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.
Excited to share the first commissioned painting of the year. This will be a triptych-style painting of an elephant standing tall and proud. It will be all in neutral tones, thinking of adding some crackle like texture and silver metallic paints to give it some pop. Stay tuned so you can see this elegant beast come to life.
Now, I’ll get into how we landed on this subject but first wanted to mention this contraption that I built to allow work on the 3 canvases at a time. It was simply a nice piece of plywood then anchored the canvases in place with some cut blocks and it was complete. Ready to start the painting.
Here’s a little more background behind the painting. This piece started with the need to showcase an original painting in the entry this beautiful home. After visiting the home and seeing and really studying the space, it was apparent that a triptych would be perfect. But not just the same size canvas either. While looking the same size canvas it didn’t have the pop os something unexpected. It was then time to leverage some design chops with an effort to further optimize the space. We then began an iterative process first focused on canvas design, once we aligned to that both subjects, composition and canvas design. The use of the canvas in the middle being tall took your eye up to the ceiling and down to the floor. Really optimizing the wall space for the entry. Once the panting is finished and hanging in its new home I’ll be sure to share.
Strength, Honor and Stability, The Elephant | Acrylic + Mixed Medium Triptych on 3 Canvases by Jeff Johns
Canvas 1_ Strength
Canvas 2_ Honor
Canvas 3_ Stability
Here’s a closer look at the contraption I built. Stay tuned, more to come.
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.
St. Johns and Cincinnati | 30″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns
Here’s the latest on the painting Great American Ball Park at Night. This painting was done as a commission piece for a friend. A huge thank you to Steve Ziegelmeyer for allowing me to use one of his super awesome photos of the Cincinnati Skyline as a reference for this masterpiece.
Great American Ball Park at Night | 30″ x 40″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCDcollaborations
Here’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
Here’s a collection of Cincinnati inspired paintings. From skylines, the Suspension Bridge, Fountain Square, Mt. Echo Pavilion and the harmoniousness Lumenocity at Music Hall. Across each of these paintings you’ll find bold use of color, extreme attention to detail and passion for collaboration poured into each painting.
Here’s a start to this commissioned piece. It’s been really fun piece to paint so far. Still tons more to do with getting the sunflowers to separate, but it’s a start. Looking forward to working the lavender fields detail in soon too.
The goal for this piece is to be finished in time for Thanksgiving 2013. So stay tuned. Later, JefferyJ.
Michelle pointed out this black and yellow garden spider and I had to get a few photos. This is the first time I’ve actually seen one of these in person, and the research I’ve done says they’re fairly common. Anyway, it’s just beautiful with the vibrant yellow against such a deep black. And the center of the web almost resembles a lightening bolt how it’s woven. Pretty cool spider with bold energy. I hope you enjoy the photos.