Strength, Honor and Stability, The Elephant

Elephant_final_smlExcited to share the final capture of this triptych of an elephant. The neat thing about this lies in the true symbol of an elephant. For me, this creature has always been an icon for strength, honor and stability. So, I decided to name each of the canvases in that order. The first will be strength, the second honor and third stability. When put together roughly 3″ apart they will make the elephant.

Strength, Honor and Stability, The Elephant | Triptych on 3 Canvases, Mixed Medium by Jeff Johns

Canvas 1_ Strength

Canvas 2_ Honor

Canvas 3_ Stability

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City of Cincinnati to use Jeff Johns Roebling Bridge painting

0Some exciting news. The City of Cincinnati will be using my painting of the Roebling Bridge, titled, Golden Evening Suspension as the cover of their Budget in Brief documents. This document will be used by city council to assist in determining legislation regarding spending. It will also be featured on the city’s official website. Here’s a sneak peak at the design leveraging my painting, keep in mind it’ll be updated for 2020. More to come!

Golden Evening Suspension | 24″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns

You can see the original post for this panting here. What makes this piece extra special is that the gift of art keeps on giving, I actually sold it to longtime friend and colleague where it proudly is on display in his home, and now will live on in print and digital forms for the City of Cincinnati.

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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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Fountain Square | Reference Visual

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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.

20728216_10211672850234922_4800092079470206265_nIn 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.

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70 Feet Below

70 Feet Below

Here’s the final capture of this deep sea inspired painting titled, 70 Feet Below. This painting is full of life with bold shapes and vivid colors inspired by Mother Nature.

70 Feet Below | 30″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCDcollaborations. SOLD

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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

Great American Ball Park at Night

GreatAmericanBPatNightHere’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

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The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

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Here’s a start to the latest painting titled, The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum | 15″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas. This painting is currently in progress so stay tuned for the latest.

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum | 15″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugerty, JJCD Collaborations

Fields of Sunflowers and Lavender | 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas

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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.

Beautiful Flower in Union, Kentucky

This purple flower just bloomed last week in our front flower bed and I had to capture it. I took a few photos and these are the best of the bunch. Enjoy, JefferyJ

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