Posts Tagged ‘mixed media’

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A Woman’s Place and what comes next

Way back in August, I had an exhibition called A Woman’s Place. It included around 40 paintings and mixed-media pieces of mine – probably the largest show I’ve ever done. There were several different themes running through the artwork, all having to do with woman and where we belong. At the very personal end, I […]

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Practising

It has been over two months since my husband died. I am through the worst of the paperwork and other post-death responsibilities, and my life is starting to get molded into its new routines and habits. I got a kitten so I don’t have to come home to an empty apartment. She likes to play […]

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Of mixed media and Glaswegian hospitals

I’m still hanging out in Glasgow these days, away from my studio. My husband and I have been here since mid-November, when he checked into the hospital for his stem cell transplant.


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Art Every Day Month 2016

Art Every Day Month is here again! I’ve been participating for most of the past 11 years (the first time was way back when I lived in Switzerland). This year is going to be a stretch for me, but it’s also a good way to challenge myself. In a few days my husband will be […]

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Art for a cause

If you subscribe to my newsletter or follow my Facebook page, you may already know that my husband’s leukemia has recently returned. The first time he was sick, in 2013, I really struggled to keep making art during his treatment and recovery. This time around, I am trying to make art a priority as much […]

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Missing Faces

I love painting and drawing faces. Portraiture has always been a big part of my artistic practice. So why have faces been missing from so much of my recent work? It’s possible that I was too focused on faces, to the point of not paying enough attention to other parts of the composition, the body, […]


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New work

I’ve been pretty quiet for the past several months – not just here but all over the place. I wasn’t making tons of art, at least not finished pieces, but I was mulling over lots of ideas for what I want to do next. An artist friend of mine said she calls this a chrysalis […]

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Art Every Day Month 2015

It’s November 1st, which means Art Every Day Month is upon us once more. I’ve been taking part almost every year since 2008, posting my daily creations here on my blog. Last year I did a small oil painting each day; this year I think I’ll mostly be sharing things from the online course I’ll […]

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Painting my way through the Edinburgh Festivals

  I’m still working my way through my 100 sheets of parchment. It has turned into a longer project than I expected – originally I was thinking I’d do mostly quick sketches and the like, but I keep finding myself working on some of them for longer amounts of time. Not a bad thing, as […]


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100 pieces of parchment

We’re in the middle of a big home decluttering project (inspired in part by Marie Kondo’s excellent book). In the course of sorting through our office supplies, I came across a ridiculous amount (4 boxes) of ‘fine parchment’ ivory-colored printer paper, no doubt acquired by both my husband and me for printing resumes right out […]

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A week in Gardenstown

I’ve just had the privilege of spending a week on the Scottish coast at a workshop led by Gillian Lee Smith, an incredible artist and teacher. The workshop was held in Gardenstown, an impossibly tiny and adorable village with one pub, one cafe, and no mobile phone reception. We started the week with a lot […]

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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 […]


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The Red Lanterns of Tokyo

Work in progress: Under the fake cherry blossoms, 48 x 36 cm, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2013 Julie Galante. Finished piece will be available as a reward for a Kickstarter backer at the $350 or $600 level. This month I am working on developing the body of work I started during my February artist’s […]

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From Tokyo to Edinburgh

Sushi Plate, 10 x 15 cm, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2013 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Hello from Scotland! I am here amongst moving boxes in our new apartment (or ‘flat’ as the locals would have us believe it is called). My month in Tokyo feels like it was all a dream as I go through […]

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First art from Tokyo

Tokyo Night Study, 15 x 15 cm, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2013 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Time is flying here in Tokyo – I can’t believe I’ve been in Japan for almost two weeks already. I’ve been splitting my time between exploring the city with my camera and working in the studio. Next week will […]


Chattanooga Walnut Street Bridge art

Mixed media: Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, 12 x 16 inches, watercolor and charcoal on paper, ©2013 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Happy new year and greetings from Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’ll be spending January in four countries on three continents – from here I go on to Germany, Scotland, and Japan. Finding time (and space) to make art is […]

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Fresh olive oil, art, and a full moon in Umbria

It’s day four of my artist’s residency in Umbria. I’m making progress on a couple of mixed-media pieces, which is good because they need to be finished for an art exhibition that opens Sunday in Assisi. In addition to working in the studio, I sat outside for a bit and drew the panorama around. In […]

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Tokyo and Assisi and Kickstarter and me

Work in progress: a mixed-media Assisi skyline First, the big news: my Kickstarter project is live! The goal is to fund my February residency in Tokyo, Japan, by offering original artwork and other rewards to backers. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the support I’ve received already in these first couple days. It’s now my last […]


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Mixed-media portrait: Betty in her dirndl

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 […]

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Mixed media in the USA

Chattanooga Lights, 12 x 16 in, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] Greetings from the United States. I’ve been in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the past week, producing my first stateside artwork in over 10 years. It’s been kind of like a miniature artist’s residency, and a nice chance to work outside of […]

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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 […]


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Mixed media: the dance recital

The London Dance Recital, 45 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I am immensely enjoying my summer in the studio, although I’m still fighting other distractions to protect my painting time. One of those distractions is my own brain, which has been working overtime trying to figure out what art […]

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A look inside Mixed+Media

Munich: Marienplatz, 10 x 15 cm, mixed media on watercolor paper, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I had a wonderful time at the opening of my group show Mixed+Media on Tuesday evening. We had a great crowd, very engaged with the artwork. I had a number of encouraging discussions about my work, and even managed to […]

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Mixing things up

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 […]

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