The painting was created with professional grade acrylic paint and sealed with a non-yellowing varnish. I painted the edges of the canvas black so it is ready to hang when you receive it. Wire has been attached to the back of the canvas for hanging and hooks/nails are included. I signed inside the image and on the back of the canvas. Please let me know if you have any questions. ** Artwork shipping outside of the continental U.S. will be rolled in a tube.