Johns’ Roebling Bridge painting is now the cover of Cincinnati’s Budget in Brief Documents FY2020.

IMG_8300I’m super stoked to share that I’ve recently had this painting featured on the City of Cincinnati legislation documents. For fiscal year 2020, Cincinnati has selected my painting titled, Golden Evening Suspension, which will be used as the cover for the Budget in Brief, a document used by city council to assist in determining legislation spending, and will also be featured on the city’s official website.

It’s just awesome to see your passion come to life not only on canvas but other content that can really inspire the public. This particular painting selected by the City of Cincinnati showcases the strong foundation and vivid structure of this iconic landmark. At night, this bridge has the most beautiful gold color reflecting into the Ohio River. This particular painting is special to Johns, so special in fact, that he had canvas prints made of this piece to give as gifts to the groomsmen in his wedding.

IMG_8298You 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.

Golden Evening Suspension | 24″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns

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Robeling Bridge Painting now on display

This painting is now proudly on display at Libby’s Southern Comfort, located in beautiful Covington, Kentucky. While on display this piece is now enjoying the amazing aroma from the best fried chicken in town. If you’re in town be sure to stop by to enjoy this latest painting of the Roebling Bridge and some out of this world southern cooking.

While making this trip, even got to enjoy some of the delicious fried chicken to-go!

On the Roebling Bridge, Cincinnati Ohio | 40″ x 30″ Acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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On the Roebling Bridge | Cincinnati, Ohio

OntheRoeblingBridgeExcited to share that this painting of the Roebling Bridge is now complete. This reference image was capture the day before the bridge shut down for nearly three months. Now that the bridge is back up and running we figured we’d complete the painting. Also note that this is the first painting that we’ve rocked that incorporates the SkyWheel.

Planning to hang this piece Libby’s Southern Comfort here very soon. Enjoy, JJCD!

On the Roebling Bridge, Cincinnati Ohio | 40″ x 30″ Acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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The Cincinnati Skyline

CincinnatiSkyline_JefferyJ_smallProud to share this painting of the amazing Cincinnati skyline that I’ve been working for a bit. I’ve rocked this piece solo to hang outside of my boy’s bedrooms.

The Cincinnati Skyline | 16″ x 20″ Acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns

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The Roebling Bridge, a Kentucky Perspective | 24” x 36”

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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

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Strength, Honor and Stability, The Elephant

Elephant_final_smlExcited to share the final capture of this triptych of an elephant. The neat thing about this lies in the true symbol of an elephant. For me, this creature has always been an icon for strength, honor and stability. So, I decided to name each of the canvases in that order. The first will be strength, the second honor and third stability. When put together roughly 3″ apart they will make the elephant.

Strength, Honor and Stability, The Elephant | Triptych on 3 Canvases, Mixed Medium by Jeff Johns

Canvas 1_ Strength

Canvas 2_ Honor

Canvas 3_ Stability

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Chief and His Frisbee

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Here’s the final capture of this painting titled, Chief and His Frisbee. Super excited about the soft tones and warm energy of this painting. Really feel this painting captures the vibe and spirit of our client’s amazing pet, Chief.

Chief and His Frisbee | 20″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daughtery

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Shatterday Morning | Triptych

39625152_10214433204162045_5849425452023676928_oHere’s my latest series of paintings for an amazing client. While most of the art in their home depicts Cincinnati, these were quite a bit different as we went with a more abstract and serene approach. The result of the pantings is a very distressed feel with cracks, soft blends, and gritty texture. Think of your favorite pair of jeans and this set of paintings is kind of like that.

If you’re interested in checking out any of the other paintings by this client, they have commissioned these Cincinnati Skyline themed pieces. Cincy in July, Fountain Square Cincinnati, and of course the Flying Pig Cincinnati.

It was awesome to see their reaction to artwork upon delivery. And once it was hung on the wall the paintings really came to life tying the entire room together. Here’s a few photos of the paintings on display in their new home.

While I love texture and dimension, this style of painting was completely new for me to tackle. It was fun to get in there and get my hands dirty while leveraging some new mediums. The material that was integral to this piece is crackle paste by Golden, it’s a thick opaque material that cracks when it dries. If you’re looking to rock a painting like this be sure to check that out. Also do a few test runs of the materials before you start the hero project.

Shatterday Morning | Tryptych 20″ x 60″ mixed medium on canvas by Jeff Johns

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Walnut Street, Cincinnati

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After many hours this painting titled Walnut Street, Cincinnati is now complete. The piece started from our client seeing the portfolio of Cincinnati paintings on this site and wanted to capture the neighborhood in which they live, our luck it was beautiful Walnut Street right downtown Cincinnati. We were able to capture the Aronoff Center, all the bars and restaurants and the glowing lights leading you through this unique perspective of the city.

To kick off the project, I headed down to photograph the street scene from several different angles which you can see here so our client could pick the lead. The best part about this process was that I avoided getting hit by a bus or heaven forbid the streetcar. Once the lead reference visual was selected it was time to start rocking the painting.

My guess is we have over 100 hours combined on this piece. The neat thing about this piece and all the paintings we work on is that we start the piece in it’s entirety, then I’ll take the left side of the painting, Colin will work the right until we meet in the middle. Then we’ll flip the canvas vertically and put the finishing touches on both sides to cary each of our styles throughout. The new owners are really excited about the piece and here’s a few photos of it proudly on display in their home.

 

Walnut Street, Cincinnati | 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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Walnut Street, Cincinnati (in progress)

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We love to paint the the city of Cincinnati. Generally if you check out our work most of our paintings focus on the skyline however, over the last few months we decided to get into the city and bring some street scenes to life.

The first city scene was a capture of OTR Cincinnati by Jeff Johns. You can view that painting here. After sharing this with the world it was sold instantly.

After a new client saw that piece they were inspired to capture a street in which they lived with a focus of the building they reside in. We then captured reference images of the street to provide a range of directions for final selection. Below you can check out the photography captured to inspire this painting. See if you can find the client select visual!

While this is just a start of the progress, it’s fun to share so you can see the painting come to life. Stay tuned as we’re looking forward to sharing the final painting in the near future.

Walnut Street, Cincinnati | 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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