Paintings and art does not come cheap. Some famous artist paintings are sold for million dollars where as some for thousands and some for only hundreds. However, none of the above mentioned art is cheap. The smallest piece of art work may cost you say $300 at a time. Therefore, if you expect something more out of the piece of artwork you purchased you are not wrong.
There are several lucky art collectors, who have been collecting excellent art pieces for years. Some artists’ paintings they collected in the past are worth much more than paintings were bought for. The artist and his work became famous and the collector had all the rights to gain from it.
You too can shop for art and paintings and expect that the piece of artwork you bought will fetch you a price worth a lot more. It cannot happen only with a single art piece or a painting. Collectors are in a habit of making investment in art work after carefully examining the art work.
Examining does not mean that it should merely be attractive to eyes. Excellence of art is determined by the smoothness and finish of the work. Excellence is also seen by the choice of subject and how well the subject has been expressed in the work of art. An art piece or a painting may have single colored strokes but whether these strokes are able to reflect what the mind was thinking is more important.
Moreover, art pieces are bought after a lot of thought; these pieces are examined for their condition and the vibrancy of display of colors in art. Shoppers of art and paintings need to see that the piece of work they are about to buy is authentic and unique. A bulk product may not be of any use for an art collector, since some one else possess a similar painting.
Therefore, for a piece of art to be purchased and treasured as unique it is absolutely necessary that it is one and only in the world and truly made by the artist himself. Work of art is a pride to possess because it came as an inspiration to the artist and has been created by following the heart and vision rather than the market trends. Most of art buyers also give thought to detailing of the piece of art. For shopping art work it is necessary to have an eye for art. You should be able to decipher and segregate a good piece and not so good one even if it comes from the same artist.
There are several artists who carry out exhibition of their art work, though most are out of the reach of common man, it should be a pleasure to own a good piece of art as an investment.