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Oil painting replicas are a cost effective alternative when considering a fine art purchase. They provide class and sophistication to any décor. While many can’t manage to pay for a pricey original masterpiece, these reproductions will present the same overall look and feel to viewers and the surrounding atmosphere. Artists that are educated and experienced in this intricate duplication process can ideally create oil painting replicas of any picture a buyer desires.

This specific form of artistry medium has been around since the 15th century, yet the reproduction process has gained in popularity in recent years. In the early years of this technique in Europe, artists would work on wood panels to create mainly outdoor works of art. Canvas later became the preferred backdrop as many artists discovered how affordable and mobile it could be. Such material also allowed for a greater flexibility in the dimensions of the final product. The use of oil gained in popularity as well, replacing the previously preferred tempura. Layering and glazing was slowly being practiced at this time and would later become a main aspect of this form of art.

High quality oil painting replicas are those handcrafted by well trained and practiced artists that specialize in this technique. The method to which these works of art are created is an elaborate one. Whether a buyer is looking for a well known work of art or has commissioned a duplicate of a personal photo, there are numerous surfaces that can be worked upon. While canvas is the most common, wood, cardboard, slate and even linoleum have been utilized for such a purpose. Generally, a linen or cotton canvas is chosen and must be stretched and fitted to a wooden frame known as a stretcher in the dimensions requested. A layer of gesso is then applied to pull the applied colors into the material. The materials and tools utilized play a large part in the final effect and its overall look. Many veteran artists prefer to mix their own paint, using pigment and oils such as linseed, poppy seed, and walnut. Colors are now readily available in a tube form which allows for easier preparation when working outdoors or while traveling. Oil painting replicas are usually created with a brush application. Brushes of various sizes are available in many hair types as well as a more affordable synthetic form. Depending on the necessary effect, other tools such as palette knives, cottons swabs, sponges and fingers may be utilized.

The artist then begins the actual picture itself with a sketch before applying any actual color material. Layers of paint are then applied with drying occurring in between each application. Some artists, especially those working outdoors tend to use the wet on wet approach due to the lack of drying time. Once the desired amount of detail has been reached and the picture is complete, oil painting replicas require up to a year of drying time before being sealed with varnish.

Such affordable works of art are increasing in popularity year after year. Whether a casual buyer looking to complement their existing décor or a serious art collector looking for a historical piece, these pictures can are easily obtainable through online art websites. When created by the right artist, these reproductions can surely be just as beautiful as their original counterparts.


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