this is a wood burning on a wonderfully planed piece of maple wood. The pattern of the bark shows up on the flat surface of the wood along with the grain. This is an older rancher with a lot of character. I sent this portrait to this rancher in Wyoming. I found his photo in a magazine. I found out He had a fire several months ago and he lost about 2,000 acres and 7 horses. Glad I decided to send it. It is of him and belongs to him after me holding on to it for 2 years.