POSTED ON Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 09:17

Eight hours driving to get to the cabin and drawing paradise.

Happy to settle in with my art go bag and make drawings with a hot cup of Joe beside me. I made a few drawings and used my sketchbook to get some impressions recorded for making more formal drawings back in the studio.

This is time I use without the intrusion of the net and social networks. No electricity. Just grilling, nature and drawing.

In the photo Inktense pencils, watercolor sketchbook, brush pens and The New York Times.

Drawing on the deck looking at the lake
POSTED ON Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 16:19

I was happy to partiicipate in the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours again in 2018. I had many wonderful, thoughtful visitors. I had a large selection of new drawings.

I'm currently assessing participating again in 2019. More likely than not. Its always good to meet new folks and talk with fellow artists.


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours with three details of Stella Untalan drawings
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

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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.