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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.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


CS Gallery
March 14 No.2  15x20 watercolor.

This one was fun; A guy next to me asked what I was going to paint, and looking down the length of a gallery thick with art and filled with people I answered, "Everything in the place."
My solution was to make a composition with the foreground guitar player's shoulder and strap that emphasized the forced perspective, and also obscured a lot of foreground detail. I skipped indicating art on the walls and just tried to give a sense of the depth of the room and the sparkle of backlit people way at the back.
March 14  2009  SF

2 comments:

Maggie said...

This is fantastic! You managed to grab the energy of the place, well, perfectly!

A Brush with Color said...

I love just the suggestion of it all.