Posts Tagged ‘Oktoberfest’

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 […]

Dirndl portrait in progress

Work in progress: Bea in her dirndl

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 […]

Original Oil Painting Hippodrom Oktoberfest, Munich

Oktoberfest Munich: Hippodrom painting

Inside the Hippodrom, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I made the first sale out of my new Etsy shop this week! It’s always so exciting when someone likes one of my paintings so much they want to own it, and I’m happy to have this new avenue for collectors […]

Daily Painting: Oktoberfest Dirndl study

Daily Painting: another Oktoberfest study

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 […]

dirndl painting in progress

Dirndl portrait in progress: Petra

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, […]

Ochsenbraterei painting

Daily painting: Oktoberfest tent

Oktoberfest tent (inside the Ochsenbraterei), 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. [SOLD] So little time in the studio these days! We are in the middle of a marathon of house guests. At least all this time at Oktoberfest is good for collecting inspiration. I’ve taken 100s of photos so far this […]

Dirndl portrait in progress

Painting through Oktoberfest

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 […]

Oktoberfest Pretzel Girl

Daily painting: pretzel girl

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!  

original oil painting: Oktoberfest dirndl

That time of year again

Dirndl study #8, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2011 Julie Galante. Oktoberfest starts in less than a month, and Munich is itching with anticipation. The giant beer tents are already being constructed. Billboards around the city are advertising the latest fashions in dirndls, traditional Bavarian outfits that are popular at the 17-day beer festival. These […]

Painting: Girls in dirndls #2


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 […]

Oktoberfest study - 2 girls

Oktoberfest study: two girls

Oil on canvas panel, 20 x 20 cm, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] I haven’t managed to make very many daily paintings this past week. I’ve been more focused on a few larger works-in-progress, plus there were a couple daily paintings that just didn’t work out. I hope I’ll have more to show you this coming […]


Daily painting: Oktoberfest Schuhplattler

Schuhplattler, oil on canvas board, 20 x 20cm. ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] There was a lot of traditional dancing on display at this year’s 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. You can see a short video of the dancers in action here. —– Tomorrow is the 29th World Wide SketchCrawl. Are you participating? Check out this photo […]

Dirndl study #5

Daily Painting: plenty of new inspiration from Oktoberfest

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 […]

Dirndl study #3

Daily Painting: dirndl study #3

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 […]

Dirndl study #4

Daily Painting: dirndl study #4

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.

Hippodrom daily painting

Oktoberfest Time: into the Hippodrom

Hippodrom, 24 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, ©2010 Julie Galante. [SOLD] The Hippodrom is one of the most colorful tents at Oktoberfest, which starts tomorrow! Munich will be drunker and more crowded than usual for the next two and a half weeks. I’m looking forward to all the visual inspiration that is sure to […]

dirndl - oil sketch

Girls in dirndls, and an idea is born

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 […]

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