A Painting - The Morris Performing Arts Center, "Before and After".

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

A Painting  - The Morris Performing Arts Center, 

"Before and After".

South Bend, IN


As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This is The Morris Performing Arts Center, located in downtown South Bend, Indiana. The acrylic painting is 24" x 36" on stretched canvas. The Painting was commissioned as a Christmas present in September of 2016.  The man who ordered the painting, requested special things on the marquee, as well as the green fountain, which went along with the Broadway play "Wicked'. The performance was in early September, 2016. The lady walking toward the theater was a likeness of his wife, who worked at the Morris. She was also given progression photos of the painting in progress on a DVD.  He said it was a big hit!


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.


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Comments (13)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hey Larry Johnston,  You do such great work with your paintings.  Hope you are doing good in Real Estate also.


Feb 01, 2017 02:41 PM
Lisa Hernandez
Opes Real Estate Group - Kendall, FL
Realtor serving Kendall, South Miami & Pinecrest

Wow - absolutely gorgeous and vivid!

Feb 01, 2017 02:57 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

What a lovely gift for his wife! That must have been so fun to be involved in that surprise.  It's fantastic Larry Johnston !

Feb 01, 2017 03:18 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Larry,
I always love seeing your paintings.  

Feb 01, 2017 03:37 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Larry Johnston ,

That is a master piece and a lovely surprise. You are so talented..thanks for sharing!

Feb 01, 2017 05:24 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A very nice painting and the colors compliment each other so well.  You do a wonderful job.

Feb 01, 2017 06:00 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry this one is amazing.  You keep on impressing me with your paintings.

Feb 01, 2017 07:11 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  Very impressive for sure.  Each time you post one of these I'm in awe of the transformation

Feb 02, 2017 02:26 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. This is incredible and one of my favorites of yours. You do beautiful work.

Feb 02, 2017 06:54 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Again Larry, I prefer your paintings to the real thing. You are truly gifted.

Feb 02, 2017 07:00 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Very cool.  Thanks for sharing the background story as well as the photo to get a better understanding of what you created.

Feb 04, 2017 03:52 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

What a neat idea for a gift. That guy knew the right artist to get. You have such great attention to detail. 

Feb 11, 2017 08:57 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You have incredible talent, Larry. I love this one like I love all the others you do.

Feb 16, 2017 06:35 AM

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