I began my painting experience last year and this is my very 1st painting! You may notice that it is not on canvas. I have made a lot of these benches. They weigh about 100 pounds and are my answer to the Chinese imports! At any rate I had the urge to paint and this is what I had to paint on so I just did it! Somewhere I have a photo of the table that goes with it. The paint wasn't even dry when it sold. never made it to a gallery, it sold out of my backyard. I am thinking this winter I will make some more of these and paint them for a "Spring Collection"