Down the Dark Path Home of author and artist, J Edward Neill

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 […]

Painting with Darkness – Part III

May 5, 2015 | Art! | Permalink

After four weeks of slaving over a huge canvas, I’ve finally finished my new painting, ‘Brothers.’ It’s acrylic and watercolor on a white 42″ x 28″ canvas. It was fun to paint…and sublime to finish. Here’s the progression:    While writing philosophy, dark fiction, and literary fiction are my true loves, I’ve got to admit… …painting […]

Painting with Darkness

January 14, 2015 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

Used to be, the term ‘starving artist’ implied romanticism. Just hearing it, one can imagine an eccentric painter in a room full of wet canvasses, a poor poet reading by candlelight in a downtown dive bar, or a writer surrounded by unbound manuscripts after forty gallons of coffee and seven sleepless nights. Used to be. Not anymore. A long […]