It was better than we imagined it would be. As with any painting, no two are alike so we did not expect our painting to look as the pictured “Autumn Joy”. What we received was just as beautiful and gives the same feeling as what is pictured. The visual and physical texture of the painting is brilliant. Well worth the investment as I feel this artist is on his way to the recognition he deserves. The painting was shipped to the UK quickly and was very well packaged. You can tell he takes great care and pride in what he does. We love it!