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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.

POSTED ON Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 19:15

I have three fabulous Fabriano tiny books. I have been drawing in this green book for three weeks now and I am almost finished. It is a wonderful object that has a seemingly coded story that can be revealed. Some people call this asemic writing it is an accurate description of the drawing in this book.

Making drawings that are also objects is very interesting to me. Books are a special love.

drawing by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:39

My work is about process and materials, it is methodical , repetitious, and meditative.

I made a few timelapse videos and stitched them together on my iphone. It was fun and painless. This is part one. It's fun to look back on what happened when you make a piece. The timelapse makes it speedy but each line is drawn slowly.

By The Sea a commissioned drawing by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 21:21

I've begun a new series that is more calligraphic. I'm working with several patterns.

Here's a detail of one. This sketch was made with my friends Montana Markers. The markers allow me to make large marks and thin with standard and mixed colors.

I'm very keen on making more.

But first back to working on a commission.

drawing in progress Stella Untalan sketchbook

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