A few months ago, I got it in my head that I wanted to paint something huge. Something to be the centerpiece of an entire wall. Something that if people walked by, they’d have to stop and look.
And of course, it had to be dark. Because…well…you know.
And so I present: Ocean of Knives
While painting this bad boy, I listened to soundtracks. A lot of Hans Zimmer, David Julyan, and Clint Mansell. Nice, brooding stuff, all of it.
Hope you like ‘Ocean of Knives,‘ companion piece for Down the Dark Path.
As summer’s warmth fades and the days die earlier than before, I find myself in the studio for long stretches of time.
Some might say locking myself indoors with brooding soundtracks playing in the background and a crispy cold glass of scotch on the table is a swift road to being utterly alone.
My point exactly…
My latest painting: All Hallows
All in all, this canvas was fun and simple. In other words, my favorite kind.
The same night I finished All Hallows, I began work prep work on a huge 36″ x 48″ canvas, my hugest ever:
Recently, I used one of my grimmest works for the cover of Let the Bodies, my latest short story:
And previously in the ‘Painting with Darkness’ series:
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See you next time. Painting with Darkness, Part VI will feature the finished version of ‘Ocean of Knives.’
Anymore, I’m a slave to the canvas.
After a satisfying week during which I published my first non-fiction novel, I need a mental vacation (if not a real one…at the beach…with a pitcher of margaritas.) So this week I’d like to veer away from books to showcase six of my newest paintings. Thematically, all save one of these share similar elements. And yet all were painted with different moods in mind:
In other good news, I’ve just been gifted with two massive 48″ x 28″ pro canvasses. Meaning my next two paintings will be huge…and terrifying.
Buyers please look me up via Down the Dark Path’s contact link.
Author of Down the Dark Path
Author of the coffee table philosophy book, 101 Questions for Humanity