A Painting - The Milk Silo - "Before and After".

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A Painting - The Milk Silo - "Before and After".

As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken in Woodland, Indiana, south of South Bend and Mishawaka on Hwy 131 near the one block town of Wyatt.  I was always fascinated by the advertisements on the sides of buildings, like "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" and others, but I had not seen many cement grain silos with ads on them...especially a Milk advertisement.


This was one of my early paintings in my career.  It was only a matter of weeks and I noticed that it had been removed. Several years later, the owner of the property purchased a print of the painting.


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 show the actual place as my photograph and the final painting to show the comparison.  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 - Grain Silo with Milk Advertisement



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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry love the before and after pictures and clearly the after is my favorite, I need to send some pictures that you would appreciate from my Grandfather and my Mother, Endre

Oct 14, 2016 03:37 PM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Love the painting, Larry, and how cool that the previous owner purchased a print of it for posterity.

Oct 14, 2016 03:41 PM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I love this series and you should definitely keep going for as long as you want?

Oct 14, 2016 03:46 PM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As always Larry, better than the photo.

Great topic too, something we would see around here in "Americas Dairyland"

Oct 14, 2016 04:01 PM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  I'm still amazed on how you do it, I don't have the talent or patience to draw stick people

Oct 14, 2016 06:33 PM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Larry - clearly your after painting is superior to the before photo.

Oct 14, 2016 10:18 PM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Larry Johnston ,

What a talent you have! I love the before and after pitures..of course the after is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 14, 2016 11:04 PM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. I really like this one. So did you ever find out what happened to your original?

Oct 14, 2016 11:37 PM #8
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Larry Johnston Your works always interests me and when I see your talent, highly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 14, 2016 11:37 PM #9
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You do an excellent job with your abilities and your imagination, and we benefit for the way you share both.

Oct 15, 2016 03:06 AM #10
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

What a cool painting. You painting looks better than the picture. Good work.

Oct 15, 2016 03:30 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I always enjoy your before and after series.  I love the result you came up with.  Bravo!  A

Oct 15, 2016 03:50 AM #12
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Larry, Once again I really like the after you created. Another wonderful work of art. 

Oct 15, 2016 03:59 AM #13
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The after painting of the Milk Silo is an outstanding work of art.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 15, 2016 11:57 AM #14
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

That silo was taken down not to long after you painted the painting, do you remember why?

Oct 15, 2016 01:49 PM #15
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Really interesting perspective Larry. I always enjoy your art work. Please continue to share it with us.

Oct 15, 2016 02:28 PM #16
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Larry and I like your painting better than the photograph, great job!

Oct 15, 2016 02:31 PM #17
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Larry.  Pretty neat that the owner of the silo came back to you to purchase a copy.

Oct 15, 2016 09:56 PM #18
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Really nice colors and I love how your paintings are always better than the pictures, thanks for sharing I really enjoy these!

Oct 16, 2016 07:38 AM #19
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