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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, January 26, 2011

A few people have asked for paintings of Pheasant hunting, which is a pretty tired subject. So I thought I'd try making a painting that is about shapes and composition and let the hunter and bird be very subtle.
Here's the thumbnail sketch and a detail from the finished piece. Parts of it worked out OK but I'd like to try this again. Maybe in oil.

Jan 26 2011 SF


RH Carpenter said...

This is beautiful and you have made it all about the shapes and the values.

Sadami said...

Dear Stan,
Wow, very dramatic and beautiful. Amazing you made it from a thumbnail! Thank you.
Cheers, Sadami

Rob Carey said...

Fabulous work and blog- like your watercolor technique.

Countrygal said...

I love this one..I feel like I'm right in the scene..great snow!