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!)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Tree on the Moor...

Tree on The Moor(8x10,oils $100) George Inness was my inspiration here. Nick Jainschigg and I got talking about him as an influence. He had a way of depicting some subtle landscape colors, lost edges and just dashes and scrapes of color. I based this, I confess, on a rather cool postcard I received. Changed things of course but used the overall lighting as my inspiration. The tree was interesting as it had no leaves on it. I used a big brush and pulled back from the temptation to put in alot of detail, something I need to bring myself up on as was the purpose of this whole venture anyway. A note here-I suspect I'll be posting several paintings per week, than on a daily basis. It just works out easier that way for me and feels less of a chore.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Annie said...

Dear Bob,

No wonder this one sold! How beautiful.

Annie

6:56 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Actually, NOT sold...yet anyway!

7:22 PM  

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