A Painting - A & W Root Beer, Taylor, MI, "Before and After".

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A Painting  - A & W Root Beer, Taylor, MI, "Before and After".


As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This is an A & W Drive in that was near an Art Festival in Wyandotte, Michigan, where I exhibited for many years.  This A & W was located in the nearby community of Taylor, also just south of Detroit. The acrylic painting is 24" x 36" on stretched canvas.


Photo by Larry Johnston©


Acrylic Painting and Photo by Larry Johnston©

 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. This series shows the actual place 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 here for the History of a Painting - A & W Drive-in



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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

What I would not give right now, this very minute, for an ice-cold rootbeer float from A&W. Thanks, Larry.

Nov 19, 2016 03:40 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Larry. This is spectacular. I am so happy viewing your work always.

Nov 19, 2016 04:46 AM #2
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Larry I so look forward to opening a post when I know it is one of your paintings.  Such a treat.  Mark

PS...not to say I don't want to open the rest but these are extra special to me with your stories.  Mark

Nov 19, 2016 05:41 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry we no long have any A&W's around here, so that picture and painting bring back some special memories.

Nov 19, 2016 06:28 AM #4
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am so glad you painted your painting with the original A & W colors. The just pop out of the canvas!

Nov 19, 2016 12:36 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  What a talent you have bringing your own creative ides to a photo.  thanks for sharing

Nov 19, 2016 06:13 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Larry.  I love this painting as it brings back many memories of family road trips.

Nov 19, 2016 08:47 PM #7
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry, your talent is amazing...have you thought of doing this full time?

Nov 19, 2016 10:33 PM #8
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Larry, My friend you do amazing work on all of your artist expressions. great job once again. When you do get time to do your painting? 

Nov 20, 2016 04:39 AM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry so when do you have time to do Real Estate, blog here on AR and sell these awesome paintings???Endre

Nov 20, 2016 07:57 AM #10
Karen Hellier
Freelance Writer - Big Canoe, GA
Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia

You are SO talented Larry. Thanks for sharing your artwork Larry.

Nov 20, 2016 10:39 AM #11
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I really love your work! Brings back memories and creates good vibes!  We actually have an A & W in Anchorage... but they do not compare with the ones from way back when in the midwest... Merry Christmas to You Larry!

Dec 20, 2016 12:52 AM #12
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