Oil Painting – A Collection of # 52 Canvas Designs

Oil Painting – A Collection of # 52 Canvas Designs

by Priti on October 9, 2013

Give a life to your space by using oil paintings on the walls as focal point of your room. Yes, even a non-artist can do it. I have a collection of 52 designs from the most typical, modern and abstract to simple designs. Go, give it a try!

Oil Painting: Comprising Modern, Abstract, Canvas and Landscape Designs

Oil painting is a painting technique where in oil is used as a medium for paints to liquidize and the designs are drawn over a piece of canvas. Is that it? That’s the only thing oil painting is all about?  Nah…we have lot more to discuss about its technique, strokes  color mixing, phew….and lots more.

Yes, we will cover it all in one post. In this post album you will be able to take a glance and get some motivation from # 52 designs, if you are scared of using oil paints, just like me. Don’t know why am I getting attracted towards canvas painting day by day.

While I was searching for various canvas paintings online, there was a moment when I was totally freaked out! :-o Literally, I saw some of the out of the world wall art using oil painting techniques. In short I would say, I was scared to look at the paintings with shout-out messages behind it. I couldn’t dare to share it over here. It’s just in my mind and soul now.

Seriously, I mean kudos and standing ovation to all the artist across the world, they have concepts behind every art they make. And the hidden truth is always awesome!

I want to begin this collection with some unusual Indian pictures drawn to the best one can. While you will find the tips, tricks and tutorial in between the post.

Indian Oil Paintings

Indian oil Painting of a Women

Image via indianmasterpainters

Portrait of an Indian women. Whoa! the only thing highlighted in the above painting is ek chutki sindoor and I am loving the red color so much.

Indian Modern Art

Tanjore painting, on of its form and creativity depicting the Rajas and Maharajas, is one of its kind and is worth trying. Sensuous in looks and really awe-inspiring.

Tanjore Painting

Do you know the reason behind most of the spa’s having paintings or sculptures of Buddha in their interior? Well, one of the reason is to have peace and ambiance in the atmosphere, you must go for a Buddha wall art painting for your home as well…it is said to be like “an invitation to the positive energies“.

Buddha Face Canvas Painting

Image via mysticstrokes.com

Lord Ganesha Oil Painting

Image via Haaram

Hey, this is not a real image. Googly? It’s an oil painting! Yes, I usually don’t lie , even I was spell-bound to see the two painting of South Indian girls below. Wish, I could refine my art skills like this one with so much of detailing and making it look so real.

Oil Painting of An Indian Girl

Image via binscorner

Indian Girl

Image source: elayarajaartgallery.com

Wall Design

Image source: nanditasartgallery

Its actually quite tough for beginners to learn painting on canvas with large-sized canvas. I think these small wall arts are great enough to learn painting techniques and display it beautifully.

Wall Art with Canvas Painting

Let me start off with the stuffs you need for oil painting.

Materials required for Canvas Painting:

1. A piece of canvas.

2. Oil paints, thinners and oil as medium. Commonly used linseed oil, safflower, walnut or poppy oils.

3. Brushes of different types, from flat fans brushes to the liner ones.

4. Knife to mix the colors & color plate.

Indian Wall Art Painting

Above two images via: Haaram

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– has written 254 posts on kwikdeko. She is a pro blogger from India and a self-confessed photographer. She also writes for renowned magazines. You can follow Priti on Twitter

{ 18 comments… Thoughts? Plz leave a reply: }

1 Shashank
February 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Nice collection of oil paintings Priti…good work…kudos to you…for putting up such a detailed post :)


2 Priti February 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Phew…it was a breath-taking experience for me too..There’s always a hidden truth behind every piece of art and oil painting is one of them. Thanks for those lovely words.. :)


3 Valli February 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

Wow!! what a paintings!

Lovely collection Priti, will surely try out some paintings when I get time…


4 Priti February 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Sure Valli, I would love it if you’ll try any of these oil paintings. Do share it with us…thanks :)


5 Valli February 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm
6 Priti February 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

This is so cute Valli! Who said it didn’t turn out well….your magic tree looks like the one I saw in the video…I like it so much and will be using it in one of my posts…can you plz send me that picture in slightly bigger dimension? :) I am so glad you tried it…


7 Valli February 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Thanks for the feedback Priti :)
Glad you liked my work :)


8 pranav February 2, 2013 at 9:21 am

Wow.. what a collection, I liked the cycle rickshaw one.

I never saw a blog post on such a nice collection of oil paintings.


9 Priti February 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Hey thanks Pranav! Glad you liked it so much….you won’t believe but the rickshaw painting is actually hand-painted by a lady (tourist) while she visited India… :)


10 Fayaz Pasha February 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Hi Priti, How did I miss to notice your post. An amazing collection of paintings. The tips would certainly help someone to try to paint something.

Thanks for sharing such wonderful paintings.


11 Priti February 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

May be coz you were not in my network. Now that we are connected…I won’t let you miss any of my posts… ;) Thanks for your valuable comment! Wish my tips for oil painting works well for others…


12 Akash February 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Whoa! Truly amazing paintings…For a moment I thought those Indian girls were real pictures….Nice collection…I would really like to try some…I do have some experience in painting…Nice album!! :)


13 Priti February 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

Thank you so much Akash! Great to know that you are an artist too…any tips for my blog readers?


14 sreedhar omkaram March 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm

beautiful work.
sreedhar omkaram
art teacher


15 Ashi Khanvilkar August 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Very nice.Best painting.For second I thot oil painting is image.I just love it.


16 Sheetal March 13, 2014 at 12:25 am

i am sheetal..i am an interior desiger..the paintings on the top are awesome..

i like the painting of the woman wearing sindoor.the first painting..

the third painting is also beautiful..

i would love to learn to oil paint with my hands..

for learning that do i have to learn to draw human faces?

i am really bad at it..anyways waiting to hear from you…

thanking you



17 Sheetal March 13, 2014 at 12:26 am

they are lovely..


18 Arjun Kapoor September 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Good blog you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like
yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate individuals like you!
Take care!!


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