We could not be happier with this painting - the photos don't do it justice. The painting is huge - it takes up half the wall - and is so impressive to look at. It is hand painted so it is raised off the canvas - we were expecting it to be flat. We couldn't be happier with this purchase and know that it will move into any other room in the house once it leaves the nursery. We've received compliments on it from everyone who has seen it!