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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.

Friday, January 28, 2011





Here's a sequence of a painting I made today of a Great Blue Heron. Pretty much a top-to-bottom painting.

Jan 29 2011 SF

4 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Stan,
Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the process.
Kind regards, Sadami

Jean Marie Drouet said...

Hello Stan, Great work as usual ! What is your favorite paper ? Montval maybe? thanks. Jim

RH Carpenter said...

Gorgeous! And again, thanks for sharing the steps along the way. This looks like it's on hot press or yupo?

Katharine Nicholson said...

I always love your blues. This is a great composition. I like it that only the front of the bird is in the picture. I like that the beak resonates with the horizon. Then where the beak is pointing is cut off by the trees so as not to lead your eye out of the picture. Then the slant of the trees in the left background leads back the the bird's head. The weeds in the foreground are a nice touch bringing everything into balance. kdn