I believe the final brush stroke is now on the paper for “Flora and Fauna of the Eel River Watershed” painting. Whew! To complete this project, I need to get together a complete list of each species I depicted and make up a clear ID list. Then, I’ll create a reference picture with corresponding numbers. As soon as the current rain storms let up, I’ll get the painting to my photographer for a 4×5 transparency and hi res scan. I’m not sure yet quite how this painting will be used, but I do plan on sharing any profits with the Friends of the Eel river conservation group. I’m thinking that first we will frame the original, then make giclee prints, then later perhaps do cards, jigsaw puzzle, T-shirts, and a coloring poster.