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POSTED ON Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 18:46

It's been difficult getting some steady time in the studio. Luckily I picked some work that requires waiting. The panels are prepped and ready for drawings to happen. I love the process of getting ready to make a drawing almost as much as making the drawing itself.

I stood looking at them and looking at them. That untouched white surface was as you would expect — difficult to approach.

two prepped panels for drawings by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Friday, January 1, 2016 - 17:09

I've gathered all my images for drawing-a-day in a coffee table book/catalog. Finally it's printed. All 366 drawings are in full color, printed from the original iPhone drawing files. Art journal entries are included along side each drawing. I want to thank the many folks whose interest in the project encouraged me to make this book a reality.

Book Details:
8.5 x 8.5 inches
Full Color
Perfect Bound
373 pages

Price:
$95

iPhone 366 project, book, catalog, drawings
POSTED ON Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 19:43

This is what it looks like when I use Nori to mount watercolor paper to a panel. My long and short series is on 12 x 12 inch panels. Each drawing is a pair of panels and one has mounted watercolor paper for the surface. As you can see I am using the latest technology here to press and secure a sheet of paper for one panel.

Nori is slow drying so I usually wait 48 hours.

 

This is how I set the mounted paper.
POSTED ON Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 17:14

I'v edecided to work on a larger version of my Radical Warp series.

Let's see what drawing a vertical version is like. This is the start of a new drawing and a photo of my studio with work in progress. I get some studio time again tomorrow.

New drawings, orange by Stella Untalan.
POSTED ON Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 19:27

Working on two book simultaneously.

These are two of the books I am working on for RiTUAL Reading Room. I'm working on several ideas at once. The book on the left is about obliterating and revealing through repetitive mark-making, 

The second book is an expression of my measurement work. Each dip of the pen makes a new field of color on each page.

I'm still working on both of these. I'll know more as I draw. 

Books for RiTUAL Reading Room
POSTED ON Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 18:24

Spent another full day in the studio and was able to do some additional work on this panel of my long and short of it series. Each drawing is two panels.

This is the short panel. 

It's still not ready. But it's now pretty close. This photo was taken while the ink for the current set of marks was drying.

The short of it. Earth. by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:37

Thrilled to be invited to participate in this group show of artwork, 1 foot square or less, and under $400. Meet the Artists! Reception Friday, November 13, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

The show has been extended through February 9, 2016
 

Radical Warp Series 1-7 new orange drawings on basswood by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:52

Recently I got a call from artist Lesley Mitchell inviting me to participate in a small works show. I was excited I have lot's of small works, how easy. Sure I'm in. Alas, nothing I had framed an ready met the size criterial. I've been makinging larger work it seems. 

Getting the orange on
POSTED ON Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 07:58

I've been folding lots of paper into books for the upcoming RiTUAL Reading Room show. I've been pulling out found papers and papers I've saved. This will keep me open to possibities. I'm looking through drawers in my studio and pulling out sheets.

I have many ritials and I can make the actual act of making the books a ritual. Excited to investigate and think about by rituals. By thinking about my acts everyday and the act of making working I discover more of my personal rituals.

A selection of folded sheets for RiTUAL Book Show.
POSTED ON Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 17:35

All the panels have been gessoed for the second time. Now they will sit and dry thouroughly so I can sand them the next time I'm in the studio. Then I'll wipe them down and mount the watercolor paper. Meanwhile some folding. And I'll be framing a couple of those small drawings on the wall for a small works show.

panels prepped in my studio

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