Fresh New Darkness – The Abyss

Just thought I’d share a quick, dark little canvas I just painted.

Ever since I finished the massive ‘Falling In,’ I’ve been addicted to splashing black trees against swirling colors.

The Abyss might be my favorite thus far:

The Abyss Prequel

This canvas felt tiny. Only 16″ x 20″. It started with watercolors in the center, which I darkened to deep reds, umbers, and blacks as I moved out.


The Abyss

Painting the trees took hours and hours. Not to mention several brush sizes and techniques. I needed quick slashes for the tiny limbs, & broad, terrifying strokes for the bigger parts. I listened to soundtracks the entire time, specifically ‘Fissures,’ by Robert Rich and Alio Die.


I finished ‘The Abyss’ in just three nights.

That’s pretty fast for me.

For my other works, including the epic ‘Ocean of Knives,’ go here.

J Edward Neill

About grimwain

J Edward Neill is a surreal artist and author. He lives in a cavern in North GA, where the sun shines too much, but the bourbon is fantastic.
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  1. Not sure exactly but I’m seeing a progression that works.

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