Working on a large painting is so different than small. I really like to work on larger pieces, maybe not quite this big but larger.
I'm not very happy with the photograph I took because the painting looks a lot better in real life. There are a few things I can see in this photograph that the camera interprets that is not in the painting. Thus, the reason it is better to paint from real life instead of a photograph, but that is not always possible.
This painting is not from a photograph, although I did look at photographs of poppies as I drew the poppies in my sketch pad. Once I decided what I wanted the flowers to look like I drew them on the canvas with my paintbrush where I wanted them to appear and built my leaf structure as I went along.