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 zillabob@cox.net and ENJOY!!

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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!)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The High Path...

The Path to The Tower(8x10,oils, $SOLD)
Japanese animation god Hayao Miyazaki was the inspiration here and Thomas Cole's brushwork. I was playing with sunset colors and clouds, which I can paint more or less by memory. This is what is important about taking the time to view a sunset-memorize the colors and how the shadows are. It's also relaxing and makes you feel very "in the moment, one with the universe" kind of thing as overly philosophical as it sounds. Cole handled plants and clouds with this almost patterned way of repeating brushstrokes. Thomas Cole can teach alot; Fredric Church would attest. I'm also a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki and his amazing films such as SPIRITED AWAY and LAPUTA-CASTLE IN THE SKY. I tend to lose myself in them and, come away with a ton of ideas of my own.

1 Comments:

Anonymous E.T. said...

Ooooooooooh, pretty...

12:44 AM  

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