Betty in her dirndl, 56 x 42 cm, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. I’m proud to say that I’m still managing to fit in a little bit of art every day, even amongst the pre-move chaos. Less than two weeks left in this apartment, and this studio. I’m focusing on mixed-media techniques […]
Dirndl Portrait: Emily, 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. Will you be in Munich next week? If so, you’re invited to stop by my Open Studio on June 12th. I recently updated my art website to include my first 10 dirndl portraits. Another two are just getting some final touch-ups, and […]
Dirndl Portrait: Kim (in progress, detail), 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. I gave myself until the end of February to complete at least 10 (preferably 12) of these large dirndl portraits. It will be close, but I think I will make it. I have five that are complete and another six […]
Bea in her dirndl (work in progress), 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. I have nine large dirndl paintings that are in progress or finished so far, all of them hanging out around my studio. I think they’re going to make for an interesting body of work – so many beautiful […]
Sarah in a dirndl (work in progress), 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. Happy New Year! I’m back in my studio in Munich and painting up a storm. My first goal of 2012 is to complete the first 10 paintings in my Women in Dirndls series. I have about seven of […]
Bea in her dirndl (work in progress), 80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Before I start bombarding your with daily paintings for Art Every Day Month, I thought I’d post a look at one of the larger pieces I have in progress. It’s part of a series I’m working on, portraits […]
Dirndl Study #14, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Available on Etsy. My one-track mind continues its dirndl obsession. What will I do now that Oktoberfest is over, and the women of Munich have put their regular clothes back on? October 15th marks the 33rd World Wide Sketch Crawl. People in […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Dirndl study #1, oil on hardboard, 24 x 18 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I just received a copy of Patti Digh’s new book What I Wish For You: Simple Wisdom for a Happy Life, which features this daily painting of mine on page 101. It’s fun seeing my art in print! It is next […]
Dirndl Study #5, oil on canvas board, 18 x 24 cm. [SOLD] Between my husband and I we managed to take over 1,500 photos at Oktoberfest this year. Yikes! I’m sure it will end up being a lot fewer once I sort out the throw-aways, but still I should end up with lots to work […]
oil on panel, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Oktoberfest is in full swing here in Munich, and I’ve been collecting hundreds of new photos. Hopefully some of those will manage to inspire future paintings. One thing I am loving about these dirndl studies is that, in contrast to my portraits, I am […]
oil on panel, 18 x 24 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] It sure is busy around here this week, with Oktoberfest and all of the visitors that brings to Munich. I’m trying my best to keep up with my daily paintings despite the partying. At least the colorful dirndls are keeping me inspired to paint.
This week I had a thought process that led to some fun ideas for paintings. It started with this monthly painting challenge announcement on Artists Helping Artists, which got me thinking about subjects that could represent September. Here in Munich there’s a big obvious answer: Oktoberfest (which takes place the second half of September). I […]