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US Lighthouse Service Oil Can
Located in Norwell, MA
Solid copper US lighthouse Service oil can embossed US lighthouse Service on the bottom. Substantial in size. Fitted with wood handle and lid on chain. Historic lifesaving relic. ...
Category

Vintage 1910s Nautical Objects

Materials

Copper

  • US Lighthouse Service Oil Can
  • US Lighthouse Service Oil Can
  • US Lighthouse Service Oil Can
  • US Lighthouse Service Oil Can
H 12 in. W 10 in. D 14 in.
Esso Oil Can, Pop Art Silkscreen
By Steven Gagnon
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Steven Gagnon, American (1973 - ) Title: Esso Oil Can Year: 2006 Medium: Serigraph on Coventry, Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100 Image: 36 x 30 inches Size: 41 x 34...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Esso Oil Can
By Steven Gagnon
Located in Miami, FL
Serigraph with water-based and U.V. inks on coventry rag paper. This piece is signed, dated, and numbered.
Category

Early 2000s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Ink

Crushed Oil Cans, surrealist, figurative, landscape, oil on linen, 2015
By Thomas John Carlson
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Crushed Oil Cans, surrealist, figurative, landscape, oil on linen, 2015
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Vintage Folk Art Doll / Oil Can with Articulating Arms
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Folk Art doll with tin drum body (oil can) and articulating arms, circa 1950s. The piece is handmade with a doll head and arms and a tin can body. A very unique and cool piec...
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Early 20th Century American Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Tin

16 Oil Can Map of the World #2
By Cal Lane
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Cal Lane remembers her grandmother making cupcakes, then covering them with paper doilies and sifting icing sugar on their tops to create a decorative lace pattern. It is an accessi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sculptures

Materials

Metal

  • 16 Oil Can Map of the World #2
  • 16 Oil Can Map of the World #2
  • 16 Oil Can Map of the World #2
  • 16 Oil Can Map of the World #2
H 43.71 in. W 81.5 in. D 1.97 in.
Crushed Oil Can Ltd Ed 3/20
By Phil Marco
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Aluminum mounted giclee archival print. Ltd Ed 3/20. Sits about an inch off the wall. ABOUT THE ARTIST Marco studied fine art at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League in N...
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2010s Conceptual Still-life Photography

Materials

Giclée

BEEJOIR OIL CAN (Gold Hand Embellished Unique)
Located in Englishtown, NJ
Hand embellished by Beejoir with Gold Paint. Limited edition of 500. Screen-printed in black with gold embellishment. Stamped on back with Beejoir 10', website and hand written editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Paint, Ink, Screen

Early 20th Century Red Stenciled Kerosene Oil Can for Side Table or Plant Stand
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th century red stenciled kerosene oil can Fantastic old school wooden and metal strap hand made kerosene oil can. Though we don't use the cans today, kerosene lamps wer...
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Early 20th Century American Garden Ornaments

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Wood

Oil on Canvas Still Life "the Old Oil Can" by Sue Foell
By Sue Foell
Located in Savannah, GA
Oil on canvas still life "The Old Oil Can" by Sue Foell Sue Foell hails from Erie, Pennsylvania where she had the great fortune of living out her childhood close to Lake Erie. Hik...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Dart Machine Oil Can Large Format Photo 24X20 Color Photograph Beach House, RI
By Peter C. Jones 1
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Dart machine oil can in garage. The Tappen House, Little Compton, RI (Rhode Island). Hand signed and numbered. small edition of 15 (these are on Kodak professional paper, not large f...
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Early 2000s American Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Original Vintage Poster New Shell Lubricating Oils Motor Oil Can Logo Mannequin
By Edward McKnight Kauffer
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster for shell Lubricating oils designed one of the most renowned poster artists of the 20th century Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954). The eye-catch...
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Vintage 1930s British Posters

Materials

Paper

Manner of Maurice Canning Wilks (1910-1984) - 20th Century Oil, The Lake
By Maurice Canning Wilks
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine landscape study depicting a tranquil lake with distant mountains. Faintly inscribed in graphite to the reverse 'Maurice C. Wilks'. On canvas on stretchers.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Can-Can Dancers, Oil Painting by Bahunek
By Branko Bahunek
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Branko Bahunek, Croatian (1935 - ) Title: Cancan Year: 1989 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed Size: 18 in. x 15 in. (45.72 cm x 38.1 cm)
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1980s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Can't Be, Oil Painting
By Kristen Brown
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />This portrait depicts a woman looking back against a night sky and a sea of wildflowers. Wearing an ambivalent expression, there is an unknown quality to the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

  • Can't Be, Oil Painting
  • Can't Be, Oil Painting
  • Can't Be, Oil Painting
  • Can't Be, Oil Painting
H 12 in. W 12 in. D 0.75 in.
One Can Toucan, Oil Painting
By Karen Barton
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />"This bright, beautiful bird is certainly eye-catching," says Karen. "Its curious expression and colorful beak begged to be painted in a contemporary fashion....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

Black cans, Painting, Oil on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
Black crushed cans on a yellow background :: Painting :: Photorealism :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by the artist :: Ready to Hang: Yes :: S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Can I Borrow Your Wings" Oil Painting
By Linda Adair
Located in Denver, CO
Linda Adair's (Germany based) "Can I Borrow Your Wings" is an oil painting that depicts a figure in an urban city space Linda Adair is a contemporary figurative painter. Using oil p...
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2010s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

You Can Never Have Enough, Oil Painting
By Karen Barton
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Four scoops of ice cream balanced perfectly on a cone with a red cherry on top. "The ice cream sundae is a popular treat and is frequently represented in art ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Oil

Le Can Can - Bal Tabarin - Post Impressionist Figurative Oil - Pierre de Belay
By Pierre de Belay
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful large oil on board by French Post Impressionist painter Pierre de Belay depicting an elegant couple seated drinking Champagne watching dancers perform the Can-Can. The pi...
Category

1930s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Watering Can #4
Located in Portland, ME
Watering Can #4, 2020
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Life can Be So Beautiful, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By William Oxer F.R.S.A.
Located in Yardley, PA
Oil on Canvas framed to Guild of Framers Specialist in Exeter, to the highest standard. Size is 12"x16" plus frame size - for this simply add approximately 3" all round. Framed by So...
Category

2010s Modern Paintings

Materials

Oil

Old Oil Pump Can in Brass, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Unusually well kept oiler - oil pump can. Every piece and component is made from solid brass. Unknown provenance but its probably a maritime object, either German or English, and mad...
Category

Vintage 1930s Bauhaus Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

  • Old Oil Pump Can in Brass, 1930s
  • Old Oil Pump Can in Brass, 1930s
  • Old Oil Pump Can in Brass, 1930s
  • Old Oil Pump Can in Brass, 1930s
H 3.35 in. W 18.12 in. D 3.94 in.
All I Can
Located in Portland, ME
All I Can, 2020
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Goats Don't Eat Cans," Oil on Canvas - Figurative Painting
By Lindy Chambers
Located in Houston, TX
Chambers transforms the pastoral into the extraordinary. Long before she puts paint to a canvas, her artistic process begins with the simple act of paying attention. From the outside...
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21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

I Can't Reach
Located in Santa Monica, CA
oil on board
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21st Century and Contemporary Dada Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

I Can't Reach
H 9.5 in. W 7 in. D 3 in.
This is a Moment I Can't Say Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Patricia McParlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
Part of a series of works based on the artist's writing... this is a moment i can't say i’m watching myself watch myself, watch myself just watching myself watch myself, watch mys...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media

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Oil, Acrylic

Success Doesn't Mean You Can Fly, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Anita Clearfield
Located in Yardley, PA
large figurative abstraction, oil and ink on canvas :: Painting :: Abstract :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by the artist :: Ready to Hang: Ye...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Vintage Sculpted Brass Oil Dispenser Thumb Oiler Tiny Can Collectible Decor
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Sculpted Brass Oil Dispenser Thumb Oiler Tiny Can Collectible Decor Measures: 1.88 diameter x 2.75 H inches Original vintage condition unrestored piece. See images.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Historical Memorabilia

Materials

Metal, Brass

Goya's Colossus on a can of beans, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By John Kilduff
Located in Yardley, PA
Painting of a famous Goya painting on a can of Goya beans. Oil and spray paint on can. :: Painting :: Pop-Art :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signe...
Category

2010s Pop Art Paintings

Materials

Oil

Can I Make It?
By Kathy Jones
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Can I Make It? 2021 36" x 24" oil on canvas (framed) "I was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University. My work is greatly influenced by my experience as a California...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Melted Gas Can
By Miles Cleveland Goodwin
Located in Dallas, TX
Miles Cleveland Goodwin says, &quot;I don’t like to do things I don’t know.&quot; Not unlike the spirit of Southern literature and Delta blues music, there is an autobiographical nat...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Lauren's Watering Can
By John Morfis
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Trompe l-oeil painting of a watering can on a chartreuse background.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil

Paintbrushes in Can
By Jacob Collins
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical painting, Jacob Collins was born and received his formal training in New York, and also studied in Paris. He embraces a vari...
Category

1990s Academic Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Vintage Turp Can
By Teresa Vito
Located in Loveland, CO
Vintage Turp Can by Teresa Vito 16x12" oil Still Life A nod to Mondrian is provided in more than one way in this vibrant still life. The special edition Grumbacher turp can that th...
Category

2010s American Impressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Vintage Turp Can
  • Vintage Turp Can
H 18 in. W 14 in. D 2 in.
Tin Can Sky
By Valton Tyler
Located in Dallas, TX
In The New York Times Arts in America column, Edward M. Gomez wrote of Valton Tyler: visionary seems the right word for describing his vivid, unusual and technically refined painting...
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1970s Outsider Art Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"I Can’t Forget About This," Oil and Acrylic on Canvas - Figurative Painting
By Lindy Chambers
Located in Houston, TX
Bold, evocative, and eerie, "I Can't Forget About This" relies on its subject matter, a variety of strong colors, and a visceral application of paint, which all serve to emphasize th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Goya's Nude Maja on a can of beans, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By John Kilduff
Located in Yardley, PA
Painting of a famous Goya painting on a can of Goya beans. Oil and spray paint on can. :: Painting :: Pop-Art :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signe...
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2010s Pop Art Paintings

Materials

Oil

I Can’t Get No Sleep
By Trevor Kiernander
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Trevor Kiernander's paintings examine and assemble space and spaces, exploring the problematization of the figure/ground relationship in painting. The work begins with an interest i...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic

Corridors. The project "Photos from the trash can", Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Igor Shulman
Located in Yardley, PA
We can define corridors for ourselves as connection paths. As a meeting place and parting place. Like the crossroads of life's paths. Like new opportunities. Corridors accompany us ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Shell Can and Nautilus
Located in Woodbury, CT
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 2010. French handmade wooden Delf frame, pale cream patina with silver leaf inset and medallions. Unframed size: 27.5 inches high x 25.75 inches wide....
Category

2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil

Catch as Catch Can
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Diane Desmarais, an artist and contemporary painter Contemporary painter Diane Desmarais was born in Hull in 1946. She graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1969. De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Can I Borrow Your Bubblegum?
Located in London, GB
Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on raw canvas
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Can I Borrow Your Bubblegum?
H 70.87 in. W 59.06 in. D 1.58 in.
Two Boats and a Can
By Mary Robertson
Located in Burlingame, CA
“Mary Robertson’s joyous and meditative paintings are are colorful simulations of contentment and sacred play.” Wayne Thiebaud. Steeped in the Bay Area figurative movement, Mary Rob...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Two Boats and a Can
  • Two Boats and a Can
H 11 in. W 14 in. D 1 in.
The I Can Not Station
By Valton Tyler
Located in Dallas, TX
In The New York Times Arts in America column, Edward M. Gomez writes of Valton Tyler, "visionary seems the right word for describing his vivid, unusual and technically refined painti...
Category

1970s Outsider Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ghosts Can't Play Hockey
By Lindsy Davis
Located in Nashville, TN
Lindsy Davis is an American artist known for her gesture and negative space work that push and pull the eyes’ perception of space and depth. Lindsy works prolifically in series, her ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

1948 Raymond J. Wendell Oil on Canvas, "I Can't Take It Anymore"
By Raymond Wendell
Located in New Rochelle, NY
Raymond J Wendell (American, 1917 - ?) was a prolific artist, adept at portraits, commercial art, surrealism and figure studies, in oils and watercolors. Wendell served in the U.S. N...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Busted Can of Biscuits, neon pink, blue and green oil painting, abstract shape
By Liz Rundorff Smith
Located in New York, NY
Liz Rundorff Smith renders visual forms that fluctuate between the stability of present-ness and the loss of clarity that is tied to memory. Memory of space is translated through ele...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Catch Me if You Can
By Joseph Lorusso
Located in Greenwich, CT
Joseph Lorusso was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1966 and received his formal training at the American Academy of Art. He went on to receive his B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Ar...
Category

2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

All In/This Can Be
Located in Denver, CO
With paintings that channel rich saturation Egan intermingles the vibrancy of color with indefinite organic forms. His lush and abstract use of oil exemplifies the beauty of pure pai...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Goya's 3rd of May on a can of beans, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By John Kilduff
Located in Yardley, PA
Painting of a famous Goya painting on a can of Goya beans. Oil and spray paint on can. :: Painting :: Pop-Art :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signe...
Category

2010s Pop Art Paintings

Materials

Oil

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation
By The Connor Brothers
Located in Austin, TX
COA: This work comes with a certificate of authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Who Can Stop The Rain
By Gustavo Ramos Rivera
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Over the past four decades, Ramos Rivera has developed a unique visual language that manifests throughout his paintings, monotypes and collages. His playful and powerful abstract com...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation
By The Connor Brothers
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Brothers, The Connor Title: I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation Date: 2019 Medium: oil on canvas Framed Dimensions: 72.75" x 45.5" Signature: Signed Edition: Unique
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

More Than You Can Chew
By Joel Carson Jones
Located in Greenwich, CT
Trompe l'oeil still-life oil painting of a table-mounted gumball machine.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

No One Can Hear Us
By Dana Oldfather
Located in Nashville, TN
Colorful abstract figures in landscape. ARTIST STATEMENT My paintings explore relationships between partners, parents and children, friends, people and nature. Piles of bodies at wo...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Spray Paint, Acrylic, Linen, Oil

(can I borrow) That Stomach Steinway
By Mark Masyga
Located in New York, NY
12"x 14" oil, graphite on paper, signed on reverse. This abstract composition in earthy green, and muted purples and violets, is composed with geometric fields of color with playfu...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Archival Paper, Graphite, Oil

Bee The Best You Can Be
By Linda Ridd Herzog
Located in Napa, CA
Largely self-taught, Linda Ridd Herzog’s paintings boast unbelievably detailed animals and objects in fantastical, surreal scenes. Growing up in Utah, Herzog found herself so inspire...
Category

2010s Surrealist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

We can get gum (Abstract painting)
By Tommaso Fattovich
Located in London, GB
We can get gum (Abstract Painting) Oil and Acrylic on canvas - Unframed. Fattovich calls his style Abstract Punk. His compositions evolve according to a subliminal process in which...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

You Can Only See From Here
By Chris Gwaltney
Located in Park City, UT
Chris Gwaltney paints in a lush style, combining areas of abstraction with loose figurative elements. He experiments with sensuous surface finishes, compiling multiple layers of pain...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

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Oil Can For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate oil can for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Abstract style, while we also have 18 Abstract versions to choose from as well. Finding the perfect oil can may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add an oil can to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, black, beige, green and more. Creating an oil can has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by John Kilduff, Trevor Kiernander, Maurice Canning Wilks, Steven Gagnon and Mani Inamullah are consistently popular. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, oil paint and fabric.

How Much is a Oil Can?

The average selling price for an oil can we offer is $2,950, while they’re typically $150 on the low end and $59,000 for the highest priced.
Questions About Oil Can
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    While there is no consensus for the world's most realistic painting, there are many artists who are exploring hyperrealism, an extension of photorealism that evokes the illusion of photography and photographic images. Well-known hyperrealists include Jason de Graaf, Gustavo Silva Nuñez, Simon Hennessey and Carole Feuerman.
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    Oils typically command higher prices than acrylic paintings, because they generally require more skill.

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    Varnishing an oil is not necessary, but it is recommended because it protects the painting and corrects surface irregularities.

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    David Brooker Fine ArtFebruary 23, 2021
    That depends on the size of the piece, the condition of the painting, and to some degree the value. also where you live.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    You can use oil paint on wood as long as you prep the wood first. The first thing you should do is seal the wood with a primer. Ideally, paint two coats of sealer onto the wood so that the paint doesn't cause the wood to rot over time.

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