Posts Tagged ‘Germany’


Christmas markets and springtime in Edinburgh

It’s spring in Edinburgh. The sun has been out more than not, trees and flowers are in bloom, and the days are quite noticeably longer. Everyone, even me the winter-lover, seems to be happy about the direction things are heading. In the studio, I’m a bit all over the place. I like to be able […]

Portrait of a Weissbier original oil painting


It has been a busy several weeks around here. I’ve had back-to-back art shows on in Munich since mid-September, but finally the majority of the work for them is over and I have time sit back, look around, and figure out how to tackle the next batch of excitement. There’s a whole lot more coming […]

Biergarten alla prima study

Just another beer garden scene

Biergarten study alla prima, 30 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy. Greetings from the end of summer. I am desperately hoping the weather will cooperate this evening so I can finish up some photo shoots for a big new project. The scene is set (where else?) in […]

Little Munich art exhibition 2012

Upcoming exhibition: Little Munich 20 Sept – 12 Oct 2012

I am pleased to announce my next exhibition will be here in Munich during Oktoberfest. Many of my Munich daily paintings will be on display, both oil paintings and mixed-media pieces. If you will be in town, please stop by! I will be there in person for the vernissage (20 Sept), the open house, (29 […]

Maß of beer in the biergarten original oil painting

Daily Painting: Portrait of a beer

“Eine Maß, bitte!” 30 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Sometimes it feels like life in Munich is one big cliche. One big, cold, foamy, refreshing cliche. When the weather is nice in the summer, we often find ourselves at our local biergarten (beer garden) drinking a maß (liter of beer). […]

Biergarten at the Chinese Tower mixed media

Mixed-media postcards from Munich

Biergarten at the Chinese Tower Munich, 10 x 15 cm, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] More mixed media for you today. I have a couple of postcard-sized watercolor blocks which are great for little mixed-media experiments. I have dozens of drawing and painting implements strewn all over my workspace – tubes […]

Original oil painting After Work in the Beer Garden

Munich painting: After Work in the Beer Garden

After work in the beer garden, 30 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, @2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] This one was a bit difficult to photograph, since it’s dark and has some highly shiny bits. I don’t like to travel very much in summer, because I don’t like the heat. Just as well, since the long […]

Emily in her Dirndl, original oil painting

Dirndl Portrait: Emily

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 […]

Original oil painting Viktualienmarkt beer garden

Beer garden season

Biergarten at Viktualienmarkt, 40 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Munich is a wonderful city in the summer. There are beer gardens everywhere. Long wooden tables shaded by chestnut trees make a perfect setting for enjoying some beer with friends on a long summer afternoon. You can bring a picnic, too. […]

Original Oil Painting: Nymphenburg Sekt Cafe, Viktualienmarkt, Munich, Germany

Munich painting: a sunny day at Cafe Nymphenburg Sekt, Viktualienmarkt

Cafe Nymphenburg Sekt at the Viktualienmarkt, 50 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Prints available. The daily paintings in my studio these days are all about sushi, but the larger works on my easel are mostly new Munich scenes. In this one I tried to capture a bit of the jumble of […]

Painting: Gärtnerplatz, Munich study

Daily painting: Munich’s Gärtnerplatz

Munich study: Gärtnerplatz, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. Original painting available for sale on Etsy. Oh hi there. I just realized that it’s been a while since I updated this blog. Rest assured (all 5 of you reading this) that I am still here, still painting. A couple of commissions […]

Original Oil Painting: a sunny day at a Munich Biergarten

Dreaming of beer garden weather

Afternoon in the beer garden #1, 40 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Brrr! It has been extremely cold in Munich this week (-18c/1f most mornings). Maybe that’s why I was inspired to paint some beer garden scenes: I’m missing the days when you could hang out in the sun for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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