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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 17, 2011


Sorry, but can't get back to the finished piece (fly fishing cigar break) of the previous post right now - Have a workshop this weekend in MN and needed to paint a demo idea tonight.

This painting was done from a still life setup that had a deliberate gap between the elements at the top and the bottom. I tied the top and bottom together by adding/inventing a non-existent red-striped dish towel.
Learning tricks for how to salvage a painting that has a fatal flaw (in this case the composition) is very valuable, and interesting to watch.. I hope.
We shall see how this goes in front of the live audience Sunday.

Feb.17 2011 SF


2 comments:

Jean Marie Drouet said...

nice job Stan !

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Wow, this has a fatal flaw! I think it's pretty cool. I'm just a student though and I'm taking my first still life class this semester. I'll be checking back!