Lehman’s Pond

Watercolor… Edward Lehman was a great illustrator, my mentor and I apprenticed to him. Ed had a wonderfully secluded old farm & this pond just below the studio, was one of the most peaceful spots on earth. This view is from a small feeder stream that flows out of the woods and opens into the 3 acre pond, located farther along and toward the right.

The JFK Library holds the original interior watercolors of Ed’s series of illustrations, commissioned by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, during the restoration of the White House, Red, Green & Blue Rooms. These paintings were subsequently published as the official White House Christmas Cards, during the term of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy. On-line images of Lehman’s White House watercolors can sometimes be found on theĀ JFK Library & Museum site… however, they seem to keep moving the link around. So… good luck with that…

Size of Painting: 16" x 12"