Archive for September, 2011

dirndl painting in progress

Dirndl portrait in progress: Petra

Petra in her dirndl (work in progress), 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. I love how painting changes the way I see. Now that I’m spending so much time painting dirndls, I have a whole new appreciation for the infinite variations they can have. Wandering around Oktoberfest these last few days, […]

Original oil painting: Onions #3

Daily painting: red and yellow onions

Onions (red and yellow), 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Not every single one of my paintings has an Oktoberfest theme these days, although it is starting to feel that way. I’m still fitting in the occasional still life or cityscape here and there. Onions are one of my favorite […]

Ochsenbraterei painting

Daily painting: Oktoberfest tent

Oktoberfest tent (inside the Ochsenbraterei), 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] So little time in the studio these days! We are in the middle of a marathon of house guests. At least all this time at Oktoberfest is good for collecting inspiration. I’ve taken 100s of photos so far this […]


Dirndl portrait in progress

Painting through Oktoberfest

Dirndl portrait: Emmy (in progress), 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. I have so many paintings in progress right now and I’m excited about all of them. I’ve recently started on a new series of 80 x 60 cm (32 x 24 in) portraits featuring women wearing dirndls. These traditional Bavarian […]

Oktoberfest Dirndl Study - original oil painting

Daily painting: Oktoberfest Dirndl Study

Dirndl Study #10, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD]  Guess what? I have a new Etsy shop. If you’re not familiar with it, Etsy is a large US-based website which serves as a marketplace for handmade items of all kinds. After months of wondering whether Etsy would be a good fit […]

oil painting: Marienplatz, entrance to S/U

Munich’s Marienplatz makes an appearance

Marienplatz S/U, 30 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Marienplatz is Munich’s iconic main square, and it seems like a natural subject to take up if you’re painting this city. I do think it’s a lovely place, but it just doesn’t call to me the way other parts of the city do, […]


Oktoberfest Pretzel Girl

Daily painting: pretzel girl

Oktoberfest Pretzel Girl, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. I’m back in my Munich studio after a refreshing trip to Austria. Time to get in the mood for Oktoberfest, just a couple weeks away!  

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