The art form known to humanity as painting has been around since the cave men introduced ocre and other primitive painting skills to the walls of caves and on cliff faces, creating collectable art. Essentially born from a start as primal finger painting, painting as a form has been developed and refined by man ever since.
Along the way some of the finest artworks known to man have been painted and there are paintings that fill up galleries worldwide. Galleries often sell each other antique paintings but for some pieces of collectable painting art there will never be a painting for sale listing anywhere as some collectable paintings are just too collectable and end up as priceless works of art only ever to be owned by an art gallery.
Man has developed many tools, tricks and styles to painting. Paintbrushes come in a multitude of factors, sizes, shapes and are made from a number of different materials. Paints can come in the form of oil based (oil paintings) and water-based (watercolours) varieties, each producing its own style of collectable paintings. Contemporary paintings for example are often considered to be as a whole painted using oil based paints. Antique paintings are common using both mediums.
Some artists even use wacky tools to paint with or just use their hands, sometimes they introduce a mixture of different art forms such as painting and carving or textiles introduced into the art piece. From contemporary art paintings to watercolour studys, here we have a selection of some of the finest collectable paintings for sale in uk auctions now, there are even some originals and some excellent antique paintings!