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POSTED ON Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 16:25

I've been making larger drawings lately but now have slid in two directions at the same time.

These three drawings use many of the materials I have been experimenting with this year. Watercolor and acrylic paint markers and vinyl paint cover Strathmore watercolor paper almost completely.

I'll blot and press them to eliminate the curl or mount them on museum board. It's fun to make these pieces inspired by some sketchbook drawings.

More to make.

 

Three small experimental drawings 4 x 6 inches by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:42

Submitted this to KIND OF BLUE. I've begun making a small series of experimental repetitive mark drawings. It's easy to make some of these where ever I go. There will be a series at Philadelphia Open Studio Tours this year.

Thinly Veiled : A small drawing 4 x 6 inches, ink on vinyl paint

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Thinly Veiled, 4 x 6 inches in Kind of Blue, Stella Untalan, drawing
POSTED ON Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:23

June is shaping up to be the last of the spring cleaning for a bit. Many series of drawings have been stored in boxes and the last of the boxes are being glued to store pairs of drawings that have been mounted on boards. I've been able to clear my flat files for more drawings. I'm hoping I'll be able to extend this system to make more drawings easily available for when I have studio visits.

Building boxes on my worktable.
POSTED ON Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:55

Starting a new sketchbook. I always make some marks on the cover. This is a testing ground for some marks for larger drawings. It's pretty exciting drawing with some new watercolor markers.

I love defining something about what is happening in the sketchbook on the covers.

I have several large panels that I am interested in making drawings with multiple panels.

 

POSTED ON Friday, May 18, 2018 - 15:49

Ready to continue All Sorts drawings. Started prepping new panels last week.

This series really helps me learn new things about my process. It's great to have the energy to prep the panels and organize myself to expand the series.

I have six small panels to start.

Prepping new boards in the studio
POSTED ON Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 15:04

I'm excited to announce a solo show of my newest drawings. 

March 3 – 30, 2018

RECEPTION
Saturday, March 10, 4 – 6 PM

This exhibition features all new drawings. In the past year I have renewed my exploration of color relationships and color saturation, a departure from my last exhibition. These drawings on panels move gently onto new planes.

The constant in my work is the role of process and materials. Methodical, repetitious, and meditative marks are the vocabulary of measurement and probing.

Detail from The Long and Short of It by Stella Untalan, yellow
POSTED ON Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 15:51

A Patch of Landscape is one of my new single-sheet books that is in the RiTUAL show in Philadelphia. Often these books help push ahead other ideas for new drawings. This book reinterpreta several previous drawings that I have made of landscape impressions over the tears.

You can see it in RiTUAL at HBHQ / 1241 Carpenter I have several other books. There are 200+ books.
Check the catalog.

 

A patch of landscape a small book by Stella Untalan Micro pens on Strathmore
POSTED ON Monday, January 15, 2018 - 13:42

Punch List is one of my new single-sheet books that is in the RiTUAL show in Philadelphia. Often these books help push ahead other ideas for new drawings. This drawing is on an orange Canson paper. The dots are drawn with a Montana Marker. I enjoy the resulting effect they have on different surfaces.

You can see it in RiTUAL at HBHQ / 1241 Carpenter I have several other books. There are 200+ books.

 

Punch List a small book by Stella Untalan, Canson Paper and Montana Marker, orange
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.

Deep earth by Stella Untalan
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

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