History of a Painting - "Armuchee House"

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

History of a Painting - "Armuchee House",

Armuchee, Georgia.

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

While exhibiting at a show in Cave Springs, Georgia, a couple talked to me about painting a picture of their home.  We made an appointment with them to see the home and take some pictures.  Their home was located north of Rome, Georgia outside of Armuchee, GA.

While being taken on a tour of the home, they brought out a photograph of what the home looked like before it was remodeled.  It was black and white photo of the house back in the early 1900's.  Since I was interested in nostalgic places, I mentioned that I would like to paint a second picture of what it used to look like.  The didn't mind, but they were not interested in purchasing it when it was finished.

This is what the finished painting looked like before it was remodeled.  The painting was sold almost immediately.  Actually, it was still on my easel not quite done when someone told me they wanted to buy it when it was finished. You'll notice the date on the painting , 1985 shows that it was painted 30 years ago.

Blogs About Some of My Other Paintings and their History:

The Corner Shelf,....  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   



If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, have them 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 (12)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Larry Johnston 

You have captured the true feel of an old Southern home in Rome, Georgia outside of Armuchee, GA.  Both my parents had paintings of their family home places done.  Priceless.


Jan 24, 2015 10:11 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a wonderful story of a great southern home! My grandparents had a painting of their living room which I have now and I treasure - some of the knick knacks on the coffee table in the painting are now in my living room on my coffee table - it is a nice conversation starter.

Jan 24, 2015 10:16 PM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are a very talented man!  It is a beautiful painting, thank you for sharing the story.  I too have a painting of my grandmother's house hanging in my real estate office and as Lisa said, it's definitely a treausure.

Jan 24, 2015 10:51 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Must be that second smaller house so common in rural settings was on the other side of the house?

Jan 25, 2015 12:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Larry Johnston,  Glad to see Joy Daniels following you.  Like I said your paintings are great.

Jan 25, 2015 01:18 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Larry, great painting. You definitely don't see a clothes line much anymore. Brings back memories when I use to help my mom wash clothes and hang them outside on the clothes line to dry.

Jan 25, 2015 02:58 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I adore this painting, Larry, but have glanced through some of the others, I can see I would be broke quickly if you live nearby.  This is outstanding....you are so talented in so many ways!

Jan 25, 2015 03:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry this is another painting I would gladly have on a wall in my house. 

I have been to Rome, GA many times, my in-laws live about 25 miles from there in Summerville, GA.

Jan 25, 2015 07:06 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That is a neat picture, Larry. You even captured the laundry that would more than likely be hanging out on a nice warm day. You really have a great eye. 

Jan 25, 2015 08:22 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Thirty years ago?  Oh my or my, it seems like just a couple of years ago, not 30! I remember Al Wallace coming over and saying I will take it!  He owns several of your paintings.  Can you remember all of them?

Jan 25, 2015 11:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your painting and the history behind it.

Jan 26, 2015 07:08 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Larry Johnston Good Morning Larry!  Great painting.  Love the clothesline and the coloring.  Beautiful!

Jan 26, 2015 11:31 PM

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