By The Sea goes to it's home.

drawing by Stella Untalan

Last week I finished a commission.

The buyer/collector came and viewed it for the first time, paid for it, and took it home. I'm trying to take it all in. It was all quicker than I thought it would be. No real time to spend with the finished piece.

The results as always a product of the process. The process in chosing colors and marks was considerable. Many experiments to determine the process and the tools. It is one of the larger drawings I have made to date.

The drawing required methodical preparation of the panels, multiple coats of the colored ground, and hours upon hours of making marks.

With each mark I thought about the ocean and the view the buyer would have of the quiet undulating sea. Each line, each breath, each dot, each breath, each shimmer.