Archive for 2010

Little easels

Easels and organizing

I had my parents bring me some small display easels from the US (all of the ones I’ve found for sale so far in Germany are ugly). They are perfect for displaying my daily paintings done on canvas board and hard board, which will come in handy in my studio (collectors often visit so I […]


Wrapping up the year

I’ve been out of the studio this week, traveling to Prague to see the Christmas markets. I’m hoping to sneak in a little painting time over the next couple days, but it’s difficult with house guests underfoot. I have a couple works in progress that really need finishing. Available in my online shop. The week […]


And the winner is…

…Pavinee from Merry Day! Congratulations, Pavinee! You’ve won a goody bag full of inspiration from the Faroe Islands, including a CD of local music, a big book of local art, a DVD tour of the islands, and lots more. Watch out for an email from me so I can arrange to send you your goodies. […]

Christmas market in the forest

Christmas market in the woods

Christmas market in the English Garden, Munich | oil on canvas panel | 30 x 40 cm | ©2010 Julie Galante There is a huge park in the middle of Munich, even bigger than Central Park, called the English Garden. Every year there’s a Christmas market in the middle of this park, in an area […]

Christmas market on Sophienstrasse, Berlin

Daily paining: Christmas market in Berlin

20 x 20 cm, oil on stretched canvas, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I am having a lot of fun playing around with Christmas markets as a subject. This image is from a Christmas market I visited last week in Berlin. I like the almost cartoony feel to this one – it seems right, given how […]

Sunrise over Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Inspiration from the Faroe Islands

Voted the best islands in the world by National Geographic Traveler, the Faroes are full of breathtaking views that would inspire almost anyone to create. I’m in the middle of a series of daily paintings inspired by the Faroes, myself. This painting is available in my online shop.

Christmas market at Sendlinger Tor

Christmas market at Sendlinger Tor

oil on canvas, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] So here’s the final version. Munich is full of Christmas markets these days, so I’m guessing this won’t be my last Christmas market painting. That is, if I manage to do a good job of balancing my Christmas market time with studio time…

Christmas market at Sendlinger Tor

AEDM day 30: over already?

This Art Every Day Month went by way too fast. I only got to play along for about half the month, since I was traveling a bunch. I just got back from Berlin and I don’t have much to show for myself today – I have several little paintings in progress, but nothing finished. So […]

Oil painting: Colorful Faroe Islands village

AEDM day 25: more Faroes

Faroe Island village, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas board, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Today I am dreaming of what it would be like to spend a month on sabbatical in the Faroe Islands, painting everything I see, people and places. I got a little frisky with the tip of the palette knife on this one. […]

Old Town Toshavn, Faroe Islands

AEDM day 24: escape to the Faroe Islands

It was cloudy, stormy, and rainy for most of our recent trip to the Faroe Islands, but I still managed to get some photos that will make for some good painting inspiration. This little (18 x 24 cm) oil sketch is of the buildings in the historical section of Tórshavn, the capital. Many of the […]

playing with acrylic

AEDM day 22: back on the wagon

Whoops, where did I disappear to just then? I haven’t been very consistent for Art Every Day Month this year. I blame all the travel I have this month. Anyway, I’m back for a few days, and ready to paint. I’ve been playing around with acrylics on a few tiny (10 x 15 cm) canvases […]

Munich Platzl

AEDM day 16: more Munich

Munich – Platzl, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. I’ve gotten out of the habit of producing a daily painting. Perhaps I need to line up some photographs to work from so I’m always ready to go when I sit down at the easel. I think tomorrow I’ll move on to working […]

Munich Wienerplatz original oil painting

AEDM day 15: work in progress

Munich Wienerplatz (in progress), oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. This one has been in progress for a while now. It’s a larger, more detailed version of a scene from one of my daily paintings. I haven’t quite figured out what it needs so I can call it finished. Ideas?

garden tomatoes

AEDM day 14: garden tomatoes

oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante Thanks so much everyone who chimed in on yesterday’s painting. I really appreciate your input! It is pretty warm here in Munich for mid-November, and a lot of my balcony garden plants are still alive. Still, it was time to pull in the rest of […]

Munich: Marienplatz red sky

AEDM day 13: experimental painting

What do you think? Does this painting work better with a blue foreground, or a red one? Oil on canvas board, 18 x 24 cm. I’m open to other suggestions, too. Not really sure where I’m going with this one.

Munich: Boulangerie at Wienerplatz

AEDM Day 12: back in the studio

Munich: Boulangerie at Wienerplatz | 18 x 24 cm | oil on canvas | ©2010 Julie Galante | [SOLD] I just returned from an amazing trip to Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands, where I collected hundreds of photos of visual inspiration. Next task: sorting through them all! Plus I will be blogging up a storm […]

Imaginary cityscape

Happy Art Every Day Month!

If you haven’t already, go check out Art Every Day Month on Leah’s blog. This is the third November in a row that I’ll be participating. It’s lots of fun, and a great chance to connect with creative bloggers from all over the place. In past years I have posted my daily art to my […]

Oktoberfest study - 2 girls

Oktoberfest study: two girls

Oil on canvas panel, 20 x 20 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I haven’t managed to make very many daily paintings this past week. I’ve been more focused on a few larger works-in-progress, plus there were a couple daily paintings that just didn’t work out. I hope I’ll have more to show you this coming […]

Munich - Wienerplatz

Daily painting: Munich Wienerplatz

Munich Study – Wienerplatz, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I love this square, typical for Munich, punctuated with the church spire and a maypole. I’m currently working on a larger version of this scene. — Greetings to anyone here from ICLW!


Daily painting: pumpkins at the farmers market

Market pumpkins, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. This original painting is for sale. I love autumn at the farmers market. The pumpkins and gourds on display this time of year are so colorful and inviting. It almost makes me forget about the end of the summer fruits. What’s looking good […]

little canvases

Stocked up

I love starting the day with a delivery of art supplies to unpack. So much artistic potential! This time the delivery was mostly little canvases and canvas boards. I started the practice of daily painting about three months ago, and I’ve found it to be something I want to continue for a while. I enjoy […]

Assisi outside Hotel Pallotta

New cityscape: Assisi, outside the Hotel Pallotta

Assisi – outside the Hotel Pallotta, 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, ©2010 Julie Galante. Over the past couple months this blog has become mainly a chronicle of my small daily paintings, but I want to continue to share my larger works, too. Like this one, the first full-sized cityscape I’ve completed for a […]


Daily painting: Oktoberfest Schuhplattler

Schuhplattler, oil on canvas board, 20 x 20cm. ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] There was a lot of traditional dancing on display at this year’s 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. You can see a short video of the dancers in action here. —– Tomorrow is the 29th World Wide SketchCrawl. Are you participating? Check out this photo […]

Munich - Mariahilfplatz market

Daily painting: Munich farmer’s market

Munich study: Market at Mariahilfplatz, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 cm. ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] We are having such a beautiful fall here in Munich – crisp, sunny days along with deeply colored leaves. It makes our Saturday morning walks to the farmer’s market absolutely delightful. I never want it to end – can […]

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