I’ve been an artist in residence in at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Umbria for almost a week now. The sun has come back, allowing for more long walks in the hills. In the studio I’ve been working on some pastel drawings of the city and surrounding landscape. Yesterday we went into the city of Assisi [...]
The last couple days have been rather gray and rainy here in Assisi, offering us the perfect excuse to sit by the fire and drink grappa for several hours each evening. Days are spent in the studio making art. Yesterday I did a series of sketches with wine bottles, and some landscapes of the rolling [...]
Sketch of Assisi, charcoal and pastel on paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. On Friday I said goodbye to my Munich apartment for the last time and headed south towards Italy. We stayed with friends in Padua last night, and today came the rest of the way to Arte Studio Ginestrelle, a remote artists’ residency outside of [...]
Summer is a wonderful time to be in my studio. The long days give me extra hours of good light. Plus I don’t travel as much in the summer (I am a weirdo who doesn’t like heat), so I have more weeks of uninterrupted time to develop projects. Last week I finished off some commissions [...]
Untitled (in progress), 40 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. My studio looks a little different this week. The oil paints have been temporarily shoved to the side to make way for some new works on paper which I’m creating for an upcoming show. This particular piece is being created on [...]
This week I’m doing some preliminary sketches for a portrait of a friend.