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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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


7x10 watercolor of radishes.

I have a full painting day ahead but nothing in mind for subjects. When this happens I sometimes find it helpful to do some small studies or thumbnails out of my head just to get some bearing before I head out. If I haven't thought about what is an appealing subject before setting out I tend to drive around in circles and come home having done nothing.
The radishes (or something similar) I'll save for when I get back home. The tiny thumbnail sketches will be my inspiration this morning: a flag, an Iris, a park BBQ scene.
May 21 2009 SF

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