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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, May 30, 2009

As I looked at my glove in the grass I tried to think of how I could paint it in the fewest number of strokes possible. Ball gloves are surprisingly complex if you observe them carefully, and I didn't want to get hung up with a lot of detail and have a painting that looked too careful and fussy. I wanted a painting that was fresh and spontaneous but still said "baseball glove" right off the.. er.. bat.
Starting the drawing I made bold pencil lines, anticipating that when it came to laying in paint I would let those lines shoulder a lot of the work of suggesting detail. This would relieve me of having to do a lot of picky brushwork.

1 comment:

A Brush with Color said...

Nice to see your progression and thought processes with it. I wish I was able to be as free as this. I could learn from your efforts!