Posts Tagged ‘attributes’

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: 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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Jessica

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 […]

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