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!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Thoughts on Stan...

Stan Winston was an artist of the highest caliber. I ran across something he said, that I'll quote because it applies to many artists and sums up, in my own context, just how I live:

"There's nothing more important to me in my life than my family, and nothing will ever take over. I believe that's why the work shows as well as it is because my work is not a sacrifice. My work is a joy. I'm not sacrificing my family for my work. I go in and I love what I do. I love nothing more than my family, and now grand kids."-Stan Winston

This says so much. To any artists "work" should never ever be a "sacrifice" but joy. If you put "sacrifice" into something it'll look it-pained and stressed. If you put JOY into it, it will look effortless and fun. And it also says that we have to have the best of both worlds-family, friends, and the joy we create. Because all of that feeds your soul.


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