There are many oil paintings that are for sale today. This is good, because they add instant style to any room. They add a sense of class and sophistication in a room that was previously drab. Most oil paintings, however, are very expensive and it is very impractical to buy a painting that is as expensive as your kitchen counter. You can solve this problem by buying art reproductions.
Art reproductions are painting replicas. These are many artists’ way of competing with the rising prices of original art. They spend hours and hours perfecting to make very good reproductions. The most common medium for painting these reproductions are oil. That is why they are called oil painting reproductions.
When you are looking for an art reproduction, make sure to look for a hand-painted one. Also make sure that it is genuinely made by an art professional. There are many shops out there that exploit people’s ignorance about these things, so make sure to do your research about the store and the painter as well. This can be very tricky, as many people out there are out for a quick buck. But in fairness to the painters out there, painting a replica is quite tricky too, because it means that you should have the skills like that of a master to actually pull off a painting done by a master. When you see a painting that is nearly as identical as the original, then it is a painting of good quality.
Art reproductions can come in various sizes. They can come in a size that is half of the original, or maybe in the same size. They can be more organized at times or sometimes, more colorful. They can of course never be very identical with the original because it is handmade as well, and they are done with a different set of hands and eyes. Nevertheless, they look good. They bring instant style points to any home or office and gives out that specific ambience. A good painting should also be vibrant and cheerful.
Make sure to understand the medium of the oil painting. Oil paints do not dry as fast as water based paint. And unlike water based paints, it does not dry of evaporation but of oxidation. That said, you should expect the oil painting to change color as time goes, because it is still in the process of oxidizing. Many art historians and collectors claim that the oil paints dry for as long as sixty years!
It is important that you buy your art reproductions in legitimate art shops and dealers to assure you of good quality oil paintings. It would also help if you actually consult an expert for this. The best oil painting reproductions are done with proficiency and expertise. If you actually like the painter’s technique, then maybe you can commission him to make several paintings with subjects that you like. These are not reproductions anymore, but as any oil painting, it can give any space a certain degree of elegance.