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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, April 11, 2009


Piano. 15x20 watercolor.

Here's an example of the value of elimination; I saw a general L shaped composition from where I stood, and to make that composition work I needed to knock out about 80% of what was actually there.  My aim was to suggest a piano and a wine bar and people in the room and a general feeling of a festive evening, following that L shape, and when I squinted at the painting and saw that this had been suggested I quit.

April 11  2009 SF

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