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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, June 1, 2010

Fascinating painting session with my friend Barrie today; I THOUGHT I knew where I was headed with this garden painting but about halfway through was completely lost and had no idea what area to paint next, what shapes to look for etc.
And then unexpectedly the small area at the back of the painting, (the fence and Peonies) worked out. With this area in hand as a success I felt free to let the rest of the painting be very loose and nonspecific, which gives the entire painting a fresh feel.

So sometimes the best plan is to have a little luck..

June 1 2010 SF

1 comment:

A Brush with Color said...

Love how you handled this. I'm always attracted to pieces you do that are "vignetted," and also where you leave the white of the page and objects unpainted. Lets the imagination fill it in--gorgeous