thinking out loud

POSTED ON Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:25

Getting ready for my studio sale every drawer I opened held another mystery or surprise. Old friends being revealed again.

These drawings were made in 2008. I made more work with pastels then and I'm thinking about revisiting that media during my art trip to the woods in September.

All About Trees was a group exhibition to which I was invited. It was a pleasant surprise to rediscover them.

1. Bark Summons
2. Deepening Wood
3. Salamander Darts
4. Respiring Pines

All four of these drawings are availble directly from me at my studio.

Bark Summons mixed media by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 09:02
The horizon disappears under a blanket of warm mist My thermos releases a swirl of vapor joining this obscuring blanket Muffled sounds comfort me
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 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, 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 Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 14:33

Reflecting on my most recent exhibition of drawings.

When I take my drawings out of the studio and into the world they speak with another voice.

These drawings were all made at the end of 2016 through 2017. Most of my work in the past couple years has been monochromatic. This past 14 months I've imersed myself in vibrant colors. I really love seeing this burst of color.

POSTED ON Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:16

We all love crayons, yes?

I have been thinking about making use of some materials I haven’t used in quite a while. First thing that came to mind was crayons. I picked up one of my graph paper books and my crayon tin and started filling boxes.

All of this is an exercise to warm up to some new marks and process that will drive new drawings.

Drawing with crayon on grid
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 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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