Archive for July, 2011

oil painting - portrait detail

Flesh, portraits, and Lucian Freud

Detail of a work in progress, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Another big-name artist died this week: Lucian Freud. Figurative painters are in the minority in today’s art world, especially ones creating truly new, interesting things. I tend to seek them out and study their work; they comfort me against fears that nothing new can […]

Original oil painting: Two paint tubes, two brushes

Dreaming up some art influences

Two paint tubes, two brushes | 15 x 20 cm | oil on canvas | ©2011 Julie Galante | available on Etsy Last night I dreamed I was interviewing for something art-related. The interviewer (a stern older man) asked me what artists influenced me. I struggled to answer this, tossing out the first names of […]

Scott - oil portrait with attribute, in progress

A series is born

So just the other day I was whining about how hard it is for me to work in series. Work in Progress: Scott with MacBook Pro.©2011 Julie Galante. Now suddenly my studio is full of related paintings in progress, and I have six more models lined up. I do believe I’ve found myself a series. I’ve […]


cherries on a black ground

Cherries, summer, and Cy Twombly

Cherries, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Buy now This little daily painting was very hard to photograph. It’s so dark, and a lot of its interestingness comes from the three-dimensionality of the paint. For the past few weeks my still lifes have been less about representing the object and more […]

oil painting of kohlrabi

Daily Painting: kohlrabi is ugly

Kohlrabi study, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Kohlrabi isn’t the most attractive vegetable in the world, is it? But it was fun to paint. In other news, my first newsletter finally went out! You can check it out (and sign up to receive future newsletters by email) here.

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