The colors on this piece are a little brighter than this photograph shows, but there is glass on the painting and I didn't want to take the frame off. My advice to any artist, which of course includes myself, is to photograph your work as you go along. It is so much easier to photograph work now. I used to take all my pieces someplace to have them made into slides. Most places accept pieces downloaded onto CDs. How easy is that? Well, just get a digital camera if you don't have one, and be sure to do it before you frame. I tell you, if you can be organized, it's the best thing for an artist.