Oil, Acrylic paintings & Mixed Media

Paintings are usually referred to in terms of the medium used. Oils on canvas or board remain the most commonly seen works on the market but many modern artists have favoured acrylics or combinations of different paints.


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Bidder nets Singaporean fishing scene in Taunton

21 January 2019

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s (19.5% buyer’s premium) first sale of the year got off to a bright start with a Singaporean painting sailing to £19,000.

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Whitford Fine Art at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Whitford Fine Art from London is a long-standing BRAFA stalwart (understandably given that the gallery’s core stock is work by 20th century Belgian and international artists).

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Previews: £30,000 plus

14 January 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Painting of 19th century ship that encountered sea monsters and pirates sells in the Cotswolds after 40 years off the market

10 January 2019

A huge painting of HMS Daedalus by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (1854-1931) was a highlight at last week’s Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair where is sold for £12,500.

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Waterhouse name boosts oil sketch

07 January 2019

This unfinished oil sketch of a tree was kept by pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) until his death and sold in his last major studio sale, held in 1926 at Christie’s.

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Banksy shredding stunt continues to inspire the art world around the globe

24 December 2018

Street artist Banksy stunned the art world when his picture 'Girl with Balloon' automatically shredded itself in its frame moments after it sold for £1.04m at Sotheby's.

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Trade demand is encouraging at auction

10 December 2018

The Dutch animal painter Paulus Potter (1625-54) succeeded in producing about 100 paintings before he died at the tender age of 28 from tuberculosis.

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Portrait sitter in saleroom as ‘Chinese Mona Lisa’ hits £1.7m

19 November 2018

Woolley & Wallis celebrated its 10th £1m-plus lot last week, selling a portrait by Chinese contemporary artist Yang Fei Yun (b.1954) for £1.7m (plus premium). The sitter – the artist’s wife pictured in the early days of their marriage – was in Salisbury to watch the sale.

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Chinese ‘Mona Lisa’ owned by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick sells for £1.7m at auction – watch video

13 November 2018

Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury sold an important oil by Chinese contemporary artist Yang Fei Yun (b.1954) today for £1.7m (plus 25/12% buyer’s premium). It came for sale from the charity established by Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick (1942-2007).

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Bidding for Evelyn Ince shows sign of female artists in demand

29 October 2018

The current demand for female artists was in evidence at Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium) of Chichester when a work by Evelyn Ince (1886-1941) went under the hammer.

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Harpignies night scene features at Harrogate fair

29 October 2018

An atmospheric black and grey ink painting by Henri Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916) is one of the works on offer at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair (November 2-4).

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Painting made by artificial intelligence and algorithm sells for $350,000

26 October 2018

A painting made by artificial intelligence has sold at Christie’s for a hammer price of $350,000 (£273,420).

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Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Lucretia’ sells at Viennese auction for €1.6m

24 October 2018

Artemisia Gentileschi’s 'Lucretia' was hammered down for €1.6m at an auction in Vienna.

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Sales in France: Paris – Artcurial

22 October 2018

This little oil on canvas showing a seated lion watching the setting sun from the top of a rocky plateau is evocatively titled Les Deux Majestés and is a work by the 19th century Orientalist Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904).

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Sales in France: Paris – Tessier Sarrou

22 October 2018

Fourteen unpublished paintings by Maurice Utrillo, the artist renowned for quintessential Paris street scenes, will be coming up for sale on November 23.

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Sales in France: Angers

22 October 2018

A newly discovered work by the 17th century French artist Jacques Stella (1576-1657) found by Xavier de la Perraudière of auction house Ivoire Angers in a local property is to be offered for sale on December 5.

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Poignant portrait of ‘doomed youth’ of the First World War

08 October 2018

Pictures, trophies and other mementos were among the contents from a historic nursing home in south-west London dispersed at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Olivier takes the stage at Canon Gallery exhibition

08 October 2018

A painting by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952), a British artist and the uncle of the actor Lawrence Olivier, is among the stand-out works on show in Jeremy Green’s third gallery exhibition this year.

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Portrait subject spurs bidder to a high price

08 October 2018

Standing proud in full riding wear, this early 20th century portrait of a female rider and her two terriers, below, struck a chord with bidders in Sussex.

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Cursiter returns to his Orkney roots

08 October 2018

The remote rocky islands of Orkney were a source of continued inspiration for the prolific Scottish painter Stanley Cursiter (1887-1976).

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