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POSTED ON Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 14:29

It was a busy and productive week in the studio. Tiring in fact. The weather has changed so I had to bundle up and move around. That means drawing big and keeping warm.

Occasionally I put my iPhone to work capturing my work process. Here’s a little video of some work this week.

POSTED ON Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 13:16

A new drawing using a deep forest green. So many folks have remarked on the scale of this drawing. I’ve embraced a new series of drawings that are vertical, this one.

New drawing by Stella Untalan on panel
POSTED ON Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:16

We all love crayons, yes?

I have been thinking about making use of some materials I haven’t used in quite a while. First thing that came to mind was crayons. I picked up one of my graph paper books and my crayon tin and started filling boxes.

All of this is an exercise to warm up to some new marks and process that will drive new drawings.

Drawing with crayon on grid
POSTED ON Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:40

A one day POST for 2017 was crazy.

More visitors came through in one day than two days in previous years. It was exhausting and it wasn’t really a buying crowd. 

Each year I fail to deal with some detail. This year it was putting out my iPad to get folks to sign the mailing list. Oh well.

I’m hoping to enjoy the clean organized studio this weekend.

I may do a small studio sale before the holidays. Please join my mailing list if you haven’t already. 

Stella Untalan studio post POST 2017
POSTED ON Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:37

It has been a year of saturated color. 

I have been making commissions and sketches to lead me to those final pieces. Here my studio wall holds many of the pieces I have made this year. All of the work is from this year, including the small drawings on paper. There are additional works on another wall.

I’m about to make a couple large drawings on panels and get back to some works on paper.

Stella Untalan Post 2017 studio view
POSTED ON Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 15:00

This past week many of my drawings were photographed. The documentation process is a very exacting one. My drawings have very subtle changes that are difficult to capture without the help of a professional.

I called on Elena Bouvier, friend, artist, professional photographer to capture the true feeling of my drawings. 

I’m looking through the images now to add them to my website.

So exciting to have them to share.

Elena Bouvier shooting Stella Untalan’s drawings.
POSTED ON Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 21:37

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.

drawing by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 19:58

I love pulling out the wood glue and clamps.

Here I am creating two cleats for hanging a large two panel piece to a wall. It's basically a small shelf which will hold the work level.

Two pins will look the artwork to the cleats. The glue is setting and I will return to add some wood screws.

Clamping a handmade wooden cleat
POSTED ON Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 16:02

Group Show with four 1241 artists. Damini Celebre, Tim McFarlane, Alexis Nutini and Stella Untalan. Repetition is the simple repeating of a mark, with no particular placement or color or size of the marks. In this show each artist works with repetition as a means to engage the viewer in something unexpected. 

Opening reception / Friday August 11 / 7-9 pm

August 11, 2017 to August 22, 2017

Gallery Hours
Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm

 

Work in the exhibition Repetition at ARTSPACE 1241 by Tim Mcfarlane painter, Alexis Nutini printmaker, Stella Untalan draftswoman and Damini Celebre site specific sculpture.
POSTED ON Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:02

In Part 2 after another twelve plus hours I finished drawing the blue dots on this commission.

I didn't document the whloe drawing but felt the need to do some to compliment my previous video.

The commision is almost complete. A few more dots of another hue will completer the drawing.

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