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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.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Yesterday I was hesitating at starting a difficult painting, so to get over that I made this very simple study of a fishing lure.
By choosing an easier subject I got started (often the hardest part of a painting) and once I was painting I settled into enjoying, seeing shapes, making choices about color etc. etc. and from there was able to move on the more difficult painting.. which turned out not to be difficult once I quit worrying about it.

April 10 2011 SF

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