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Vineyard on a hill top,landscape, plein air, impressionism, oil by Dominique Amendola

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This is a plein air landscape painted in California near the Jack London park in Sonoma County. The vineyards are under the care of the Benzinger family.

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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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 wood, framed.

Approximatively 15" x 27" with the frame

Original canvas size: 12"x 24"

Special Holiday Price: $350.00

Status: Available

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Varnishing an oil painting so it last centuries.....
Bruegel the younger

Varnishing an oil painting by Dominique Amendola
It’s very important that a painting is completely dry before it’s varnished otherwise the varnish may crack. Waiting for a painting to dry thoroughly is less of an issue with acrylics than it is with oils (some experts say you should allow an oil at least six months). I personally like to wait 6 months before I varnish an oil painting and if I sell one before that time I’ll tell my clients a correct varnishing date. Retouch varnish is a good one for leveling the glossy spots on your painting.
You’ve a choice between gloss and matte varnish, applied either with a brush or out of a spray can. Gloss varnishes dry completely clear and shinny, but a matte (sometimes called satin) varnish leaves a slight frosted-glass appearance, so you might loose finer detail in a painting if you use it. I prefer gloss varnishes, especially damar varnish but have used matte varnishes for those clients who prefer a non glossy appearance.
Using a medium that you’ve used in a painting as a final varnish too is not recommended as if this layer is removed at some future date when a painting is cleaned, the painting itself may become damaged. The restoration staff will have a hard time figuring out when to stop cleaning the surface and the paint will come off as well.
Varnishing is not something to be done in a rush; why risk messing up a painting in this final step? Make sure the painting is free of dust; that the varnish flows evenly without leaving brush marks (dilute it if necessary), and use a suitable brush. You can remove the dust safely with a wool cloth. I use varnish in a spray form since it is easier to control how much you lay on the painting. It is always better to go layer by layer rather than laying it on thickly. Spray a thin layer at a time or paint on a thin layer with a brush. Let it dry for a couple days. Then you can add an additional layer if necessary. Make sure you do not miss a spot, but if you do, a second layer should get it and even things out.

Vineyard in Fall, oil, impressionism, by Dominique Amendola

Copyright by Dominique Amendola

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This is a plein air painting painted in California in the Sebastopol area.
It is painted on a gallery wrap canvas and it does not need a frame.

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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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.

Size: 16" x 20"

Price: Only, $200.00, A REAL BARGAIN!

Status: Available

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Purchase securely for only $200.oo + shipping"

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How to size your canvas by Dominique Amendola, Paris France
oil on canvas

An oil painting is apparently the most rewarding experience both for the artist and the art collector. It is a very sensual experience. But today I like to address myself to the artist who has created the piece. It is important to understand the properties of the materials used in your art work so that you may create a lasting oil on canvas or wood. Even when your completed work has met your standards, over a period of time your masterpiece could self-destruct due to the procedure you had used while creating it.

One of the most common errors made is the use of Rabbit Skin glue sizing and not allowing for adequate drying time when using an Acrylic Gesso ground. Actually it is even more important if you are planning to use a lead white oil based ground. Each layer has to be throughoutly dry. Rabbit skin glue will allow the damaging absorption of moisture and it is also believed that rabbit skin glue has different expansion and contraction properties than oils which will cause cracking. Acrylic Gesso is a premium water based/soluble paint. However, if moisture remaining in this ground is not allowed to evaporate off and is painted over with an oil based paint, becomes sealed between the layers of the paint and the size. Since this moisture will seek a means to escape (especially on warm days) it will eventually cause blisters and cracking. The same is true for an oil base ground even more so, because each layers of oil paint has to dry. Ideally such a canvas should be allowed to dry for 6 months before using.

Another mistake all too often made with oil paintings is the inconsistency of mixing paint medium and the absence of patience while waiting between each layer of the paint to dry. Oil paint, inherently known for it's slow drying time, is made by mixing the color pigment in a binder of fatty linseed or sunflower oil or sometimes walnut oil that absorbs oxygen as it polymerizes and moves expanding and contracting as it dries into a tough film. A similar consequence of blisters and cracking is caused when an excessively fat layer of paint is painted over with a layer containing less oil than the previous one (known as lean-over-fat) or when driers have been added to the top layer where the linseed oil binder is sealed between dry and hardened layers of paint or the top finish. Due to the movements of the under layer while drying, the top film that has completely dried and hardened becomes forced to move with the under layers causing it to crack. Understanding these properties and using each layer to your advantage (especially with transparencies) is one of the secrets to successful painting with oils. So it is imperative to start with a thin under painting, rather than fat impastos right away, unless you are painting Alla Prima, i.e. with just one layer. The result is evidently more sketchy and spontaneous. Otherwise it is advisable to paint from thin to thick. It becomes second nature when one understand the principle of painting thin shadows and thick lights. Working from dark to light one establishes the darks thinly and can build the lights on top of this layer gradually.
Dominique Amendola- Paris France

Walking in the mustard in bloom, impressionism, landscape, oil by Dominique Amendola

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This beautiful landscape is a common occurrence in the state of California. Here the mustard is in full bloom. That day when I looked at the yellow flowers, the colors were so intense, that it seem like some sort of unreal almost other worldly landscape. With so much yellow in my vision all other things such as trees, shadows and everything on the horizon seemed purple. This is actually exactly the principles that the impressionists applied, the shadows of an object in a paintings are the complementary color. In this case, yellow flowers have purple shadows, a strong reality for the eyes as well.

This is not a print. You are buying an original painting on canvas, all my paintings are oils on canvas . This art work is painted with museum quality art supplies and will last several 100 years. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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, framed.

Approximatively 22" x 28" with the frame

Original canvas size: 18"x 24"

Price: $1,000.00

Status: Available

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A walk in Vermont, oil, impressionism, landscape by Dominique Amendola

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This is a plein air painting executed at the time of colorful Fall. Here the Vermont Fall is just beginning. It will last only really a couple weeks to a month and then all the trees suddenly loose their leaves. A typical landscape of New England with its tall rusty grain silos and red farm houses.

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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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, framed.

Approximatively 24" x 28" with the frame

Original canvas size: 20"x 24"

Price: $1050.00

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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Garden pond, oil, impressionism, plein air by Dominique Amendola

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Painting in plein air is a real adventure... First at all it is an adventure because the palces are not always what one expected, and it might be too hot or too cold, or too shady or too sunny.... And it is an adventure because you never know what you are going to get. In this case i was delighted by this Monet like scene, with a small boat in a small pond.

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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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, framed.

Approximatively 24" x 28" with the frame

Original canvas size: 20"x 24"

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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The great wave-Amadeus series, acrylic on canvas by Dominique Amendola

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This surfer is now ridding The Great Wave off Kanagawa! In the background please notice mount Fuji. This is a famous woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai that I used for our surfing purposes. "The preeminence of this print said to have inspired both Debussy's La Mer and Rilke Der Berg's can be attributed, in addition to its sheer graphic beauty, to the compelling force of the contrast between the wave and the mountain. The turbulent wave seems to tower above the viewer, whereas the tiny stable pyramid of Mount Fuji sits in the distance. The eternal mountain is envisioned in a single moment frozen in time."

You are offered 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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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 acrylic on canvas

Original canvas size: 20"x 24"

Price: $1000.00

Status: Available

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STARTING AT $18.50

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My garden corner, landscape, oil, impressionism by Dominique Amendola

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This oil painting depicting a garden corner with a white wooden chair is inviting us for a moment of relaxation, is painted in plein air and is framed in a gold plein air frame.

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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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 wood, framed with a plein air gold frame.

Approximatively 15" x 18" with the frame

Original canvas size: 11"x 14"

Price: $450.00

Status: Available

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Dominique Amendola-California, US

Mustard fields in Spring, oil, impressionism, landscape, by Dominique Amendola

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Near Sebastopol in California and there is a place called The Laguna and in early Spring the fields are covered with mustard flowers. It is incredibly beautiful. This is a quick contemporary version of this landscape.

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. I've sold over 200 of my original works of art 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 wood, with painted sides.

Original painting size: 11"x 14"

Price: $250.00

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