Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Summer

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Stone Mountain Grist Mill (Summer)

Stone Mountain, Georgia

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 1976.

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. 

Grist Mills have always had a special interest to me, they are fascinating, and brilliant planning for the water to do the hard work!  Here are some grist mills around the Country that I have painted,

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

Gresham’s Grist Mill

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Summer

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Spring

Pigeon Forge Grist Mill

Prater’s Mill

Starr’s Mill

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)

20″ x 24″Black Edge………. $148.82

20″ x 24″ White Edge………. $148.82

20″ x 24″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

 

 

30″ x 36″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

30″ x 36″  White Edge………. $204.72

30″ x 36″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

 

30″ X 36″ original painting on stretched canvas not available.

 

Prater’s Grist Mill

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Prater’s Mill,

Dalton, Georgia

Located in the north Georgia Mountains, Prater’s Mill has held their “Country Fair” for a number of years. It draws many people, not only from Georgia, but from the Chattanooga, TN area as well.

The Country Fair has much to offer, as they have Southern country cooking, Mountain music, Clogging, and other continuous entertainment throughout the festival.  Praters Mill is located on the Coahulla Creek and is a great setting for their craft demonstrations, living history exhibits, and exhibits from the many artists and artisans.

I couldn’t help, but to paint the old Mill. There we even a few people fishing in the creek, while listening to the country music.

Grist Mills have always had a special interest to me, they are fascinating, and brilliant planning for the water to do the hard work!  Here are some grist mills around the Country that I have painted,

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

Greshams Grist Mill

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Summer

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Spring

Pigeon Forge Grist Mill

Prater’s Mill

Starr’s Mill

 
 
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.  

 

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Spring

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Stone Mountain Grist Mill, Spring

Stone Mountain, GA

One of my favorite festivals, was the Yellow Daisy Festival, which I exhibited in for many years.  It was located inside Stone Mountain Park, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, east of Atlanta.  Since I have always been attracted to old places, it was only natural that the Grist Mill in the Park would be the focus of another painting. Evelyn and I rented a row-boat, so I could go out on the lake to take photographs of the mill from the lake side.

The old Grist Mill was originally located in Ellijay, GA which was built in 1869.  It was moved to the park in 1965 and has been one of their featured attractions, great for picnics nearby.

 

Grist Mills have always had a special interest to me, they are fascinating, and brilliant planning for the water to do the hard work!  Here are some grist mills around the Country that I have painted,

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

Greshams Grist Mill

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Summer

Stone Mountain Grist Mill-Spring

Pigeon Forge Grist Mill

Prater’s Mill

Starr’s Mill

 
 
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.