Down the Dark Path Books, Paintings, and delicious darkness from J Edward Neill

100 things you should probably think about

April 27, 2017 | humor, Life, Satire | Permalink

I’m not sayin’. I’m just sayin’. * * * 100 Things You Should Probably Think About A rare compliment is better than everyday flattery. Don’t fistfight the person who cuts you off in traffic. Fight the one who says you can’t do something. And fight them with your mind, not your hands. Patience is a virtue, but sometimes […]

New Painting – The Forever Furnace

April 26, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

I’m going through a stretch of painting alien worlds and eerie landscapes. In that vein, I just finished a fiery new piece. I used all the reds, yellows, golds, and umbers I could find. Presenting ‘The Forever Furnace.’ Forever Furnace is 12″ x 24″.  Reach me here if you’re interested in the original. If you liked […]

5 Ways I Just Can’t Sell Myself

April 25, 2017 | Books! | Permalink

Everyone will agree. The hardest part about self-publishing isn’t the writing. Long hours of hammering out words are inevitable no matter what avenue an author takes to launch their books into the market. No…the true challenge lies in an author’s self-presentation to the world. It’s how a writer markets oneself. It’s the image they create, the test of their […]

New Beautiful Girl – The Sorceress

April 23, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

No man dares to cross her. No death is deep enough to bury her. Please enjoy The Sorceress: I really enjoyed drawing her. She’s based on a friend who was brave enough to pose for me. She’s about 18″ x 24″. Pencils on watercolor paper (which tends to hold graphite really well) Here’s an early […]

How to Date an Artist

April 13, 2017 | Art!, humor | Permalink

…Tips for Dating Artists… A completely unscientific exploration of the perils of sleeping with art junkies. * #1. Consider dating someone else. As in, someone who might love you more than they love blank slabs of canvas and empty sheets of paper. 🙂 #2. When planning dates, dinners, or long nights on the couch watching Netflix, consider […]

The Dangers of using Powdered Graphite

April 11, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

I’d painted hundreds of canvasses. I’d gone through a thousand tubes of acrylic paint, wrecked dozens of brushes, and cleaned up countless spills. None of it prepared me for the horrors of using graphite. You see, I wanted a change. Not that I’d grown bored of using acrylics and watercolors; I hadn’t. It’s just that […]

New Painting – Apocalpyse Vale

April 5, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

After a looooong stretch of working with graphite, charcoal, and pencils… …I’m back to dipping my brush into colors. Presenting – Apocalypse Vale, a little piece I painted with alien worlds and eerie landscapes in mind. Apocalypse Vale is 12″ x 24″. Here’s a funky super-color version: If you like Apocalypse Vale, you might also […]