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POSTED ON Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 09:02

The horizon disappears
under a blanket of warm mist

POSTED ON Friday, April 5, 2019 - 15:15
Big sale. I'll be opening my storage boxes and flat files. I'll have drawings old and new, large and small, framed and unframed, and small books too. I'm working on the discount pricing now.
sampler of four drawings Stella Untalan artist
POSTED ON Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 18:31

Today an old friend returned. Living abroad the past twenty years it is home again ready to return to the studio.

I had almost forgotten how beautiful and comfortable this industrial stool could be. It’s an original. I’ll take it to the studio next week.

I’m already imagining how much more exciting it will be to sit on this stool at my work table. I’ll sit on it when greeting folks for my studio sale, open studio, and my upcoming show of 4x4 inch drawings in early 2020.

I hope you’ll come visit us both.

An old friend returns.
POSTED ON Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 21:17

drawing and 

drawing 

and drawing.

 

My voice goes silent

drawing in progress Stella Untalan sketchbook
POSTED ON Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 14:55

i know I can be a tease So here’s the latest; I’m putting together a show for my 4x4 Project. The plan is to have at minimum 365 drawings in the show. I may be temped to show more since i’ve been pretty energized. Please join my mailing list to get updates and the invite for the preview and sale. These little ones will be very affordable.

Detail of four 4x4 drawings by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 17:15

Artist Alyse Bernstein invited me to be part of a demo she As going to print with her intern Anna.

I’ve had a chance to experiment with Gum Arabic as a drawing ink. It was a very interesting experience making four drawings. It’s a substance that requires drawing quickly. It’s important to finish drawing before the gum dries so the whole drawing can be seen.

The results are based on the suspension of the gum in water and how it pools and disperses. I’m looking forward to the results.

Plate with gum Arabic and water drawing by Stella untalan
POSTED ON Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 19:33

Cutting a template for four small drawings I’m making on a metal plate for Alyse Bernstein to print. Being precise is good. Yet another experimental adventure. I have no idea what will happen but this set of four small drawings will reveal what my techniques will do in this environment.

This template helps me leave the correct space around the drawings to work on the press. It also helps me keep fingermarks and hand oils from marking the plate.

Template close up for drawing.
POSTED ON Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:30

Sharing a couple of my 4 x 4 inch drawings made on paper cut from scraps in the studio. Each is an informative new discovery. Some have layers, some have none. Thinking about how if I wanted to I could show them all at one time. They are small and wouldn't be atted or framed. Well, that's for another day. Now it's all about making them.

This is an image of two of my most recent drawings. You can follow me on flickr to see more.

pop up studio capture of two recent 365 drawings 4x4 inch square
POSTED ON Friday, February 22, 2019 - 00:00

A selection of drawings in my 365.2019 project.

It's great to be going through my drawers and flat files to find scraps of unused paper to make these drawings. There are plenty more coming. Enjoy this small grouping. Each drawing is a wnderful discovery.

Now it's time to cut down some more 4 x 4 inch squares.

 

A few 4x4 drawings to date
POSTED ON Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 15:17

Our closing party is coming up.

Artists Stella Untalan and Robert McNellis present work that reveals and revels in overlapping. They were startled by the parallel nature of the work, resulting from completely different media and processes.

Artist/Closing Reception
Saturday, February 23, 2019 
4 - 6 PM  

Installation of drawings and photographs at ARTSPACE1241 by Stella Untalan and Robert McNellis

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