color, texture and tone tell a story written by the creator that is unique based on their viewpoint of the subject. You may find the same story told in many different angles. Therefore, the collection is within itself exclusive in every possible way. Portraits, landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, abstract or life in its whole that not only connects with your spirit but also affects the atmosphere it encompasses.
You will notice that the oil paintings that are included not only vary in outlook but also in inspiration. As each work of art is created with an attitude that is built and forged through the culture from whence it resonates. The inspiration is deeply hidden within the artist himself/herself.
Each artist prefers their own techniques in handling the medium of oil paints. You may find out more on the artist themselves whose work you may admire or search for one such that you may simplify your preference by visiting the artists page, which also enables to view more of their original oil paintings for sale.
If there is something you are looking for that you cannot really explain, we guarantee you will find it here.
Using oil for art has a long history. It has been the preferred medium for paintings over the ages and still proves to be a popular choice for most creators. In past ages oil paints were made utilizing extract of linseed, poppy seeds, walnuts and other minerals. The type of minerals used would determine the density of the oil and eventually the time taken for drying. One of the earliest examples is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The selection that is available on Aartzy covers a wide array of creativity spanning from portraits to landscapes, abstract to detail art with depictions of reality, mythology and spirituality.
Basic techniques of oil painting begin with a light sketch onto a canvas. This would usually be accompanied by light brush strokes using charcoal or thinned paint as an outline. Once the applying of the paint starts the artist would vary the amount of oil used in each layer of the painting. This varies from artist to artist but is usually used as a method or controlling drying time. It is generally considered that if each layer contains less oil the quality and lifespan of the painting will suffer. Although, at the end of the day the permanence of an oil painting is based on the type of oil that is utilized in its ingredient that leads to a strong and stable paint film. Assuredly, the originals that are featured in this section of Aartzy - oil paintings are of high quality, not just in beauty and design but also in longevity and quality of texture.
Of course there are many other ingredients that can be used to compliment the oil such as wax, resins and varnishes. Utilizing these additions enables the artist to make the art appear more clearer and sharper. In addition, these methods help to bring a lighter sheen onto the canvas and give the opportunity for the artist to conceal brushstrokes by increasing the density of the paint. Thereby, artist form their own unique methods of expressing and hiding certain segments of the work. This adds to the creativity and thoughtfulness of the art itself.
Usually a paintbrush is used for applying the paint onto the canvas, but this too has many deviants as artists vary in their choice of tools. You will notice in the original oil paintings for sale features on Aartzy, creators have used palette knives and even rags in some occasions. This is inspired by the artists desire to insert a touch of his or her own signature to the work of art. Since oil paintings take a longer time to dry as opposed to other types of art, the artist have the opportunity to make changes to the color, texture of form of the subjects. This is sometimes done using a rag to smudge the paint or a shape object to scrape off a layer or color to create a unique effect on the canvas. Such creativity and uniqueness is wonderfully showcased with diversity in the original oil paintings featured in this section of Aartzy.