Hand embroidery artwork of a Blue Jay. Using a technique know as silk shading, needle painting or thread painting to achieve the look of a painting. The piece is hand embroidered on a medium weight, yellow linen. Stitched using Cosmo , DMC and Anchor stranded cotton floss. As well as YLI silk floss for fine detail work. A single strand was used at all times during stitching. Meticulously embroidered with no detail over looked. Taking more than 40 hours to complete. With over 50 different thread colors used. Mounted and laced on an 8x10inch acid-free art board with a white photo matting that fits an 11x14inch frame. Does not come with a frame.A Certificate of Authenticity comes with this piece of art.Original artwork which cannot be copied or reproduced without written permission. Artist retains full copyright for future use.Based off of a painting by Liz Clayton Fuller @lizclaytonfullerart with her permission.