New Print Available: “Roadside Bullfrog Pond, Owls Head, Maine”
“Roadside Bullfrog Pond, Owls Head, Maine””,
by Robert Leedy, 2009,
archival gicleé print on Hahnemühle William Turner 310 gsm watercolor paper,
14.5″ x 19″ (image size),
from a limited, signed, edition of 20.
(produced from the original watercolor painted in 2006
Collection of Mr. Lou Rice, Atlantic Beach, Florida)
BEErrrRUMM! BEErrrRUMM! BEErrrRUMM!
The sound was like someone plucking over-sized rubber bands.
That’s what sold me on this painting’s location selection: large, fearless bullfrogs singing it up. They had no fear of me whatsoever and their opera performance continued for hours as I painted away. These guys were definitely happy in their little roadside pond.The location is a small pond just next to David Dewey’s house and directly across the street from the Owls Head General Store and Owls Head Post Office…
…so goes my blog entry from my first day in Maine of July 2006 – at David Dewey’s workshop in Owls Head, Maine.
The painting started out as a struggle (as many of the better ones do) and eventually I fell into sync with it. A happy sync at that. I had a lot of fun painting this watercolor and I believe it shows.
Lou Rice, of Atlantic Beach, Florida, bought the original painting. I later sent him a photograph of me painting the same painting. He has it attached to the back of the framed painting. “This photo adds another dimension to the viewer’s experience,” he related to me, “I think it’s very interesting to see the exact scene you were painting and you should have photos taken of yourself working at all painting locations.”
Lou suggested an edition of prints from “Roadside Bullfrog Pond” would be an excellent idea. I cannot agree more. Here they are.
Robert Leedy on location at the Roadside Bullfrog Pond. It is always fun to compare the paintings
to photos of the actual locations. Photo by Fred Stzul.
Prints of “Roadside Bullfrog Pond, Owls Head, Maine” are now available – along with several other new prints – on my art web site: RobertLeedyArt.Com
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- December 7, 2009 / 10:27 pm
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