The Chief Ice Cream

The Chief Ice Cream

Goshen, Indiana

Nostalgia Artist Larry Johnston

When Spring arrives, thoughts of warm weather, being outdoors, the approaching Summer with trips to the beach, swimming at many of the local lakes and most of all, The “CHIEF ICE CREAM” in Goshen, now with a new location in Granger.

For over 25 years, The Chief has become a social staple to Goshen, Indiana.  With that in mind, my latest painting was a no brainer.  With both seasonal locations opening, my painting is a reminder of the homemade ice cream they offer and the many flavors available throughout the season.

Newell’s

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Newell’s

Goshen, IN

Located on Main Street in downtown Goshen, Indiana, It was well known for woman’s clothing.  With changes throughout the building’s history, I tried to create the store as it once looked.  Since 1880 when the store opened, Newell’s sustained 4 generations of the family business until 2008. The store has changed in many ways, but the “Newell’s” stained glass sign still remains at 201 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas

 

Amish Acres Meat & Cheese

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

At one time, many years ago, Amish Acres Art Festival was in the top 5 art festivals in the Country, I have exhibited and sold my artwork here for more than 30 years.

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

 

Bonnie Doon, 4th Street, 1950’s

 

Copyright Larry Johnston

Bonnie Doon Drive-in, 1950s

Mishawaka, IN

Bonnie Doon had 5 Drive-in ice cream restaurants in the area. This was the original store where all the ice cream was made and sent to the others. It had a drive-in area as well as inside seating. I painted it to reflect the 1950s era. The ice cream became so popular that the grocery stores in the area were carrying their packaged flavors. I personally loved their banana splits and shakes. Here the other Bonnie Doon paintings I have painted: Bonnie Doon, US-31 North, South Bend;    Bonnie Doon, S. Michigan St., South Bend;    Bonnie Doon on Lincolnway West in Mishawaka:    Bonnie Doon in the 1940s on 4th St in Mishawaka.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

11″ x 14″Black Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ White Edge………. $148.82
11″ x 14″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82
 

16″ x 20″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

16″ x 20″  White Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

 

16″ x 20″ ………. $375.00 original painting on stretched canvas not available.  

 

Neet Covered Bridge

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

No Prints Available at this time. If you are interested in a print of the original painting above, let me know, I am always looking for new good quality vendors!

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

 

Links to other covered bridge paintings I have done can be found here:

Mecca Covered Bridge

Neet Covered Bridge

Bridgeton Covered Bridge

Beeson Covered Bridge

Euharlee Covered Bridge

Euharlee Covered Bridge-Spring

Concord Covered Bridge

Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge

Pepsi Covered Brid

English Cottage at Wellfield Botanical Gardens

 
Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston
 

Wellfield Gardens, Elkhart, IN

From the English Cottage Garden

Wellfield Gardens is such a great place to visit and every year, we see that they have added more trails and opened more areas to see.  After my first visit to Wellfield, I made it a point to include it among my paintings of Elkhart.  The English Cottage is the backdrop for many Wedding photos.

The painting was done in 2014.  I painted it as a moonlit night after a rain. I am now painting some evening scenes and reflections in the rain.  I will be showcasing them in later paintings.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

11″ x 14″Black Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ White Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

 

 

16″ x 20″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

16″ x 20″  White Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

 

16″ x 20″ ………. $375.00 original painting on stretched canvas not available.  

 

Firestone Store

Copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston

Firestone Store

New Albany, Indiana

As many of you know, while traveling around the country, I tried to have paintings from the areas where the Art Festivals were located, so I would have something that they could identify with and enjoy.  I exhibited in New Albany, Indiana, which is located just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.

I took pictures of several places around the town and one of them was the Firestone Store downtown. I liked the design of the store, so I decided to use the lights to my advantage, by making it a rainy scene, to pick up all the reflections.  As usual, I put in the cars that would fit in that era.  I hope you like it.

Prints ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion Options:

wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting

 

24” x 36” Original Painting on stretched canvas $1,295.00

 

State Theatre

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston
 
Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

The State Theatre,

South Bend, IN.

South Bend has had a number of theatres throughout the years.  One of them being the State Theatre on S. Michigan Street, downtown.  Built in 1919, it was originally the Blackstone Theatre. While as a young boy, they had four theatres on Michigan Street and one on Colfax Street.  Those theatres no longer show movies.  The Palace Theatre, another painting that I have done, is now the Morris Performing Arts Center, which now is part of the Broadway Performances brought to the area. Other Theatres I have painted are: The Palace in South Bend, IN; The Reese in Plymouth, INFox in Detroit, Atlanta’s Fox, Fox #2 in Atlanta; The Chicago Theatre; The Los Angeles Theatre; Loew’s Theatre in Jersey City, NJ, Warner Theatre, Elkhart and the Lerner Sign in Elkhart, Indiana.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped  
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
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Original painting on stretched canvas not available.
 
 
 

 

Morris Performing Arts Center

copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston

The Morris Performing Arts Center,

South Bend, IN


Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

The Morris Performing Arts Center was originally the Palace Theatre, which I also have painted.

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!

 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.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped  
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 
24″ X 36″ Original painting on stretched canvas not available.
 
 

 

Luigi’s Pizza

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Luigi’s Pizza,

South Bend, Indiana.

I remember when I was in High school many decades ago, riding my bicycle to Luigi’s Pizza, several miles away, in an area called River Park, for a pizza.  Luigi’s is still around, but have moved from the place on the corner.  My Aunt, Jean, used to talk about going to Luigi’s when she was in High School.  She is now over 90 years old. That’s an indication as to how long they have been making pizzas.

When I painted the painting, I included her driving her favorite car (Ford Retractable) and around the corner is Uncle Don, with his Studebaker (Silver Hawk).  When they came to one of my art shows, they saw it for the first time.  When they said they loved it, I told them that I painted it for them.

Uncle Don has since passed-away, but the painting still hangs in Aunt Jean’s Family Room where she can see it easily while watching TV or just relaxing.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped  
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
Original painting on stretched canvas not available.