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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Cincinnati Skyline | A View from the West Side

CincinnatiSkyline_WestSide_smallWe’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

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This was a passion painting project that was inspired by a super talented friend and photographer Steve Ziegelmeyer.

 

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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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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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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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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