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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, January 19, 2010

Invented landscape. 7x10 watercolor.

Last night at my daughter's swimming practice I was making little drawings of areas of the pool where I saw interesting compositions. The BW scan (with the corner of a dollar for scale) is a drawing of the corner of the pool.

Today I looked at my little drawing and decided to make a landscape of it. I looked out my window for color ideas, softened the hard lines indicated in the drawing and then gave vertical stuff tree color and texture, and flat stuff snowy shadows. The middle ground areas got a dirt texture. I wasn't happy with how I handled the lane barriers, but still it was an interesting experiment. 

Jan 19 2010 SF

1 comment:

A Brush with Color said...

Nice to see your thought process put into action.