Art can be a very subjective topic, with everyone having differing tastes and preferences. However, when it comes to choosing oil paintings there are certain aspects you will need to look out for when shopping for artwork.
Firstly the oil paintings must instantly draw your attention to it, have colours which complement or contrast against each other, and be highly detailed- with highlights and lowlights in all the right places, as this helps to give the oil paintings a sense of depth.
The brush strokes should also be done properly; some artists may naturally use loose strokes which is part of their style. However, in some pieces of canvas wall art the artist may not have applied themselves as well as they could- you can usually tell if this is the case if some parts of the canvas art are more sophisticated, or more intricate than other areas.
Most people prefer highly detailed oil paintings as they are generally perceived to be more beautiful than those which lack detail. Paintings which are attention grabbing from a distance, but close up are not quite as attractive are generally due to a lack of detail.
Finally one of the most important aspects a piece of canvas wall art must have is the ability to stir up your emotions, so that you reflect and ponder what you think is the meaning behind the painting, or what the artist that created it is trying to communicate and achieve through producing the artwork.
If you find that when you catch a glimpse of the canvas art you mind starts wondering and contemplating these things, then these oil paintings portray a powerful message. If you feel better for losing yourself in the painting, than it is generally perceived that this piece of art is a great oil painting. Though these standards are hard to achieve, a great painter will be able to accomplish them and produce a painting which is beautiful, yet still delivers a powerful message.