Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Everyday I Think of You. Acrylic, charcoal & crayon on Wood. © Stella Im Hultberg. 2006.
an old piece i did back in 2005 or 2006 for a group show when i first started showing at galleries.
i was obsessed with faces then (and when i was little too) then the whole figure,
then circled back to focusing on faces again in recent months, it seems.
► speaking of old work, here's a post from last year about work "evolution".
Posted by stella im hultberg at 1:03 PM
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
throwing paint around. figuring some things out.
experimenting. drawing a lot.
► working on a couple group shows that's coming up fast...
Love Conquers All (anti prop 8 show) at Thinkspace Gallery next month,
and Sweet Streets 2 at Gallery Nucleus in September.
► finishing my blue sketchbook, which i only had for a little over a month.
i must've been starved for sketchbooks - will dump soon.
► always a conundrum to figure out how to transfer the raw energy
into a larger surface and turn them into a finished piece...
the reconciliation never happens well for me.
► 10% of the sales from the shop will be donated to charity.
( Gulf Restoration Network & Save the Children for now ).
► pondering a studio cleaning painting/drawing sale of some originals i have...
Posted by stella im hultberg at 11:36 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Mathilda. 6"x12". Mixed Media on Wood. © 2010. Stella Im Hultberg.
Crazy 4 Cult show opened in LA at Gallery 1988 this past Friday,
and above is my contribution for the film-themed show - as i've mentioned before,
it's Mathilda (Natalie Portman) from The Professional (1994).
(here's my last contribution to the show -Marla from Fight Club in 2007).
the show runs till July 30th, 2010, so please check it out if you're near.
otherwise you can view (& purchase if you'd like) all the pieces HERE online.
here's a framed view :
and some earlier stages :
i've always been inspired by the character (i made a painting based on her back in 2006).
the face changed the most as i harshened and softened the expression
back and forth... i debated whether or not to make it more of an accurate
portraiture and decided against it and to go with the feel for her instead.
it was hard to capture a young girl with a bruised innocence that still
held on to her vulnerability as a child.
i got a little tighter at the end than i'd liked but that is okay.
i learn with each painting.
Posted by stella im hultberg at 11:23 AM
Friday, July 02, 2010
so i finally made a decision,
and she's gone off to LA now, for Crazy 4 Cult show at Gallery 1988.
it turned out a little tighter than i'd liked, but that's okay - i was running out of time.
(looseness actually takes a lot more time/thought/planning to pull off, for me, at least).
so i went on to loosen up last night :
Posted by stella im hultberg at 3:17 PM
Thursday, July 01, 2010
continued from my last blue sketchbook dump.
june 12th - june 30th, 2010.
ballpoint, ink, pencil, paint pens, markers, acrylic in Hand•Book sketchbook. © 2010.
Posted by stella im hultberg at 2:13 PM