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
Excited to share that this painting titled, Brush Limbaugh has officially been sold.
This piece from 2011 kind of just happened as was painting all the time and decided to adhere a paint brush to canvas, once I had that I needed to solve what to make the painting. An amazing pun then occurred to me… Brush Limbaugh. From there it was my mission to create this painting. My end goal was to sell this piece to Rush Limbaugh for $10,000. That never happened but I am happy to share that I was recently able to trade Toby Hogan, a house painter this piece for painting our entire basement.
Brush Limbaugh | 16” x 24” mixed media on canvas by Jeff Johns
Excited 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
Say hello to my latest painting. This piece was inspired by the upcoming creativity conference by the Creative Education Foundation, CPSI. Known as the Creative Problem Solving Institute. The conference takes place this June and prides itself on creative solutions for complex business issues, helping professionals like you move ideas into action. One of the sponsors of this conference is Seed Strategy, Inc. where I work as SVP, Creative. This connection along with my passion as a fine artist lead to this outstanding opportunity to design, craft a painting and ultimately be facilitating a live community art project during the event!
During the process I had great time bringing this simple symbol we use and see all the time to life. The asterisk is a symbol that basically says something was omitted from the text. I wanted to celebrate that symbol and bring a whole new energy to it.
Unexpected Asterisk | 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns
While working several designs for how the asterisk could come to life, here’s one example of it in a lanyard card design for the 2019 event.
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.
Some 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.
Here’s one of the latest commission paintings we’ve been rocking. This painting in particular was commissioned by a local running enthusiast. If you haven’t heard of the Flying Pig Marathon it’s actually been around for over twenty years and is powered by P&G. To learn more about the marathon click here.
In this painting we really aimed to hero the pig over the beloved Covington Kentucky Skyline. A nice rendition of the skyline showcasing some renowned architecture in both the Ascent and the Roebling Bridge as in the foreground as the pig spreads its wings and soars over the other side of the Ohio River to Cincinnati.
Flying Pig over Covington, Kentucky | 48″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Also featured in this painting is the Marriot River Center in Covington Kentucky as well as the Murals at the Covington Riverfront. You can read more about the Roebling Murals at the Covington Kentucky Waterfront here.
Excited to announce that we’ve landed an entirely new painting commission from Delta Airlines. We will be painting a Cincinnati Skyline landscape onto the walls of the CVG Customer Engagement Center in downtown Cincinnati. This 22 feet wide long wall is over 9 feet tall and will be covered with paint from floor to ceiling depicting the beautiful city of Cincinnati and magical waters of the Ohio River.
Throughout the Delta mural selection process we worked up several digital compositions of what the wall could look like with our paintings in place. Below are a few which were shared in the early rounds of the selection process. We also worked up images that included the tristate, and even versions with airplanes flying over the city which are not indicated below. In the end the painting above was selected as the inspiration to drive this mural.
Here’s a painting of a beautiful dog and his frisbee. While our major focus is on architecture and cityscapes often times featuring the Cincinnati skyline. We also enjoy painting animals and nature inspired scenes. Super excited about the soft and warm energy of this painting.
This is just the first couple session so stay tuned for progress.
Portrait of a dog and his frisbee | 20″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daughtery
Here’s my latest painting of Cincinnati. This one is a little bit different as my focus isn’t on the skyline, but a city street in the beautiful city. I wanted to capture OTR in this bold, impressionistic style. There’s a lot of energy downtown now, especially in this area, and wanted to bring that to life with a brush and some paints.
OTR Cincinnati | 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns