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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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

11x14 watercolor. Fishing lures.

Really need to try this in oil but my daughter is here this week and I don't want to poison the air with mineral spirits. So another study in WC tonight.
 This actually worked pretty well. I was thinking "watercolor" before I began painting, and while it's not the result I want to see when I try it in oil it's working as a watercolor. If that makes any sense.
The photo shows that everything was darker than the way I painted it. I lightened up the shadows and generally made the whole painting lighter and more colorful. I also cast an imagined shadow across the top of the composition to tie that third of the painting together, rather than have three single elements across the page.  Feb.25  2009  SF

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