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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, June 6, 2010

Went back to the marina yesterday, ignoring a tornado watch, and made a weak 9x12 oil painting.
Stopped at my pizza pub on my way home and made this sketch and notes for improving the painting.
It's easy to forget that as an artist your job is not to copy what's in front of you, but to run that information through a filter and make the painting your own.

June 7 2010 SF

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Stan,
These peonies look familiar - wonder if they are from our yard!?

We looked up your work at Bill Dunkelberg's suggestion as he is very impressed with living next door to an artist of such repute.

We are looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Kim Leslie, M.D.
Jeff Dunkelberg, M.D.
521 W. Park Rd. (next door to you)