Friday, January 18, 2013

Near the lake, sort of?

I haven't been fishing in a while due to the weather, but have been near a lake. Just completed this treasured map of Lewis Smith Lake in Alabama. It's a large 2 feet x 4 feet and printed on canvas.
My goal is for the map to almost glow.

I hide things in the waters of the river, lake or bay.

On canvas prints, I come back and hand paint the waterfowl to make them pop and to appear as if they float over the map. I just noticed in this photo that if you look closely you may find something swimming in the water.

This is what I refer to as the Red Ruby Meridian, my seal. It indicates a treasured map. Hopefully my maps will become a family heirloom bringing back those golden memories of that special river, lake or bay. See more at

"Get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!"


  1. Is the canoe part of the picture or sitting on it?

  2. Mark, that's a small canoe sitting on the map. I put it in to add interest to the photo. Also, I just notice that in the photo with the canadian goose there's something swimming up stream in the corner of the picture.