The Grazers was painted on Jute with Rare Earth Pigments ground into artist grade oil paints by John. The jute is attached to the stretcher bars with copper nails rather than staples by John. The Jute is sized with rabbit skin glue prepared by John rather than a white gesso which would hide the natural color of the jute and distort the pigment colors as applied. John collects Rare Earth Pigments from all over the world to prepare his archival paints. The hues are rare and near impossible to duplicate. Due to the rarity of the pigments, John tries to paint with pure pigment rather than mix pigments or dilute them with whites or blacks to lighten or darken. The painting THE GRAZERS represents 626 hours +/_ of work.Feel free to contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.