Archive for September, 2010

fruit stand at Sendlinger Tor Platz

Daily Painting: fruit stand at Sendlinger Tor

20 x 15 cm, oil on canvas. Buy this original painting now on DaWanda. This is another in my series of everyday Munich scenes. The days of big sun umbrellas and outside cafe tables are just about over for the season here. Luckily most of the fruit and vegetable sellers persevere all winter long, even […]


Daily painting: Hamburg container ship

20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas panel. [SOLD] I really love the harbor in Hamburg. It’s by no means beautiful, but visually fascinating nonetheless. Here we have a partial view of one of the many, many container ships which come in and out every day.

Dirndl study #3

Daily Painting: dirndl study #3

oil on panel, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Oktoberfest is in full swing here in Munich, and I’ve been collecting hundreds of new photos. Hopefully some of those will manage to inspire future paintings. One thing I am loving about these dirndl studies is that, in contrast to my portraits, I am […]

Portrait: Tim

Portrait: Tim

oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm. This was a commission for a dear family member, sent off this week. I hope it arrives safely.


Daily Painting: today’s harvest

oil on canvas, 15 x 15 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] This has not been a great year for our balcony garden, but still it manages to deliver a little something for us to eat almost every day, even now that the weather has gotten colder. Today it was a single zucchini flower, a pea […]

Dirndl study #4

Daily Painting: dirndl study #4

oil on panel, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] It sure is busy around here this week, with Oktoberfest and all of the visitors that brings to Munich. I’m trying my best to keep up with my daily paintings despite the partying. At least the colorful dirndls are keeping me inspired to paint.


Daily Painting: shiny black eggplant

24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas panel. This eggplant was calling to me at the market, so I brought it home and painted it. But now what? I’m allergic to eggplant, so I can’t eat it. I guess it’s what my husband is having for dinner. —- I finally followed the advice of several […]

Hippodrom daily painting

Oktoberfest Time: into the Hippodrom

Hippodrom, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] The Hippodrom is one of the most colorful tents at Oktoberfest, which starts tomorrow! Munich will be drunker and more crowded than usual for the next two and a half weeks. I’m looking forward to all the visual inspiration that is sure to […]


Portrait: Jen

oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm. After I last shared this painting in progress, it started looking too similar to another recent portrait. To combat that, I decided to work with some different colors, especially in the face. I like taking creative liberty when it comes to skin tones.

Munich, outside the Osteria Mugolone

Daily painting: who wants Italian?

[SOLD] The first customers sit down at an Italian restaurant in Munich at the beginning of a hot August evening. This painting is 20 x 15 cm, oil on canvas.

This week in muse flogging, 12 Sept 2010

In my studio this week: I spent half of the week traveling, so didn’t get in as much studio time as usual. Still, I managed to make the most of the time I had and cranked out a few daily paintings before taking off. I started using a new wooden palette. I can’t decide if […]

tomatoes and blueberries

Tomatoes and blueberries, together at last

20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas. [SOLD] When I came back to this painting today, I expected it to need more work, but looking at it with fresh eyes I decided I liked its messiness. So I’m leaving it alone, and devouring the subjects for lunch.

Radicchio, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas

Daily Painting: A little radicchio

SOLD I’m no stranger to using fresh produce as my still-life subjects, but for some reason painting this lovely head of radicchio seemed rather, well, silly. I blame the name.

unfinished apples

This week in muse flogging, 4 Sept 2010

In my studio this week: I’ve been pretty diligent about keeping up with my daily paintings, although I don’t seem to be able to stick to any single subject or style for very long. This week I painted palette-knife cities, still lifes, and Oktoberfest scenes. I’ve been re-working my portrait of Jen to the point […]

Assisi by palette knife, 24x18cm, oil on panel

Palette-knife Assisi

This week I’m playing around with palette-knife painting. I just love the textures that come out of applying thick blobs of paint via palette knife. I didn’t love the way the materials worked on these first attempts – perhaps the paint wasn’t as thick as I’d like, and the board (gessoed Masonite) not quite the […]

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