This painting is now complete of the Roebling Bridge. Absolutely love painting this amazing and iconic structure. This particular rendition in black and white is quite captivating. The other thing to notice is that the reference for this one was from a day time photo versus night time was a bright inspiration on the bridge to us.
This piece is hooked, wired and ready for client delivery and can’t wait till they see it in person for the first time.
The Roebling Bridge, a Kentucky Perspective | 24” x 36” | acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Super excited to announce that this acrylic on canvas panting of the Roebling Bridge has now been sold.
After finishing this piece nearly five years ago, it’s appeared in a few gallery shows then due to it’s large size it spent most of the time in the studio as we enjoyed it while we worked on other paintings. Until about two months ago when Brad Wainscott owner of a new restaurant in Covington, Kentucky, Libby’s Southern Comfort reached out and asked if I had any artwork to display in his new space. After this painting of the Roebling Bridge proudly hung on the walls for just a round a month a woman came in for lunch and enjoyed some of the amazing goetta hushpuppies and also wanted this painting.
It’s always fun to see the final resting place of your artwork. Upon delivery of this painting I was able to help the owner up to their magnificent home overlooking the beautiful Cincinnati Skyline. It was like a dream come true to sit there and take in our beautiful city from the comfort of her home. Always inspired by the Cincinnati Skyline you can check out our entire portfolio of skyline paintings here.
This piece is rather large at 48″ x 90″ and took some time to complete and a fun history to it. Now notice all the texture in the background? There’s a story to that. This painting actually lived three lives. The first one it was the actual Frischs Big Boy holding his hand up, but instead of a burger he was holding the city of Cincinnati. Then decided to paint over that and we did the ivory towers of Procter and Gamble. It stayed like that for a while then we decided to paint the suspension bridge.
The Suspension Bridge, Roebling | 48″ x 90″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Here’s a few photos of the painting hanging at Libby’s Southern Comfort as well as a view from its new home. Enjoy!
Some exciting news. The City of Cincinnati will be using my painting of the Roebling Bridge, titled, Golden Evening Suspension as the cover of their Budget in Brief documents. This document will be used by city council to assist in determining legislation regarding spending. It will also be featured on the city’s official website. Here’s a sneak peak at the design leveraging my painting, keep in mind it’ll be updated for 2020. More to come!
Golden Evening Suspension | 24″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns
You can see the original post for this panting here. What makes this piece extra special is that the gift of art keeps on giving, I actually sold it to longtime friend and colleague where it proudly is on display in his home, and now will live on in print and digital forms for the City of Cincinnati.