In the old world city of Ellerae, one person goes missing every day.
Poor little Mia doesn’t stand a chance.
Or does she?
One dead. Every night. Forever…
With new cover art by Tahina Morrison…
Let the Bodies also appears in the short novel – The Hecatomb.
The cover art (The Shroud) is available as an original painting here.
J Edward Neill
In recent weeks, I’ve been working with my paintbrush more than I’ve been writing.
Turns out slashing with paint gets the darkness out of my system much faster than hammering on a keyboard.
And so I thought I’d share:
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‘Fire Lens’ – 36″ x 36″
Fire Lens is 3 lbs of canvas. It’s huge! The photo here is somewhat muted, but the live version is lustrous and dark, a shining white eye wreathed in deep crimson and black. It’s a room dominator, to be sure.
‘Dripping’ – 36″ x 22″
Dripping was a tortuous painting. It started as a watercolor experiment and became much more. I saturated my paints with as much water as they could hold (while still maintaining a bit of grey/black) and went to work. The acrylics drained down the canvas. The white lines you see are drip marks, which is exactly what I wanted. The muddled blacks and gruesome greys are where I let the watered paint form into little puddles. This is one sad, cold painting.
‘Sunshine’ – 16″ x 12″
My kid, the G Man, won’t let me paint without him. He’s done almost as much canvas work as I have! Here’s a quick multicolor work he named Sunshine. It’s a stark contrast to my darkness, which I love about his method. He says this is what the sun looks like up close. Pretty close, right?
‘The Hecatomb’ – 30″ x 20″
Most of my work is without purpose. I just paint what I want and let the brush fall where it may. Not so with The Hecatomb. This large canvas was created with a book’s front and back covers in mind. The book by the same name will be out soon. It’s a sequel to this and this.
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If you liked these, here’s a few Painting with Darkness posts from history. Like this. And this. And this.
And the darkest of all my art appears on these.
Until next time.
J Edward Neill