Cave Spring House

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Cave Springs, Georgia Family Home

While traveling and selling my paintings and prints, I have had a number of people commission me to paint an acrylic painting of their home or sometimes an old family homestead they may have grown up in, as a child.

This painting was for a young couple who lived locally from the local show that was located along Cedar Creek, in Cave Springs, Georgia.

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.  

 

Victory Drive

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston
 
 
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.  

Varsity #2

Copyright Larry Johnston

The Varsity #2

Atlanta, Georgia

The first Painting of the Varsity, in Atlanta, was so popular, that I had a couple approach me and commissioned me to paint their” his and her” cars in a Varsity picture.  Hers was the Camero. I was participating in quite a few festivals and art shows in the Atlanta, GA area during that time, so the Varsity prints were very popular.

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

 

 

 

Copyright Larry Johnston, Nostalgic Artist

Piano Through Window

Copyright Larry Johnston, Nostalgic Artist

Copyright Larry Johnston

“Piano Through a Window”

Somewhere in Georgia

While traveling around the country, I was always on the lookout for places and things of nostalgia.  One Sunday afternoon, while driving down a 2-lane road in west-central Georgia, between Atlanta and Macon, we passed through a community which may have been too small to call a town, but it was the community of Concord, Georgia. They had a building, with a row of stores on the north side of the road.  In the R.F. Strickland Building, was an antique shop, so we stopped, camera in hand.  It was obvious they were closed because there were no cars in sight and no people.  As I peered in the windows, I saw several old things that would interest me.  One was an old carousel horse and another, an upright old piano covered with dust.

I took pictures of both items, but since they were closed, I shot them through the window, hence the painting is called “Piano through a Window”.

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.  

 

Jackson Drink Stand

 
Copyright Larry Johnston

Jackson Drink Stand

LaGrange, Georgia

I exhibited at several art festivals in LaGrange, Georgia in the mid 1980’s.  After every show, I drove around and take pictures of interesting places in the area, so I could paint one or more for the next years showing.  LaGrange, was no exception. 

As I was driving around town, I had reached an area that was about to change from the nostalgic look to the normal look of the town, so I pulled into a parking lot to turn around, when I saw this old house, with a couch on the front porch.  I guess that was their version of a porch swing, without the swing.  I took a few pictures of it, then as I turned around, there it was, “Jackson Drink Stand”.  Was this alley, the road at one time?  I don’t know, but it was a store, that had once been used, but has since closed.  You never know what you find in out of the way places.

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.

Pooles Mill 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

 

River Street

     

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

River Street

Savannah, Georgia

While living in north Georgia in the 1980’s, one of my favorite Art shows that I attended, was in South Georgia on River Street in Savannah.  The show was along the edge of the River, opposite all the shops and restaurants.  The street was still cobblestone as it was decades ago.  The buildings used to be warehouses, convenient for the shipping trade. 

The painting is of one of the typical buildings made from stone and rock, at the north end of the street. The wrought iron stairs added to the historic ambiance. The rail tracks still run along the middle of the street, giving the area a nostalgic look of the early trade and transportation in Savannah. It was one of several paintings that represented my experiences in Savannah, GA.

We saw many boats and ships that docked next to us during the years we attended.  One year, a Navy destroyer stopped for the weekend.  Another was a tall ship, that looked like it was a pirate ship of the past.

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.

    

Corner Shelf

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

“The Corner Shelf”

Pine Mountain, Georgia

While looking for some antique items for subject material for paintings, we stopped at a broken down old farm house along the road, we called the junk shop, because there was not much in the way of valuable antiques there..  The sign painted on an old piece of wood which said, “Antiques”.  The shop was located along a 2-lane road on central Georgia near the town of Pine Mountain.

There was nobody around as we walked around the outside of the building.  As we were behind the home, a car drove up, and it was the owner of the property.  As usual, the southern folks were as friendly and hospitable.  I told him what our intentions were, that we intended not to buy anything, just shoot pictures of a few of the items he had laying around.  He proceeded to give us a tour of the inside, showing us things that he thought we would be interested in.

After shooting the photos, we said our goodbye’s and we were on our way to the next art show. I painted several paintings from that junk shop.  I call my set “Items”, which includes, the “Milk Can“, “The Lantern“, “Wickers End” (which is a broken down cane chair on the back porch) and of course this painting called the “Corner Shelf”. Sometimes I add another painting called “”The Broken Swing”.

Many times, I will add something extra in my paintings.  “Corner Shelf” is no exception. I put a couple of my artists brushes in the jar near the back of the painting.

 

While looking for some antique items for subject material for paintings, we stopped at a broken down old farm house along the road, we called the junk shop, because there was not much in the way of valuable antiques there.. The sign painted on old old piece of wood said, “Antiques”. The shop was located along a 2-lane road on central Georgia near the town of Pine Mountain. There was nobody around as we walked around the outside of the building. As we were behind the home, a car drove up, and it was the owner of the property. As usual, the southern folks were as friendly and hospitable. I told him what our intentions were, that we weren’t going to buy anything, just shoot pictures of a few of the items he had laying around. He proceeded to give us a tour of the inside, showing us things that he thought we would be interested in. After shooting the photos, we said our goodbye’s and we were on our way to the next art show. I painted several paintings from that junk shop. I call my set “Items”, which includes, the “Milk Can”, “The Lantern”, “Wickers End” (which is a broken down cane chair on the back porch) and of course this painting called the “Corner Shelf”. Sometimes I add another painting called “”The Broken Swing”. Many times I will add something extra in my paintings. “Corner Shelf” is no exception. I put a couple of my artists brushes in the jar near the back of the painting.

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″………. $148.82

16″ x 20″ ………. $204.72

16″ X 20″ original painting on stretched canvas not available.

 

Shell Gas Pump

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Shell Gas Pump

Lula, Georgia

When you look at the gas stations of today, with their fancy buildings, and huge canopies over the pumps, you forget what it was like, less than 30 years ago.  While driving down the back roads of north Georgia, we went through the community of Lula.

In my early years of painting nostalgia, while gathering information on future paintings, I came upon a Shell station, that was located in Lula.  It had the old-fashioned look of years gone by, so I stopped and took a few photos of the gas pumps.

I eventually painted a painting of those pumps, which also became part of my gas pump set of 4 different brands.  Some of the others were, Gulf, Texaco, Marathon and Sinclair.

 

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Gas Pumps are pretty popular! Here are the ones I have painted so far…

Exxon Gas Pump

Texaco Gas Pump

Texaco Gas Pump

Texaco Gas Pump

Texaco Gas Pump

Texaco Gas Pump

Shell Gas Pump

Gulf Gas Pump

Marathon Gas Pump

Mobile Gas Pump

Sinclair Gas Pump

Pure Gas Pump