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.
Here’s one last look at the mural for Delta Airlines. In this capture here I’ve focused on the heart of the painting and retouched out some of the outlets, thermostats, fire alarm devices and door opening objects from the piece. Just super thrilled with where the painting netted out and happy to have another capture of our beautiful city.
Delta Mural, Great American Ballpark at Night | 255” x 115” Mixed Media on Wall by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Click here to check out this Cincinnati Skyline mural painting for Delta on the actual wall of the CVG Customer Engagement Center. Also, here’s another post that shares captures even earlier in the process.
This mural painting for Delta Airlines is finally complete! The project was started in early August of 2018 is now proudly on display on the walls of the CVG Customer Engagement Center in downtown Cincinnati. The piece is 22 feet wide long wall is over 9 feet tall.
This piece is titled, Delta, Great American Ball Park at Night | 255″ x 115″ acrylic and mixed medium on wall by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty.
Here’s a great testimonial from our client at Delta.
“OMG, this mural looks amazing! The painting really completes the whole office. I am just so happy with the outcome and it’s exactly what I wanted.” MaryEllen ~ Delta
We’ve been jamming away nights and weekends on this mural painting for Delta Airlines. The project we started in early August is getting closer to completion. This painting of the Cincinnati Skyline landscape is actually on the walls of the CVG Customer Engagement Center in downtown Cincinnati. The piece is 22 feet wide long wall is over 9 feet tall.
This piece will be titled, Delta, Great American Ball Park at Night | 255″ x 115″ acrylic and mixed medium on wall by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty.
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.
Excited to share the progress on our latest commission painting of the Cincinnati skyline titled, Cincinnati in April | 30″ X 40″ Acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCDcollaborations™
This is a very early capture of the painting so stay tuned for updates and the piece progresses.
Cincinnati in April | 30″ X 40″ Acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
This painting was commissioned by a couple married in this church, St. Xavier. To make this painting even more special, we worked the hands of the clock to the time they were married we also added the bride and grooms names and wedding date to the painting.
Here’s the final capture on this commission painting titled, St. Xavier, Cincinnati | 30″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCDcollaborations
Here are three Cincinnati Skyline pieces from 2015 that I am trying to get published in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual. So, fingers-crossed. I’ll find out more in a few months so stay tuned.