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

Two New Dark City Paintings

August 13, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

Dark cities… Wasted landscapes… Unholy dwellings… These are among my favorite types of art to create. And so I have. * City of Nowhere – 24×48″ is among my more massive of my works. To make it happen, I slathered an entire canvas with red and black paint. After the base layer dried, I carved a […]

New Painting – The Hecatomb

March 3, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

Not exactly forever ago, I wrote a novella. I called it The Hecatomb. To support it, I decided to paint my own cover art. I’d done cover art before, but usually only for smaller, cleaner, non-fiction books. Here it is: It’s ok…I guess. I’ve never truly been satisfied with it. It lacked the sharpness I desired. I left […]

The Study of Darkness

July 21, 2015 | Art!, Down the Dark Path, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

A few weeks ago, I received an encouraging reception for my latest painting, ‘The Emperor’s Vision.‘ Which made me want to share how this dark canvas came to life. When I started working on this one at summer’s beginning, I knew I wanted to paint another companion piece to my fantasy series, Down the Dark Path. I wanted something stark, something […]