Artwork Description: My Owl 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. I add driftwood to compliment the picture. The driftwood is found in some northern Canadian lakes called stained lakes. The tea color of the water is from tannin in the pine trees. Tannin is a preservative which prevents the wood from deteriorating. The final painting is sealed with a varnish and can be cleaned with a damp water cloth.