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, February 22, 2010

Okay, a floating rock with a castle...

Floating Fortress (8x10 oils, SOLD.)
Lots of attention has been given to AVATAR with it's weird floating rocks and mountains. It's not a new image. Roger Dean did them in the 1970's and going further back, Rene Magritte did them, and further back, some ancient Chinese silk painters did them. I did this, as just a fun one off because I too had always wanted to paint one. This was fun to do, why does it float? In this case...Magic!


Blogger Joe Jusko said...

It's amazing how people have no point of reference for anything going back more than a few years. There's a rant by a teen girl on another site about how Universal ripped of the idea of werewolves from Twilight (!) LOL

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Blogger Annalisa said...

Beautiful painting! Just love those rich greens and browns. It's so sad when people don't have a sufficiently wide-ranging set of knowledge that they don't understand these things. Or at least they could pause and ask themselves, "Could it be possible that this has been done before? Is it possible that two different people thought of the same thing?" Just because two people do a similar project, doesn't mean one is ripping off the other. It's like when people say "lie" instead of "broke a promise" or "was mistaken" (a pet peeve of mine). There's not enough thought given to precision in language and that shows a lack of precision in thought.

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