POSTED ON Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 15:23

I've been working, framing, and organizing all at the same time in the studio. I'm finally able to spend full days at the studio again which is so exciting.

This is a snap I took at the studio the other day when I arrived. The light is always amazing.

I'm thinking about taking at least one studio picture each time I arrive. This way I can look back and enjoy the timeline.

POSTED ON Monday, November 25, 2013 - 11:33

A new series of ink drawings. A new size for me. Very interested in the verticallity, how the lines optically push the paper out.

Just started working with them again in November.


art, drawing, ink, blue, line
POSTED ON Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 20:53

Even without having titles for these three square drawings the mounting has begun. Here's number one using Nori. This is a triptych, mixed media, mostly oil pastel.

Looking forward to have them ready for sale.

triptych mixed media by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 22:30

Playing in the studio with Vine.

I wanted to capture a little bit of studio action today and decided to do it with Vine. Love having such an easy and structured way to make short vids. I'm going to start making a series. Hope to make one a month in the new year. Make it a feature here at my journal.

I'm working on these new collages — they have a voabulary much like my drawings. Enjoy.

POSTED ON Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 08:26

Morning coffee and contemplating the arrangement of my studio for open studios.

I have such a love/hate relationship with open studios. The idea of allowing people I don't know into such a personal and sacred place can almost paralyze me. Often I leave the room when someone visits. I just can't watch them peering. 

studio rearranging
POSTED ON Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 15:18

In the studio tuesday I continued work on my lone wolf.

I custom mixed the green and began to make tonal marks in a path around the perimeter of the sheet. I added a layer of marks, white caisen paint tapped on like a stamp. It is one of the marks I have added to my vocabulary for these larger drawings.

I mixed a transparent yellow ink and sliced the vertical space with three stripes. This is where I am right now. It's hanging waiting for me to return.

green lone wolf
POSTED ON Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 13:45

The last group in my series of nine.

I still haven't really had a chance to look at these dry yet. So I don't really know what the look like. But I do know that in my brain when I look at them from across the room I think they are green. That is the interesting aspect of each of the three sets that I have made. Each set is two colors but the in two sets the color that is dominant is a combination of the two colors. In the red and blue set the end result was not.

beginning yellow and blue
POSTED ON Friday, August 16, 2013 - 22:18

This is my second set of images in the current series. Sorry are they are so poor. I think I was bleary eyed.

This color experience is quite amazing. The work right now is a direct result of no expectations. I only have three more that are coming. Enjoy.

ink drawings layers
POSTED ON Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 22:54

I returned to my studio after a full day to see the red and yellow drawings now that they were dry. I couldn't even make my coffee I had to look at them.

There is a profound difference when the ink dries — the result of the absorbtion. I'm pleasantly surprised. The marks are quite commanding with their little ripples and an occassional bubble. The transperency additive makes the brayer want to slide across the paper — the speed makes a different kind of visual texture and challenges my control to make the mark.

yellow intaglio rolling drawing detail
POSTED ON Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 12:22

Spent an amazing day in the studio yesterday working on new drawings. I purchased some new ink a week or two back and finally got to work with it. Sculptor Amy Ralston was making a studio visit and she turned into my assistant, what a luxury.

I set out to make nine new drawings.

Stella Untalan In the studio magenta and yellow on the wall