Leo Lake Maps are printed from original watercolor paintings by L.E.Oldfield. Leo uses USGS maps for reference in his painting. Once finished, a computer graphics program is utilized to add lettering etc... The images are printed with a high quality printer using archival ink on to either canvas or fine paper. Leo comes back and touches up the wildlife and other areas of the map on the canvas prints with paint to give a more original look. A special protective, acrylic coating is added to all of our prints. The print is not covered with glass because the acrylic coating gives the print an original look.
I hide a few fish and even a tiny mermaid in the waters ofmy 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.
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