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!)

Monday, November 30, 2009


If there is a statement I disagree with more it's that one. I'm a pretty social guy. I like getting out. Example: This weekend was one big date book time-block out. Thanksgiving was celebrated at my friend Sal's home with him and his mother, Marianne and me and our friend Karen. All "orphans" of the holidays. Friday Evening we saw a movie, and Saturday we picked up our friend Helen from Australia for a week, and Saturday night I enjoyably attended my 30th High School Reunion, and Sunday we had another big party at Sal's with a housefull of good friends.

Another "artist" not long ago accused me in a chiding but semi-friendly way, that I enjoy myself too much. That "To Hell with these things! You belong at the board! Drawing and painting! And just do it all the time, let your wife go to these things!!!" and then retailed to me the story of how Norman Rockwell tied himself to his studio to the point he missed many holidays, and his family.
Despite the images he painted, his homelife was rather, I gathered dysfunctional, thanks to Workaholism.

I can't do that. I saw what Workaholism did to my Dad. I never saw him much and he missed alot of things. It was always he had to "get back to work" even on Christmas, etc. It was basically a life lost, in some respects, the way my mother saw it.

Balance is essential. This is NO DEADLINE that is that important. I build time into things and "crazy" deadlines I no longer take them on(unless it's a VERY cool project and ALOT of money).
A balanced life is a good life. Believe me on this. I had a wonderful weekend that I am still feeling a nice warm "glow" from. That's what life is all about.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blow your mind on musical science....

Pretty cool site that never fails to put to bits and pieces of documentary footage of Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Bill Nye, Michio Kaku, Richard Dawkins and others....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Getting back to some smaller paintings....

It has been one Hell of a year with emphasis on the "Hell" end of it. I can't believe the holidays are almost upon us again.

I am getting back to some smaller paintings soon. In fact one is drying and waiting to go up(it's a Mars scene, I know I seem to have a fixation with that planet but I suppose it's better than a fixation with flowers). I like these smaller planetary paintings, with a tad of romance thrown in for good measure. I mean, who wants Mars the way it looks? I painting it like I'd like it to look.

Sold a long painting just today(see previous post) and have two left. These things don't last, so if you're hedging...

Taking things a bit easy just to pull back. The effects of stress and the ensuing anxiety have only given me a taste of what could happen, so I'm altering that course now. I have too many more paintings I want to do!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The LONG Views....

The Red Dust 1(oils, 6x36, SOLD)

The Red Dust 2(oils, 6x36 $600)

The Ice Moon(oils, 6x36m SOLD!)

Back to some art blogging....

A trinary of space art images. Alot of fun to do. The first image is highly re-worked from before and I like the misty fog in it. Mars' mist is always intriguing.

Anyway, these are $600 each(think of them as 4x the length of four of my smaller images). And if you want all three, inquire as to a special price on that!!!!

Click on any to see a larger image....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Out with the old....

Shortly I'll be posting some photos of what happened to alot of old cover art of mine. Mostly garbage airbrush work done in the 80's and early 90's. It was attacked by mold as it was stored in a damp basement for some years. But it gives me the opportunity to start snapping these old paintings in half. Art therapy!!! Nothing really recent, but alot of the junk I did 20 or so years ago for kid's books and so on. So, fear not I continue to blog. I can't believe how terrible some of my "airbrush" work looked back in the day, it'll be good for me to see it going into dumpsters!!