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!)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

This One is for Kurt...

Far Out(8x10,oils SOLD) I learned this morning that a great voice in literature, a free-thinker and overall funny guy, Kurt Vonnegut had passed away. Very sad. We need more voices like his in times like we have. But I read an article where even this was too much for him of late. He wrote a few "SFnal" books, though he denied being an SF writer. But it was his thinking that made the difference to many. Kurt, I never knew you but somehow I felt like I did. You will be missed, but rest well, you deserve it. Onto the art...
Once again, this one was sold via Roq La Rue Gallery. A fun piece but getting the rocket's sheen right was tough and it took several sessions because the paint needed to "tack up" that being-making it able to work with and work on. Usually I paint totally alla prima, or, in one sitting. Can't do that here. The landscape was a bit of palette knife work where I had to let the paint set up for a few hours and then kind of burnished it down-it's still very textural. I love these rockets, but my next thoughts are to include some weird aliens in these wild landscapes. That's coming.


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