in the studio

POSTED ON Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 15:52

Yeah. An unexpected expense. Microwave died. Here’s my new studio companion reflecting the reorganization of my storage area. Durable goods seem to be back in inventory although not at normal levels. That's ok stay safe everyone.

Let’s heat something up!

That American Rescue plan check came in handy.

 

Reflected in the microwave
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 15:14

I'm happy to say that my Give Me a Hand pins are going out to my VoxBox and Whole Ball of Wax patrons today. These pins feature one of the drawings from my 600 Drawings project.

If you want to switch your level to $12 or above you can get my occasional physical mailings and my 1 year anniversary gift. I'm working on creating new items to share with you on a more regular basis.

Thank you for supporting my work at any level.

Now back to packing.

give me a Hand pin for Patreon supporters
POSTED ON Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 19:53

One of the 8 new drawings in my soon to be available artist book / zine. My 2021 Project is a series of downloadable, foldable zines. During the month of February I made the drawings. Some freaky weather held up my time to scan them and put them into the layout for printing. You can find out more and follow my process step by step at my Patreon account.

Become a Patron at any level and get a book each time it’s ready. 

One of my newest drawings mapping the terrain
POSTED ON Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 12:12
I’ve been very busy end of year in my studio. Finally after all of the renovations that ran from February then stopped for on and off for a bit in March to September. (COVID) Finally finished in September. Not everything is back in place but my work area is absolutely awesome. I still have to move this bank of drawers but that won’t happen until March when I get my new air conditioner installed.   

The counter top is glass, an old deli case front. It weighs about 400 lbs. and is 9 ft long.

POSTED ON Monday, March 30, 2020 - 22:25

I started this post in January as I started to reconfigure the stusio for a new year of work. My energy was high and I began preparing a series of 6 x 6 panels for new ALLSORTS drawings.

For some reason I stopped after uploading the studio photo.

I just came back to this today after the year came to a screetching halt due to the Pandemic.

I haven't been to the studio in 4 weeks. That has been difficult. The work I wanted to do requires the studio space. Also the materials I need are there. So I have had to change course and do other work.

Studio shot, ALLSORTS wall Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 21:30

Last year's experiments that turned out to be 600 drawings. And those experiments are feeding a whole new series of ALLSORTS. Also a new series of works on paper and sculptural drawings.

Here's new work in the studio at the end of last month. I'm be working on them again after hanging and opening my show at HBHQ.

Lots new to share in 2020. It's gonna be a great art year.

ALLSORTS 6x6 inch panel drawing by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 19:12

It was a daunting task and it took almost three weeks to sign. number and bag all 600 drawings.

Maybe I should do smaller year long projects.

Good news there are plenty of inexpensive drawings to purchase and you can even put a few together in a frame. I'll be posting selected images on my website. I also have some available drawings available for purcase at my online store.

You can check what is available at this link.

https://stella-untalan.square.site

Signing drawings 4x4project 2019 Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 16:11

I've begun the new series of ALLSORTS for 2020. I've gessoed some smaller panels but have begun drawing on some of 12 x 12 inch ones.

This group is a different color set. I'm looking forward to using what I learned from my 4x4 drawing project last year to create some new patterns from repetition. I've already been pleasantly surprised by the results so far.

if you know my work you know that there isn't economy of scale. I don't make larger marks - I make more marks. I hope you'll follow what I'm doing in 2020.

Allsorts 2020 in progress Stella untalan drawings minimalism
POSTED ON Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 16:32

I began prepping two new panels this past week. It takes time to: gesso and sand and gesso and sand; to get the surfaces prepared to receive a color background before I begin to draw.

I'm at application number three and I'll be sanding at my next visit. If the surface feels even and smooth I'll hang the panels on my drawing wall.

then I will sit and contemplate what colors I'll apply and what marks to make.

 

Stella Untalan’s studio work in progress, large drawing
POSTED ON Friday, November 8, 2019 - 16:40

Embarking on a new series of repetitive measurements drawings. This new drawing in the series is made with a steel brush. I love the feel of the brush on the paper. The fact that it is a watercolor paper it's rough surface and absorption create some amazing marks. I've just begun testing viscosities of ink.


White ink on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress 
9 x 12 inch
2019

#art #drawing #minimal #ink #repetitive #meditative

Stella Untalan black and white drawing on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress

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