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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.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wow... my last post was in June? I guess that whooshing sound was summer passing by.

Painting with Barrie again we sat in front of a rather overwhelming view of a garden a little past peak and a distant farmscape. With too much to see and not a lot of time I knew I was in trouble and made some severe edits to what I would tackle in this session and looked at just a few flowers, eliminated trees, and pulled the distant shed closer.
Not a great painting, but if you're drowning and a small branch floats you to shore, well that means you made it to shore. I survived the session and salvaged something out of it, and sometimes that's a great victory.

Aug. 26 2010 SF


Jean Marie Drouet said...

Thank you for posting a new picture Stan. It's a good day. But please don't wait 2 months to post a new one. :-)

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Nice work!

sue said...

Beautiful, rich colors! Lovely.

Countrygal said...

I love the way you painted the black eyed susan...delightful!!