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Evening Lamp, Oil Painting, Gautam Partho Roy
Evening Lamp, Oil Painting, Gautam Partho Roy

For a beginner in this field, it’s inevitable to be confused about which color would be preferred by the art lovers today? Or which type of paint would bring about your thoughts more beautifully? Firstly, there is no such thing as a better type of color which matters today! Both the types of colors are as good and what matters is mastering with the colors and its strokes

However to understand more about the differences we would go in detail as to what takes an artist to make a choice between the two.

Acrylic Vs Oil Paints
Acrylic Vs Oil Paints

The Cost Benefits –

The oil paints are more expensive as compared to the acrylic paints, therefore an artist prefers acrylic over oil when it comes to the overall cost. Acrylics can go with washing the brushes with water however oil paints require special oils to clean the brushes, which adds to the cost. Read what makes oil paints expensive to know more about it. Also add the cost of your t-shirt you are wearing, what if you paint it too!

Brush Painting- Photographer Daian Gan
Brush Painting- Photographer Daian Gan

The Drying Property –

Vivid Color Property
Vivid Color Property

The oil paints take way too long to dry, sometimes as low as a week or month OR maybe as long as a decade to dry out completely. This property of oil paints helps a beginner to perform slowly or maybe a patient artist to keep on making changes in it. An impatient artist can prefer acrylic which dries out really very quickly, sometimes even on the platter. However, drying out too quickly can also cause some trouble to the artists which they would realize during the process.


The Vivid Color Property –

As oil paints are made up of pigments and oil it is more vivid and vibrant than acrylics, and acrylics are synthetically produced. Thus a better quality of acrylic and low quality of oil paint would be very similar.

Space It Takes –

Oil paints take more space of your art studio as compared to the acrylic paints as oil paints require more paraphernalia like the thinner, cloth, palette, and more brush count than acrylic paints and not to forget the turpentine for cleaning the mess after work. For acrylic, you can use it on a paper too hence very fewer preparations. Before starting with the oil painting there would be quite a number of things to keep in mind.

How Does It Blend –

The oil paints blend
The oil paints blend (Image source – The Spruce / Marion Boddy-Evans)

The oil paints blend more nicely as the lines between the two colors are mixed smoothly as first because it takes time for it to dry and secondly oil makes the blending more smooth. The acrylic which dries too quickly makes the lines more clear and does not blend in.

The Time Effect On The Paintings –

The acrylic paints do not change its impression in the long run, however the color changes when it dries out. On the other hand, the oil paints do not change color when it dries but they do turn a bit yellowish in the long run, which is 100-200 years.

To know how to clean your oil paintings watch the video.


If there is one-factor supporting oil paints then there is another factor supporting acrylic paints. Mastering a type of color is important, that’s what I said in the beginning. Asking which is better and looking for one right answer is absurd, hence making out a choice on your experiences and your working style is what it all takes to make a decision for yourself.

Set out on a journey of colors with us…share your experiences and choices!

Why are Oil Paintings Expensive
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A very common question that is asked from me is ‘Why are oil paintings or oil paints expensive?’ and a very short, simplified answer to that is, that it depends on the texture of oil paint that is used, and also that it also takes a long time to dry, and time is money! One extra point to support the costliness of oil paints is that they are the ancient type of colors, which adds to its quality.

Oil Paint - Winsor Newton
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Does the type of oil paint used actually matters, as what is made on the canvas is more important rather than the brand of the colors?

Absurd to think that the so-called brand or in better lines the quality of the oil paint does not matter! It does matter as the life of the painting you are buying depends on the quality of the paint. The good quality of oil paint is more pigmented than the cheap one. The more pigmented the color is, the more vibrant your painting is, even if the colors of your painting just has black and white in it.

So from where does the Pigment comes from? If the amount of pigment is what increases the cost, then where does it come from is what matters here!

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The Blue or Ultramarine Blue Color-

They are made from the very precious, limited stone, lapis lazuli, which is found in Afghanistan. The blue color is very rarely found naturally on the earth.

yellow color Pigment
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The Yellow Color –

Lemon Yellow Ochre is a natural earth pigment being used since the beginning of human civilization from ancient Egypt. Ochre, an earthen-clay, contains various levels of iron to create its yellow pigment. Ochre also commonly appears in oil paintings throughout history. It is a very non-toxic and lightfast pigment.

Also, some yellow colors are unique itself as it is made from the urine of those cows who eat only toxic mango leaves.


Tyrian Purple color
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The Tyrian Purple –

This purple color is made from the glands of snails from the ocean. And surprisingly it takes 12000 snails to make just 2gm of the pigment. This is the purple Tyrian shell.

What is the Process of Production of Oil Paints?

Yes, the oil paint production right from its procurement to its final stage of packaging, mixing properly the color pigments to the oil with repetitive stir which is also very time consuming. The repetitive stir and mixing and churning ensure no lumps are left and the quality of the color is enhanced.

Oil paint production
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Click here to see How Oil Paints are made => Video

So as you can understand the expensiveness of oil paints and its luxury, buy an oil painting for your home decor, office or gifting purposes to treat yourself with the lavish paintings from the hands of our Indian artists.

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What is Original Artwork and 10 Reasons to buy it!

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture2.jpg Well if you ever wonder how to add colors to your life and to your walls of thoughts, then artworks and paintings would definitely be on your bucket list. When one feels happy and blessed looking at paintings add to their feelings of happiness and when one feels gloomy, a look at the paintings divert their minds to think over either the abstract paintings hung in front of them or maybe the reason behind the smile of a woman. Art is a feeling and knowing the reason to buy the original handmade paintings by artists you are definitely not going to stop yourself from buying one for you!

Beautiful and Original Art is the topmost thing people consider to decorate their dream house, their offices, and workplaces, as it not only adds positivity to your life but also to those who look at them.

What is the original art or original paintings?

Original art, original paintings or original fine art whatever be it, when it’s prefixed with original it means it the one and only made in this universe, and upon buying it you become its owner of which no one else has a copy! Unlike the prints or paintings produced on a mass by machines, the original handmade paintings take its own time, thoughts and uniqueness to make it complete.

Why buy original paintings?

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture2.jpg1. Expresses with expressions: –

Directly or Indirectly, surrounding yourself and filling up your empty spaces whether in life or on your walls tells a lot about our personality, feeling the way you are feeling right now and keeping the hope alive in your hearts comes with people or things around you. That’s why keeping and surrounding yourself with beautiful pieces of original artwork helps you regain the strength we need to keep living our lives with a smile.

2. Transports you to a Dream Land: –

Looking at the original paintings and the beliefs behind it helps us to contemplate our existence, it transports our soul in the outer most of the galaxies and universe, or maybe to the places left unexplored by the humans. The power of art is such that it may also teach us to think about others and be generous in all our acts, adding to our cultural and holistic knowledge.

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture3.jpg3. Helps you to associate your feelings to it: –

Original Paintings by have been made by the artists who carry the same baggage of feelings as the other people. However, they have the power to express it through their art. That’s why admiring the paintings by them helps us revisit our old beautiful moments and re-learning from the mistakes in our past. Its colors help us imagine more vividly and having an association with original art or painting helps us to develop a bond with it, yes, a bond with a painting!

4. A feeling of having unique: –

When we own a painting that’s been made just one it adds to our feeling of luxury and enriches our lives. A mere look at it makes us feel great. It has the power to make you understand the complexes of this world and comprehend the cultural values existing.

5. Never makes you feel alone: –

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture4.jpg When you have an original painting and have associated your feelings to it, you seem to reconnect with all the good and bad memories of your beautiful life. Your thought processes change when you consider your life as a blessing and having art as your friend with whom you go back to your life and giggle about it and plan about your future. When you are alone and having a sought of conversation with your piece of original art, are you even alone? It thus adds a new member to your family.

6. It acts as an investment: –

An original piece of art never depreciates, no matter if the canvas is 100 years old. By buying an artwork, not only have you supported the monetary strength of the arts communal, but also building a room for your own future treasure. While buying art solely for its market worth is not the best way to amass a collection of original paintings, but being in the know-how of how the artworks are valued in its career would remarkably put you in good stead.

7. The Pleasure of Gifting: – 

While the benefits of keeping an artwork are so wonderful to you, why not gift it to our near and dear ones and make them as happy as you are and shower luck on them! Hence gifting people something that not only has aesthetic values attached to it but is a complete package of emotional and physical well-being would only add to our social stature.

8. The joy of collecting: –

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture5.jpg Have you ever been in a situation where you have seen your collections grow and feel proud of it? Well, the collection of original artworks is something that speaks for itself. Each different piece has some other story to unfold. And in this enjoyable journey of collecting artworks, you meet the artists and get to hear their small pieces of life, you land up in galleries, searching original artworks online and studios.

9. Acts as a medical pill: –

Sometimes merely sitting in front of the artwork is the best thing you can do to have a sense of mental peace. To stimulate the strings of your brain we can look at the abstract paintings or the modern art and storm our heads to find answers to it the same way we do with our Sudoku puzzles. Thinking abstractly, conceptually or emotionally can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia, soothe our mind to give stress relief, help in having a good night’s sleep.

10. Boosts productivity: –

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Original Paintings for Sale

The whole thing of the optimistic benefits of living with artworks that have been charted overhead also applies to the corporate and office environments. Sensibly nominated original paintings and sculptures have the potential to benefit the staff and the visitors to our offices. A controlled assortment of pieces hung in a foyer or entry corridor can set the first impression of our offices, and help the clients to feel comfortable. Hung in-office board rooms and the common office areas, original artworks can help staff to think resourcefully and inspires them to give their best leading to high productivity levels. Best galleries will often take part with the office managers or business owners in discussions to conclude what type of artworks would best suit the stature and goals of their company.

And after having digested the best reasons to keep an original artwork with you, we are sure you must be confused as to where to pick one for yourselves.

We have many original paintings for sale online as well as offline. Now we are offering special discounts on Oil Paintings, Acrylic Paintings and Water Color Paintings. Also the offer for discounts are available on Contemporary art and Abstract arts for sale. So without any further ado, write us on, or click on the link to buy the original handmade artworks from India available at the best affordable price. >>

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