Sunday, July 20, 2014

Aspremont Village In Provence




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This is a painting measuring 24" x 36"

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Detail view 1



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Detail view 2



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Detail view 3

Medium: Oil on fine canvas
Size: 24" x 36"

Original oil painting of a street scene in an old village in provence, north of Nice. Aspremont is a picturesque perched village with the houses tightly circled around the hill in concentric circles, and even the gardens and orchards are ringed around the lower part of the hill in circular terraces. This particular view is from the medieval village : Villevieille. 

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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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Saturday, June 7, 2014

On the easel_A painting in progress 3

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                            Painting commissioned for a book cover: The Brahma-Samhita

Now I start developing the painting by applying a general coat of glazed colors all over the canvas. Again I am using my wet in wet technique: I dip a large flat brush into my slow drying medium ( my home made Maroger medium in the Titian tradition made with black oil and wax), and into that wet area, I apply colors with my fast drying medium. The wet area will remain workable for many hours and this allows very fluid brush strokes. 


I am working Krishna's figure as well as the lotus flower, leaving the figure of Brahma untouched for now. I get into more details such as the jewelry, the shadows, modeling in general. The right side of Krishna's figure is more developed than the left and you can see the difference. The details will be be worked until I am satisfied, then the figure of Brahma will emerge forward and become more prominent, after I start working on it as well. 


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Color application stage


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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, May 29, 2014

On the easel_A painting in progress 2

This painting is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola and may not be reproduced in any form. 


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                            Painting commissioned for a book cover: The Brahma-Samhita


I have developed the underpainting so colors can soon be applied.


I have gone back to use both my mediums, one slow drying, the other fast drying. This way I can easily paint wet in wet. I apply either a transparent glaze of the slow drying medium or a glaze loaded with raw umber, and work the details into this with my fast drying medium. I use life models as much as possible for the figures. For the figure of Brahma I have 2 different models. One is great for the body shape, the other for the face. It is not always easy to find someone absolutely fitting the bill.

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Underpainting stage

I like to start with an underpainting. There are many ways to do such an underpainting in preparation for future glazes. This underpainting is mostly using raw umber and lead white.


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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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Friday, May 23, 2014

On the easel_A painting in progress




This painting is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola and may not be reproduced in any form. 

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Sketch for a book cover: The Brahma-Samhita

I was just commissioned a medium size painting which will be illustrating a book and also will adorn the walls of an ashram. 
I always first make a sketch with as much details as possible, then I produce a full color sketch, so I do not flounder with my colors. Those sketches take time, but ensure a very smooth production of a large canvas. This time my canvas is 24" x 31", not a huge piece but since there are only two figures represented here they will be quite large.






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Underpainting stage

I like to start with an underpainting. There are many ways to do such an underpainting in preparation for future glazes. This underpainting is mostly using raw umber and lead white.


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



©These images are under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola and may not be reproduced in any form.



To see more art go to my site:
Dominique Amendola-California, US, French Classical realism and impressionism figures and landscapes painter