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

New Painting – Escape

May 21, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

Finally, after two weeks without rain, a storm washed over my little suburban house. My garden needed it. My trees were happy. But more than anything, my creativity blossomed. And I painted a story about a lost city, a dark cave, and a cold, cold sky… Escape prints are available here.  The original is 16″ x […]

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 – 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 […]

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 find one you like here, reach out to him on Facebook. …or… Discover his art via Etsy. His shop name is ShadowArtFinds. A few samples:

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 […]

Fresh New Darkness – The Abyss

November 20, 2015 | Art!, wormholes | Permalink

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:     I finished ‘The Abyss’ in just three nights. That’s pretty fast for me. For my […]