Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

TheGarlic TheGrapes TheBanannas TheLimeandLemmon TheStrawberriesAfter a nice trip to the market this evening, I decided to take some photos of the fruits, vegetables and herbs before I enjoy them. The dark background behind each subject really adds drama to the images. Hope you enjoy, JJ

Studio Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle Checking out the Artwork

Look at this big beetle, just chilling on the screen looking at all the art. I bet he’s a painter himself.

Stag Beetle Stag Beetle at an AngleThere 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.

Beautiful Horse in Union, Kentucky | 24″ x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

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Ever since moving to the country and being surrounded by the beauty of these horses everyday, Jeff Johns knew it was time to start painting them. Johns’ first painting in this equestrian inspired series titled, Beautiful Horse in Union, Kentucky, captures a special horse right off Big Bone Road in Union, Kentucky. While the entire series will be of nature and likely quite a few  horses from Union, Kentucky, he’ll have to figure out how to name the future paintings.

The painting, Beautiful Horse in Union, Kentucky is a 20” x 24” acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped and ready to hang. Should be finished early August 2013. If you have any interest in this painting, or any others, call Jeff Johns today, 859.630.9657

This painting has been sold for $300.

Suspension Bridge — Acrylic on Canvas

SuspensionBridge_johnsHere’s another Suspension Bridge panting by Cincinnati-based fine artist181083_557123814312705_580424566_n Jeff Johns.

Nani Kokiʻo keʻokeʻo | 30″ x 40″ Acrylic on Canvas

”30″ x 40″ Acrylic on Canvas painting of a Hawaiian Hibiscus. Which in Hawaiian language can be translated to NaniAloalo. However, I am still trying to distinguish this certain species of flora. Research indicates that this hibiscus is the Kokiʻo keʻokeʻo, and it’s simply beautiful so I’ve decided to call this piece “Nani |I am currently working this Aloalo series for potential gallery placement on the lovely island of Kauai. This would be a dream come true. So I’m going to paint away, share the progress of this exciting new art venture.

Top of the Majestic Sunflower

30″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas

Say hello to the fourth painting in this series of the Majestic Sunflower. This one rises to the top because the main focus of this painting is on the beautiful petals. Each petal is built with color and dimension that really seem to pop off the canvas.

Cincinnati-based fine artist, Jeff Johns presents the painting, “Top of the Majestic Sunflower.“

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GreatMorning™ ~ Arkansas Sunrise Painting

18″ x 18″ Acrylic on Canvas

After a wonderful weekend in the mountains of Arkansas, Michelle and I were up bright and early geared up for a long drive ahead. As we headed on our way before sunrise, we saw cows frolicking in the morning sun. We just had to turn around and take some photos of this beautiful scene. We spent about fifteen minutes on the side of the road just watching the sunrise, with whites of the cows eyes staring at us.
This painting is a glimpse of what we saw that day, and wanted to share an impression on canvas. This painting will evolve, and the process will be captured in this blog post.

Stay tuned and take care,

JefferyJ