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Psychi 7 - The Soul, oil paint on paper, black contemporary whimsical butterfly
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical original butterfly painting on watercolor paper, currently floated on a matboard, ready to be frame. Painting does not include frame. One of the Owls fr...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil

Psychi 9 - The Soul, oil paint on paper, orange contemporary whimsical butterfly
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical original butterfly painting on watercolor paper, currently floated on a matboard, ready to be frame. Painting does not include frame. One of the Owls fr...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil

Owl 12 - Red Eirene, oil paint on paper, gold and blue contemporary whimsical
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical original Owl painting on watercolor paper, currently floated on a matboard, ready to be frame. Painting does not include frame. One of the Owls from thi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil

Leonel Maciel Whimsical Painting
By Leonel Maciel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular frame house this whimsical work by the Mexican artist Leonel Maciel. The painting is not signed. The frame itself is magnificent and a work of art in itself with its si...
Category

20th Century Mexican Paintings

Materials

Paint

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H 54.5 in. W 46 in. D 3 in.
Pair of Russian Whimsical Paintings by Elena Kallistova
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Whimsical oil paintings by Noted Russian artist Elena Kallistrova. Each depiction a young boy and girl riding on a horse in fanciful costume. Signed and dated on lower corner, 1999 ...
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20th Century Russian Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

Jelly by Michele Mikesell, Oil on canvas, pop figurative whimsical painting
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesel...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Set of Four Continental 18th Century Collection of Whimsical Paintings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Continental 18th century whimsical collection of charming paintings depicting Ladies of the 18th century. The set of four paintings is meant to be not only beautiful but also amusi...
Category

Antique 18th Century Unknown Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Giltwood

Vivid Pastel Surreal Painting "Whimsical Orbit"
By Tay Dall
Located in Cape Town, ZA
A colourful, unique and vivid painting on canvas. Framing on request.
Category

1990s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Enamel

Forest, Whimsical red and white abstract painting
By Carl Dimitri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
She lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, her chin on her folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees. - For Whom the Bell Tolls (mo...
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Panel, Gesso, Canvas, Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Mexican Whimsical Folk Art Lion Painting Animalia
By Jose Maria de Servin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Painting on burlap by Jose Maria de Servin of an Abstract Naive Lion animal using bright colors and geometric patterns. In this piece the artist simplifies the representation of the ...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Animal Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Oil

Whimsical dance, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
White oil-based paint-marker and black matte acrylic on a high quality artist canvas (100% cotton, extra fine grain). I love to create multi-figure compositions, with interlaced huma...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Colorful Whimsical Figurative Animal Sanctuary Landscape Contemporary Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful whimsical contemporary painting by an outsider artist. Figurative painting depicting a sanctuary landscape with various land, water, and air animal species including unicorn...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Big Eyed Bug I" Whimsical 1970s Gouache Bug Painting
Located in Arp, TX
Unsigned "Big Eyed Bug I" c. 1970s Gouache on rice paper 19.25"x25" unframed$400 Unsigned *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Please expect framing time between...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Rice Paper

"Reds and Blues 2", acrylic painting, abstract, whimsical, black
Located in Boston, MA
Melissa Shaak’s “Reds and Blues 2” is a 30 x 22 inch abstract acrylic painting on top-quality Stonehenge paper. Brightly-colored shapes and looping black lines mix it up against the ...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

"Big Eyed Bug II" Whimsical 1970s Gouache Bug Painting
Located in Arp, TX
Unsigned "Big Eyed Bug II" c. 1970s Gouache on rice paper 19.25"x25" unframed $400 Unsigned *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Please expect framing time betwe...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Rice Paper

"Nectar", acrylic painting, abstract, whimsical, orange, grey, red, blue
Located in Boston, MA
Melissa Shaak’s “Nectar” is a 40 x 26 inch abstract acrylic painting on top-quality Arches paper. The small orange beak at the center of the painting evokes a creature taking nectar....
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

"Reds and Blues 3", acrylic painting, abstract, bold, whimsical, yellow
Located in Boston, MA
Melissa Shaak’s “Reds and Blues 3” is a 30 x 22 inch abstract acrylic painting on top-quality Stonehenge paper. Vibrant red dominates this painting. Bold, curving lines define shapes...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Girl on Boat - whimsical, colorful original painting- expressive & figurative
By Ferija Tugrann
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical oil on cardboard - unframe. It is sold unframed for $750 or $900 framed with a white of black wood frame, archival mattboard and UV glass. Please cont...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard

The Circus Show - whimsical, colorful original oil painting- expressive
By Ferija Tugrann
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical oil on cardboard - unframe. It is sold unframed for $750 or $900 framed with a white or black wood frame, archival mattboard and UV glass. Please cont...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard

Boy Playing - whimsical, colorful original oil painting- expressive & figurative
By Ferija Tugrann
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical oil on cardboard - unframe. It is sold unframed for $750 or $900 framed with a white of black wood frame, archival mattboard and UV glass. Please cont...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard

The Park Stroll - whimsical, colorful original oil painting- expressive
By Ferija Tugrann
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical oil on cardboard - unframe. It is sold unframed for $800 or $950 framed with a white or black wood frame, archival mattboard and UV glass. Please cont...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard

"Seeking Balance", acrylic painting, whimsical, balanced, stones, orange, purple
By Denise Driscoll
Located in Boston, MA
"Seeking Balance" by Denise Driscoll is a 24 x 20 inch whimsical acrylic painting of a colorful and highly patterned stack of precariously balanced stones with details of fluorescent...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

Escaping the Fire, Large Acrylic Painting Israeli Whimsical Artist
By Yuval Mahler
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
unframed 35 1/2 X 27 1/2 framed 45 1/4 X 36 3/4 Yuval Mahler was born in 1951 in Haifa, Israel, Yuval Mahler studied graphic design and animation at School of Visual Arts in New Y...
Category

20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper

"Glimpse", abstract, acrylic painting, whimsical, pink, magenta, orange, gold
By Denise Driscoll
Located in Boston, MA
Denise Driscoll's "Glimpse" is a large whimsical 64 x 58 inch abstract acrylic painting on canvas in hot pink, magenta, orange, metallic gold and white. Irregular diamonds form a net...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Girl playing with Dog - whimsical, colorful original oil painting- expressive
By Ferija Tugrann
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical oil on cardboard - unframe. It is sold unframed for $750 or $900 framed with a white or black wood frame, archival mattboard and UV glass. Please cont...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard

Cloud #2 (Whimsical Miniature Contemporary Painting, Cloudy Blue Skies on Panel)
By David Konigsberg
Located in Hudson, NY
Cloud #2 (Whimsical Miniature Contemporary Painting, Cloudy Blue Skies on Panel) by David Konigsberg 7.5 x 6.5 x 2", monotype on paper mounted on wood panel Signed, verso Painting i...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Archival Paper, Monotype, Oil

Trip Park, "Emo Fishies", Whimsical Aquatic Oil Painting on Canvas, 2020
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Trip Park's "Emo Fishies" is a 30x30 oil painting on canvas of a whimsical colorful school of yellow and blue fishes on a pastel background with blue and pink underpainting. About t...
Category

2010s Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Whimsical Judaica Shtetl Shadchan Matchmaker Oil Painting WPA Jewish Folk Artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Fiddler on the roof, Shtetl matchmaker Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (18...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

The Stroll in the Park - whimsical, colorful original oil painting- expressive
By Ferija Tugrann
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical oil on cardboard - unframe. It is sold unframed for $750 or $900 framed with a white or black wood frame, archival mattboard and UV glass. Please cont...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard

"Blind Date on Brooklyn Bridge", oil painting, whimsical, theatrical, water
By Alexandra Rozenman
Located in Boston, MA
Alexandra Rozenman’s “Blind Date on a Brooklyn Bridge” is a 34 x 34 x 2 inch oil painting on linen. This piece is from her “Air Fire Water” series. In this body of work the shared th...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Linen, Acrylic

Dryki (Small Whimsical Landscape Painting on Canvas of Blue Waters and Trees)
By Laura von Rosk
Located in Hudson, NY
Small whimsical landscape painting on canvas of blue waters and fallen trees 'Dryki' made by Laura Von Rosk in 2018 10 x 10 inches oil on canvas Sides are painted so it's ready to ha...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Modern Pastel Whimsical Geometric Abstract
By Leila McConnell
Located in Houston, TX
Large pastel colored Leila McConnell Abstract Painting from the 1970s. The painting is framed in a thin silver frame. Artist Biography: Leila McConnell was born in 1927 in Los Angel...
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Butcher, colorful whimsical food charcter
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with bou...
Category

1990s Folk Art Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Large Metal Sculpture Wall Hanging 3D Painting New York City Whimsical Pop Art
By Yuval Mahler
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Large painted metal wall hanging sculpture by Yuval Mahler (Israeli, b. 1951). Hand signed "Y. Mahler" recto. (it is not numbered or editioned and might be unique). it is done in a g...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Metal

Carveth Hilton Kramer (New York) Whimsical Still Life Oil Painting c.1970s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Carveth Hilton Kramer (New York) Whimsical Still Life Oil Painting c.1970s A wonderful still life oil painting of a bowl of pistachios being picked at by a little bird who has found...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Whimsical Teacups and Cupcakes Painting on Canvas
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A delightful hand embellished giclee or reproduction on canvas having a whimsical collection of ice cream colored cupcakes and teacups with clever bits of dictionary definitions and ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Trojan Cat, surrealist, fantasy, whimsical, cat
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

1980s Surrealist Animal Paintings

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Oil

"#12" Homage to Tom Brady Painting 23 Karat Gold Leaf/Oil POP Elegant Whimsical
By Charlotte Andry Gibbs
Located in Wellesley, MA
"12" (for Tom Brady) 23 Karat Gold Leaf and Oil on Linen 24 x 26 Inches Charlotte Gibbs’ constructions, "flag," "star," and "text" paintings often reference the artist's interest ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Laboratory , colorful whimsical fantasy work
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on canvas heavy duty stretchers signed and dated on reverse framing not necessary *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, y...
Category

2010s Expressionist Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Nude on the Edge#2, colorful, whimsical imaginative nude
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Three's a Crowd, whimsical colorful pastel on toned paper
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three's a Crowd, whimsical colorful pastel on toned paper A Brooklyn native, much of Basso's wildly imaginative artwork was inspired by travel to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and especiall...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Small Whimsical Oil Painting of European Village by Spinola
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Small whimsical oil painting on board of a European village, by Spinola. Out of a Southampton, NY estate.
Category

Vintage 1960s Paintings

Materials

Paint

Whimsical Outsider, Folk Art Oil Painting by William R. Straly
By William R. Straly
Located in Buffalo, NY
Whimsical outsider, Folk Art oil painting by William R. Straly, excellent use of color. Texture and space.
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Paint

Almond Kisses, bright color, whimsical, photorealist candy
By Douglas Newton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil paint on canvas Doug Newton’s hyper-real oil paintings observe reality, explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, and dazzle the viewer with all the ways light can transf...
Category

2010s Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Balance, Whimsical female with flowers, roses, bright golden sky
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

garden variety nudes, narrative, surreal, whimsical, bright color, outsider
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Whimsical Oil on Board Painting 'Clown by Joe Arcos 1952
By Joe Arcos
Located in Buffalo, NY
Whimsical oil on board painting 'Clown by Joe Arcos 1952.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Paint

Bush Poet Australian 10 Dollar Note, monochromatic whimsical pattern currency
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bush Poet Australian 10 Dollar Note, Oil On Canvas With Printed Acetate, 10" x 8" mixed media mainly black and white Jenna Lash specializes in global currency featuring animals, po...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Mixed Media, Oil

Rapunzel by the Sea, fairy tale narrative, colorful whimsical fantasy
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rapunzel figure narrative, colorful *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical w...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Shoe Fetish! Whimsical Surrealist Abstract Figurative with High Heel Heads
By M. Jane Balanoff
Located in Soquel, CA
Attention all shoe lovers! This whimsical mixed media figurative abstract piece features four surrealist nude figures with red and blue high heels as heads, on a bold blue, yellow, b...
Category

1990s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Plywood

Pair of Whimsical Surrealist Oil on Panel Paintings in Shadow Boxes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of whimsical surrealist oil on panel paintings in shadow boxes. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

"Saint Edmund", Oil on canvas, mysterious and whimsical pop art portrait
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesel...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Pair of Whimsical Surrealist Oil on Panel Paintings in Shadow Boxes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of whimsical surrealist oil on panel paintings in shadow boxes. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Paintings

Materials

Panel

Whimsical Oil Painting on Canvas of African Giraffe by Sam Amato
By Sam Amato
Located in Pasadena, CA
Painting of African giraffe by art professor Sam Amato. Part of a series that he painted while travelling in Africa. It is stamped in the back: Estate of Sam Amato Sam Amato becam...
Category

Late 20th Century African Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

"Harriet," a Whimsical Acrylic on Paper Signed and Dated by Karen Hoepting
By Karen Hoepting
Located in Milwaukee, WI
International artist Karen Hoepting's 2000 "Harriet" is an abstract acrylic on paper, signed and dated lower left. The artist grew up on a farm in Canada. Her love of nature and th...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Traces 51 (Whimsical Mixed Media Drawing of Hands Trailing Botanicals and Vines)
By Valerie Hammond
Located in Hudson, NY
"Traces 51" by Valerie Hammond Created in 2012 38 x 25 inches unframed Pigment, Color Pencil, wax, glass beads and thread on Japanese paper Valerie Hammond's approach to her art mak...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Thread, Wax, Color Pencil, Pigment

Traces 32 (Whimsical Mixed Media Drawing of Hands Trailing Botanicals and Vines)
By Valerie Hammond
Located in Hudson, NY
"Traces 32" By Valerie Hammond Created in 2012 38 x 25 inches unframed Pigment, Color Pencil, wax, glass beads and thread on Japanese paper Valerie Hammond's approach to her art mak...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Thread, Wax, Color Pencil, Pigment

"The Stoic’s Shield", Oil on canvas, whimsical pop art portrait master, round
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesel...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Oil

"The Blessing", Oil on canvas, mysterious and whimsical pop art portrait master
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesel...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

"St. Luke", Oil on canvas, mysterious and whimsical pop art portrait master
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesel...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

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Whimsical Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the whimsical painting you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Find Abstract versions now, or shop for Abstract creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. You’re likely to find the perfect whimsical painting among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right whimsical painting for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, brown and blue. There have been many interesting whimsical painting examples over the years, but those made by Michele Mikesell, Stephen Basso, Ferija Tugrann, Apostolos Chantzaras and William Steig (b.1907) are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these — often created in paint, oil paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Whimsical Painting?

A whimsical painting can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,050, while the lowest priced sells for $280 and the highest can go for as much as $38,000.
Questions About Whimsical Painting
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    A whimsical painting may refer to a playful painting that is not unlike art found in children's books. When a painting is called “whimsical,” it is characteristically bright, colorful and fun. Find a variety of abstract and contemporary whimsical paintings on 1stDibs.