How to buy paintings online, where to buy art at affordable prices?
If there is an Art Buyer inside you and you are looking for a place to buy decorative paintings online through online platforms, whether they are framed paintings online, buy paintings with depth or with relief, buy paintings for living room, for stairs, for bathrooms, for double bedrooms, the truth is that nowadays you can buy art online directly from the artists. How? One of the most widespread ways nowadays is to do it through Instagram. Let’s say, for example, that you would like to have a painting of Helsinki. On Instagram you just need to search for the hashtag #helsinkipainting and you will see a selection of paintings by artists who have recently painted the city.
Personally, as an artist I recommend that you research several artists. Maybe you really like the style of some of them but you had a very specific idea of a painting, for example a landscape. You can always ask them if they would accept a commission. I recommend that you search calmly, and even, that you follow you several artists on social networks or even ask them particularities of their work, they will be very happy to know that their artworks are causing interest.
For my part, I am delighted that you have landed here and I invite you to take a look at the selection of paintings I have available at the moment. After 15 years dedicated solely to art and having sold almost 400 paintings, I have some perspective on what it means to be a painter. Even, lately, after having established a realist/impressionist line, I also offer for art buyers a selection of abstract paintings, and another one I am working on that would be between symbolism and surrealism.
If you are looking to buy affordable but also quality artwork, if after visiting my gallery you find something of higher quality at a more affordable price online, you will have found something truly exceptional.
What happens if I don’t like the painting when I see it live or if I have problems once I receive it, either because it is damaged or very different from how it appeared on the internet?
Talking about selling art online in general terms, buying from an artist today should give you the same guarantee as buying from an art gallery. If you buy from an artist who looks serious and professional, who takes care of his image and tries to do a high standard of work, who treats his community well and who has a professional purpose, it will be rare that you will have any unpleasant surprises.
What those of us who try to be honest and serious want most of all is to bring art closer to the people and that the people who acquire our artworks welcome them with the same affection that we have for them while we create them and especially once we finish them. When we put them on sale, the artworks have a sentimental value for us that we have to adjust with a reasonable economic value for the point of view of the Art Buyer.
Normally, the paintings are better when seen live. At least, that’s what happens with mine, it’s rare that I can take a photo for the networks that is better than the painting seen live. The colours lose in digitisation, plus the work looks smaller on the screens, unless we watch them from the dining room television and it’s a 55-inch television or larger. So the normal thing in my case, when the clients receive the painting, is that the surprise is for the better, or at least they receive what they expected and are happy.
As for damages, in my case the artworks are insured for their value. I currently ship via FedEx in the international shipments. The paintings are properly packed with plenty of bubble wrap and a reinforced cardboard box.
I am totally committed to the good condition of the work on arrival. I try to follow up with the client to make sure that everything is OK when they receive the painting(s). It has never happened to me that someone wants to return the painting or doesn’t like it when they receive it, but if that were the case, there would be no problem in returning it. The last thing I want is for my works to be in the hands of people who don’t feel anything when they see them. But as I say, this has not happened.
The Art Buyers I haven known are intelligent, sensitive and human. When you decide to buy a painting, it’s usually like a crush and there’s no turning back.
What is the Art Buyer like? Who buys oil paintings?
Do You think you have to belong to a specific social class to buy original works of art? Let me tell you no, not at all. It is enough to have the desire to delve into the wonderful world of art, to taste it quietly, to let yourself be invaded by it, appreciating nuances, studying work processes, getting to know the artists and their purposes, until little by little you become curious, until the moment comes when a work of art catches your attention enough to have it with you every day.
If you are wondering how is the art buyer, who buys oil paintings, either online or in exhibitions, I will tell you that nowadays the people who opt to buy original oil paintings are very varied in my case. This is not an Asian luxury or a fad reserved for the richest 0.1 percent of society. Today many people buy art as a fundamental part of home decoration. What’s more, more and more art is bought online every year.
Personally, and through my experience in selling affordable art, I can tell you that as clients I have many teachers and many people in the medical field, be they pharmacists, doctors, nurses. But there is also a very wide and disparate range that goes from lawyers to people in the cleaning sector, musicians, programmers, hairdressers, retired people, veterinarians, policemen, translators, taxi drivers, psychologists, fishermen, firemen, bankers, salesmen, journalists… This is one of the main reasons why my work makes so much sense, because a very wide and varied sector of society participates and can acquire it.
In my world, everyone can be an Art Buyer.
Why buy original art? Is it possible to buy original art at an affordable price?
High quality original art has always been the choice of those who value quality in home decoration, being accompanied by objects that have value, that have meaning and that speak to us.
As in everything else, one has to take time and investigate the different qualities of the works that observes. Enjoying the process, appreciating nuances, observing details. You can also talk to the artists, ask them questions. Either on Instagram (the galleries of the 21st century), by sending them an email through their websites, or by visiting their exhibitions.
The level of decoration depends enormously on how the artist represents a motif, the nuances, the quality of the support used, the brushstroke… The background and talent of a great painter can be noticed quite quickly when you look paintings frequently. And sometimes there are paintings of rainy subjects, or cold-toned abstracts, which despite not being particularly cheerful have a presence and a depth that confer a very high and specific quality to the space in which they are set.
I have been working with the best brands of extra-fine oil paints available for a long time. Lately I have been working quite a lot with Sennelier, but I combine it with Williamsbourg, which is a paint with a concentration of pigment like I have never seen before. However, sometimes I also paint with Mir, a historic brand from my homeland with a very remarkable performance for its fantastic price. Besides, it was the brand my grandmother, the painter Carmen Gandía, used to paint with. If you are not only an Art Lover or Art Buyer but also an art painter, here is a guide to what I consider to be the best brands of oil paints.
Someone said that when you buy art you get a piece of the soul’s creator. And that’s true. It’s just like when you go to see a great dance performance or a wonderful concert, there is something in the atmosphere that the artists have created for you and that memory stays with you the next day, the next week or, if it’s a really great show, for years to come.
Paintings aren’t a one-day flower like a concert, but will always be with you and will be a protagonist at home. But first you have to fall in love with them.