A Painting -Weldy School, "Before and After"

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A Painting - Weldy School, "Before and After".

As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken on the west side of Nappanee, Indiana, just north of Highway 6. The school has since been replaced with a much modern school able to handle more students.


Photograph property of Larry Johnston©


Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©

 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. In this series I present a photograph that I took of the actual place and the final painting which shows my transition and interpretation between the two..  Most of the paintings were made from, as many as 12 photographs taken from different angles, as well as closeup shots.  These are the before and after shots.


Click for the History of a Painting - Weldy School, Nappanee, IN



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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  Dang sir you have some talent that a lot of us admire. I have trouble staying in the lines on a coloring book.  Good for you

Aug 26, 2016 09:07 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Larry.  You did a wonderful job with this painting.

Aug 26, 2016 09:26 PM #10
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

That's a very nice job - and you have preserved the old schoolhouse!

Aug 26, 2016 10:06 PM #11
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry. The old hand water pump is a nice touch to your painting! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Aug 26, 2016 10:45 PM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Larry, for sharing your paintings and some of the history behind them.

Aug 27, 2016 02:19 AM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I bet that if you hung this up in the local cafe or senior center you would get some bids on this, may be able to sell multiple prints.

Aug 27, 2016 05:40 AM #14
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Larry, Once again i like your painting better than the picture taken of the school house. 

Aug 27, 2016 07:01 AM #15
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Oh you are so talented and I love seeing these paintings of yours. How long did it take for you to do the painting?

Aug 27, 2016 11:28 AM #16
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Larry great job on this painting, and I love the addition of the water pump.

Aug 27, 2016 11:51 AM #17
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

You should have included photos of the water pump and teeter totter, they would have enjoyed those too.

Aug 27, 2016 12:16 PM #18
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Patricia chose to high light your post this week!  Well done!

Aug 28, 2016 01:03 AM #19
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Larry, another beautiful painting! I could just crawl inside your paintings and live forever. 

Aug 28, 2016 01:16 AM #20
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Larry!  This post is included in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.




Aug 28, 2016 02:00 AM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Larry- I so admire your talent!  Your eye sees what many of us can't!

Aug 28, 2016 03:11 AM #22
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Larry - Your talent and perspective belong in a coffee-table book  Thanks for adding to my day!

Aug 28, 2016 03:53 AM #23
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Larry - the imagination of the artist is what makes the picture interesting.  You can write a story from that picture.

Aug 28, 2016 05:48 AM #24
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I really enjoy your artistic eye and your take on the Weldy School. How neat that it has been preserved by you!


Aug 28, 2016 09:29 AM #25
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry, love to see your paintings.... hope you had  wonderful weekend.

Aug 28, 2016 12:06 PM #26
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Congratulations on your inclusion to Pat's weekly list!

Aug 28, 2016 12:52 PM #27
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


          You certainly covered the school house just perfectly,  your is just a touch brighter just like a photo shop!

Aug 31, 2016 06:15 AM #28
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