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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

Jumped out of my chair during a movie tonight to scribble down an idea for a painting tomorrow. I was doodling shapes for a composition, (see the thumbnail sketch with the penny) while thinking about a Woodcock hunting painting, and came up with the idea of making both the bird and the hunters equally hidden.
This would be very descriptive of Woodcock hunting - Often very hard to even locate your partner who might be only 30 feet away, and the birds are absolutely impossible to see.
The painting, from across the room, should simply be a pretty fall landscape done with a strong composition. Only upon close inspection will hunters and bird be realized.

We shall see how this goes..

Feb.3 2011 SF

1 comment:

RH Carpenter said...

Had to blow this one up to see the hunter and the bird, but for me the pleasure was in seeing the mark-making and brush strokes of an artist who definitely knows what he's doing!