This painting was created using a very ancient and earth friendly technique: hand crafted, natural earth oil paint. The pigments were collected from the Earth by artist, Leah Fanning Mebane, sifted, pulverized, and sieved and added to walnut oil to make the most pure, non-toxic, high quality oil paint around. Unlike traditional oil paintings, this painting will not off-gas into the room because no solvents or toxins at all were used in the process. These luminous earth paints are also the most archival paint available and the most high quality b/c of the absence of fillers and preservatives. The image was inspired by Leah's experiences in nature, sitting still on the Earth; looking, listening and feeling the pulse of this powerful land.