Archive for June, 2011


On portraits and attributes

Jessica, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas, ©2007 Julie Galante. I’ve been thinking a lot about attributes recently. In portraiture, an attribute is an object included to help the viewer identify the subject, or to communicate something about the subject. Artists’ self portraits often include paint brushes or a palette, for example. Catholic saints are […]

the drying rack is full of unrelated randomness

Puttering around the studio

This has happened before. I have a big, several-month expanse of time in the studio ahead of me. Time to buckle down, get productive, take my art seriously. I’ve been playing around long enough; it’s time to make a Series Of Work. Time to paint a bunch of big canvases, sticking to a similar subject, […]

Munich view oil painting

Daily Painting: more Munich

Central Munich study (Rischart), 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] And we’re back to Munich paintings. I do love the architecture in this city, with all its pointy spires and fairy-tale turrets. This view is just off the Viktualienmarkt, right in the center of the city. It’s a small, elevated […]

oil painting portrait on canvas

Daily painting: self portrait, pink and purple

Self portrait in pink and purple, 30 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. I didn’t set out to paint myself using mostly two colors, but somehow this is what I ended up with at the end of the afternoon. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll keep working on it or leave it […]

oil painting of broccoli, 6 x 6 in.

Daily painting: dangerous veggies

Study: Broccoli, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Here in Germany we are in the middle of a mysterious outbreak of scary mutant killer E.coli infections. Even though it has been more than a month since it started, no culprit has been identified, although we’re being told to cook all vegetables before […]

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