Thursday, March 3, 2016

New oil painting by Dominique Amendola: North India street scene



North India street scene


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This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

This painting was executed in India as the previous ones were too. The golden light is an evening occurence with the long shadows. The technique uses both paint brushes and palette knife.
See details below to see both:
                                                               
                                                                             

Detail showing the brush work. I have an ocher yellow glaze as an underpainting that you see showing through the brush strokes.


Detail showing the palette knife work, it is very thick paint with not so many details.


I focused on the figures in the foreground, giving them more details that the groups in the background. See some details below:
   




The groups in the background are painted in a more impressionistic way. See detail below:


Notice how the figures do not really have defined feature. 

There is a painting with a very pleasant evening light, full of life all over the canvas, with contrasts of  details and technique depicting life in typical North India.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Oil painting by Dominique Amendola: India street scene with a bicycle rickshaw



India street scene with a bicycle rickshaw


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This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

This painting started with many sketches, focusing on the composition and the correct alignment of the shadows. My paintings are said to grow on people. The more you contemplate it the more subtleties you find in them.
See details below:





Detail views 

The people's expression is important in this piece. The very hardworking rickshaw driver, the old lady looking suspiciously at the unusually bedecked girl on the side. What is she doing there at the corner, all alone? Waiting for clients? And the monkey on the ledge? See it below:



This particular street scene is happening in Agra, North India. My other street scenes are mostly from South India. The architecture behind the figures is very old and eroded by time_see the detail view below:




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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Taj Mahal, New oil painting by Dominique Amendola



Taj Mahal


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This painting started with many sketches, focusing on getting the sunset colors right, and developing some pedestrians walking leisurely on the sides. I wanted to have traditional India represented, not just some tourists in shorts with their cameras.
See details in these views of my special pedestrians below:





Detail views of the pedestrians

As you can see the figures are a bit romanticized  with traditional Indian dresses. Nowadays Indian people have lost their traditional customs. They wear pants and shirts, even young ladies. However, the traditional sari and punjabi is still worn extensively by Indian women.

The Taj is a marble monument, and it reflects the warm sunset tones very well. In the following detail pictures, you can see how everything is bathed in an yellow/orange light. 


Detail view of the main dome



                                                       Detail view of one of the towers


                                                        

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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, September 24, 2015

The making of "Here comes the sun" oil painting on linen canvas by Dominique Amendola



Here comes the sun


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This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola. 

'Here comes the sun', sings George Harrison on a happy tune. When I saw the girl on the porch with her guitar, I had to paint her. Her hair was very thick, golden and curly_just lovely. I painted this piece on quality linen canvas. First I went for sketches. Below, you can see the final sketch. What are sketches good for? First they help solving the problem of composition, light and dark before going on the canvas. Then the shapes get refined to what is needed. A sketch will take just a few days at most, while a painting can take several months. This particular painting took me three months to complete. You can see in the sketch I am solving a lot of problems. This sketch becomes a reference point even when the model is absent.




                                                            If you click on the image, you'll get a larger view.

After the sketches the painting itself starts in earnest. However, in this case, I painted an underpainting of grisaille first. That means that with very few colors, the painting is established. In this case, I used only raw umber and white. Then the final colors are glazed on this underpainting, after it is very dry. It is best to wait several days, depending on the medium used. The advantage of the grisaille technique is that at first, the artist only worries about shapes and values.


                                                             
                                                                   Grisaille layer
                                                             

Then the colors can be applied in layers of glazes.


                                                       Here comes the sun detail view 1


                                                       Here comes the sun detail view 2




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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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