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
Super excited to share the final capture of our latest skyline painting featuring the amazing Lake Point Tower in Chicago, Illinois. As Cincinnati-based artists it’s always awesome to get a call to paint something outside of our beautiful city. This painting was commissioned by a lovely couple living in Colorado who will be moving to this beautiful building right across from Navy Pier.
One neat thing about this piece is that it’s the second painting that was inspired by the original photograph that I took while going around the ferris wheel with my wife while we took a weekend trip to Chicago.
Can’t wait till the new owner see’s this in person for the first time. Looking forward to boxing up and shipping out very soon.
If you’d like to see the original painting that inspired this latest work of art click here. Or to check out the original photos from our trip to Chicago back in March of 2012.
Lake Point Tower, Chicago Skyline | 24″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Here’s the final capture on this painting that captures the love between two sisters as they were on a family vacation in beautiful Amsterdam. The cobblestone moss filled roads, combined with the beautiful architecture really make this painting shine. There are multiple aspects to this painting that I really love. From a painting perspective I love the glow of light radiating from the right corner by the Juli Dans sign. The other component of the painting is that it really brings to life our passion of painting cities and combines it with human emotion. Thrilled with the final result and could not wait till our client had a chance to see it in person for the first time.
Here’s a quote from her Facebook post after receiving the painting. “Beyond excited to see the finished product in person! Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty are SO very talented and I am always in awe of their skill and craft. This will be an heirloom piece for our family to enjoy for years to come!”
Sisterly Love, Amsterdam 24” x 36” acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
It feels great to finish a painting, especially when you receive a testimonial like the one below. Just received the feedback after delivering this painting of the Cincinnati skyline.
“We are absolutely pleased and enlightened with the beauty of the Roebling Bridge and the Cincinnati Skyline that is brought to life In this original acrylic painting by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty. Captured in vivid color and detail, a date stamp for this night has been created in this one of a kind painting. This artistic work is the focal point of our renovated condo on the Ohio River. We, and guests, will enjoy exploring this work for many years to come.”
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.