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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, July 7, 2009

Shells. 11x14 watercolor on bristol.
I was trying to get warmed up to do some landscapes but felt blocked. Rather than beat my head against the problem I switched to something unrelated and did these easy little studies of broken sea shells. It got me over the issue of trying to accomplish something that wasn't working, and by returning to the calming practice of observing and drawing I was then able to return to the landscapes.

July 7  2009  SF

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