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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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I've had a terrific week painting afield, and the key to this; biting off less as a subject.
For whatever reason in recent months I'd been seduced into trying to capture an entire scene while painting on location, and while that works for some people (usually requiring multiple sessions) for me it's a poor fit. So of late I've been reminding myself that afield I'll only make "studies". The irony of this statement is that I have no intention of doing a more complete painting later. A study is all I intend to do, but with that in mind I am more realistic about how much can be accomplished in one painting session.
Above are a few recent pieces.

Oct.6 2010 SF


Jean Marie Drouet said...

stay fresh minded and curious. that is the key. Nice works Stan !

Margaret Bednar said...

I REALLY like these as "unfinished". There is something exciting about it. Maybe because my first love is drawing, not painting.

ShariLyn said...

I love how you jump up and sketch a thought of a scene that pops in your mind .. seeing your thoughts and then the painting you do, really truly is enjoyable seeing the artist in action so to speak - you are a wonderful artist, a real inspiration!