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 [...]
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 [...]
Frühstück (Breakfast), 18 x 24 cm, oil on hardboard, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. 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, [...]
One and a half figs, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. I had to paint this one quickly, because I really wanted to eat the figs. Mmmm fresh figs. November is Art Every Day Month! I’ll be posting a new small painting here each and every day. [...]
Pomegranate and figs, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. Yay! It’s Art Every Day Month! For the next 30 days I’ll be posting a new little painting each day.
Cherries, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Buy now This little daily painting was very hard to photograph. It’s so dark, and a lot of its interestingness comes from the three-dimensionality of the paint. For the past few weeks my still lifes have been less about representing the object and more [...]
24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas. Purchase this original painting online now at DaWanda. The figs are almost hiding out in the purple background, but there they are.
20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas. Buy this original painting now. When I came back to this painting today, I expected it to need more work, but looking at it with fresh eyes I decided I liked its messiness. So I’m leaving it alone, and devouring the subjects for lunch.
Nectarines [SOLD] This week I have been finding inspiration in the produce I bring home from the market. I love the vibrant colors of fruits and veggies, which make me want to paint with colors straight out of the tube. Tomatoes on the vine [SOLD] These are all 15 x 15 cm (about 6 x [...]
30 x 45 cm, oil on canvas, 1992. In high school I took two years of AP Art. One year my theme was portraits, and the other year it was fruit. I can’t remember exactly why I chose fruit. Probably as much for its ease as anything. You don’t need much space to set up [...]