Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lake Decor Maps with personal touch!

I have often been asked by folks if I can add the tail number of their plane to the plane on the map. The answer is of course, see an example of the plane below. It sure adds a nice personal touch to the map.


Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.comFolks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My wife came up with this poem a few years ago and I use it on my emails etc...A customer asked if I could add my wife's poem to the map that she had ordered. So I did and I think that it turned out nice. In fact so nice, read the customers comment below!


Here's the feedback that I received:
 "Just received my Leo Lakes map. It is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to give it to may parents
for them to keep in their simple little lake house that brings them such joy!! Thank you so much!! Highly recommended:)commended!! :)"

Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 

As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Just remember: "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream".

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cat in the Studio?

Stormy the cat was in the studio and he decided to climb on this roll of bubble wrap....so I took his photo and added this caption.
Check-out my lake, river and bay decor maps, make great Christmas Gifts. Go to www.Leolakes.com to see if we have your map. We have many popular lake maps such as the Lake Winnipesaukee map, Great Sacandaga Lake map, Lewis Smith Lake map, Pickwick Lake map, Greer's Ferry Lake map, Lake Sidney Lanier map, Lake Sinclair map, Table Rock Lake map, and Lake Wallenpaupack map. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. 


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Big Lake Maps

BIG MAP, I did this big map of Center Hill Lake for a customer that has a lake house over looking the lake. I like the photo of the Canadian Goose flying over the lake! Oh yeah, the studio is kind of messy, but it is the season! 





Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 

As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Just remember: "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream".

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Leo Lakes Studio Dog!

In the studio, I have a stuffed dog that I call Lucy that is in honor of my beloved childhood dog. Lucy was a mix breed and loved the water. Whenever we traveled to a river, lake or bay, you could bet that Lucy was in the water. 

Paddle over to my website, LEOLAKES.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Remember, "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Great Lake House Christmas Gift

A Great Lake House Christmas gift! A beautiful canvas map of the lake that the lake house is located on, of course. This makes the perfect gift for the  lake house owner, or lake lover. A great Christmas gift, check-out these comments  from our customers. Oh yeah, don't forget to look for the hidden mermaid in the waters of your favorite waters!
The map arrived right on time and it was a sensational hit.  Thanks so much, this was exactly what I was looking for and was even better than anticipated. Nate
I just received the map, it looks beautiful! Thank you for helping me put together such a spectacular gift and I will definitely keep you in mind for future gift ideas. Have a wonderful Sunday!

It arrived safely and looks great. Thank you so much for everything! Thanks again!

Arrived safe and sound this afternoon and looks great!  I can't wait to give it to my parents for Christmas for their new lake house.  Thank you!

We have many popular lake maps such as the Lake Winnipesaukee map, Great Sacandaga Lake map, Lewis Smith Lake map, Pickwick Lake map, Greer's Ferry Lake map, Lake Sidney Lanier map, Lake Sinclair map, Table Rock Lake map, and Lake Wallenpaupack map. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. We have size 10"x20" and up and as low as $44.95.

Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.comFolks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stormy the studio cat

This is Stormy the studio cat. He loves to run around in the studio looking for trouble. I caught him laying on a map and I think he knows he's in big time trouble, check-out that face. Well, it looks like he's going to kitty time out for a while, banned from the studio!  
Paddle over to my website, LEOLAKES.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Music Note Hidden in Old Hickory Lake Map

Can you find it? I hide a tiny music note in the Old Hickory Lake Decor Map because there are so many music folks that live or lived near this lake.... such as Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton etc... 

Paddle over to my website, LEOLAKES.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A little Lake Humor to brighten your Day! Enjoy


Paddle on over to my website to see some great maps of your favorite fishing spots...LeoLakes.com Great Christmas gift for the Lake Lover, Lake House, or Fishermen.


Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!! 



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Custom Map


I've been working on a custom map of Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan Canada for Arctic Lodges. Before I paint a lake map, I do a little research to become familiar with the area. 

Boy, did I find some interesting stuff about this area. I found this to be a really cool and captivating place. First off, Arctic Lodge has been around for a long time, in fact since 1950. It has some of the top fishing in Canada and has first class accommodations.  Did you know that a monster lives in the lake, Santa travels over it during Christmas, and a meteorite created a huge bay in this lake? More about this later.

Reindeer Lake is located in the northeast of Saskatchewan and is a big lake, 140 miles long and 37 miles wide. The lake has over 5,000 islands of all sizes to explore. Amazingly, in Deep Bay Crater where a meteorite hit 140 million years ago, the water depth is 720 feet deep. Oh yeah, local legend has it that a monster lives in the bay and pulls animals through the ice during winter. No ice fishing for me! 

Did you know that NORAD use to track Santa's trip across North America and Reindeer Lake was a featured location on Christmas Night as Santa flew over. Learn more about Reindeer Lake at arcticlodges.com.  

Hey, my maps make a great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house owner. 
Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Lake Humor

My Friday's Lake humor cartoon. Well I thought it was funny!

Check out my vintage style lake, river and bay maps. Makes Great Christmas Gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house owner. 
Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Osprey Dive

I was lucky to capture a few photos of this Osprey flying over Lemon Bay in Florida. This guy or gal has all the latest gear and years of experience to catch a fish. Above the water, the Osprey spots a fish, dives down with its talons ready to tag a fish.  
As I watched, the Osprey maneuvered into a full dive. The Osprey hit the water with a big splash. Amazing what an impact! They're really are tough birds.
Out of the water, but an unsuccessful fishing trip. That was a lot of work with out a meal to show for it.
Later in the day, I did capture a photo of the Osprey on a pole with his catch. Amazingly the fish was still flopping around, but the Osprey had him with those sharp talons. This is certainly fresh sushi. 
Paddle over to my website, LEOLAKES.com I do custom and personalizes lake, river and bay maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lakes waters, which make the maps even more interesting. I hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. Makes great Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house owner. 
"Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream." 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bait Humor 2

A little lake humor by making bait fun again! Enjoy....
Paddle over to my website, LEOLAKES.com I do custom and personalizes lake, river and bay maps. Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hid things in the lakes waters, which make the maps even more interesting. I hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. 
As you can see, my maps make a great gift. To see more of my work click 
Orders are picking up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Leo Maps & Old Field Studio Anniversary

Back in October 2007, I started Old Field Studio. In the beginning, Old Field Studio was focused only on wildlife art. I painted in acrylics on Masonite Art Board. My art had a blurred background, which was done with an airbrush.

The foreground, which was mostly waterfowl, was painted very crisp. This effect gave the picture an almost 3-D look. In fact, a lot of folks thought my art was a photograph. The top of this blog has one of my images showing a great blue heron which was cropped from this picture below.

Folks enjoyed my wildlife art, but I discovered that the market was over saturated with wildlife art, even though I did okay with it. During this time, I wanted a decor map of a river that I grew up on as a kid. After some research, I found that nice decor maps of waterways didn’t exist. There were navigation, road, and topography maps, but not a really nice, vintage style lake, river or bay map that would look great hanging in a home or office.


Luckily, with my artistic talent and creativity, I decided to paint my own map of that treasured river. experimented with different colors and styles to finally settle on a vintage style that gave the painting a golden look. I added a few symbols such as the ruby meridian, wildlife and vintage plane.  


Once completed, I found that others liked the map so much that they asked for copies. This gave me the idea to paint additional rivers, lakes and bays for others to treasure their favorite waters. After a year and a half of experimenting, Leo Lakes Treasured Maps was born, which is part of Old Field Studio. It's hard to believe that its been eight years and I'm still in business. That's pretty much the story of Old Field Studio in a nutshell.

Check-out my website LeoLakes.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Santa Has a Lake House!!!


YES, SANTA HAS A LAKE HOUSE! It's a little too soon for Christmas ads, but I've been painting a new Christmas Ad for my website LeoLakes.com to use during the holiday season. The idea is based on Santa having a lake house. Obviously, Santa stays at his lake house for relaxation during his off times. 
To add a little more creativity to the idea, I named a few of the surroundings on the map. Of course, it's in the vintage style, such as my maps, and a feeling of the 1930s cola ads. Let me know what you think!


Oh yeah, check-out my vintage style maps for the lake houseIf you have a special Lake, River or Bay, then paddle over to my website at LeoLakes.com

Remember: " Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream, if not, then at least put on the wall." 

Frame your Favorite, Lake, River, or Bay, LeoLakes.com


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lake Humor


If I were bait, I could see my wife saying the same thing! Nothing like a little Lake humor! 

Remember! Life is short, getaway from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Paddle on over to my website to see more beautiful maps of your favorite Lake, River or Bay. Makes a great gift for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Best gift for the lake lover, lake house, or fisherman!

Here's the best gift for the lake lover, lake house, or fisherman. Give them a beautiful vintage style map of their favorite lake, river or bay. You can even label their favorite location. Also, there's a tiny mermaid in the waters of every map. See if you can find her on the map below.
Visit my website to see more. I have over two hundred lake, river and bay maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com


As you can see, my maps make a great gift. . 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Great Blue Heron

I was lucky to take this photo in Florida of a young heron and its mother. After studying the photo, it almost seems as if they are communicating, so I added the caption.


Visit my website. I have hundreds of lake, river and bay maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com

"As I look over this lake, The most amazing scenes appears in it wake,
The sun arises just above the shore, Giving grace and beauty to this place that I adore." LKO

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fish Suit !

Little Bobby's dad will be surprised when he arrives home and sees his special waders. Little Bobby is quite the artist. He calls them a fish suit, but I would say they are designer waders!

If you are interested in a beautiful map of your favorite waterscape, check out my website, LeoLakes.com. Makes a great gift for the lake house, lake lover, or fisherman.

Remember:
"Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream." LEO