The sketch on the left is approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and the final drawing is on a 22" x 28" canvas. I completed two sketches and decided to take my second one further. The final drawing went through several stages (Thanks for the critique Eric!) It works for me although, I wouldn't mind extending the canvas vertically for more breathing room if it was possible at this point.
Took some close ups just to share. I still have a lot of preliminary steps in my process. I will be getting back to oil painting with this piece. I haven't done a painting this big in a long time. I'm physically and mentally preparing myself for this one and I'm really looking forward to seeing it grow and bloom.