The next commission painting is going to be of Fountain Square in the heart of Cincinnati. My clients are looking for a black and white painting to display in their home.
In order to get the right reference visual I spent many times down at the Fountain studying the light and capturing photos at different times of the day.What I quickly realized was that during early afternoon the sculpture casted dark shadows onto other detailed parts which would make it nearly impossible to see all the intricacies to inspire a painting. I then went down early morning and snapped a few. Here is lead image which will inspire the Fountain Square painting. Stay tuned.
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 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.