trend of the Chinese oil paints has left many worried because oil paints can significantly be used
on different surfaces, such as wood and canvas (‘China's art village feels global shift’).
Shockingly, in the past five years, an individual wave of counterfeits has developed in
China. Many fake oil paints are perfectly counterfeited, that it remains hard to tell the difference
from the original copies. These phony oil paints are circulating on the websites that can be traced
back to China. When it comes to the policy of the copyrighters of the paints, it is not so bright
since the Chinese have all the products readily available and are in a different geographical
On the other hand, there are genuine Chinese oil paints that have formed part of tourist
attraction and desire to paint using oil-based paints. Dafen village, for example, in the past five
years had an estimate of 5,000 painting artists who would develop cheap, exquisite copies of the
western paintings. Recently, there has been a shift in the market because the Chinese have
developed a love for their oil paints and this has slowed the international trade in the paints.
Research reveals that most westerners prefer the copies of the classical paintings, which have
dull colors, which are the direct opposite of what the Chinese want, the bright colors (Hays).
In conclusion, the wave of oil paints use in China is so high that is may ultimately be
unstoppable. More Chinese are continually training in the art of oil painting. As much as there
are other fake oil paint paintings that some Chinese use to get rich quickly, a majority of the
pictures have gained acceptance within China. Besides, Chinese oil paint market is creating a
global scare because of pricing and the change in the pattern of painting that is slowly doing
away with the classical arts (Wiseman et al 28).