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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Delta Mural | Great American Ballpark at Night

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Excited to announce that we’ve landed an entirely new painting commission from Delta Airlines. We will be painting a Cincinnati Skyline landscape onto the walls of the CVG Customer Engagement Center in downtown Cincinnati. This 22 feet wide long wall is over 9 feet tall and will be covered with paint from floor to ceiling depicting the beautiful city of Cincinnati and magical waters of the Ohio River.

We are honored and privileged to leverage the image rights from Steve Ziegelmeyer, at Ziegelmeyer photography to use his original photograph which has already inspired several painting renditions of this scene and will be integral in crafting this mural for Delta. To see our other paintings inspired by this photography, click here for the first one, and here for the second.

Throughout the Delta mural selection process we worked up sever digital compositions of what the wall could look like with our paintings in place. Below are a few which were shared in the early rounds of the selection process. We also worked up images that included the tristate, and even versions with airplanes flying over the city which are not indicated below. In the end the painting above was selected as the inspiration to drive this mural.

 

The Cincinnati paintings included in the digital comps leveraged following paintings of the Queen City by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty and can be seen here. Great American Ballpark at NightCincinnati in July, Under the Suspension Three, Cincinnati Skyline and Bluffs View of the Cincinnati Skyline,

This piece will be titled, Delta, Great American Ball Park at Night | 255″ x 115″ acrylic and mixed medium on wall. Start date is August 25th. Stay tuned for progress.

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Fountain Square Cincinnati

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Here’s another painting of a Cincinnati icon. Excited to share this final capture of the painting titled, Fountain Square Cincinnati |  24″ x 52″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty.

To learn more about the process of capturing the reference visual that inspired this painting click here.

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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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Cincinnati in January

Here’s the first few captures 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. It’s always a pleasure to try and capture this same experience at the home studio with a paint brush in hand.

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.

Stay tuned as we continue to share the progress on this painting. We’re looking to finish it by the first week of December.

Cincinnati in January | 36″ x  48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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Testimonial on latest painting.

12814710_10207130701164034_4257797675821309007_nIt’s rewarding to finish a painting. But the real joy comes from getting a note like this.

“I truly adore this painting. It is my favorite piece, and that’s saying a lot because you know we have some good artwork. Can’t wait to always have a piece of Cincinnati with us as we move.” ~ Tegan

Now that’s saying a lot because they have a Leonid Afremov painting. One of my favorite artist for intense use of color.

The photo above is the painting hanging in the new owners home. Y0u can check out a high quality image of the painting here.

Cincinnati Brilliance | 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas

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St. Johns and Cincinnati | Acrylic on Canvas

St. Johns and Cincinnati Here’s the latest on the painting I’ve been rocking for my wife and I. This painting captures everything we love about the city. The church we were married in, Paul Brown Stadium on a Monday Night Football evening and of course the amazing skyline.

There’s about fifteen hours left until this piece will be complete. My plan is to tighten up the buildings in the skyline, add some color and form to the houses under the skyline and treat the expressway like a time lapse photo with blurred lines of traffic to really add some color and boldness to the piece.

Stay tuned for the final piece. Once it’s complete, I’ll take a nice photo with the DSLR and post.

Enjoy! Jeff

St. Johns and Cincinnati | 30″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns

St. John’s and Cincinnati

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Happy Anniversary babe. I tried really hard to get this painting done for our anniversary. It was close, but still needs more work. Love you. | St. John’s and Cincinnati, 30″ x 48″ acrylic on linen by Jeff Johns.

This painting captures everything we love about the city. The church we were married in, Paul Brown Stadium on a MNF night and of course the skyline.

Oh yeah, and the little detail I love. Linen is what your supposed to get your spouse for a second anniversary gift.

St. John’s and Cincinnati | 30″ x 48″ acrylic on linen by Jeff Johns

Bluffs View of the Cincinnati Skyline

Bluffs View of the Cincinnati Skyline

So exciting! Just sold this painting of Cincinnati we did back in 2011! Bluffs View of the Cincinnati Skyline | 24″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCD Collaborations

This painting is titled Bluffs View Cincinnati Skyline because the view is nestled up in The Bluffs, this lovely little neighborhood nestled up on a hill in Park Hills, Kentucky.

You can check out more cityscape paintings here. 

Bluffs View of the Cincinnati Skyline | 24″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty (2011) 

Great American Ball Park at Night

GreatAmericanHere’s the latest on this 30″ x 40″ acrylic painting of Cincinnati. This piece is titled, Great American Ball Park at Night. Photo reference by the super talented Steve Ziegelmeyer, you can view his work here.

Great American Ball Park at Night | 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCD Collaborations