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Partha Sarathi, illustrations, oil on canvas, spiritual art by Dominique Amendola

You might be wondering what i have been working on all those days. For the past 2, 3 months, I have been painting new illustrations for the publishing of the Bhagavad Gita. The paintings are quite large and demand a lot of preparation. Many sketches have gone into creating the art. It took me some 3 weeks to work on the Parta-Sarathi sketch. Those are not copies evidently and had to be design from the descriptions in the book. The Bhagavad Gita litterally mean the song of God; the song ( Gita) of Bhagavan ( Bhagavad). 
The Bhagavad Gita is a small part ( the heart ) of the larger work called "The Mahabharatha", an epic who would put homer's illade and odyssey to shame. This epic counts 100,000 verses! Yes you read correctly: 100,000 verses. 
It was a pleasure for me to illustrate this Bhagavad Gita with the new commentaries of Sripad Narasingha Swami. Now the original work will also adorn the monastery in south India. 
If you like to see the paintings, i am including a link for you to see them. They are not published yet, so I protected them with a large copyright sign across the work. Soon after publication, I will post those pieces in this blog. 
Two paintings for the Bhagavad Gita

Dominique Amendola - California - French, classical realism spiritual art.

Farmers market-Selling vegetables, oil painting, impressionism, by Dominique Amendola
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There are places were the farmer's market goes on year around. The choice of vegetables is restricted but at least it is in season. In this painting i combined 2 sketches together to make an interesting scene. The woman is anxiously looking at the man's fumbling for his change. Some attractive yellow orange pumpkins on the side resonate with the man's bright yellow jacket. The purple jacket of the other man offers a contrast like a vibration in the middle of a symphony. The background is non descript with a few shadows milling around. The merchant has his back to us and is just a looming figure with no face. This is the art of creating an interesting scene out of a very ordinary setting. Everything is very colorful. The style is impressionism. 
This is not a print but this is an original painting. All my paintings are oil painting on canvas or sometimes on wood. This artwork is painted with museum quality art supplies and will last several 100 years. I've sold over 200 of my original paintings online, so you can buy with confidence. I do this for a living!! Your art will be shipped to you professionally packed with protective packaging material and wrapped in cardboard, then placed in a heavy-duty box for shipping. All items will be sent via USPS and insured.
Original oil framed.
Original canvas size: 11"x 14"
Price: $500.00
Status: Available
You can purchase this painting through PayPal by contacting the artist, with many different options, such as credit cards or even through your bank.
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Dominique Amendola-California, US, French Classical realism and impressionism figures and landscapes painter
Krishna eats lunch with his friends, oil painting, realism, classical, Vedic, commissioned paintings, by dominique Amendola

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Oil on a large canvas 64" x 50". 
This is a commissioned painting for an Indian monastery. 
The original art is sold.  Original oil on canvas, size 64" x 50"
In the traditional lore of old india Krishna is a little cowherd boy with many friends who wanders the forest of Vrindavan tending his cows from sunrise to sunset.

I have many paintings hanging in private museums in the US as well as in castles in France and monasteries in India. I have been published countless times by Bhaktivedanta Book trust and mandala media and in several other magazines and publications. 

The original painting is no longer available. However, you can purchase prints of different sizes, or cards here:
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and here:
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The exotic portrait, oil painting, figures painting, portrait, by Dominique Amendola

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This is the portrait of Leela Streisand, the cousin of Barbara Steisand. She posed for her commissioned portrait. You can get your portrait done by contacting me (email below) or go to my site to: http://dominiqueamendola.com/portraits, to commission a portrait. (link below too)
Original oil on canvas
Canvas size: 20"x 24"
Status: Sold

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Bangalore street scene, India, oil painting on canvas, impressionism by Dominique Amendola

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To see a larger picture, click on the image. This painting has been sold at the Time and space gallery.
A typical street scene in South india, with pedestrians, cars, fruits vendors, rickshaws, motocyles, bicycles, the heat, the sun. Actually everybody is so patient. Any Europeans or Americans, would easily loose their tempers a hundred times over. But here in india, there is no road rages, insults exchanges from one driver to the next, or even pedestrians to drivers. The style is impressionist, the technique is worked both with a brush or a palette knife.

Detail view

This is not a print but this is an original painting. All my paintings are oil painting on canvas or sometimes on wood. This artwork is painted with museum quality art supplies and will last several 100 years. I've sold over 200 of my original paintings online, so you can buy with confidence. I do this for a living!! Your art will be shipped to you professionally packed with protective packaging material and wrapped in cardboard, then placed in a heavy-duty box for shipping. This item will be sent via Fedex and insured. the shipping cost is included in the price.
Original oil on canvas.
Original canvas size: 24"x 36"
Price: $1500.00
To see more art go to my blog:
Dominique Amendola-California, US

Couple walking under the leafy arch, oil, impressionism, by Dominique Amendola
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An indian couple is walking in a garden under a huge leafy arch. The style is impressionist. This painting has been executed in India. The place is Vrindavan Gardens in Mysore.
Detail view
This is not a print but this is an original painting. All my paintings are oil painting on canvas or sometimes on wood. This artwork is painted with museum quality art supplies and will last several 100 years. I've sold over 200 of my original paintings online, so you can buy with confidence. I do this for a living!! Your art will be shipped to you professionally packed with protective packaging material and wrapped in cardboard, then placed in a heavy-duty box for shipping. All items will be sent via USPS and insured.
Original oil on canvas with black painted sides
Original canvas size: 24"x 36"
Price: $1,400.00
Status: Available
You can purchase this painting through PayPal by contacting the artist, with many different options, such as credit cards or even through your bank.
To see more art go to MY SITE:
Dominique Amendola-California, US
The girl with the sitar, portrait, oil painting, realism by Dominique Amendola

©This image is under strict copyright to Dominique Amendola and may not be reproduced in any form.
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This is an oil painting on canvas. This piece was commissioned from me by a gallery in India. However, you can also buy this painting directly from the artist through Paypal. A young girl is sitting in a palace courtyard in Jayapura. This style is very kitsch and not exactly in the line of my usual work. This was however a very beloved style in the 19th century. This very style is experiencing a revival in US. 
This is not a print but this is an original painting. All my paintings are oil painting on canvas or sometimes on wood. This artwork is painted with museum quality art supplies and will last several 100 years. I've sold over 200 of my original paintings online, so you can buy with confidence. I do this for a living!! Your art will be shipped to you professionally packed with protective packaging material and wrapped in cardboard, then placed in a heavy-duty box for shipping. All items will be sent via USPS and insured.
Original oil  painting on canvas
Size: 24" x 36"x 2.5" with painted sides. 
Price: $1200.00
Status: Available
You can purchase this painting through PayPal by contacting the artist, with many different options, such as credit cards or even through your bank.

Les baigneurs, oil painting, impressionism, landscape, figures, by Dominique Amendola

                                            "Les baigneurs", oil on canvas, 30cm x 60 cm

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Several figures on a swimming platform in the middle of the river waving at another figure rowing a boat. There is tall grass on the opposite river bank. The composition is classical, the colors vivid, the landscape with its long grass and water is refreshing, the figures are attractive and well proportioned.

                                                                     Detail view

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Lovers on a bench, oil, figurative, India, by Dominique Amendola

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

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In an idyllic place,  a couple is sitting on a bench. The background is dream like, reflecting their emotions. Everything is happy and colorful and voluptuous in a classical theme. The couple is Indian and that is what is unusual, however the style remains classical especially the composition.

This is not a print. You are buying an original painting on canvas, all my paintings are canvas paintings. This art work is painted with museum quality art supplies and will last several 100 years. Your art will be shipped to you professionally packed with protective packaging material and wrapped in cardboard, then placed in a heavy-duty box for shipping. This item will be sent via Fedex and insured.

Detail view

Original oil on canvas, with painted sides, no need for a frame.

Original canvas size: 24" x 36"

THIS PAINTING IS AVAILABLE FROM THE TIME AND SPACE GALLERY
Status: Available
You can also purchase this painting through PayPal by contacting the artist, with many different options, such as credit cards or even through your bank.

To see more art go to my site:
Dominique Amendola Fine Art

Dominique Amendola-California, US