Why We Love Oil Paintings (and You Should Too!)

by Marshall | Oil Paintings

Oil paintings are the perfect way to express yourself. They have a rich history that spans centuries, and they will continue to be appreciated for generations to come. Oil paintings have been prized by collectors for their unique ability to capture light, texture, and emotion in a single image. There is something about an oil painting that makes it special, something you just can't find with other types of art. This post will explore the reasons why we love oil paintings and you should too.

What Is It That Makes Oil Paintings So Unique?

When it comes to the art world, there is a vast array of different types of paintings. Oil painting can certainly get lost in this mix because not many people know what makes these so special and why they are widely loved amongst artists and collectors alike all over the globe! There are plenty of options to choose from in the world of art. When you look at oil paintings from hundreds or even thousands of years ago, you will see just how versatile they were. As time went on, more mediums became available for creating artwork with but oil remained high up on everyone’s list due to the unique way it helps enhance colors as well as texture.

Oil paintings are a beautiful and timeless art form. Their long history, rich tradition, vibrant colors, and variety of textures make them incredibly appealing to artists as well as people who simply appreciate beauty. If you’re not yet acquainted with oil paintings yourself, now is an excellent time for you to take another look at them. We believe that once you give these wonderful works of art another chance, they will win your heart too. Here are our top reasons why we love oil paintings and you should too:


Flexibility is one of the biggest reasons we love oil paintings. They can be displayed in any room, and even outside if it is protected from rain, humidity, and other elements that could damage them. Oil paintings also add a little something to your home because they come in such a variety.

There’s No Need To Rush

An oil painting is a work of art that’s painted with pigments that are bound together by an oil medium. It takes time to make them, and it also takes time for people to appreciate their beauty. If you love paintings but don’t have the patience for long-term projects, not only should you consider buying one, you should start learning how to paint your own. There's no need to rush when making or appreciating this kind of artwork. You can take as much time as necessary to enjoy every detail because there will always be more than meets the eye.

It glows.

It glows. It pops with color and light, unlike any other medium. Oil paint is simply beautiful to watch in action, no matter the painting you’re looking at. Artists love it because they can create depth through different layers of pigment applied over time, this gives oil paintings a sense of dimension that’s virtually impossible to achieve otherwise. You love it because you get to enjoy all its beauty every day. With an oil painting hanging on your wall or resting comfortably beside your sofa, there will never be a dull moment spent admiring the work before you.

Oil paintings are timeless.

These works of art have been around for centuries, and they’re bound to be here for many more years to come. Oil paintings represent the very best that humans can offer when it comes to their creative abilities because not only do they capture the beauty in a single moment but also through time as well. This is what makes them so special, one day you might look at your oil painting and notice something different about it compared to how you saw it yesterday, which gives these pieces a sense of mystery too.

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Anytime Is The Right Time To Invest In An Oil Painting

If there's any piece on this list that convinces you why we love investment in an oil painting from us or anywhere else for that matter, it should be this. These timeless pieces of art are designed to give you and your guests pleasure for as long as they stay in your home. If you had one thing to say about oil paintings is that there's no wrong time to buy or invest in them because their value will always remain high thanks to the wide range of things they can offer.

Oil paintings are timeless, and the best part is that you don’t have to rush them. You can take your time deciding which painting will be perfect for your home or office. Our team of experts would love to help you find the right piece of art for any space in need of some personality. Call us today to talk about all our available options and get more information on how we can make it happen together!

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