Down the Dark Path Fantasy, Dark Art, and Sci Fi by J Edward Neill

The Darkest Towers

May 2, 2018 | Art! | Permalink

Creepy gothic cathedrals. Ancient dark towers. Fantastical sky-piecing minarets. Some of these are among my older (and therefore cruder) works. Others are more recent. Quality notwithstanding, painting dark towers is among my favorite things to do, second only to drawing attractive women. Here… * For more, go here.

2 New Asian Inspired Paintings

July 16, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

I suppose I’ve always been fascinated by Asian style art. Trees. Landscapes. Buildings. Dragons. …all so different from Western work. I tried to let it inspire me while painting a duo of large acrylic canvasses. Did I succeed? You be the judge… Tower of Souls was sort of an accidental painting. I painted a deep […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]