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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, September 12, 2010


Another horse day - Encouraged by the response to my last horse painting I've been studying horses (via web images) and today went back to Barb's farm to paint.
I sat and watched this horse for 40 minutes before making a 15 minute watercolor study of her. (I wish I'd remember to do this more often - Spend MUCH more time observing than painting.)
While the proportions are imperfect I am generally happy with having caught the gesture of the horse in this quick study.
There is hope...

Sep.13 2010 SF

2 comments:

Jean Marie Drouet said...

good job Stan ! painting horses is really not very easy (.like dogs, cats, ...)

Lisa Faulkner Wright said...

Hi Stan, Another wonderful painting. I like your colors, as always. The light and shadow planes of the horse are so well done, read as a shiny, silky coat and are painterly at the same time. You paintings are always so inspiring! Thanks again for posting your work.