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Archive for January, 2009

Oil Painting Purchasing Tips

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Oil paintings are one of the most beautiful work of art that you could put in your home. But before purchasing them you have to know your budget and your taste. Oil paintings come in different sizes and types. If you would like to go for the genuine oil paintings then you must be ready to spend a larger amount of money than on a reproduction. They cost more than the reproduction paintings available in the market today. Genuine paintings are excellent investments at the same time. You could in turn sell it in the future and have a huge amount from it. Reproduction paintings may be much lower in cost than the genuine paintings however the reproduced original paintings are also much higher in price than the non-original ones.

You must compare prices of the oil paintings you are targeting. You should be assured that your seller is trustworthy. Make sure that there are no complaints about the company before you purchase your oil painting be it genuine or a reproduction painting. Before purchasing an oil painting you should be knowledgeable in the original and reproduction paintings. Spot the difference and see what you need and prefer. You could research in libraries or online about the oil painting you are trying to purchase. Being an art collector does entail a lot of knowledge on the past and present work of painters and their work. Know who is who in the oil painting world and make sure you are paying for the painting that would fit your homes and your budget.