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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.
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The girl with the sitar, portrait, oil painting, realism by Dominique Amendola

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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.

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Buying art directly from the artist
The art of buying art directly from the artist
Buying contemporary and original works of art can make your world a better place. Art can enhance you home or working environment and it can help support an artist’s career.
The best reason for buying art should simply be because you like it,  and - like buying anything else of quality – it is worth trying to buy the best you can even if it means stretching your budget slightly, or paying in instalments.
Buy works you genuinely like. Before you buy, ask yourself: “Will I regret buying it? Do I want many varied works or a few very distinctive pieces? Will it fit the space I have in mind?
Evidently it might be a good idea to research the price range of the sort of work that you like and fix your budget.
Buying directly from an artist is very different than buying from dealers. It usually means you get a better deal since you do not go through a third party and you get to ask questions directly from the artist about his or her work.
The first thing is to make sure the art is original, not a copy of somebody else’s work.The fine art marketplace is complicated and hard to understand if you don't know your way around. It's full of products that look and sound like original art, but are actually reproductions, and no more original than newspaper or magazine illustrations. Ask the artist if his or her work is original. Get informed and learn about art culture, go the museum.
In this blog you are offered original paintings on canvas or wood by the artist Dominique Amendola. All the paintings presented are originals created by the artist.
Buying Art Over the Internet is easy to do and the latest fad.
Buying art with a keyboard and mouse is the new frontier of collecting. Learn basic facts about how online art buying works, how it differs from buying art in traditional ways, and how to progress from looking at art for sale to locating art you like and considering specific pieces for possible purchase.
The more extensive the artist's online profile, the better. Yes, the artist's website is important, but equally important are third-party websites that review the artist's work, feature the artist, offer the art for sale, and so on.
A quick word about bargaining. Suppose for some reason that you still want the painting after all's said and done, but would rather pay a little less for it. Art prices are often flexible and making an offer is certainly an option, but don't bargain purely the sake of sport. Make sure that you have a good reason for wanting a better price and that you can make a case for your request. Experienced collectors do this all the time. They know that artists are much more likely to reduce prices based on good solid arguments than they are to lower prices just because buyers want better deals.
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Lovers on a bench, oil, figurative, India, by Dominique Amendola

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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
Random advice on painting the classical way

Classical paintings at different stage of creation

Modern art is like the enemy of the classical artist. But this enemy could be its best friend also because a modern artist or art critic will tell you frankly what they think of your art and you’ll have a totally different perspective, a different point of view. But in general I would say that realism meshes with contemporary modern art with difficulty. Modern bright colors and hue contrasts destroy the subtle vision of the classical painter. Unfortunately this is what is happening to a lot for art lovers too, who are bombarded with modern art and end up having blunt senses and often become unable to appreciate good art. Most people have to be told what is good art, especially when it comes to abstract or contemporary art. It actually takes a full on classical training to understand what is abstract art and contemporary modern art.
Classical realism or figurative art is what requires the most abilities and technical expertise. This is what I'd like to talk about today and give some random advise to those aspiring realist painters.

I always start my paintings with a sketch. It is very important to understand composition in this case, the lines, the positives and negative spaces.
As far as brushes are concerned, you should have many brushes so that you would not lose time washing them while working. Take a new brush for every new mix. Brushes should be treated very carefully. After every session they should be washed in turpentine or paint thinner and after that in warm water with soap. When drying them it is better to dry them in an horizontal position so that water does not run inside the ferrule and rust and unglue the delicate work inside there.
After work wash the palette with turpentine and scrape it with a razor. Before work wipe the palette with linseed oil. That will allow the new paint mixes to be cleaned easily.
The canvas should be primed additionally a few more times with gesso or flake white. Finally it should be ground with fine sandpaper. After that the canvas should be scraped with a razor to remove the canvas texture till smooth dead surface similar to the egg's surface is achieved.
The drawing is made on paper and life-size to the smallest details. Then it is transferred to the canvas by carbon-paper. After that the drawing is outlined with brown ink because the first oil layer, called Grisaille (transparent coat that is equal to the middle tone of largest, lightest object in painting) - will wash away the pencil, but the ink will remain visible almost through the last layers. I do not always do this, but always have brown outlines in oil paint and turpentine. Those will also last to the last layer if you let them dry and are careful.
Before each new layer the canvas is carefully wiped with linseed oil. After that the canvas is wiped with a soft piece of cloth to remove the excess.
There are many mediums on the market and I prefer my own Maroger medium made at home, the Titian formula with wax and the Rubens formula with mastic varnish, resembling honey.
The basic set of paints is the following: Flake White, titanium white, Yellow Ochre Light, Red Ochre, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber Ivory Black, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Madder Lake Deep, cadmium red, ultramarine blue, viridian green .
For the grisaille layer or the first paint layer: The canvas is covered with a liquid mixture based on Red Ochre, Yellow Ochre Light and Ivory Black and flake white.
The shadow (the process of creating intermediate layers) is made with Burnt Umber. In the second layer all details are made excluding the texture. In the third layer of the main tone masses is made with a big brush.
The light is made with white lead ( flake white), light ocher, red ocher, and burnt umber. The aim of this layer is to create shadows. The picture must look as if its objects were lit with moonlight - olive cold gray color. Colors are applied thickly, half a tone higher, shadows are very transparent, half a tone lower.
The first and the second flesh tones: main life colors layers is made half a tone lighter and two tones lighter in colors; and half a tone darker and two tones lighter in shadows.
Details of textures, thickly applied highlights, bright reflections. In this layer you may use additional paints: blue, red, yellow (cadmium yellow deep), madder and more.

Voila, that is the general gist of creating a classical painting. My last advice is rules are made to be broken. Learn the classical way and then find your own style. And don’t just paint “Things”, paint with your heart.

Suryani's letter, oil on canvas, realism, people, portrait by dominique Amendola
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A young lady just got a letter and she is sitting pensively, surrounded with cloth and tapestry in a very oriental environment. The composition is very classical perfectly balanced with great positive and negative spaces. It flows in waves around the figure and including the figure. The colors are very warm and sunny.

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.

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: Sold
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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California vineyards, oil, impressionism, plein air by Dominique Amendola
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This painting was painted in plein air. The vineyards are ripe with grapes. This is executed at the Benzinger winery where they grow organic grapes. Here you can see the background with beautiful California mountains.

Detail view.
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 22" x 28" with the frame

Original canvas size: 18"x 24"

Special Holiday Price: $500.00

Status: Available
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Three guys with a dog, oil, people, impressionism by Dominique Amendola
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This is a unique scene actually occurring in the streets of La Rochelle in France, and is almost like a story with all kinds of activities going on in the corners.

Detail view

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 with a plein air gold frame.

Approximatively 15" x 18" with the frame

Original canvas size: 11"x 14"

Special New Year Price: $300.00

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.

Purchase securely for only $300.oo + shipping"

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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

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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