This original contemporary creation is based upon ancient myths and legends concerning rebirth experienced by the sun's fire bird. Materials include mixed media paints, iridescent / metallic pigments, paette knife textures and a small natural ruby for the bird's eye, on canvas with wooden stretchers. The metallic pigments provide a unique sense of life giving movement through changing light conditions. There is little justice for the actual artwork through photography. Please see the video slide show for examples of changing light conditions; it is best seen and gently touched. 50 X 70 x 1.5 cm - 19.5 X 27.5 X .5 In. Images in room view are for illustration purposes. My painting style is the use of altered brush strokes and the palette knife with modern materials to capture the effects of light on the subject, resembling some aspects of the impressionist works by Monet, Van Gogh and Pissarro. The best artist grade materials are from trusted sources to assure quality protection and durability. The sides are painted and equipped with all necessary hardware to facilitate immediate hanging, without the need for special framing. The painting is shipped insured with a tracking number, securely insulated and packaged to accommodate conventional shipping conditions. An original signed Certificate of Authenticity accompanies the shipment. Questions and concerns are welcome.