History of a Painting - "The Corner Shelf".
Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
While looking for some antique items for subject material for paintings, we stopped at a broken down old farm house along the road, we called the junk shop, because there was not much in the way of valuable antiques there.. The sign painted on old old piece of wood said, "Antiques". The shop was located along a 2-lane road on central Georgia near the town of Pine Mountain.
There was nobody around as we walked around the outside of the building. As we were behind the home, a car drove up, and it was the owner of the property. As usual, the southern folks were as friendly and hospitable. I told him what our intentions were, that we weren't going to buy anything, just shoot pictures of a few of the items he had laying around. He proceeded to give us a tour of the inside, showing us things that he thought we would be interested in.
After shooting the photos, we said our goodbye's and we were on our way to the next art show. I painted several paintings from that junk shop. I call my set "Items", which includes, the "Milk Can", "The Lantern", "Wickers End" (which is a broken down cane chair on the back porch) and of course this painting called the "Corner Shelf". Sometimes I add another painting called ""The Broken Swing".
Many times I will add something extra in my paintings. "Corner Shelf" is no exception. I put a couple of my artists brushes in the jar near the back of the painting.
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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