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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, November 13, 2009


The finished painting. 
It's funny how many little decisions are made along the way even on a piece this simple: Putting in the picnic table to imply private property, aligning a main tree with the paddler's arm to pull the composition together, a hundred decisions on what to paint / not paint to make water look like water and trees look like trees without getting fussy, how to imply people on the porch without detail, and so forth. It all happens faster than you could narrate. 
Anyway, I hope they like it.

Nov. 13 2009  SF


4 comments:

非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

Diana said...

Thank you for the progrss pictures. I always enjoy the thought process. I was just wondering how big is the piece. Were you given a specific size?

Very nice piece.

Jim said...

well done ! j'aime beaucoup...

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, I really enjoyed watching the process of how this all came about. I love the way you de-emphasized the house itself and made the connection the most important element here. It's wonderful!