History of a Painting - Round Barn, Rochester, IN

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Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

History of a Painting - Round Barn, Rochester, IN

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

As I review many of my paintings, I will be including some of my early paintings, as well as my recent and more complex ones. Calloway's Round barn caught my attention because of the design in the roof shingles. The barn is located near Rochester, Indiana, which is located between Kokomo and South Bend, Indiana, north of Indianapolis on Hwy 31. There are other barns in this part of the state that have other designs, such as tractors, American Flags and vintage cars.  This round barn has the barnyard animals all the way around the barn, which makes it fun to see.

 

Blogs About Some of My Other Paintings and their History:

Loew's Jersey Theatre,....  Marathon Gas Pump,....  Calloway's Round Barn,....  River Street, Savannah, GA,....  Court House, Crown Point, IN,....  Pooles Mill Covered Bridge,....  Steak and Shake,....  The Peanut Shop,....  Hot Diggity Dogs,....  Wrigley Field,.... Piano Through a Window,.... The Coconut Tree,....  Barber Tonics,.... Pelican Diner,.... A & W Drive-in,.... The Lantern,.... The FOX Theatre, Atlanta,...  Tri-Way Outdoor Theatre,...  Rexall Drug Store,...  A Family Homestead,...  The Palace Theatre,...  Angel's Diner,...  Krispy Kreme, Gainsville, Florida,...  Bonnie Doon US31,...  Ross Diner,...  The Gag & Heave,... A&W Root Beer Barrel,...  Bonnie Doon, Lincolnway, Mishawaka, IN,...  Train Depot, Cartersville, GA,...  Dairy Queen,...  Firestone Store,...  The South Shore,...  The Gathering Place,...  4-Way Lunch,...  Mustard and Ketchup,... McDonald's,...  Lost Mountain Store,...   The Big Chicken,...  Euharlee, GA. Covered Bridge,...  Juliette, GA Church,...  Fried Green Tomatoes House,...  Whistle Stop Cafe,...   Whistle Stop Train Depot,...  Tilley Park,...   Jimmy's Hurricane,...   Barber Chair,...  Fire Truck,...   Rosies Diner,... Judge Roy Bean's   

 

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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County or surrounding areas, call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Elkhart, Indiana

or email larry@larry-johnston.com 

Comments (13)

Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

That is an interesting painting and that YOU did it.....I have NO talent there.

Jan 11, 2015 01:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Larry, always interested in your painting, you should publish a book of them!

Jan 11, 2015 01:22 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional , Just like everything, after you practice most of your life at something, you improve. (If not then we need to do something else) LOL  This was one of my early paintings from the early 1980's.

Jan 11, 2015 01:26 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Will Hamm ,  Publishing a book of the hundreds of paintings is on my to-do list.  Right now, I am compiling them on my new website. That should be completed in a few months, complete with stories of the paintings. 

larry-johnston.com

Jan 11, 2015 01:29 AM
KimLynn Tipton
Keller Williams Realty Inc. - Dallas, TX
www.DHomesOnline,com

Wowzers, you are defiantly talented in the art of painting, thank you for sharing your work

Jan 11, 2015 01:50 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I knew that you traveled the country for art shows but didn't know which form of art you did. I could see why you painted this. Very cool barn.

Jan 11, 2015 02:14 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I remember always looking for the barn when we passed through Rochester, and it is still there!

Jan 11, 2015 03:19 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi KimLynn Tipton ,   Thanks for stopping by with your kind comment.  Have a great week.

Jan 11, 2015 03:32 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Tammie White ,  That was in my prior Real Estate days.  I saw a lot of great places.

Jan 11, 2015 03:36 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Evelyn Johnston ,  I find myself doing the same thing.  Yip, it is still there.

Jan 11, 2015 03:37 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry that is a very unusual look to that barn and as always you did an excellent job of capturing it.

Jan 11, 2015 10:21 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi George Souto , We have a lot of barns around here, but not too many round barns are left.  Thanks for your compliment.

Jan 14, 2015 04:07 AM

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