Archive for August, 2011

original oil painting: Woman with BlackBerry Bold 9000

Portrait with attribute: woman with BlackBerry

Woman with BlackBerry Bold 9000, 60 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. This is one of my new series of portraits with modern technology attributes. I’ve been fascinated by attributes in historical portraiture for a while now, and this body of work is my attempt to play with this traditional aspect of […]

original oil painting: Oktoberfest dirndl

That time of year again

Dirndl study #8, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Oktoberfest starts in less than a month, and Munich is itching with anticipation. The giant beer tents are already being constructed. Billboards around the city are advertising the latest fashions in dirndls, traditional Bavarian outfits that are popular at the 17-day beer festival. These […]

Work in progress: Woman with PSP 3000

Don’t let art make you feel stupid

I talk to a lot of people who are intimidated by art. People who are intelligent and articulate on a wealth of other subjects seem to clam up when it comes to drawings or sculpture. So often I hear things like, “I don’t know anything about art, but I really like this painting. The colors […]


original oil painting: self portrait with iphone 4

Work in progress: self portrait with iphone 4

Self portrait with iphone 4 (work in progress), 70 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante If you follow this blog you’ll know that I’m in the middle of painting a series of portraits with modern technology attributes. I’ve been putting my subjects in unnatural posed positions, and seeing what different kinds of […]

Munich Odeonsplatz - original oil painting

Daily Painting: Munich – Odeonsplatz

Study: Munich Odeonsplatz, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 cm,  ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I haven’t been doing very many daily paintings recently; my large series of portraits and a couple commissions are taking up most of my studio time these days. I’m excited about everything I’m working on, but I miss having these little […]

original oil painting in progress: woman with macbook air

On being a doer, and an attribute portrait in progress

Woman with MacBook Air (work in progress), 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante I am loving my current project, a big series of portraits with modern technology attributes. The first four or five portraits should be complete and up on my website within a week or so. My goal is to […]

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