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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The Suspension Bridge, Roebling | Cincinnati Ohio

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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!

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Flying Pig, Cincinnati

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Here’s one of the latest commission paintings of Cincinnati we’ve been rocking. This painting in particular was commissioned by a local running enthusiast. If you haven’t heard of the Flying Pig Marathon it’s actually been around for over twenty years and is powered by P&G. To learn more about the marathon click here.

In this painting we really aimed to hero the pig over the beloved Cincinnati skyline. A nice rendition of the skyline with the Great American building in the foreground as the pig spreads it’s wings and soars over this amazing city.

Flying Pig Cincinnati | 15″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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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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Cincy in July

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Here’s the final capture on this Cincinnati skyline painting titled, Cincy in July. The customer’s wanted to capture the beautiful skyline in greyscale tones to hang in their contemporary home with modern decor. Excited to deliver this painting and help hang it on the wall this evening.

Cincy in July | 40″ x 65″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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Fountain Square | Reference Visual

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The next commission painting is going to be of Fountain Square in the heart of Cincinnati. My clients are looking for a black and white painting to display in their home.

20728216_10211672850234922_4800092079470206265_nIn order to get the right reference visual I spent many times down at the Fountain studying the light and capturing photos at different times of the day.What I quickly realized was that during early afternoon the sculpture casted dark shadows onto other detailed parts which would make it nearly impossible to see all the intricacies to inspire a painting. I then went down early morning and snapped a few. Here is lead image which will inspire the Fountain Square painting. Stay tuned.

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OTR | Cincinnati (in progress)

20861947_10211694013964002_2542246347787130576_oHere’s a progress capture on my latest painting titled, OTR | Cincinnati. This acrylic on canvas painting will be hanging above the fireplace soon.

OTR | Cincinnati | Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns

 

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Cincy in July

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Here’s a progress capture of our latest commission painting titled, Cincinnati in July. This is a rather large painting which were working in black and white. It’s fun to paint in greyscale, however when you have something as magical as the city of Cincinnati you have to make sure you have the right contrast between those multiple shades of grey tones to really make it pop. Looking forward to finishing this one up very soon.

Cincy in July | 40″ x 65″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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Cincinnati Skyline

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Here’s final capture of our latest painting of the Cincinnati Skyline inspired by the view from across the Ohio River in Covington Kentucky. To just stand there and soak in all the colors in the buildings reflecting and dancing into the water is a treat to the eyes. This is seriously one of my favorite portraits of the city so far.  Looking forward to rocking the next one.

This is now the fifth painting from this vantage point. You can check out these earlier paintings that lead up to this piece, Cincinnati in DecemberCincinnati Brilliance Cincinnati in July and Cincinnati in April

Cincinnati Skyline | 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
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