If you start shopping at local garage sales and find an original oil painting, it’s almost always worth buying. Even amateur artists can sell for a few hundred dollars online, as long that the painting is original. Just be careful of reproductions. You can tell that something is original when you can actually see the brush strokes, and feel the ridges of the paint with your fingers. Art is one of those fields where the value is very subjective. A piece could be worthless to one person, and it could be worth thousands to another. And when a wealthy person is looking to decorate their house, they are willing to spend a lot of money if it means getting the aesthetic they’re aiming for.
In a documentary called Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?, a truck driver bought a Jackson Pollock painting at a yard sale for $5. This is massive, because his paintings have sold at auction for well over $100 million. Obviously, these sorts of events are very rare. But art is definitely one of those fields worth learning about. (There are people who earn a Master’s Degree in Art History to learn about this stuff.) If you’re hoping to find individual pieces that are worth a lot of money, art could be the way to do it. During my time as a reseller, finding amazing works of art was one of my favorite things.