Archive for April, 2011

24 daily paintings displayed together on a wall

The wall of dailies

Things are awfully busy around here as I get ready for my open studio tomorrow. There are paintings everywhere, large and small, and my studio has never been cleaner. In the interest of displaying as many of my little daily paintings as possible, we came up with this wall arrangement. I think they look quite […]

oil painting in progress - central Munich scene

In progress: more Munich

Untitled – in progress, 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. I’m racing against time these days, hoping to finish a few works in progress so I can display them at my open studio event at the end of the month. I really need to stop painting soon so that I don’t […]

Painting: Girls in dirndls #2


Dirndl study #1, oil on hardboard, 24 x 18 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I just received a copy of Patti Digh’s new book What I Wish For You: Simple Wisdom for a Happy Life, which features this daily painting of mine on page 101. It’s fun seeing my art in print! It is next […]

daily painting: a Croatian harbor town

Daily painting: a harbor in Croatia

Rovinj harbor, oil on canvas board, 15 x 15 cm, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Recently I’ve been starting to use other people’s photographs as the inspiration for some of my paintings. I’m trying to get a feel for whether I’d enjoy painting cityscapes on commission, so I asked a few friends to provide me with […]

Open Studio planning: trying to get the invitation wording just right

What I really want to say is come, see my art please. I am excited and nervous to share it with you so I bribe you with drinks and hors d’œuvres in the hope that you’ll spend a moment looking at my paintings and maybe some of you will even like them. But most of all […]

portrait of my grandmother from her high school graduation photo

Daily painting: quick portrait

Nani, oil on canvas board, 30 x 24 cm, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] These days I’m mostly working on Munich scenes, trying to get several more paintings completed before my Open Studio at the end of the month. But no matter how hard I try to stay focused, I always crave variety in what I’m […]

Painting: Munich study with black

Back to black (paint)

Munich study – Alter Peter (with black), 30 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] For months my tube of ivory black has been sitting neglected at the bottom of the pile. I can’t remember which painting I used it in last. (Maybe it was this one.) Painting teachers often encourage their […]

small oil painting of Albi, France

Daily Painting: Albi, France

Albi skyline study, oil on canvas board, 18 x 24 cm. Available on Etsy. I love the skyline of Albi (the hometown of painter Toulouse-Lautrec). Just look at the layers upon layers of buildings as the city climbs up the hill. It’s the kind of interesting space that draws me in and features prominently in […]

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