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

Huge New Painting – Sylvan Eternity

July 30, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

I’d just finished working on several highly-realistic sketches. …and my pencil hand was tired. To ease my mild suffering, I picked up a huge (24×48″) canvas and went after it with green, black, yellow, and white paint. The result was…well… * …big. I enjoyed every second of painting this giant landscape. Now it’s back to […]

What’s the value of a few little lives?

July 27, 2017 | Life, Philosophy, Short Stories | Permalink

I’m nine years old, and life is pretty good. For an early September day in the ‘burbs outside Chicago, the weather is stunning. The winds are milder than usual, and the great northern chill has yet to descend. My classmates and I adore it. A mob of us have just walked a few miles to […]

New Beautiful Girl Sketch – Nadya

July 23, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

For my latest round of short stories, I’ve decided to sketch my own cover art. It’s a challenge. …and I love it. This next piece is a sequel to this. Here’s a quick progression: * * * Nadya, the Deathless – a character in the novel Hollow Empire. Thanks for stopping by. More paintings are […]

Lys & the Heart Stopper

July 19, 2017 | Books!, Hollow Empire, Short Stories | Permalink

Lys & the Heart Stopper A new $0.99 short story * * * Imprisoned as a little girl, Lys awakens in the world’s lowest prison. She’s to become a concubine to a faceless noble in a land far from her native home. But when fate intervenes, she seizes her only chance at freedom. To save […]

2 New Asian Inspired Paintings

July 16, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

I suppose I’ve always been fascinated by Asian style art. Trees. Landscapes. Buildings. Dragons. …all so different from Western work. I tried to let it inspire me while painting a duo of large acrylic canvasses. Did I succeed? You be the judge… Tower of Souls was sort of an accidental painting. I painted a deep […]

Spilling water on paper

July 13, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

My co-painting collaborator has been down and out lately. While she’s under the weather, I’ve been busy with my new favorite style. …watercolors. Here’s a few I’ve slathered up. Please enjoy: * For Stygian Tree, I wanted a slightly Asian theme. Bold colors, stark lines, graceful curves. This painting was both fun and rewarding to […]