Here’s a look at one of my latest cityscapes. This here is an aerial capture of the beautiful Roebling Bridge leading right to the Cincinnati Skyline. Love all the color and energy in the center of the painting leading right to this amazing city.
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Above the Roebling Bridge, Cincinnati | 48” x 48” acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns
Here’s the final capture of one of my most current paintings of the Roebling Bridge from Cincinnati. This was inspired from a photo I captured after spending a beautiful day at Smale Park this past spring while all the beautiful Hyacinth flowers were in bloom. With all the color and beauty framing up one of the most iconic structures in our area I had to lay on the ground and capture the perspective. From there the paints hit canvas and the painting process started.
Hope you enjoy this painting of the amazing Roebling Bridge.
Holy Hyacinth it’s the Roebling Bridge | 24” x 36” mixed-media on canvas by Jeff Johns.
With every painting there’s a story on how the piece came to life. This here is a look behind the process of our latest commissioned painting titled, Brice’s Beautiful Botanicals.
Why the name you may ask? This is because our client reached out wanting a painting for their dining room. There was a beautiful original piece of art that their 6-month old son, Brice created. The ask to us was to take this as inspiration to create artwork for them. We took the original painting to see what it would inspire. We then provided a range of 12 “painting reference approaches” to see what resonated with our client. One area that Brice’s original painting took us to was the Chinese translation of happy which we worked up as an option.
From there we refined and optimized to get to an aligned reference visual. Once we had that we got the painting started. While it’s fun to share the progress it’s also neat to see a look at the process that lead to one of our co-creations to capture the vision of our client and their 6-month old artist son.
Brice’s Beautiful Botanicals | 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Excited to share the latest painting we’ve been working. This here is a small farm town in Italy. The original photo was handed down in the family for generations and we were asked to bring it to life on canvas to breath some new life in it.
It was fun to bring to life all the green rolling hills, blue skys, and the dramatic light hitting the town. Hope our clients enjoy this piece as enjoyed painting it.
Farm Town on Rolling Hills, Italy | 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Here’s a look at our our representation of some of the most iconic vinyl albums of all time brought to life with paint on canvas. This was inspired by a client reaching out who has commissioned many of paintings and have them on display thorough their home ranging from city scapes, iconic structures of Cincinnati, animals and even some abstract pieces.
When they reached out they were looking for something fresh for their home that was nothing like what they had on their walls. We brainstormed a bit and I kicked over an idea to bring to life their favorite albums for display on their wall. After much back and forth, listening to a bunch of great music they aligned on the four albums.
From there, it was time to study the space in where the artwork would be displayed. First we started with color palette knowing that we’d be neutralizing the items to black and white and dancing key colors from their home into the art. We then worked up design layout four four canvases on their wall. Our first direction was four equal size canvases which was really neat. However it was a little expected and didn’t put much emphasis on one piece or another. So after that were were able to identify their favorite albums and look at a design direction that highlighted those. In the end we have a range of canvas sizes from 24″ x 24″, 20″ x 20″and even a 16″ x 16″ This really created a nice interest for the wall filling the space perfectly.
Can’t wait till they see these paintings for the first time this evening!
VINYL SERIES | A Collection the Greatest Albums | All acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Here’s the final capture on this painting that captures the love between two sisters as they were on a family vacation in beautiful Amsterdam. The cobblestone moss filled roads, combined with the beautiful architecture really make this painting shine. There are multiple aspects to this painting that I really love. From a painting perspective I love the glow of light radiating from the right corner by the Juli Dans sign. The other component of the painting is that it really brings to life our passion of painting cities and combines it with human emotion. Thrilled with the final result and could not wait till our client had a chance to see it in person for the first time.
Here’s a quote from her Facebook post after receiving the painting. “Beyond excited to see the finished product in person! Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty are SO very talented and I am always in awe of their skill and craft. This will be an heirloom piece for our family to enjoy for years to come!”
Sisterly Love, Amsterdam 24” x 36” acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
There’s nothing better than walk on the beach at sunset with the people you love. This piece of art was crafted to capture that special moment. And during these times of staying home and crafting art and having two of our family vacations canceled this piece really shined uplifting light and optimism during those times.
Now, I’ve got to say I’m super excited to share the final capture of our latest Carolina beach inspired sunset painting. What a joy to paint such a vivid painting during these times. This is the second commissioned painting that we’ve finished during COVID and can not wait to deliver this to the new owner.
Lovely Reflections | A Carolina Sunset, 24” x 36” by Jeff Johns and Coin Daugherty
On the Roebling Bridge | 30″ x 40″ Acrylic on Canvas
Excited to share that this painting has officially sold bringing in a significant amount of money towards a local small business. Our friends at Libby’s Southern Comfort will receive 100% of the proceeds going to both their staff and business.
Looking forward to picking up the brush and making more art. The odd thing about this time is that Colin and I haven’t been able to paint together on the same canvas at the same time and I miss that. Pretty soon we’ll be painting together again and I can’t wait!! 😁
In the meantime we’re happy our art was able to make a difference in a small way. Congrats to the winner of the painting and we hope you enjoy!
On the Roebling Bridge, Cincinnati Ohio | 40″ x 30″ Acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
We’re excited to share that this painting we started back in 2016 is now finally complete. This painting truly captures the vibrant vibe of the Cincinnati Skyline from an entirely fresh perspective. We hope you enjoy this piece as much as we do. So happy to have this complete and able to share with the word.
To see an early progress capture of this painting from a few years back click here.
Cincinnati Skyline | A View from the West Side, 24″ x 48 Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Thrilled to share the final capture of this Cincinnati Skyline painting. This is the second commissioned painting we’ve completed from this perspective. After spending my childhood years inspired by this view I was excited to see the panoramic view of both Covington Kentucky featuring the Radisson building along with all the iconic structures of the Queen City brought to life in this work of art.
While generally we prefer to paint in color, the black and white on this painting really allows the painting to focus on the architecture of the city resulting in a dynamic and aesthetically pleasing painting that will look great with nearly any decor.
Can’t wait till the new owner to this piece gets to see it in person for the first time. Getting ready to ship this piece to them in sunny Tampa, Florida.
Click here to see the original painting that inspired this piece.
View from Devou 2 | Cincinnati Skyline 30″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty