I have become very interested in the endangered fish in the Chicago area and the Great Lakes. This painting is about one of the endangered fish and is called Sturgeon Man, endangered species, watercolor and watercolor pencil. The fish are endangered and threatened due to habitat loss and also pesticides that are being found in our water. I was particularly drawn to this sturgeon because of its archaic and primitive appearance, this one is an Atlantic Sturgeon. Sturgeons have been in our waters for a very long time, they are also called a “living fossil” and have “existed for more than 135 million years.