Archive for November, 2011

Painting: Christmas Market at Marienplatz

Day 30: Christmas market on Marienplatz

Christmas market on Marienplatz, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] The last day! I have had so much fun during this Art Every Day Month. I’ve loved getting to know other AEDMers through their blogs, and I’m pretty pleased with the paintings I’ve produced. Thank you all so much for […]

Painting: a sunny afternoon in Odeonsplatz

Day 29: sunny Odeonsplatz

A sunny winter morning in Munich’s Odeonsplatz, 30 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Available for sale on Etsy. More Munich for you today. This painting is kind of a companion piece to day 15’s Snowy Day in Odeonsplatz. It also depicts a winter day, but without snow (I know it’s winter […]

Painting: Munich Wittelsbacherbruecke

Day 28: Munich Wittelsbacherbrücke

Munich Wittelsbacherbrücke, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] This is a bridge in central Munich called Wittelsbacherbrücke (don’t you just love German?). The church looming in the background is St. Maximilian. I’m on a Munich streak here, which is quite serendipitous since little Munich paintings tend to be quite popular at […]


Alter Peter Munich Painting

Day 27: Miniature Munich

Alter Peter in Miniature, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I don’t usually do cityscapes on these tiny (6 x 6 inch) canvases. I don’t have the world’s steadiest hand, so putting in such small details isn’t easy (that’s why this painting is pretty loose). I think the result is […]

chili peppers palette knife painting

Day 26: chili peppers

Chili Peppers, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I felt like doing something a little different today, and that ended up being this palette knife painting of chili peppers. For the most part I used the colors straight out of the tubes. I was going for simple shapes and bright colors. […]

Oil Painting Alter Peter Munich Study

Day 25: more Munich

Alter Peter Study, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. In honor of Black Friday, I’ve added a new batch of paintings to my Etsy store, including my pomegranate painting and the last of the leaf paintings. Way more […]


Dumpling squash painting

Day 24: Thanksgiving dumpling squash

Dumpling squash, 13 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available for sale on Etsy. If there were any wall space whatsoever in my kitchen, I might like to hang this painting in there. It reminds me how tasty these squash are. Can’t wait to roast up the models for lunch! […]

Painting: Evening at the Christmas Market

Day 23: Evening at the Christmas Market

Evening at the Christmas Market, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] The Munich Christmas markets start this weekend! Yay! I am busy getting ready for my December 4th Open Studio. Invitations went out yesterday, and it has been so fun hearing back from people who are excited to come. If […]

Painting: Gebsattelstrasse Munich

Day 22: Dementor Bridge

Gebsattelstraße, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] This is a bridge in my Munich neighborhood which has a creepy-looking statue of the Münchner Kindl (the city’s cloak-wearing mascot) on it; some friends have dubbed it Dementor Bridge, due to the Kindl’s similarity to certain characters in the Harry Potter books. […]


Painting: Brussels Sprouts on the stalk

Day 21: Brussels sprout snake

Brussels sprout stalk, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. I never really thought about how brussels sprouts grew until a stand at our local farmers market started selling stalks of them. This painting is just the very top of the stalk. The whole thing is a few feet long and has […]

Painting: Munich Wienerplatz study #3

Day 20: revisiting Wienerplatz

Wienerplatz Study #3, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I am really enjoying painting every day, even though some days I sit down at the easel and feel a bit idea-less. Nothing sounds appealing to paint. None of my reference photos look interesting, none of the still-life objects I have […]

Painting: postcard from the Christmas market

Day 19: Postcard from the Christmas market

A Postcard from the Christmas Market, 18 x 13 cm, oil on canvas panel, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] This painting is smaller than what I usually paint. So small (and thin – it’s on canvas board) that it almost feels like a postcard. Thus the title. Are the vague faces in the foreground too creepy? November […]


Christmas painting onions and garlic

Day 18: Christmassy onions and garlic?

Onions & garlic & greenery, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Hey, if the Germans can use pickles as Christmas tree decorations, why can’t I use garlic and onions? OK, perhaps it would not be the sweetest-smelling Christmas tree on the block. These pine branches are fun to paint. Perhaps I’ll […]

Volksbad Munich original painting

Day 17: Munich’s Volksbad on the Isar

Munich’s Volksbad on the Isar, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] The Müller’sches Volksbad is Munich’s incredibly beautiful Art Nouveau indoor swimming pool. It is located next to a shallow part of the Isar, the river that runs through the city. I love looking at it. And painting it. I […]

Christmas painting clementines and cranberries

Day 16: Christmas clementines and cranberries

Clementines and cranberries, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. A still life containing pine branches is automatically going to have a Christmas theme, isn’t it? This one started out as just clementines and branches, but as I was painting I decided it needed a small splash […]


Painting: a snowy day in Odeonsplatz, Munich

Day 15: a snowy day in Munich’s Odeonsplatz

A snowy day in Odeonsplatz, 30 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Usually I rely heavily on vibrant colors to make my paintings interesting, so this painting was a good way for me to challenge myself. The original scene includes similarly-colored buildings, snow, and sky; I wanted to have this monochromatic […]

fresh pomegranate painting

Day 14: juicy pomegranate

Open pomegranate, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits, both to eat and to look at. Turns out they’re also fun to paint. If you’ll be in Munich on December 4th, please plan to stop by the Open Studio I will be hosting that […]

Gluehwein at the Christmas market painting

Day 13: hot mulled wine at the Christmas market

Glühwein at the Christmas Market, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas. This painting is about as cutesy as I get. Two friends are enjoying mugs of glühwein, or hot mulled wine, at a Christmas market on a cold evening. Munich’s Christmas markets start in less than two weeks, and I can hardly wait. Speaking […]


Autumn Leaves Painting #4

Day 12: I said I was done with leaves, but

Autumn leaves on blue, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas board, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available from Etsy. I felt like doing another leaf painting today. November is Art Every Day Month! I’ll be posting a new small painting here each and every day. After they have had time to dry (a couple weeks), […]

oil painting crepes and salad

Day 11: crepes and salad

Crepes and salad, 18 x 24 cm, oil on hardboard, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy.  Brunch the other day – a colorful salad, a mushroom crepe, and and espresso macchiato. Tasty. November is Art Every Day Month! I’ll be posting a new small painting here each and every day. After they have had […]

Autumn leaves by the Isar

Day 10: catching up

OK, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’ve been away from my studio for the past couple days. Before I left, I painted a few extra paintings so I could keep posting each day for Art Every Day Month. It was all going so well, until yesterday when I realized that the only […]


autumn leaves painting

Day 9: more leaves

Autumn leaves on canvas, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Two leaf paintings are still available, here and here. These leaf paintings have become almost meditative to make. This one is on canvas, whereas the first two were on canvas board. I wanted to see whether the technique (spreading on […]

Painting: the view down my street

Day 8: the view down the street

The view down the street, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy.  This is an interpretation of the view I see if I stick my head out my studio window and look to the left. It’s not my usual style, but it was fun to paint. I […]

original painting: big breakfast

Day 7: big breakfast

Frühstück (Breakfast), 18 x 24 cm, oil on hardboard, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] This painting was inspired by the big, beautiful breakfasts served at a restaurant in my neighborhood in Munich. This frame only captures a part of one breakfast: a croissant, an egg, cheese, jams in small glasses, yoghurt, grapes, tomatoes, and two pats […]

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