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!)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Went out for a quick paint-out...

The Jutting (8x10, oils, $100)
I told you I would be getting out of doors to paint this week.....
I painted this one en plein air, this week out on Jamestown. Just a fantastic evening with low sun and the weather was nice. Too nice! It was blowing up a good wind, and thus it's hard to set up the guerilla paint box that well in such conditions. Also, a guy decided to stand on the rock I was painting and fish! I left him out but he made for a good scale comparison. The sea was high and we had some nice waves. Part of me really had to fight to get into the "mood" to do this as I had been a bit tired this week. I timed myself to an hour on this and after 40 minutes I wanted to leave well enough alone, and signed it. Came out fairly nice all things considered-I dropped my brush several times. I most like the way the ocean came out, with regard to that murky color the Atlantic tends to be, particularly over the top of the rock . Ah, the problems painting plein air, that we face sometimes. And to solve them, we just paint time!


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