History of a Painting - "Dog'n Mug"

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History of a Painting - "Dog'n Mug".  

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston© 

There was a "Dog & Suds" Root Beer Drive-in, complete with car hops and great Root Beer located on Hwy 20 on the north side of Mishwaka.  Eventually, the drive-in closed and sat empty until a young couple decided to revive it. The new name was "Dog'n Mug".

While exhibiting at an Art & Craft festival in Nappanee, IN, I was approached by the couple after seeing some of my other paintings.  They commissioned me to paint their new restaurant with their two cars in the painting.

In the Real Estate profession, your past history reflects your abilities. 

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

Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, Mishawaka,....  Skyline Chili,....  Meat & Cheese,....  Carter's Hamburgers,....  Movie Theatres, (Set of 4),....  Oliver Ford,....  Krispy Kreme, Atlanta, GA,....  Behind the House,....  Fishing Flies (Set of 4),.... Brewster's Taxi,....  Underwater swimmer looking up,....  Miami, FL Fire Station,....  Diving Dog,....  Stone Mtn Mill - Summer,....  Underwater Face,....  Detroit FOX Theatre,....  Gas Pumps (Set of 4),....  Ft. George Drive-in Theatre,....  Red Covered Bridges (Set of 4),....  Gone Fishing,....  Duck Decoys (Set of 4),....  Agnew Seed Store,....  Brown Covered Bridges (Set of 4),.... The Prange Building ,....  Crown Point, Criminal Court,....  Coconut Tree,....  Barns - (Set of 4),....  Pedal Cars - Set of 4,....  Starr's Mill,....  Fishing Lures Set of 4,.... Fireman's -Set of 4,....  The Fire Dept.,....  Barber - Set of 4,....  Barber Pole,....  Shrimp Boat,....  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 anyone that wants to buy or sell their home in the Elkhart County,

or surrounding area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577,

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com 

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Hi Larry - I love those drive ins.  I remember one like that when I was growing up.

Dec 27, 2015 02:48 AM #1
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Must be kind of like A&W's. They are long gone too, for the most part. Another lovely and nostalgic photo. 

Dec 27, 2015 03:00 AM #2
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Cool story and painting Larry.....a blast from the past.

Dec 27, 2015 03:37 AM #3
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Thanks for sharing the story and your painting, Larry. You really do amazing work. 

Dec 27, 2015 05:02 AM #4
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Larry another excellent painting and I love the name of this drive-in

Dec 27, 2015 05:29 AM #5
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I really like this painting. We get to drive by it every now and then too!

Dec 27, 2015 08:26 AM #6
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Nice painting Larry.  How nice to have someone approach you to do something especially for them.  Hope their venture turns out to be successful.  Mark

Dec 27, 2015 09:47 AM #7
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how cool that the building had a resurrection and can still be appreciated

Dec 27, 2015 10:35 AM #8
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I remember so many of these drive ins when growing up. That classic style meant hamburgers and ice cream to me.

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feels like a summer night after the game having a good time with friends....

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