I was wondering if the lighting in the cafe presents color problems at times for you. I know you talked about the light changing how does this effect your color perception? I know when I am on site I have to work fast because of the rapidly changing light in the late afternoon. I try to set up in a place that is indirect light, but in a cafe with the incandesant light and the window light I would think this could be a problem, seeing color correctly. Small paintings help, but even so....
Really enjoyed this,
Thanks John. You inspired me to do this in the beginning!
I do struggle with the colour perception at times. I tend to paint intentionally with cooler colours when I am in incandescent lighting stiuations. I have found however that if the VALUES are correct then the colours wil look fine when the painting is seen under different lighting conditions.
I like finding a place in a window where the light is diffused or reflected from a building nearby on an overcast day. Unfortunately that is not often the case so I just make the best of it.
I have painted in so many different situations I find the cafes fairly forgiving. I remember painting at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto Canada and I was surrounded by cattle as the farmers walked them by. I had to move my easel quickly a couple of times!
Dangerous work!! this painting business indeed!!