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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, February 3, 2011


Came across this painting today - I'd made it New Years Day on the beach in Florida.
Sometimes when painting in difficult circumstances (sitting in sand, windy, pressed for time) I produce paintings I'm quite happy with. The physical discomfort forces me to concentrate on the piece, and I'm more inclined to paint boldly and without care for perfection.

Feb.3 2011 SF

2 comments:

Jean Marie Drouet said...

Absolutely. The discomfort is the best way to produce good and alive sketches.

RH Carpenter said...

You can certainly "feel" the wind in this one.