Original Antique Oil Paintings for Sale: Don’t Get Duped

Looking for original antique oil paintings for sale? Here’s how to ensure that eye-catching artwork truly is original, and that you’re getting it at the best price.} Finding original antique oil paintings for sale might seem an easy task, what with the profusion of antiques on gallery walls and webpages. However, if you want to ensure that you’re buying an …

Landscape Oil Paintings for Sale — Three Places to Find Them

If you want to find authentic landscape oil paintings for sale, where’s the best place to look? Here are pros and cons of three possible sources. Brick-and-Mortar Galleries Until recently, the only way to purchase art was to walk into a physical gallery or auction house. Art galleries are still the first place most people would think of when wanting …

How to Buy Art in Auctions: the Risks

If you’re trying to learn how to buy art in auctions, it’s probably best to start by considering the risks and downsides. There are plenty of UPSIDES as well, naturally. But I will get to those in another article. Let’s start with the “caveat emptor” that goes for anything you buy at auction. Buying art at auction is NOT like …

The Best Place to Find Landscape Paintings for Sale

When collectors search for landscape paintings for sale, they’re more likely today to search the Internet than brick-and-mortar art galleries in their town. That’s a huge shift in collecting. The first, in fact, in the entire history of collecting. Never before have art lovers looked at images of a landscape painting in order to make purchase decisions rather than at …

Where to Find Antique Oil on Canvas Paintings for Sale

If you’re looking for antique oil on canvas paintings for sale, your first instinct might be to find physical art galleries near you. If you’re looking for the experience of walking around an art gallery and taking in the art, this is a good place to go. However, there are some disadvantages to finding paintings in physical galleries. For one, …

Best European Paintings for Sale in the U.S. Are Bargains

Most art galleries carry work by contemporary, living artists rather than European paintings for sale. But have you thought about why? It’s because nearly all galleries sell on a consignment basis. They show the work of a stable of artists, and if something sells, they split the money. This keeps the gallery from having to spend capital actually buying the …

Small Antique Oil Paintings for Sale: Decorating Tips

Perhaps you’re looking for small antique oil paintings for sale because you need to fill a tight space. Liking an oil painting can be about more than just enjoying the intricate detail in a landscape or intriguing expression on a portrait. The painting may have to nestle comfortably above a dresser or shelf. For that purpose, a small antique painting …

Antique Paintings For Sale: 3 Things to Avoid

So you’ve decided you want to find antique paintings for sale. Perhaps you collect antiques, or maybe you’ve moved in to a larger house and want to take advantage of the wall space. Once you know what you’re looking for, what next? Here are three steps that will help you find an antique painting you’ll be happy with. Overpriced Art …

3 Ways Not to Get Ripped Off Buying Antique Paintings

Having run an art gallery in New Orleans for 8 years and two online art galleries, European Art Underground and New Orleans Art Exchange alongside it, I have some advice about how not to get ripped off buying antique paintings. I will keep this at a high level rather than dipping down into the weeds. I have some deeper advice …

Where to Find European Art for Sale Online

Looking for European art for sale online? You’ve come to the right place. Many people are looking for art online nowadays. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic going on, there are many reasons to begin searching for an alternative way to buy art. But if you’re not familiar with the online art business, it can be difficult to find a dependable …