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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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Loon. 8x11 watercolor.

Sometimes I forget that cheating is OK.. 
Facing this Loon painting I was dreading the task of painting black around all the white spots on the bird, then recalled an exchange w/ my friend James last week where he mentioned painting in gouache (basically opaque watercolor). 
Using white gouache made the spots a simple matter.
This is one of five paintings for the Minnesota DNR. 

Jan 31 2010 SF

1 comment:

Richard said...

I like the flatness, angled plane of your loon. Just happened upon your work on a Boston Globe book review of Russo's Bridge of Sighs. Was taken w/ the geometry of that painting as well.