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How to Create and Sell Your Oil Paintings

Do you dream of becoming a famous artist, painting oil pictures and making money with your art? Well that is a great idea. You can find the information on our website, or read our tips that help you realise it.

Step 1: Believe in your vocation

Everyone knows the biography of the real painting fanatic Paul Gauguin. He worked as a stockbroker for many years and then suddenly became totally immersed in art, realising that it was his vocation and passion. At the expense of his career and family life, poverty and mockery, he created masterpieces which are now worth millions. Today, the profession of artist is considered prestigious and does not require huge sacrifices. But, as in any profession, it is not easy to achieve high-profile success very quickly. Perhaps the most important thing is to believe in your gift, work hard, be sincere and don’t be afraid to experiment.

Step 2: Where do I study to become an artist?

Of course, you can go to an art institute and become a true professional. But there are many successful artists these days who have not studied, which hasn’t stopped them from becoming famous and, more importantly, happy doing what they love. If you’re afraid to get started, take a look at lessons online that explain the basic techniques and methods of painting. You can also start your painting career with workshops, courses and public schools. A lot of people have taken up painting after they’ve mastered computer graphics, digital drawing and illustration because they’ve become too crowded in the virtual world.

Step 3: What technique to work in?

Oil painting on canvas has been the pinnacle of visual art for centuries. The last century has liberated the artist and allowed him to work in any technique and with any material. Art historians even spoke of the death of painting. Indeed, big oil paintings (battle paintings, historical, biblical) hardly ever can be created nowadays, but chamber paintings, such as nature, portraits, still life, animals, are still of current interest and are willingly exhibited by galleries and purchased by art connoisseurs.

Step 4: How do you develop taste?

A sense of style and refined taste are (or are not) given at birth, but they can and should be developed by learning from the best works of art. An artist’s curiosity is very important: art and design books and magazines, exhibitions, fairs, museums and galleries, visits to colleagues’ studios… This allows you to expand your artistic horizons, learn current trends and pick up new ideas.

Step 5: Where do you look for inspiration?

Writers write their thoughts in a notebook, while artists keep a sketchbook and sketchbook handy. Inspiration for a painting or a series of paintings can come from almost anything: a dream, a poem, a piece of news in the paper, a boulevard lit by the evening sun, a bird that flies over. The main thing is to capture your impression and come up with an interesting form of manifestation. A useful idea is to assemble thematic collections of images that appeal to you in some way – composition, subject or flavour. It’s a visual stimulus for your inspiration.

Step 6. Do you have to wait for an insight?

“An artist is a bum who sleeps until lunchtime and then paints something incomprehensible and sells it for a lot of money”. Have you ever heard such an opinion? Maybe the life of an already famous artist can sometimes be serene, but no one has cancelled the rule: 1 percent of luck accounts for 99 percent of work. Even if you’re not in the mood, put on some music, get your palette and brushes ready and get to work: paint a sketch, fix up an old painting, sketch an expressive abstraction. Or try a new technique, like collage (from photos you collect).

Step 7: Where to sell your paintings?

Don’t be afraid to put your work up for sale, even if you don’t yet have a big name and your own dealer. Don’t decide for a buyer what they will love, perhaps they will fall in love with your paintings and buy them for a good price. There’s a large market for contemporary art on the internet today, with many websites selling oil and acrylic paintings online. G.ART Gallery, for example, is an art platform specializing in the online sale of Eastern European art. Placing your painting in a catalogue of contemporary oil paintings gives you a chance to reach the international market and become famous. G.ART takes care of the promotion of your art, the sale and delivery of your works. Young and ambitious, G.ART Gallery is already famous among virtual galleries (you will find information about it in different resources) and has become a friend for many artists.

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