This is a unique piece. The subject is a sailboat caught in a sudden seasquall. I had come across a beautiful wooden (mahogany) hatch cover to an old boat and restored it. I then framed the painting in this hatch cover. The two tone color of the wood is from it being covered with a strip which protected that part of the wood. The darker wood is what was exposed to the weather. I also thought attaching and encircling the painting with line (rope) would enhance the piece. The painting is a round painting and measures at least 12 inches across. There are some holes in the hatch from the screws that were on the cover itself. It makes for a lovely nautical piece for the captains or would be captains in your life.