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POSTED ON Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 19:25
I have three small pieces in a fun group show at ARTSPACE 1241. The show of postcard-sized art 8.5 x 5.5 inches or smaller includes more than sixty pieces by a group of thirty artists. Yep, mine are green. If the hours don't work for you please email me to make an appointment.
Three drawings in the grass is green an exhibition by Heavy Bubble at ARTSPACE 1241
POSTED ON Friday, April 22, 2016 - 21:50

In June I will be showing my work with Brain David Dennis. This week we met for the second time to plot out our show at ARTSPACE1241. Our exhibition will be a conversation with my two dimensional work ( drawings on Yupo synthetic paper ) and his three dimensional work. The first site drawing was made in our planning meeting. We discussed lighting, installation, and viewer experience.

sketch book plan
POSTED ON Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:11

Started a new series of green drawings this week. Trying to feel out some marks and rhythms. This is just the begining with four drawings on my work table. I'm choosing a set vocabulary. But tomorrow I put them aside to begin work on drawings for my show with Brian Dennis in June.

 

new green warp drawings
POSTED ON Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:49

It all began with a gift of pens just a couple weeks ago. I have avoided using these Micro pens for quite some time because I relate them with work not artwork. But when given a gift of several pens I couldn't say no. I've embarked on another small drawing series that can be made while traveling or waiting; having coffee or tea; sitting inside or outside.

It's all about the line — it's all about the color

I look forward to showing them off at Open Studio this year.

drawing out of the studio
POSTED ON Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 19:20

It's absolutely better than I expected. Take a look at this wonderful vid by MASS MoCA. This is my favorite museum ever.

If you haven't been it's worth a trip. Drive and enjoy the wonderful mountains and nature.

Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA
POSTED ON Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 04:49

A new pair in my continuing series the long and the short of it. Spring has taken hold of my eye and this yellow pair are getting some well deserved attention. The series as a whole is begining to look garden like with a spring explosion of color.

the long and the short of it drawing by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 23:15

The bright white paper stared directly at me yesterday. I took my used blue tape and masked out an area to begin laying doen a background color. I reuse my blue tape, it gives me more organic line.

After sipping a cup a joe I began applying the ground. It took three passes to get a coverage. The two panels are ready to be drilled and bolted together. Then I'll start creating my graphite grid.

So pleased with the results so far. It's almost enough.

new commission laying down the ground
POSTED ON Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 12:18

Got the spring green on all my new surfaces. 

This is a surprise color for me. Not a natural choice for mt but I'm working with it. Eight new pieces to start drawings. I have them all set up on one of my side work surfaces so I can work on small pieces in between working on my larger two commissions. 

Looking forward to loading up some pens and laying down some marks this coming week. I'll be posting images or progess here in the journal.

spring green ready to draw
POSTED ON Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 14:23

Lot's of prep work in my studio this week.

I took out a saw to do some cutting.

Here's a peek at 8 new 4 x 5 inch basswood panels gessoed and drying. Can't wait to get making drawings on these pieces. I first used this material for my radical warp series of drawings.

4 x 5 basswood
POSTED ON Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 13:21

Mounting paper to panels I was rusty. But now I'm back up to well oiled machine. These two panels are ready for me to begin my new commission. I'll bolt the two panels together and draw on them as though they are one contiguous piece. The two panels are really to make them more managable for transportation.

My color tests and ink viscosity proved my thoughts to be true.

This weekend I lay down a colorfield and wait for it to dry. Then the drawing will begin.

two paper mounted panels ready

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