What made Mona Lisa great? Well, as far as the Leonardo da Vinci is concerned, it is just a picture of a merchant’s wife. But there is something in Mona Lisa– something that cannot be explained. People who stare at it experienced a different kind of feeling—some are angered by it while some are relaxed by it. Whatever magic Mona Lisa has, surely, every professional and amateur painter want to achieve that magic.
There are many painters in the world. And so are the art works that they produced. Painting has not only been a hobby for most people but also a career. Some earn their living through selling paintings in the internet. There are various paintings for sale online.
These paintings for sale are in various types. Some are ink, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, hot wax, fresco, enamel, and oil painting. These kinds of painting require specific coloring materials and proper cloth or paper. They also should be meticulously done to achieve a picturesque image.
The last type of painting—the oil painting on canvas is one of the most expensive paintings for sale. It is also a classic example of painting. Art works such as Mona Lisa and The Raising of the Cross were made using the oil paint. Oil painting usually uses linen canvas or cotton duck canvas. Each of which has their own cons and pros. Linen is known to be stiffer, thus more difficult or impossible to stretch. However, it offers smoothness and permanence of the paint. This is the kind of canvas used by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and other professional painters. Cotton duck canvas on the other hand, is economically better. Also, unlike the former, cotton duck canvas is easier to stretch. However, the downside of this canvas is that it is very stretchable that it can be a bad material for large oil painting works. This canvas is good for the students and amateur painters. Paintings in both canvases can be found in the paintings for sale in the internet.
There are many types of oil paintings that a buyer can choose from. Some of these are abstract painting, landscape painting and portrait painting. Abstract paintings are also called “non-realistic painting” because of its lack of form and shape. Abstract painters go beyond the clear and tangible form of the object and penetrate the “spirit” of the object. They do not directly copy the figure of an object or a person but make it as their starting point in painting.
Landscape painting on the other hand is a painting which shows the scenic view of nature. Usually, this kind of painting is in a wide view and usually do not have a human figure in it. Lastly, the portrait painting is one of the most common paintings displayed in houses, churches or public buildings. In paintings like these, the subject poses and look directly at the painter.
These are some of the paintings for sale. And these paintings can also give magic to one’s life by means of relaxation and serenity.