This crab is created on rice paper and painted with water color on the back side. Once the water color paint is dry a coat of water is added and the color bleeds through the rice paper giving the crab a vibrant color. I then paint the gallery canvas with the acrylic paint colors I choose then affix the rice paper fish to the canvas. The fish will not peel off and the colors of the canvas are protected. This crab was caught in Tokeland, WA.