Bob's ART du Jour

Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at and ENJOY!!

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Location: New England, United States

I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Friday, December 15, 2006

When life gives you lemons...paint them!

Two Lemons (9x12, oil SOLD!)

Okay, so this painting will NEVER hang in a used car dealership's wall, but still, these lemons provided me with some fun doing shadows and, largely warm colors. I particularly enjoyed the challenge of creating that bumpy surface texture in oils, and the "white" highlight, and in less than an hour, wet-on-wet oils. One of them was a tad green so I wanted to show that. Lemons go from green to a light yellow, and get progressively darker as they ripen. The lemon on the left was a little more ripe than the one on the right. I think later, I used them to cook with-chicken with garlic, wine and lemon juice. Mmmmmmm.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob, excellent job of bring these lemons to life. The lighting and texture are superb, but most of all, you have managed to give such depth that I keep looking to make sure this was not a 3D render. Those lemons look like they could just roll off the table.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Thanks man! I really liked doing these.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delicious! Great texture and color.

12:56 PM  

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