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.
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
With an art show right around the corner for JJCD Collaborations™ it’s nice to make some promotional material to hand out. Here’s a composite of the cards for the Cincinnati Exhilaration gallery exhibit for the month of August. Enjoy!
Look at this big beetle, just chilling on the screen looking at all the art. I bet he’s a painter himself.
There was a Stag Beetle at my studio last night, I didn’t know what it was at first, but after taking photos of it with my iPhone and sharing it through social media, people identified it as a Stag Beetle, and sure enough they were right.
This particular beetle appears to be a common male Stag Beetle, also called a “Pinching Bug,” which is one of the largest beetles found in Kentucky. This not so little guy was every bit of 60mm in length. Glad he was able to swing by the studio last night and check out some work. Hope to see him again soon.
We still have seven days to go and plan to enjoy every minute. This place is perfect in every way. It was fun to listen to the radio targeted to the locals who want to get away. Who’d want to leave this place? Maui is stunning. Here’s some pictures from our magical venture to the Island. Enjoy.
A special thanks to our parents.
Maui, view from Front Street
Beautiful beach in Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Anthony Hopkins artwork, pretty cool.
Beautiful flower captured in the lavendar fields of Maui Hawaii
Now this wine is amazing. It’s pineapple, why wouldn’t it be.
Sculpture in the Grand Waleia, Maui, HI
Chapel in the Grand Waleia, Maui, Hawaii
View from our balacony
Beauiful Maui Sunset
Maui Coast Line
Woman Smoking a Cigerette, Grand Waleia, Maui Hawaii
View From our Room. Maui
Sunset from our room
Maui Flower, Looks like a little pineapple
Maui from our room
IAO Valley, Maui
TranquilSplash ~ Maui
The Golf of Maui
Beautiful Horse we saw in Maui
Beautiful horse we saw in Maui.
IAO Valley, Maui
These windmills power 10,000 homes!
Maui Sunset with Tree
Maui Sunset 2
Now this was breathtaking. Maui ~ The uber long road to Hana.
Old Tree in Maui
Beauitful Trees in Maui
Michelle’s beautiful Maui Sunset
Along the coast of Maui
Fish we saw on our first snorkel trip.
Swimming with fish
Fish at Sea
Me and Michelle
Michelle’s snorkel smile.
The Crater, Maui
Maui Hang Gliders
Michelle’s parents for the beautiful room and my parents for the round trip tickets to this wonderful island. We love you mom and dad!! Jeff and Michelle.
Jeff Johns is excited to announce that he’s again displaying artwork in Over-the-Rhine (OTR), Cincinnati’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Swing downtown to the 14th block of Main and check out the work. The paintings by Cincinnati-based fine artist Jeff Johns include, Ding in the Universe, a portrait of Steve Jobs using the actual keys off of an apple keyboard to display Johns favorite quote from this icon, “I want to put a ding in the universe.” Another painting on display is Thought Different, the first of the Steve Jobs series of paintings by Cincinnat-based fine artist, Jeff Johns. You will also see a limited collection of Johns woman figure paintings titled Beautiful Hair, and Outside the Canvas.