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Stan Fellows has been an illustrator for thirty five years, painting for magazines, corporate clients, and children's books. Clients from the past two years include: Martha Stewart Living, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Audubon, National Geographic, Field & Stream, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYU, Notre Dame, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, (what’s with all the airlines?...) Kiplinger's, Arts & Antiques, Simon & Schuster, and for six years he has worked monthly for the Wall Street Journal's Friday wine column. In his native Minneapolis he taught watercolor painting and illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has also taught watercolor workshops in Iowa City, where he lives with his daughter.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

(A little later.. ) Here's a tip I wish I'd learned years ago; When you're new to watercolor get used to handling the paint by simply coloring ink drawings. By doing this you learn edge control, water to pigment ratios, the behavior of paint as it dries etc., all this without having to leap into making a watercolor painting. On lure No.1 I laid down a simple swatch of blue to color the lure. On 2 and 3 I painted the background only. A nice effect and a good way to get a feel for watercolor. Feb.24 2009 SF 

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