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!)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Marsh....

East Bay Marsh(oil, 8x10 $100)Just a quick plein air painting, done in Rhode Island, VERY quickly as it was COLD, of a marsh-nature area-over in Warren, RI, near the home of Nick Jainschigg-who's painted this very place himself. It's not uncommon for painters to do "their" takes on the same places. It's not like we own them. Did this in about half an hour, just wanted to see how few brush strokes I could do it with. The temptation for "detail" can be amazing, as breaking the ol' illustrator habits can be jarring doing this kind of painting. But I keep trying.


Blogger leslee said...

Did you do this yesterday?? Did you wear gloves??

10:58 AM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

No, a few days ago when the weather was warmer, slightly. I didn't last long. I know guys who stand out in the SNOW in mountain ranges to paint. Oil doesn't freeze. I wouldn't go that far.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Julie Rodriguez Jones said...

Reminds me of the marshy part
of this (watch the wrap):

Nice to see that something like it really exists.

1:29 PM  

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