A Painting - Grist Mill at Stone Mountain, GA,
"Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country, many of them commissioned. This painting is one of my favorites, as it was one of my first attempts at Acrylic painting, after previously working in oil paints.
I hadn't yet refined my detail, but it convinced me to continue painting in acrylics. I never sold this 24"x30" canvas painting, as it hangs in my son's living room, framed in barn wood. This was also the largest painting I had done up until then, which was in 1978.
The old mill is located within the Stone Mountain Park, east of Atlanta, Georgia. Home of the Yellow Daisy Festival, one of the top Arts & Crafts Festivals in the country. It was one of my favorite shows where I exhibited for several years.
I had to rent a rowboat to take my photos.
Photo by Larry Johnston©
Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
I have been asked, on occasion, how I was able to create my paintings. This series show the actual place and the final painting, to show the comparison. Most of my 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.
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