Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My beloved Childhood 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 would be in the water. "Long gone, but never for gotten"

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."

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Unique Gift ideas for the Lake House

Unique gift idea for the lake house! I often receive emails back form customers who recieved one of my LeoLakes map. Here is one for Lake Gaston, which is located in North Carolina.
  • "Larry, Good morning, I received my map of Lake Gaston this morning and it looks beautiful.  I know that my dad will be absolutely thrilled when he opens it on Christmas Day.


Float 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. Also, you can personalize your lake map with a star where your lake house is located.  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. Order soon to avoid the rush!
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders pick-up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

"Hanging a Leo Lakes Treasured Map in a lake house, is like christening a boat with a bottle of champagne!" 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Idea, Beautiful Lake Decor Maps for the Lake House

I just finished this beautiful family heirloom lake map of Logan Martin Lake. It's canvas and framed in barnwood. Check-out the Canadian Geese, they actually look like they are flying over the lake. 
After printing, I come back and high light the waterfowl to bring them to life. In all of my lake prints, I hide a tiny mermaid and a few fish. Folks love to search for them. 
Here is a recent comment from one of my customers: 

"Hi Larry, I received the maps yesterday and they are beautiful.  Thank you for shipping them so quickly. I’m sure the folks I give them to will treasure them.
Thanks again, Evelyn"


Makes a great Christmas Gift for the Lake House! I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. These maps make great gifts for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. Here's what makes my maps so interesting.

  • I hide a few fish and even a tiny mermaid in the waters of my lakes. They're hard to find, but if you look close you will see them. Folks just love'm especially the kids. You might even think they move around overtime.
  • I call my maps Treasured Maps because every treasure has a Ruby and so do my maps, each have a Red Ruby Meridian.
  • You will find no road names, county, or state lines on my maps. I have found that folks enjoy traveling the roads with their eyes, while trying to get their bearing. I call this the "Leo Lakes gaze."
  • I add a vintage plane flying over my maps to signify an adventure to your treasured lake, river, or bay.
  • You will find wildlife in all my maps. These signify the natural beauty of your treasured lake, river or bay. I use wildlife that is common to the subject lake, such as Canadian Geese, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles and others.
  • Did you know that you can always tell if its morning or evening on a Leo Lakes map? Just look at the shadows cast by the wildlife, is the shadow on the east or west? If it's on the west, then it’s morning time. Oh yeah, I have had folks tell me that they change through the day, but don't believe them.
If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Unique gift for the beach or lake house

Warm up the holidays with this vintage style map of the Florida Keys. The map is printed on canvas and the water fowl are high lighted after printing. Each map is signed and numbered and if you look closely, you may find the tiny mermaid swimming in the waters. 
Each map comes with a certificate, poem, and map facts. These maps make a great Christmas gift for the water lover.

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. 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. 


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Unique Lake house Gifts

What's the best and most unique Lake House gift for Christmas?


If you have a Lake House or know someone that does, then a nice, vintage style map of your beloved lake will look spectacular hanging on the wall. Leo Lakes have many sizes and most lakes can be ordered right from the website with only a few days to deliver. We even paint custom lake maps for that small lake.
On our canvas prints, the waterfowl and other areas of the map are hand painted (touched-up). Also, Leo hides a tiny mermaid in the waters of every lake which makes an ideal conversational piece. See other interesting facts about our maps at www.LeoLakes.com
You can add a star to the location of your Lake House to give that personal touch and even add a label such as "The Johnson's House Est. 2006". Here's one of our customer comments:

"Leo, the Yough Lake print arrived safely yesterday! It’s beautiful, can’t wait to give it to my husband for his birthday! Found the fish and the Mermaid, great conversation piece! Thanks for all your help, I’ll definitely recommend your website! Thanks again"

If it's a gift for the lake house owner, just wait until you see there face when they open a LeoLakes Treasured Decor Map! See more at www.LeoLakes.com

Lake Lovers Gift....

I recieved this comment a few days ago from a customer who just recieved one of may maps. I actually get quite a few nice emails from customers. It certainly makes you feel good to get nice comments from your customers. For me, it reinforces that feeling of accomplishment and that I am on the right path!
Check-out my website, www.Leolakes.com to see if we have your map. We have many popular lake maps such as the Lake Winnipesaukee, Great Sacandaga Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Pickwick Lake, Greer's Ferry Lake, Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Sinclair, Table Rock Lake, and Lake Wallenpaupack. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. Leo Lakes Treasured maps, makes a great Christmas Gift the lake house, boater, fisherman, and lake lover.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Christmas Gift for the lake cabin!

A Christmas Gift for the lake cabin! 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. 


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!

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 or cabin.  Thank you!



Go to www.Leolakes.com to see if we have your map. We have many popular lake decor maps such as the Table Rock Lake map, Center Hill Lake map, Lake Sidney Lanier map, Lake Tahoe map, Greer's Ferry Lake map, Lake Anna map, Lake Champlain map, Kentucky Lake map, Toledo Bend Lake, Lake Youghioghency, Lake Texoma, Lake Gaston, Lake Kerr, Lake Nacimiento, Logan Martin Lake, Lay Lake, Millie Lacs Lake, Lake Conroe and Lake Wallenpaupack map. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. These maps will look great hanging in the lake cabin, lake cottage, or lake house.
 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LeoLake Maps, Studio Cat!

Lets Roll...Stormy the studio cat was in the studio and decided to climb on this roll of bubble wrap....so I snapped this photo and added this caption. Check those eyes!
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. 


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Leo Lakes Tresured Lake Decor Maps

I recieved this comment a few days ago from a customer who just recieved one of may maps. I actually get quite a few nice emails from customers. It certainly makes you feel good to get nice comments from your customers. For me, it reinforces that feeling of accomplishment and that I am on the right path!
Check-out my website, www.Leolakes.com to see if we have your map. We have many popular lake maps such as the Lake Winnipesaukee, Great Sacandaga Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Pickwick Lake, Greer's Ferry Lake, Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Sinclair, Table Rock Lake, and Lake Wallenpaupack. Also, we paint custom maps and have personalized maps for that special someone. Leo Lakes Treasured maps, makes a great Christmas Gift the lake house, boater, fisherman, and lake lover.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lake Lover Gift


Last Year, I completed a custom map of Reindeer Lake, which is located in Saskatchewan Canada. Interestingly, Santa travels over this lake during Christmas. That's not the only interesting thing about this lake, a meteorite created a huge bay in the lake, too.

Boy, did I find some interesting stuff about this lake. I found this to be a really cool and captivating place. First off, 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.

What makes Reindeer Lake so special? There are so many reasons such as, trophy sized fish, natural beauty, great accommodations, remote location, deep bay crater, monster legend and so much more.

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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

My map will be on TV......

It doesn't get any better than this! I'm finally getting my 10 minutes of fame, sort of. Interestingly, I got a call from, now get this.......a major studio in California. They are filming a new tv series for mid-season. They want to use one of my big lake maps as a prop in the series. It won't come out for a few months, but I'm hoping that it will be prominently displayed in the series. I will have more news about this later...... 


Right now, I'm working hard making beautiful maps for folks to give as Christmas presents.....it doesn't get any better than that!

My maps make a great Christmas gift for the lake house, check-out these other comments from our customers. Oh yeah, you can star your beach house location and 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!

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


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. 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

A beautiful Lake House Heirloom

A Beautiful Lake House Heirloom! I just completed this custom map of a lake in Michigan. The customer wanted it framed in barn wood and a star added to locates his home. I think the frame really adds to the vintage style of the map. The customer also requested that the map be oriented in the vertical position, which is requested from time to time.  


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 pick-up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Water Ski Headboard and Leo Lakes Map!

Water Ski Headboard and a Leo Lakes Map....Customers often send me photos of their maps after they hang them. Take a look at this map hanging over a "Water Ski Headboard." What a great Idea!

Here's what the customer said....We purchased a Lake Sinclair print from you several years ago. We framed it in rustic white barn wood with a variegated red matte.  It hangs above our bed at the lake house. We absolutely love it.  You can see the top of our water ski headboard. Plan to enjoy it many years to come!




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. Also, you can personalize your lake map with a star where your lake house is located.  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. Order soon to avoid the rush!
As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders pick-up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.



"Hanging a Leo Lakes Treasured Map in a lake house, is like christening a boat with a bottle of champagne!" 



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Unique gift for the Lake House!

Believe it or not, It's been nine years since I started Old Field Studio. It began, Oct 2007 when I started painting wildlife and waterfowl. Along the way, it developed into painting waterfowl and vintage style maps together. Here's a great example of combining the two, Toledo Bend Lake in Texas with common waterfowl flying over. I sell the maps under the name "Leo Lakes" because Leo is my initials, Larry Engene Oldfield. 



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.
These maps make great Christmas Gift map for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do Great Lake House Map Christmas Gift  too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lake Clown Photo...

Wow, I was walking on a trail near a lake the other day taking photos and I felt like someone was watching me.



If you look closely, real closely, you may see the clown or am I paranoid? Oh Yea, 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. 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 makes the best 2016 Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 


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

Friday, September 30, 2016

Leo Lakes Treasured Maps 9 years in business

Not many businesses last nine years, but I have. October 2007, I started Old Field Studio. In the beginning, Old Field Studio was focused only on wildlife art, mostly waterfowl. I painted in acrylics on Masonite Art Board. My art had a blurred background, which was done with an airbrush. This gave the picture a 3-D look.

Folks enjoyed my wildlife art, but I discovered that the market was over saturated with wildlife art. 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 nine years and I'm still in business. That's pretty much the story of Old Field Studio in a nutshell.

I try to make the maps as much "a piece of art" as they are a map. In fact, my large maps (16x32 and over) are numbered and come with a Certificate of Authenticity, which also includes a letter that details some other neat things about the map, such as the 'tiny hidden mermaid." Interestingly, I have sold over one thousand maps ranging in size from 10in x 20in  to 4ft x 8ft. Believe it or not, I have kept the purchase information (Who, When, Map, etc..) for all those purchases.Check-out my website LeoLakes.com



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Florida Keys Treasure Map

Folks will be dreaming about this place in a few weeks! Just completed this personalized canvas, decor map of The Florida Keys. I've been here many times and it's a fine location. 
Checkout my vintage style lake, river and bay decor maps. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. These maps make great gifts for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

St George Island Canvas Decor Map


Here's an email that I received from a recent customer who had ordered the St George Island Decor Map.

"Hi Larry,
Received my map & absolutely LOVE it!! It will be a treasured gift forever! The quality surpasses what I expected & I'm so happy I ran across your website on a search. Good luck to you & please know I will share your info & website with others." 


My maps make a great Christmas gift, check-out these other comments from our customers. Oh yeah, you can star your beach house location and 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!

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


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. 


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gifts for the lake house

In the studio, I've been working on this 24"x48" map of Lake Winnipesaukee. The customer preferred a black frame and I think it looks great.

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 makes the best 2016 Christmas gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. 


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