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Whether you are looking for an original oil painting or a high quality art print, Saatchi Art has over 762,756 original oil paintings for sale from emerging artists around the world. Read more

Whenever thinking of paintings, most of us often start by imagining famous oil paintings. This is probably because most of the well known Renaissance period artists such as Jan van Eyck, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, and Rembrandt worked with oil paints. Their genius continues to influence thousands of modern artists, (and spawned a thriving market of oil painting reproductions).  We encourage you to explore the many original oil paintings for sale at Saatchi Art. Our online inventory of oil paintings for sale by artist include a vast selection of works that is sure match your personal style and space. 

There are a number of oil painting techniques artists typically use. Early oil paintings were created on wooden panels, but cheaper and more versatile canvas supports soon became the norm.  Artists were initially limited to painting in their studios, as they had to mix oil paints from raw pigments for use. The availability of oil paint packaged in tubes in the 1800s facilitated this mixing process and enabled artists to work in other settings. The French Impressionists, for example, took to painting quickly in outdoor environments. One of the most common oil painting techniques is a mixed technique in which the artist paints the canvas in layers, also called glazes. Early Renaissance Flemish painters first utilized this technique by applying a coat of paint to cover and tone the white canvas surface. The artist would allow the layer to dry before sketching their composition onto the canvas. They would then paint the surface in a series of color patches before blending the pigments together. Impressionist painters often used the alla prima, or wet-on-wet, method. Because they were concerned with painting outdoors within a shorter amount of time, they blended wet paint together before letting any layers dry.  Other artists, most notably Vincent Van Gogh, used the impasto technique, creating oil paintings by adding thick layers of paint to the canvas. This technique adds texture to the work and usually lays bare marks of the brushstrokes made to produce it.  Several abstract expressionist and contemporary artists are also known for blending oil painting techniques to create deep layers of bold colors in their works.

Oil painting has evolved since its origin in fifth century Asia and Afghanistan, where natural plant oils were used to decorate cave complexes. In Europe, oil pigments were initially used to varnish egg-based tempera paintings.  By the 15th century, it was an artist’s paint of choice for its vibrancy, blendability, and longevity and it remained so for centuries afterward. In fact, oils gradually replaced other methods of painting in Renaissance Europe, mainly the Netherlands and Italy.   Many of the great masters of painting--from Leonardo Da Vinci to Lucien Freud--used oils to create their masterpieces. Even after the invention and popularization of quicker-drying acrylic paints in the first half of the 20th Century, many artists still choose to create original oil paintings for the medium’s inherent, time-tested properties. 

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repetition_2017, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 41.3 H x 0.8 in
$1,910
Outcome, Paintings image
Paintings, 22 W x 29.9 H x 0 in
Concha XIV, Paintings image
Paintings, 15.7 W x 11.8 H x 0.8 in
Netherlands
$960
Wave  40 x 30 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 0.8 in
$1,000
Prints from $100
Waterlilies, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 13 H x 0.8 in
United States
$620
Prints from $40
Dunes, Paintings image
Paintings, 55.1 W x 35.4 H x 1 in
$2,470
Dressed Maya, Paintings image
Paintings, 78.7 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 in
$6,500
Prints from $145
Never Lose My Soul, Paintings image
Paintings, 15.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in
$1,040
Prints from $197
Portrait  PachaMama Glósóli 001 Women SHOW, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 31.5 H x 1.2 in
Cold Water, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 in
$2,640
Prints from $40
Garden Pushpin, Paintings image
Paintings, 64 W x 52 H x 1.5 in
United States
$6,200
Fuck..#!! sushi, Paintings image
Paintings, 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.2 in
All In #12, Paintings image
Paintings, 59.1 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
$4,790
Anglelina, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 59.1 H x 1.2 in
$1,630
Composition No 135, Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 31.5 H x 1.6 in
$990
Prints from $70
Heading North, Paintings image
Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 1.2 in
United States
$880
Dark Landscape, Paintings image
Paintings, 49.5 W x 38 H x 2 in
United States
$4,050
Lost In Clouds III, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 35.4 H x 1.2 in
$1,110
Prints from $40
Sliced, Paintings image
Paintings, 63.8 W x 71.7 H x 1.2 in
United Kingdom
$5,850
Winter calm _ cardboard oil, Paintings image
Paintings, 15 W x 12.8 H x 0.1 in
$630
Prints from $40
White Horse, Paintings image
Paintings, 22 W x 14.6 H x 0.8 in
$530
Prints from $150
Plastic era  120 x 120 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 47.2 H x 1.6 in
$5,000
Prints from $40
Yellow white and black mood  70 x 50 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 in
$1,000
Prints from $70
Abstract Study (new day), Paintings image
Paintings, 42 W x 42 H x 1.5 in
United States
$5,850
Green portrait, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 24.4 H x 0.8 in
$1,360
Prints from $75
blue squares 3/9/2019, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 27.6 H x 1 in
$2,310
Better in Boxes, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 36 H x 1.5 in
$3,085
Prints from $40
Women With Skirts, seeing green, Paintings image
Paintings, 24 W x 30 H x 1.5 in
United States
$830
Giverny 078 [Abstract N° 1852], Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
$3,170
swamp blues abstract ( # 310 - 4 ), Paintings image
Paintings, 20 W x 24 H x 1.5 in
United States
$720
Prints from $40
o.T., Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
$840
Prints from $40
To A Water Lily, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 36 H x 1 in
United States
$4,550
MICKEY'S DREAMS  70 x 50 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 in
$1,000
Prints from $40
Turn  100 x 100 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
$1,500
Prints from $40
city 3, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 23.6 H x 2 in
$1,650
Prints from $40
Puzzle  70 x 70 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 in
$1,250
Prints from $100
Black-headed Gulls, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 in
Netherlands
$4,650
Transparent environment, Paintings image
Paintings, 74.8 W x 78.7 H x 0.1 in
$3,520
white landscape#, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 31.5 H x 1.2 in
My zen., Paintings image
Paintings, 14.2 W x 14.2 H x 0 in
$4,840
Prints from $57
Blue Bay | Ke Waena, Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$740
Prints from $40
Kiera, Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 16.5 H x 0.8 in
$1,120
Melissa 2, Paintings image
Paintings, 59.1 W x 59.1 H x 2 in
$5,450
Prints from $70
Twilight bay, Paintings image
Paintings, 55.1 W x 31.5 H x 1 in
$3,770
Prints from $70
Walden 7 Reimagined As Mother, Paintings image
Paintings, 52.2 W x 77.8 H x 1.6 in
$4,250
Balance Act, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
$1,660
Escape from the past  140 x 94 cm., Paintings image
Paintings, 37 W x 55.1 H x 1.6 in
$3,000
Prints from $40
Giboulées de Mars, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.1 W x 48.4 H x 2 in
$3,010
Prints from $45
A Rapa das Bestas, Paintings image
Paintings, 44.9 W x 115 H x 2.4 in
Red diptych, Paintings image
Paintings, 94.5 W x 59.1 H x 1.2 in
Via Trento, Pisa, Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 in
$2,110
Prints from $40
LEAVE A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 59.1 H x 1.8 in
$5,750
Prints from $97
Horse Creek, Paintings image
Paintings, 18 W x 14 H x 1.5 in
United States
$815
Prints from $40
Sentimental mood, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.6 in
$465
Prints from $45
Tales From The Forest, Paintings image
Paintings, 48 W x 60 H x 1.5 in
United States
$4,000
Color Data, Paintings image
Paintings, 60 W x 72 H x 1 in
United States
$9,500
Prints from $49
HAPPY PEOPLE, Paintings image
Paintings, 41.3 W x 61 H x 2 in
$2,870
Prints from $40
SHE, Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 10.6 H x 0.1 in
Argentina
$660
Prints from $40
new city #2, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 1.4 in
$3,270
Amaryllis, anémones et mimosas, Paintings image
Paintings, 57.5 W x 38.2 H x 1 in
$4,450
Prints from $40
Aquatic Commonwealth, Paintings image
Paintings, 38 W x 46 H x 2 in
United States
$4,150
Palmetto, Paintings image
Paintings, 64 W x 48 H x 1.5 in
United States
$3,950
Prints from $43
Ignorance + Judgement, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 36 H x 2 in
$1,660
The Magic Of The Stage, Paintings image
Paintings, 50 W x 60 H x 1 in
United States
$5,650
Prints from $40
The Warmest Day, Paintings image
Paintings, 59.1 W x 39.4 H x 1 in
Belgium
$17,900
Postom VIII, Paintings image
Paintings, 28.7 W x 36.2 H x 1.2 in
$1,740
Prints from $40
Abstract painting on canvas 170563, Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 0.8 in
$1,055
After round 1, Paintings image
Paintings, 55.1 W x 78.7 H x 0.1 in
$5,000
Santander. La Marga, Paintings image
Paintings, 40.2 W x 14.2 H x 0.2 in
$2,770
The shack, Paintings image
Paintings, 51.2 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 in
$5,650
BMX 01, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.6 W x 31.9 H x 1.2 in
New Zealand
$3,470
Prints from $48
Bride Series Diptych - Wind, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$2,400
Glass room, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 1 in
$3,770
Signy 06 [abstract N°1487], Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 0.2 in
$645
Autumn in the Garden with the Secret Door, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.8 in
$1,460
Prints from $40
Pray, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$13,000
Atomic Tan, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 42 H x 2 in
United States
$5,350
Untitled 102, Paintings image
Paintings, 63 W x 63 H x 1.2 in
$5,750
Lifestyle Crash, Paintings image
Paintings, 87.5 W x 72 H x 2 in
United States
$8,300
„The death of pointillism“, Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in
$2,970
Prints from $100
Telephone, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 0.8 in
$1,060
Prints from $190
Evening Mist 2, Paintings image
Paintings, 16 W x 8 H x 0.3 in
United States
$1,080
Departures # 004, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 30 H x 0.8 in
$2,610
Prints from $48
Training Day, Paintings image
Paintings, 36.2 W x 24 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$1,180
Composition No.0226, Paintings image
Paintings, 11.8 W x 11.8 H x 0.2 in
South Korea
$760
Prints from $40
Avalon, Paintings image
Paintings, 24 W x 24 H x 1.5 in
United States
$780
Prints from $70
unsuspicious, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
$1,630
Prints from $40
Inhabited Space Transcends Geometrical Space, Paintings image
Paintings, 79.1 W x 51.6 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$9,100
Prints from $100
Cold Wind, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$3,526
black bunnies, Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.2 in
$1,460
Offshore, Paintings image
Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 1.5 in
United States
$815
Prints from $40
Bent, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$2,490
Duggrounds, Paintings image
Paintings, 25.6 W x 19.7 H x 1.4 in
Labyrinth Uno, Paintings image
Paintings, 21 W x 25 H x 1 in
$2,200
Migration | Light Up Red, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.1 in
United Kingdom
$4,900
Prints from $100
UNTITLED Portrait work, Paintings image
Paintings, 9.5 W x 13.1 H x 1 in
$1,046
Prints from $66
Untitled, Paintings image
Paintings, 57.5 W x 37.4 H x 0.2 in
$6,800
apparition, Paintings image
Paintings, 55.1 W x 53.1 H x 0.8 in
$3,670
What a world, Paintings image
Paintings, 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.8 in
Netherlands
$530
Prints from $70
Cubismo estética moderna # 2017- original ...., Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 31.5 H x 0.4 in
$2,410
Prints from $40
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