While I was talking with my mom the other evening, she mentioned that she’s now showing the work of a wonderful watercolorist at the gallery. After reading her blog post and seeing a couple of images of Stan Fellows’s work, I went to his own blog almost immediately and am enjoying his paintings and sketchbook journaling so much. Thanks to his kind permission, I wanted to share a few with you.
Robin, March 10 / Watercolor & Pencil / Stan Fellows
As an avid journal writer and drawer myself, I always enjoy seeing the beautiful ways in which people incorporate their words and images together on the page, creating vivid reminders and records of daily moments.
Great Day, March 6, 2009 / Ink / Stan Fellows
Some wise words from Stan himself, useful for anyone who enjoys writing and drawing, but feels stumped when they sit down to begin: “This is an important lesson for journal drawing – Don’t try to come up with a profound image to communicate what has happened. Your journal is not supposed to convey ideas to others, but should be a collection of snapshots along the way of your life. Just draw what is in front of you when it occurs to you to observe or reflect. That IS how we remember our most important moments; banal scenes before us when we get significant news.”
Cherries, July 21, 2008 / Watercolor & Ink / Stan Fellows
It’s awfully grey out this morning, and I have a feeling there are plenty of banal scenes in our apartment and out our windows to keep me going for days.