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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, May 26, 2009

7x10 watercolor of mixed olives.
Yesterday (Memorial Day) I wanted to make a painting of my picnic things; olives, cheese, salmon, crackers, fruit, and set those up around the basket with drinks and such.. and the whole project started to feel overwhelming. So I just did the olives rather than do nothing. I often remind myself on a drawing or painting day that if the forest is too much do a tree, and if a tree is too much do a leaf. Many times I have rescued a session simply by cutting the task down to a size I can manage.
May 26 2009 SF

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