Super excited to announce that this acrylic on canvas panting of the Roebling Bridge has now been sold.
After finishing this piece nearly five years ago, it’s appeared in a few gallery shows then due to it’s large size it spent most of the time in the studio as we enjoyed it while we worked on other paintings. Until about two months ago when Brad Wainscott owner of a new restaurant in Covington, Kentucky, Libby’s Southern Comfort reached out and asked if I had any artwork to display in his new space. After this painting of the Roebling Bridge proudly hung on the walls for just a round a month a woman came in for lunch and enjoyed some of the amazing goetta hushpuppies and also wanted this painting.
It’s always fun to see the final resting place of your artwork. Upon delivery of this painting I was able to help the owner up to their magnificent home overlooking the beautiful Cincinnati Skyline. It was like a dream come true to sit there and take in our beautiful city from the comfort of her home. Always inspired by the Cincinnati Skyline you can check out our entire portfolio of skyline paintings here.
This piece is rather large at 48″ x 90″ and took some time to complete and a fun history to it. Now notice all the texture in the background? There’s a story to that. This painting actually lived three lives. The first one it was the actual Frischs Big Boy holding his hand up, but instead of a burger he was holding the city of Cincinnati. Then decided to paint over that and we did the ivory towers of Procter and Gamble. It stayed like that for a while then we decided to paint the suspension bridge.
The Suspension Bridge, Roebling | 48″ x 90″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
Here’s a few photos of the painting hanging at Libby’s Southern Comfort as well as a view from its new home. Enjoy!
A nice shout out by The Steersmen, a Chicago based band who used one of my paintings for their album art. Check out their website to see more! JJ
Here’s a transcript from The Steersmen Site.
This post is about the neo-impressionist painter Jeff Johns, who was kind enough to let us use his acrylic painting of the Roebling suspension bridge for the album art of our album. You can find much of his work here.
“An artist is paid not for his labor but for his vision.”
— James Whistler
This past winter I spent a lot of time doing things related to our album:
• Checking on final mixes
• Finding a mastering engineer
• Pulling out my hair because we couldn’t find art that matched our music
Suddenly, by the grace/pure-randomness of the internet, the latter problem was solved.
I came across an artist named Jeff Johns on twitter. After following him I was immediately intrigued by the color-schemes that he used on his acrylic paintings. A lot of vibrant colors against a black background, which is exactly the type of painting we tried (I emphasize the word “tried”) to simulate on our ep cover here:
Many of his paintings matched up with my fondness for urban areas, light reflections, and bridges. It was perfect. I shot him a message asking to use one of his paintings and he couldn’t have been a nicer artist to work with.
Here’s the final design.
Acrylic on canvas painting of this beautiful horse in Union, Kentucky. Painting by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCD Collaborations™
27″ x 27″ acrylic on canvas by JJCD Collaborations | Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty
A few pictures from their beautiful wedding — October 26, 2013
An exclusive print of my original painting will be shipping out to Austria in the next couple weeks. Very exciting!!
FreyFlower™ 24″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas | JJCD Collaborations™ Jeff Johns & Colin Daugherty
by JJCD Collaborations™ | Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty team up on canvas to rock this commissioned flower painting for Erin Frey of an original flower she captured with her lens. Erin will be picking this piece up this weekend, and we’re excited to see the look on her face when she sees it in real life for the first time. Enjoy, JJCD