VINYL SERIES | Collection of Some of the Greatest Albums on Canvas

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.

Here's a digital render to show how the paintings will look in their home.

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

Elvis Presley | 16″ x 16″

U2 Rattle and Hum | 24″ x 24″

The Beatles, Abbey Road | 24″ x 24″

Born in the USA / Bruce Springsteen | 20″ x 20″

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St. Xavier Church | Cincinnati, Wedding Day

Thrilled to share our latest commissioned painting of this breathtaking church located downtown Cincinnati on Sycamore Street. St. Francis Xavier Church was an absolute pleasure to bring to life with brush and paint. This church has quite the history in Cincinnati as it’s first mass was celebrated there over two hundred years ago!

Given the amazing history of the church, this piece is being commissioned for an upcoming wedding. If you look close you can even see we worked the time of the wedding into the clock hands. Enjoy!

St. Xavier Cincinnati, Wedding Day | 12″ x16″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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FallDance | Acrylic on Canvas

Excited to share that our final commissioned painting of 2020 is now complete. This piece was an absolute joy to bring to life with all the bold hits of Fall color dancing in the trees. With bold strokes and vivid color we worked hard to capture the moment of these two siblings dancing leaves on a forest walk.

Really looking forward to our client seeing this work of art in person for the very first time.

FallDance | 30″ x 40″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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Sunset on DUMBO | Brooklyn, New York

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Sunset on DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York | 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas

Excited to share this painting inspired by the stunning view of the Manhattan Bridge from a city street. This area of Brooklyn, New York is referred to as DUMBO, Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It’s a famous spot, and super instagram worthy.

After seeing this perspective in many movies, in all different seasons, I just had to capture a painting from this vantage point. Another interesting component to this painting is the architecture. While I love painting bridges this was just perfect, and really branches out from all the paintings of the Roebling Bridge that I’ve done.

I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I did with the creation. Looking forward to hanging this piece in our home till it sells.

Sunset on DUMBO | Brooklyn, New York, The Manhattan Bridge, 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns

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Photography Study to Inspire the Next Cincinnati Skyline Painting

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After spending an hour around sunset one evening on our client’s balcony here are some of the lead images that will inspire their new painting. What’s your favorite? Remember, the 👹 is in the details.

The title of this painting will be, Cincinnati Skyline | A View from Riverside Terrace 30″ x 48″ 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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View from Devou Park, Cincinnati Skyline

HERO_REFERENCEWho’s up for a challenge? We are…Ha! That’s for sure as we gear up to paint this amazing view of Cincinnati that I personally grew up with. Here’s the reference visual for the next commission painting, titled, View from Devou Park | Cincinnati. And yep, it’ll be in black and white.

Black and white paintings, are they easier? Well you don’t have to mix all the different colors, however the hard part is getting the shades of grey to separate.

Stay tuned for progress on this painting that’ll be titled, View from Devou Park, Cincinnati Skyline | 30″ X 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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The Roebling Bridge

RoeblingBridge_Johns_smallExcited to share this latest painting that I’ve rocked for our home. This piece will proudly be on display in our dining room.

The Roebling Bridge | 15″ x 30″ Acrylic 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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Home for Fall

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Seems like painting where people dwell is really hot for us right now. We have three different ones on the easel and super excited about this one as we just finished it up.

Check out this painting of a beautiful ranch style home during the fall season. Can’t wait to deliver this to the new owner.

Home for Fall | 11″ x 14″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty

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