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!)

Thursday, January 11, 2007 sings...

Muir Beach(Sunset)(8x10 oil, $100-SOLD) Sometimes it all comes together. It did here. I based this on a series of photos I took at Muir Beach, near Big Sur in California. The sunsets are amazing as are the rock formations. What pleased me most of this little 8x10 piece was the sky and, the foreground waves and water. Instead of messing with details, I used, once again, a large filbert and forced myself to think in terms of broad areas of color. Water can be painted in two ways-anal retentive detail that, to me, winds up looking frozen, or, in big swashes of color and broad strokes of paint. This was a completely wonderful and pleasing painting. More like it I think!!!


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