With every painting there’s a story on how the piece came to life. This here is a look behind the process of our latest commissioned painting titled, Brice’s Beautiful Botanicals.
Why the name you may ask? This is because our client reached out wanting a painting for their dining room. There was a beautiful original piece of art that their 6-month old son, Brice created. The ask to us was to take this as inspiration to create artwork for them. We took the original painting to see what it would inspire. We then provided a range of 12 “painting reference approaches” to see what resonated with our client. One area that Brice’s original painting took us to was the Chinese translation of happy which we worked up as an option.
From there we refined and optimized to get to an aligned reference visual. Once we had that we got the painting started. While it’s fun to share the progress it’s also neat to see a look at the process that lead to one of our co-creations to capture the vision of our client and their 6-month old artist son.
Brice’s Beautiful Botanicals | 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Super excited to share that this painting is finally complete. It was so neat to have someone reach out with the idea to bring to life their view from their terrace of the breathtaking Bernal Hill right at sunset.
All the houses, pops of color and orange and yellow reflections in the windows really makes this painting pop. Can’t wait till the client see’s it in person for the first time!
Terrace View of Bernal Hill, San Francisco | 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
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
Honored to now have artwork on display at an entirely new home in Manhattan Harbour on the Ohio River. The home features breathtaking views of the Cincinnati Skyline and Ohio River so it’s a perfect fit. Plus, this property will be featured in several home shows in the next few months, so if you’re in the area swing by and check it out and view some Cincinnati paintings by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
This painting titled Cincinnati Brilliance is a 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas painting by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty is now complete and proudly on display in the new owners home.
This is the second Cincinnati painting in this particular series based on this nighttime perspective view of the city. This piece was also inspired by a prior painting titled, Cincinnati in December which you can view here.
Cincinnati Brilliance | 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas
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.
Here’s a look at how JefferyJ.com did this year. Be sure to visit again and check out some exciting new commission paintings of the beautiful Cincinnati skyline. Cheers, Jeff
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