Thursday, June 22, 2017

Les Deux Magots, original oil painting by Dominique Amendola



 Les Deux Magots


If you click on the image, you'll get a larger view.
This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

This painting, (oil on linen canvas), was painted in Paris, France. 
Actually, I started this painting a year ago and had to let it sit for a long time because I got so many art commissions. 
It is executed with a soft style, with several layers of glazes. The scene is interesting to look at because there is so much interaction going on. 
It depicts a cafe scene in Paris. Les Deux Magots is one of the most famous cafe located in the quarters of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres. It once had a reputation as the rendezvous of the literary and intellectual lite of the city. It is now a popular tourist destination. 
There is a lot happening in this scene: 3 couples are prominent, as well as the waiter and a woman cutting cake with a fork. From left to right, there is the old guy reading the newspaper with a bored blond. A woman with glasses is cutting a piece of cake, also reading the paper. The waiter is taking another couple's order with a guy squinting and deciding what he wants to order. There is the couple on the right with the talkative guy in red, while his girl friend is checking her phone. In the back ground various people are doing what we all do in a cafe, trying to enjoy a drink or something and soaking the atmosphere. The inside of the cafe is quite dark by contrast, but here and there, the lights are on. 
                                              



Now I am going to show you details of this new painting: 



He is reading the newspaper, she is just waiting.



She is cutting a piece of cake with her fork, eating while reading the paper.



The waiter is busy attending a couple and carrying many orders.



He is talking animately while she is checking her phone.





It is difficult to see the softness of the artwork with photos but here are a couple details which give an idea of this work.
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The original artwork is available.

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ORIGINAL ARTWORK 

You can get all sort of prints from me_canvas prints, framed print, art print, metal print, wood print and more for this painting.
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ALSO ANOTHER PRINT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS ARTWORK; SEE IT BELOW:


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Oil paintings executed in nature, with or without people, and beautiful color images, sometimes executed outdoors or in the studio. Some compositions are horizontal or vertical. Some pictures have beautiful skies with sunsets or blue horizons. Some paintings represent flowers, some water, some are green with grass and trees. Some will take you to exotic travel destinations, such as India.This is art. Figurative realism by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola : figures painting, landscapes painting and spiritual art, artwork for sale. Oil paintings for sale online. Virtual Art Gallery realism, figurative, landscape, spiritual art, by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola. Collection of figurative contemporary - Women - canvas oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel drawings. Oil painting on canvas, original paintings art. Artwork by Dominique Amendola for sale. Oil painting on canvas. Original paintings art for sale by Dominique Amendola


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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sri Ram Embracing Hanuman by Dominique Amendola, Oil painting, Classical Realism, spiritual art



 Sri Ram Embracing Hanuman


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This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

This painting, (oil on canvas) was commissioned me by an Hindhu gentleman.  He desired Ram to show His love for Hanuman. 
In the great epic scripture “The Ramayan” the story of Ram and Hanuman is depicted. Hanuman is presented as the ideal servant of The Supreme Lord Ramachandra. In this painting Lord Ram is embracing His friend Hanuman. 
This was commissioned by a Hindhu art collector. This painting is very classical in the Hindhu tradition. 
In this painting, Lord Ram is wearing his courtly attire, such as a crown studded with jewels, beautifully embroidered silks, and gold jewellery studded with precious stones. 
Hanuman is also displaying great opulence in his attire. 
Hanuman is representing the faithful servant dedicating to Ram without reservations. Ram is representing the ideal king adhering strictly to moral principles and one who puts duty and country above all other duties. 
This was painted in a very classical style as well, with over ten layers of glazing, as the old masters used to do. If I had to dedicated this artwork to anyone, I would dedicate it to Titian, who advised his students to paint with at least 30 layers of glaze. 

Now I will share the sketch stage for this artwork:

                                              



        Here is the sketch for this painting

The figures ended up being almost life size on the canvas and I got inspired to paint with many glazes. I must have had 12 layers of glazes on this artwork.


Now I am going to show you details of this new painting: 


Sri Ram


Hanuman


Cloth on Hanuman


Cloth on Ram

  Just click on the images to see a larger view.


The original artwork is not available anymore, however you can get all sort of prints from me_canvas prints, framed print, art print, metal print, wood print and more.


To purchase a print of this painting:


WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE ART? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORDER ORIGINALS OR PRINTS DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST? PLEASE VISIT MY SITE: http://dominiqueamendola.com

Oil paintings executed in nature, with or without people, and beautiful color images, sometimes executed outdoors or in the studio. Some compositions are horizontal or vertical. Some pictures have beautiful skies with sunsets or blue horizons. Some paintings represent flowers, some water, some are green with grass and trees. Some will take you to exotic travel destinations, such as India.This is art. Figurative realism by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola : figures painting, landscapes painting and spiritual art, artwork for sale. Oil paintings for sale online. Virtual Art Gallery realism, figurative, landscape, spiritual art, by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola. Collection of figurative contemporary - Women - canvas oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel drawings. Oil painting on canvas, original paintings art. Artwork by Dominique Amendola for sale. Oil painting on canvas. Original paintings art for sale by Dominique Amendola


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sri Damodara Gifts Sanatana by Dominique Amendola, oil painting, spiritual art from India.



Sri Damodara Gifts Sanatana


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This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

This painting, (oil on canvas) was commissioned me from a very old, very ancient temple in Vrindavan India, called Radha Damodara. I painted it "on the house" because they are a temple where tens of Thousands of pilgrims will see my art daily.Anyway, they actually only needed a print of it.  Original art would not survive the harsh climate of the region. A print can be reprinted again and again as needed.


The sketch stage is very important for each artwork. 


                                                      Here is the sketch for this painting:


The difficulty in this sketches is that my client insisted on a square composition which is very 
unusual.


More Sketches for this painting:




In this sketch I gave Damodara another crown according to what He was wearing at the temple that day, but ended up changing it in the final sketch, as seen above.


Sketch for Sanatana


This composition is actually very simple. A square composition is unusual. But this composition was requested by my client, so I complied, but personally I would not choose a square canvas. 
However, with all those art commissions, I am rediscovering the imagined painting, with no models to copy from.  Sanatana is completely invented not taken from anything.

Now I am going to show you details of this new painting 
"Sri Damodara Gifts Sanatana":


   Sanatana   


The wish fulfilling cow

                                     
Sri Damodara


The green parrots

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To purchase the original artwork: 

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE ART? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORDER ORIGINALS OR PRINTS DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST? PLEASE VISIT MY SITE: http://dominiqueamendola.com

Oil paintings executed in nature, with or without people, and beautiful color images, sometimes executed outdoors or in the studio. Some compositions are horizontal or vertical. Some pictures have beautiful skies with sunsets or blue horizons. Some paintings represent flowers, some water, some are green with grass and trees. Some will take you to exotic travel destinations, such as India.This is art. Figurative realism by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola : figures painting, landscapes painting and spiritual art, artwork for sale. Oil paintings for sale online. Virtual Art Gallery realism, figurative, landscape, spiritual art, by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola. Collection of figurative contemporary - Women - canvas oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel drawings. Oil painting on canvas, original paintings art. Artwork by Dominique Amendola for sale. Oil painting on canvas. Original paintings art for sale by Dominique Amendola


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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mahaprabhu In Vrindavan 1



Mahaprabhu In Vrindavan 


If you click on the image, you'll get a larger view.
This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

This painting, (oil on canvas) is the first one of a series of three. This was commissioned me from a very old, very ancient temple in Vrindavan India, called Radha Damodara. I did it pro-bono and they actually only needed a print.  Two more paintings will follow this one. I am just making the sketch for the next one. 
However, the sketch stage is very important for each artwork. 
                                                      Here is the sketch for this painting:
 



In this composition, the eyes goes directly in the middle of the picture. The composition is square. This is not my choice. A square composition is difficult and unusual. But this composition was requested by my client. The tree and Mahaprabhu are the center of the picture. However, I displaced the tree a bit so it does not look like it is growing out of Mahaprabhu's head, obviously. Further, in the final artwork the tree is faded and Mahapabhu sharper. ( See the final painting above).

This artwork takes its inspiration from Indian style artworks. Since I was doing the painting  for a renown Indian temple, I used the classical Indian style. Those Indian artists who paint in that style usually use water color as their medium, but some of the artists used oils too. 

Below I am showing you two examples of this kind of art form:



   

This a painting by B.G. Sharma executed in water colors and very fine pigments.


This a painting by Raja Ravi Varma executed in oils. Raja means king and yes, this artist was also a king.

Those two artists are very famous indian artists.


Now I am going to show you details of my own painting 
"Mahaprabhu In Vrindavan":





  Just click on the images to see a larger view.


To purchase the original artwork: 

To purchase a print of this painting:


WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE ART? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORDER ORIGINALS OR PRINTS DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST? PLEASE VISIT MY SITE: http://dominiqueamendola.com

Oil paintings executed in nature, with or without people, and beautiful color images, sometimes executed outdoors or in the studio. Some compositions are horizontal or vertical. Some pictures have beautiful skies with sunsets or blue horizons. Some paintings represent flowers, some water, some are green with grass and trees. Some will take you to exotic travel destinations, such as India.This is art. Figurative realism by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola : figures painting, landscapes painting and spiritual art, artwork for sale. Oil paintings for sale online. Virtual Art Gallery realism, figurative, landscape, spiritual art, by contemporary artist Dominique Amendola. Collection of figurative contemporary - Women - canvas oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel drawings. Oil painting on canvas, original paintings art. Artwork by Dominique Amendola for sale. Oil painting on canvas. Original paintings art for sale by Dominique Amendola


TO SEE MORE ART GO TO MY SITE:
Dominique Amendola-California, US, India, France, Classical realism and impressionism figures and landscapes painter