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Panihati festival in progress (part 2), oil painting by Dominique Amendola
This is a large canvas and I have made slow but steady progress for this painting. I just finished the first color coat on the whole canvas. I progressed with several layers of glazes using both my own medium and a commercial medium. The commercial medium is fast drying, while the other dries in several days and it allows me to put a layer of wet slow drying medium and apply colors in glazes with the other medium. This is a wet in wet technique.
Painting of the Panihati festival in progress
You can see details below in the figure holding a water pot.
I plan to bring this and other figures to finer and finer details and am going slowly with several coats of glazes. Perhaps you know that Titian told his pupils that for a painting to really vibrate you needed to apply 40 coats of glazing! Evidently, I am not planning that many glazes, but definitively 10 to 15 coats is what I have in mind.
Figure holding a water pot
After bringing the figures to a certain level of detail, I go back to painting the background landscape. 
This is what it looked like before i added more details:
Detail of the background
My technique is simple. I glaze the background with raw umber and within this wet medium, I bring out the details. The result is this:
Detail of the background after bringing out some more details
Again, once this coat has dried for a few days I will glaze in modifications to round up the shape, blur some of the details and bring out other details.
To be continued....
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The Panihati festival painting in progress by Dominique Amendola
I have been working on a new painting called the Panihati festival. In this picture, there is a reunion of many vaishnavas at the occasion of an invitation of Raghunatha Das who was inspired by Lord Nityananda. He suggested that he organize the festival and with his wealth feed thousands of vaishnavas. They gathered by the banks of the Ganges and were serve flat rice with yogurt. In this painting, Lord Caitanya is not visible to all. He appears to lord Nityananda and they playfully feed each other.
I started with an elaborate sketch. seen below:
After establishing the sketch and producing detailed sketches for each figures, I transferred the design to a large canvas.
I am in the process at this point of painting the underpainting in Verdaccio technique. Verdaccio is an Italian name for the mixture of black, white, and yellow pigments resulting in a grayish or yellowish (depending on the proportion) soft greenish brown.
Underpainting for "The Panihati Festival" 
This is one of the opening figures in the composition
Those figures are going to be Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanaya.
As you can see, Lord Chaitanya on the right is made luminous to create the impression that He is not coming from this plane, but rather appearing only to some. Most of the others do not see him. All they see is lord Nityanda on the left, just sitting and eating.
Opening figure on the right with a person getting water in his lota.
The colors used for the underpainting are white, ocher yellow, terre verte also called terra verde and black. lots of layers have been applied at this point, going from dark to light.
The figures in the back may not be as clear as the ones in front and have a bit less contrast.
Now, I am ready to finish the background landscape and ad colors to my figures. I will use thin paints and lots of glazes. 
For this purpose I have already created a color sketch for this painting on a small canvas.
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Michael jackson a la Warhol
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Ink on paper 20"x 46"
This piece is inspired from the pop artist Andy Warhol.
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Angelina jolie à la Warhol
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Original acrylic painting 15"x 46"
This a multiple portrait of angelina Jolie in the pop art style and contemporary realism in acrylic paints. 
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The Pancha Tattva, oil on canvas, figures painting, spiritual art by Dominique Amendola

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Original oil on canvas 30"x 40"

This is a commissioned piece. The original is sold. Everything in this painting is original. The preparatory sketches took a month and the painting took 3 months to finish.

Pancha Tattva  in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition refers specifically to the Five aspects of God or Absolute Truth. In Gaudiya Vaishnavism these five features of God are believed to have incarnated on earth as five people in the late 15th century, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,Nityananda Prabhu, Advaita acarya, Gadadhara Pandit and Srivas Thakur. They famously spread the Hare krishna mantra, and the practice of devotion (bhakti) to Krishna throughout India.

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Reading a letter on the beach, oil painting, figures painting, by Dominique Amendola
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Lady reading a love letter on the beach. A child is running with the seagulls in the background. the style is realism.
Original oil on canvas 26"x 40"
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Lady by the piers, oil painting, impressionism by Dominique Amendola
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A lady is looking out on the piers, while a sail boat moves on the horizon. The style is impressionism. 
Original oil on canvas 16"x40"
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Sunset and coconut trees, pastel on paper, landscape painting, by Dominique Amendola
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A gorgeous sunset with some coconut trees, all this evoking a beautiful beach somewhere in the tropics.
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Original on pastel paper 54"x36"
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Flowery stairway, oil painting, landscape by Dominique Amendola

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A stone stairway is sometimes very inspiring, beautiful and mysterious Original oil on linen canvas 
40"x48" 
framed
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Climbing roses, oil painting, landscapes painting, flowers, roses by Dominique Amendola
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 This is a plein air painting in California, executed in a rose garden. This is a commissioned piece.
Original oil on linen canvas 
24"x 32" 
framed
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