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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.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Spent the afternoon on a hot and dusty county road painting oil landscape studies and collecting smiles and two-fingers-off-the-wheel waves from farmers.
Here's a photo of part of the vista. I would look at parts of it and try to get a feel for the roll of the landscape and shapes of the fields, but I took great liberty with pushing the compositions around.
The (above) shots of the 5x7 studies are lame as new oil paintings bounce back the flash badly, but you get the general sense of what they are about. Hopefully.
May 22 2009 SF

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