History of a Painting - The Shrimp Boat

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History of a Painting - The Shrimp Boat.

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

While exhibiting at a highly rated Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, called the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, I ventured out to find something, I could paint for the show that would relate to the name. I took many pictures from around the Gulf.  As it was nearing the end of the day and the sun was beginning to set, when I found some shrimp boats that had come in from their daily catch.  This boat was one that had already docked for the day.

The painting became popular in the region, as I sold a number of prints, as well as the painting.

 

Check out some of my other Paintings and the stories behind them:

Hot Air Balloon - Set,....  Los Angeles Theatre,....  Florida Lighthouses set,....  Fire Dog,....  Louis' Lunch,....  Fresh Fruit,....  Bumper Cars,....  Roanoke Weiner Stand,....  Skyline Chili & Weinermobile,....  Fried Green Tomatoes windw,....  Bradford's store,....  Monaco Bay Nightclub,....  milk silo,....  4-Seasons of Outhouses,....  Shrimp Boat,....  Wings for You,....  Texas Tavern,....  Columbia Street Roastery,....  FOX Theatre, Atlanta, The King & I,....  Luigi's Pizza,....  Tilley's Trolley,....  Sixes Road Mill,.... Savannah, GA Carriage,.... Hope Train Depot,....  Jackson Drink Stand,....  Euharlee Covered Bridge - Spring,....  Toy Ferris Wheel,....  Roselawn,....  Sewing Machine,.... Rosie's Diner, 2nd painting,.... Billy Goat Tavern,....    The Varsity - 2nd painting,....  The Varsity,....   Wickers End,....  LaSalle Hotel Rooftop Sign,....  Waffle House,....    Crown Point, IN Jail,....  Roses and the Old,....  Train,....  Norman's,....  Sinclair Gas Pump,....  Wicker Guest House,....  Ted Peter's Smoked Fish,....  Stone Mounain Grist Mill,....  Classic Milk Shake,....  Juke Box Song Selector,....  Thrasher Bros Warehouse,....  Wood & Swank Post Office,....  Restored Truck,....  Brown Barn Texaco,....  Weldy School,....  Broken Swing,....  Chicago Theatre,....  Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, S. Mich. St.,....  Armuchee House,....  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   

 

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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County,

St Joseph Countyor surrounding areas, 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   

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Ronald DiLalla
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HI Larry,   excellent pic and thanks for sharing with us in AR Land.  

Aug 15, 2015 10:02 PM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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I can see why the prints and the painting sold Larry.....quite nice.

Aug 15, 2015 10:21 PM #2
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Good morning Larry. What a neat painting and I love the sunset too.

Aug 15, 2015 10:26 PM #3
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Larry, another excellent work showing  your artist talent. I can see folks in the Alabama area wanting to own this subject matter. I like ships .. 

Aug 16, 2015 07:22 AM #4
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Debbie Laity
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Ok...I have a new favorite. The last one was the storefront in Maine. This I really like, too. I love it. Evelyn just did a post on what it's like living with an artist. It was a neat behind the scenes look at how you do this. 

Aug 16, 2015 08:19 AM #5
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Larry EXCELLENT, you out did yourself on this one.  You are an amazing artist my friend.

Aug 16, 2015 08:41 AM #6
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Larry,

 Your are so talented! I love the painting but then again I have not seen one of yours that I haven't liked! Have a great Sunday!

Aug 16, 2015 09:19 AM #7
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Hi Larry, this is just another reason that you did so well at your craft. You coulc take a photograph or mental photo and make a masterpiece.

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Hi Larry...Unbelieveable. It looks like a photograph. What a thrill it must be for you to be able to paint the way you do.

Kate

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Larry...Actually it is more beautiful than a photograph.

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Hi Larry.  I can see why this is a popular piece as it really captures the feeling of a shrimp boat.

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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your paintings and some of the history behind them.

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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Larry,

 Just stopped by to take another look shrimp yum, I am not sure what we are having for dinner! I hope you have a great day!

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