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

Category Archives: Art!

New Painting – Where Dreams Die

February 12, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

In the world’s deepest, darkest woodland, all dreams perish. …and all thoughts turn to despair. My latest painting, Where Dreams Die – available in a variety of print sizes at Society6. The original is a three-panel painting. It’s available for $200. Photos available by request. If you like Where Dreams Die, you might like these. J […]

New Painting – Blood Princess

February 6, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

So I decided to challenge myself. I wanted to create something using several different art styles. In this case, I desired pencils, inks, watercolors, and acrylics. Turns out I was enjoying the lull between writing two books when I the idea hit me, and so I had more time than usual to work on painting. …and thus was […]

Ashes for Ande – Sketching a pretty girl

January 10, 2017 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

Sometimes…every once in a while, I decide to step up my art. Usually I work on abstract paintings with lots of deep, dark color, like these. But lately I’ve set my sights on something realistic. I’m calling my newest painting Ashes for Ande. It’ll eventually (hopefully) be a book cover for my next series, Ashes of Everything. For […]

Darkness Between the Stars – Cover Art Reveal

January 10, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Sci fi novella | Permalink

A new brand of sci-fi fantasy has touched down. A young boy will journey into the Darkness Between the Stars.  And he may never return… I 20 softcover editions to give away as ARC’s (advance review copies.)  If you’d like one, and if you’re willing write an honest Amazon review, look me up on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. And […]

New Painting – Specter Ship

January 1, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

My first painting of the new year… It all started with a challenge when a good friend dared me to: A. Painting something using a rainbow theme B. Don’t include any trees (which is kind of my calling card) When I started, I had no idea what I’d end up with. I slathered a canvas with […]

New Painting – Spirit City

December 27, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

With a huge canvas on my easel, I dreamed up a plan to paint an utterly realistic forest scene. And then… At the last moment… I veered off course and went totally abstract. Spirit City 24″ x 36″ Acrylic and watercolors on canvas. If you like this painting, you might also like these. And if […]

New painting – Chasing Death

December 10, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Sometimes I go off the reservation with surreal art ideas. My latest painting, Chasing Death, is one such effort. I grabbed a random canvas from my stash, mixed together a fairly random color palette, and voila: Chasing Death – 18″ x 32″ Paintings like these are my favorite. No forethought, no plans, just colors and […]

Painting with Darkness, Part XIII

November 30, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

It’s almost my birthday. And I thought I’d celebrate by offering up one of my favorite subject matters to paint – demons. Typically in the Painting with Darkness series, I reveal the entire process from start to finish. But with this next piece, I painted it quickly and without planning… And thus Scavenger of the […]

Three New Shadows

November 20, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Finally… I’ve settled in my new house long enough to reboot my creative engine and slather up some new paintings. I’ve got new lighting, a cabinet stocked with all manner of deep, dark colors, and a set of brushes sharper than any sword… Please enjoy: Sylpha – 12″ x 12″ Sylpha is a character from […]

Buy J Edward’s original dark art!!

October 23, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

 I’m selling the ORIGINAL canvas art for my most popular paintings. If you’re interested, reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. If you want/need better photos, I’m happy to provide. Prices and available canvasses are below.  Shipping costs are not included. Paypal and cash (if you live close) are accepted.     I have […]

New Painting – The Forever Tree

October 22, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Higher, higher, burning fire. Making music like a choir. Or something like that. Here’s my latest dark painting, The Forever Tree. The Forever Tree is 24″ x 30″.  It’s acrylic on canvas. The original is for sale ($150).  Send your inquiry here if you’re interested. Prints and other materials are available here. Much love, J […]

A New Painting – Dark Tower

October 20, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Today I’m sharing my latest canvas, Dark Tower. I painted this during one lonely autumn day. The rain was heavy, the wind sharp, and the mood just right. I mixed up some reds, browns, yellows, whites, and blacks…and a spooky piece was born. Dark Tower is 10″x 22″ acrylic on canvas with a matte finish. Please have […]

New Painting – The Demon

October 16, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Hello dark art lovers, I veered off the path of spooky trees and dark cities long enough to paint this little monster: The Demon – 24″ x 24″ (Acrylic on Canvas) The original is for sale at $125. Reach out to me here. Prints and other materials are available here. J Edward Neill

Painting with Darkness – Part XII

September 12, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

I like to paint trees. A lot… Sometimes, even when I start a new canvas with every intention of painting a castle, a spooky city, or some other dark imagery, my brain misfires and takes control of my brush. Before I know it, I’ve painted yet another tree. I can’t help it. I’m a slave […]

J Edward’s Dark Art Gallery

August 29, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

The ORIGINAL canvas art for my most popular paintings is now available for purchase. If you’re interested, reach out to me here: If you want/need better photos, get in touch with me. I’m happy to provide. Prices and available canvasses are below.  Shipping costs are not included. Paypal and cash (if you live close) are accepted. […]

Firemass – A new painting

August 21, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Just finished a massive new painting. Firemass – 36″ x 36″ Art prints available here. Original is available ($350.) Contact me here. Love, J Edward Neill Author of A Door Never Dreamed Of Creator of Coffee Table Philosophy

Painting with Darkness, Part VIII

March 9, 2016 | Art!, Darkness! | Permalink

In recent weeks, I’ve been working with my paintbrush more than I’ve been writing. Turns out slashing with paint gets the darkness out of my system much faster than hammering on a keyboard. And so I thought I’d share: * * * Fire Lens is 3 lbs of canvas. It’s huge! The photo here is somewhat muted, […]

New Painting – The Rabbit Hole

February 23, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

A few months ago, I painted something I hated. Meaning it was so bad and uninspired I’m not even gonna show it here. Or subject you to its awfulness. So… When I ran out of fresh canvasses recently, I realized I had to keep painting. Keeps me sane, you know. Paint the demons out or […]

New Painting – Blacklight

February 16, 2016 | Art! | Permalink

Been a little while since I finished anything new on canvas. Been too busy writing this, prepping to move, and killing all my scotch (easier to drink it than move it.) But finally, after 10,000 white dots and plenty of exacto blade action, I’ve finished. Introducing ‘Blacklight.’ It’s huge. It’s dark. And it came out […]

Rejecting Indie

February 11, 2016 | Art!, humor, Life, Writing! | Permalink

Disclaimer: This article was written with artists, authors, and musicians in mind, but I think it applies to everyone… …. Humility – A modest or low view of one’s importance; diffidence Confidence – The feeling or belief that one can rely on something; especially one’s self …. There’s a famous saying. It goes something like: “Confidence without […]

At Long Last – Dark Art Extravaganza

December 28, 2015 | Art!, Darkness!, Links! | Permalink

 Finally… At long last… My paintings are for sale at Society6. If you’re into my dark art, and you know you are 🙂, click the pics below to get your very own art print or canvas reproduction. For the backstory on several of these pieces, get clickity here, here, and here. Look for more paintings to hit […]

Painting with Extreme Darkness

December 4, 2015 | Art! | Permalink

A few months ago, I got it in my head that I wanted to paint something huge. Something to be the centerpiece of an entire wall. Something that if people walked by, they’d have to stop and look. And of course, it had to be dark. Because…well…you know. I present to you: Ocean of Knives   […]