thinking out loud

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
POSTED ON Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 20:11

Every girl needs her Super Hero friends. These are a few of mine. Great time at MASS MoCA  Got to see NICK CAVE, UNTILELIZABETH KING, RADICAL SMALL, 


MASS MoCA League
POSTED ON Monday, January 23, 2017 - 22:29

Drawing. Doing some visable thinking. I haven't been getting to the studio the past few days. That doesn't mean that I'm not thinking about or making art. I've been working on three ideas for Seeing Red presented by Heavy Bubble at ARTSPACE 1241

working the cafe
POSTED ON Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:14

Three of my Egyptian Waters drawings. Looking at some minor moisture damage. I have to test a blank sheet to see if I can make a repair. I want to get these framed for an upcoming show. Only a little wrinkle.

Egyptian Waters drawings
POSTED ON Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:35

A gift to me. Sad that my favorite art supply store is gone.

POSTED ON Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:21

For my most recent exchibition I created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of her meandering walks and joyful runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods.

Being in the Woods exhibition in Philadelphia at Artspace 1241
POSTED ON Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 13:13

When you can't make it to your studio, you have to open up your art bag and work from your kitchen table. Some days this summer and autumn have been oppressively hot and getting excited about stepping out my apartment door has been exceptionally low.

kitchen table studio photo
POSTED ON Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 19:56

Four of the six drawings I have been working on in the Radical Warp Series. These four pieces are finished and I have two more to go.

I've begun to discover new ways to use my series of marks. Same marks different context. Vey interested in pursuing this direction with an additional series. Each series surprises me with its completion.


four new drawings in the Radical Warp Series, green