a painting: A Painting - The Morris Performing Arts Center, "Before and After". - 02/01/17 02:14 PM
A Painting  - The Morris Performing Arts Center, 
"Before and After".
South Bend, IN
 
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This is The Morris Performing Arts Center, located in downtown South Bend, Indiana. The acrylic painting is 24" x 36" on stretched canvas. The Painting was commissioned as a Christmas present in September of 2016.  The man who ordered the painting, requested special things on the marquee, as well as the green fountain, which went along with the Broadway play "Wicked'. The performance was in early September, 2016. The lady walking toward the theater was … (13 comments)

a painting: A Painting - The Threadgood Home, "Before and After" Senoia, GA - 12/17/16 09:43 AM
A Painting - The Threadgood Home, "Before and After"
Senoia, Georgia.   
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This painting originated from the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes".  The home is in Senoia, Georgia. In the movie, it was referred to as the Threadgood home.
Check out the link below to read about it.
 
Photo by Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and Photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. This series shows the actual place and the final painting to show  the comparison.  Most of the paintings were made … (19 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Pepsi Truck & Hot Diggity Dog, "Before and After". - 12/04/16 06:20 AM
A Painting - Pepsi Truck & Hot Diggity Dogs,
"Before and After"
Chicago, Illinois
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This painting is a combination of two photos. The building, Hot Diggity Dogs, on Ohio Street, in Chicago and a pepsi truck I saw at Navy Pier. This was one of my early paintings, so the photo of the painting is a bit discolored.
 
Photo by Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and Photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. This series shows the actual place and … (14 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Wood & Swink Post Office, "Before and After". - 11/27/16 05:04 AM
A Painting - Wood & Swink Post Office, "Before and After".
Evinston, Florida
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This is Post Office and General Store, that I found in Evinston, Florida, located in north central Florida.  I was exhibiting in downtown Gainesville during that time.
 
Photo by Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and Photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. This series shows the actual place and the final painting to show  the comparison.  Most of the paintings were made from, as many as … (13 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Angelo's Hot Dog World, "Before and After". - 11/06/16 12:42 PM
A Painting - Angelo's Hot Dog World, "Before and After".
 
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  Angelo's Hot Dog World, was located on Hwy 1 in Ft. Pierce, Florida bck in the late 1980s to early 1990s. Many businesses started out this way.
 
Photo by Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and Photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. My new series will show the actual place and the final painting to show  the comparison.  Most of the paintings were made from, as many … (8 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Rexall Drugs, "Before and After". - 10/29/16 11:42 AM
A Painting - Rexall Drugs, "Before and After".
 
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This is Hemmingsen Rexall Drugs, in Marshall, Michigan.
 
Photo by Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and Photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. My new series will show the actual place and the final painting to show  the comparison.  Most of the paintings were made from, as many as 12 photographs taken from different angles, as well as closeup shots.  These are the before and after shots.
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a painting: A Painting - The Milk Silo - "Before and After". - 10/14/16 03:01 PM
A Painting - The Milk Silo - "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken in Woodland, Indiana, south of South Bend and Mishawaka on Hwy 131 near the one block town of Wyatt.  I was always fascinated by the advertisements on the sides of buildings, like "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" and others, but I had not seen many cement grain silos with ads on them...especially a Milk advertisement.
 
This was one of my early paintings in my career.  It was only a matter of weeks and I noticed that it had … (19 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Wicker's End - "Before and After". - 10/07/16 06:47 AM
A Painting - Wicker's End - "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken just outside of a junk shop in middle Georgia. I couldn't help, but paint an acrylic painting of the wicker chair.  It was painted in the 1980s. With the obvious condition of it, I decided to call it "Wicker's End.  Prints of the chair became one of my best sellers over the years on the road.
 
Photograph property of Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. In this series I show the … (21 comments)

a painting: A Painting - The Big Chicken , "Before and After". - 09/16/16 02:03 AM
A Painting - The Big Chicken, "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken in Marietta, Georgia at the corner of US 41 and Roswell Road.  The Big Chicken, built in 1963, was originally a barbecue fried chicken restaurant called, "Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake".  Since I took this photo and painted the painting, the building was torn down and rebuilt.  It looks similar, but is a just a little shorter.  The feather on the back of the head and beak moved, as well at the eye rolled around.
After the huge 68 feet building was constructed, everyone … (16 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Brewster's Taxi, "Before and After". - 09/09/16 10:51 PM
A Painting - Brewster's Taxi, "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken while traveling in the Cape Cod area. It was pouring down rain while I shot this photo.  You can see our motor home and trailer in the background.
 
Photograph property of Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion, how I was able to create my paintings. In this series, I show one of the  photographs I used, of an actual place and the final painting, which shows my transition and interpretation between the two..  Many of my paintings were made from, … (24 comments)

a painting: A Painting - The Broken swing, "Before and After" - 09/02/16 10:20 PM
A Painting - The Broken Swing, "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken in a school yard near Nappanee, Indiana.  The school was Weldy school which I have also painted. Notice the pencil in the grass!
 
Photograph property of Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion, how I was able to create my paintings. In this series, I show you a photograph of an actual place and the final painting, which shows my transition and interpretation between the two..  Many of my paintings were made from, as many as 12 photographs, taken … (11 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Mustard and Ketchup, "Before and After". - 08/20/16 12:33 AM
A Painting - Mustard and Ketchup, "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken at one of the many diners, I visited.  It was from "Rosies Diner" that was in Rockford, Michigan, at the time. It was the diner used in the Bounty Paper Towel commercial with Rosie, the waitress a number of years ago.
 
Photograph property of Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. My new series shows the actual place and the final painting to show  the comparison.  Most of … (7 comments)

a painting: A Painting - Krispy Kreme, "Before and After" - 08/03/16 05:52 AM
A Painting - Krispy Kreme, "Before and After".   .
 
Photograph property of Larry Johnston©
I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. My series "A Painting", shows the actual place and the final painting as a comparison.  Most of the paintings were made from, as many as 12 photographs taken from different angles, as well as closeup shots.  I will basically be showing the before and after shots.
 
Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©
This is the Krispy Kreme, located in Gainsville, Florida.
 
Click for the History of a Painting - Krispy Kreme, Gainsville, FL 
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