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Li'l Brown
07-05-2007, 07:46 PM
hi folks,
I just did a painting as a wedding gift to my brother- getting married on Saturday- yes, 2 days away. Nothing like finishing everything at the last minute. I can't get a good pic of the painting itself b/c at the moment all i have is a cam that takes pics of the worst possible quality. BUT I want to post the reference pic- can you offer an opinion about the moon- in the upper left corner. To paint or not and if yes, should I make it bigger?

Thanks!

p.s the painting is about 12"x15"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jul-2007/52726-Newfoundland_reference_pic.jpg

Lady Carol
07-05-2007, 07:52 PM
Loose the moon. It really doesn't add anything to the landscape.

Funny I am painting a wedding present for Saturday too and I have left it to the last minute as well. Nothing like stress, eh?

Li'l Brown
07-05-2007, 07:56 PM
Thanks Carol. I'm in a quandary over this one now b/c I feel i've made the landscape too small and the sky is overwhelming, particularly without the moon. AHHH. Eventually this 11th hour business was bound to backfire on me.

C_Line
07-05-2007, 07:56 PM
I agree. The moon's too small to be obviously a moon.

Li'l Brown
07-05-2007, 09:00 PM
K... i think i'm with you, ladies. Thanks very much!

Polnedra
07-05-2007, 10:17 PM
I'd love to see the finished piece!
Hope you post it!

dreamz
07-05-2007, 10:26 PM
Id leave it out as well. No deadline here at the moment but I usually do put off till the last possible minute. Its not that I work better under the stress but more because I know that if I finish something a week or more in advance, then Im going to constantly be picking it apart mentallyand most likely redoing it at the last minute anyway

Andun
07-06-2007, 12:22 AM
Yup...the concensus is correct Jesslyn:) Lose the moon.The rest of the ref of Gros Morne looks good.A bit dark for a wedding gift though.(Sorry,just an opinion...don't wanna add to your stress level)

howyadoin
07-06-2007, 01:26 AM
I'm not gonna be much help at this point. I say keep the moon, and make it bigger.

Café LoLa
07-06-2007, 01:57 AM
What about zeroing in the photo with a viewfinder of some kind, and find an interesting part of the photo?

Li'l Brown
07-06-2007, 08:26 AM
I thank you all for your valued opinions. I'm going to try it with the moon a tad bigger and if it doesn't work i'm painting the frigger out.

2 hours til departure time. No panic. No panic. Walmart's open every day right???

jan409
07-06-2007, 08:27 AM
Good painting, and a good wedding gift. Jan

Charlie's Mum
07-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Ah well, too late now ..... so ........ did you keep the moon?
I rather thought it could look good!!!!!!!! :D :lol:

Andun
07-07-2007, 02:21 AM
Guess the wedding is over now Jesslyn and you have a hangover so....did you finish the painting and can we see it?:)

Li'l Brown
07-08-2007, 06:42 PM
Shoot, I forgot in all the commotion to take a photo! I'll have to ask my sister-in-law to take one for me. The moon got the axe in the end and they seemed to really like the painting. I'll post it in another thread when I get a pic. Thanks again!