Artwork Description: My bald eagle pictures are painted on wood plaques. The plaques are cut from a basswood tree. The wood is prepared for painting by sanding ,sealing and priming. Artists quality acrylic paint is used for the painting. Driftwood is added to compliment the picture. I find the driftwood in far northern Canadian lakes with tea colored water called stained lakes. The tea coloration of the water is from tannin in the pine trees. Tannin is a good preservative and the wood will never disintegrate. The final painting is sealed with a varnish and can be cleaned with a damp water cloth.