This is an actual painting fashioned after an image from the book KLASSIC KOALAS: VEGETARIAN DELIGHTS TOO CUTE TO EAT. A uniquely formulated bees-wax based painting technique emulates the look and feel of an actual oil painting, yet the product can ship quickly without long drying times and be enjoyed much sooner. The picture is painted in a realistic manner with noticeable underpainting and brush strokes, virtually indistinguishable from an expensive gallery piece. Solid framing methods ensure the work is well-protected for generations to come, if kept inside of a home with temperate conditions. Arriving at your door, is a professionally mounted, classic oil painting frame of a driftwood color with gold leaf undertones one might find in a high-end gallery. Please avoid exposure to extreme heat or dropping the artwork on the floor.