journal

POSTED ON Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 19:21

Working on a new large drawing. I’m a bit further along than when I snapped this process image.

This panel has a sheet of Stonehenge mounted on it. The wash is made with a vinyl paint and the dots are acrylic ink made with a syringe. I expect to have the dots completed in my next visit. Then I will determine whether other marks are needed.

New large drawing, work in progress
POSTED ON Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 17:21

Sketchbooks at the ready.

A lovely Red Pine pine cone. So few of them these days it seems. I love their blueish bark.

I'm making drawings influenced by my mountain retreat. This pine cone will work iits way into the drawings.

POSTED ON Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 13:39

I've been busy in the stuudio adding a new series of All Sorts drawing to my work. I'm hoping to have he individual pieces for sale at my open studio and to have an installation group that could be purchased as a whole.

Stella Untalan : All Sorts a series of 6 inch panels
POSTED ON Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 10:36
Join me and fellow artists for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours on Sunday October 14 from noon through 6 pm. I will have some drawing inventory on a special sale.
Stella Untalan as for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
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

#1241carpenter #philadelphia #drawing #stellauntalan #contemporaryart #philadelphiaartist #heavybubble #visualtexture

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

Pages