A Painting - Pepsi Truck & Hot Diggity Dog, "Before and After".

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A Painting - Pepsi Truck & Hot Diggity Dogs,

"Before and After"

Chicago, Illinois

As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This painting is a combination of two photos. The building, Hot Diggity Dogs, on Ohio Street, in Chicago and a pepsi truck I saw at Navy Pier. This was one of my early paintings, so the photo of the painting is a bit discolored.


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.

If you want to know more about the History of this painting, 

Click here - History of a Painting, Hot Diggity Dogs, Chicago. IL 


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

Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana

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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

It's always fun to see how the truck and the wall complement each other and are all part of your composition, Larry.

Dec 04, 2016 06:42 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love how you changed it to wall art.  Brilliant on your part.  Happy Sunday to you and Evelyn Johnston .  

Dec 04, 2016 07:48 AM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Cool stuff!  I love it...thank you for sharing this with all of us in the rain!

Dec 04, 2016 07:51 AM #3
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We very much appreciate you sharing this information with us today.

Dec 04, 2016 07:52 AM #4
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very cool, as usual Larry Johnston , you have been so blessed with your skill and so have we by your sharing it with us.

Dec 04, 2016 08:24 AM #5
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I actually thought the second photo was showing the truck in front of a painting at Hot Diggity Dogs ... After I read Ron and Alexandra Seigel ' comment I realized that it may not be, what I thought ... It's wonderful! Makes you go back and look again ...

Dec 04, 2016 10:12 AM #6
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Larry, Another before and after that shows your talent and great job. 

Dec 04, 2016 12:31 PM #7
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


I love this series of yours and how you always bring the most postive things out of the photos!

Dec 04, 2016 01:11 PM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry that was an excellent idea to combined the two pictures.  They both look like they were always meant to be together.

Dec 04, 2016 05:05 PM #9
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Pepsi is my choice of soft drink, so this painting is near and dear to my heart. Once a pepsi girl, always a pepsi girl, for me!

Dec 04, 2016 07:42 PM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Larry, it continually amazes me as to how good your paintings are especially since I can't draw a decent stick figure. 

Dec 05, 2016 05:44 AM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am a Pepsi girl too. I am blown away by your talent, Larry. Excellent job.

Dec 05, 2016 09:10 AM #12
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Guess it was a bad idea to check out this art work without having had lunch first! Now I want a hot dog! Hot Diggity!

Dec 06, 2016 09:12 AM #13
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I think I have heard of Pepsi lol but hot digity dogs... that is a new one for me 

Dec 07, 2017 09:21 AM #14
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