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Re: How I paint in a cafe by Andrew Judd

thanks for showing us your process, love the finished work as well. feels like a big painting, but in a small space. very painterly!
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Re: How I paint in a cafe by Andrew Judd

Felt like I was sitting there enjoying the coffee too.
Great insights, and beautiful results. Your thoughts on value, are just what I needed to hear.
Thanks so much.
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Thanks again everone for your encouragement.
I must do another one soon.

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thanx! Your demo is entertaining as well as educational!
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Re: How I paint in a cafe by Andrew Judd

Andrew--I'm curious (and I apologize if you've addressed this somewhere already and I just missed or don't remember, which is all-too-likely). You seem to do these a lot and you mentioned, I think, waiters knowing you, etc. How often do you paint in the same cafe? Do you repeat views with different lighting conditions, etc?

I've been considering local areas that I have--and I'd suppose that there are more places than I'd first thought, especially once I really look around--but even so, I guess I worry about running out of places. Not exactly something that should concern me at this point, haha, but...I was wondering.

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Re: How I paint in a cafe by Andrew Judd

Hi Carey.

I do paint often in the same places.
I do one or two cafe paintings per week. I find I move around in the cafe and Haven't run out of views.
There are many cafes here so that is no problem.
I suggest you find one or two in your area ... get comfortable and just try it.
Painting .. sitting outside at one is nice too.

Anything goes!!!

Good Luck.... Andrew
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Re: How I paint in a cafe by Andrew Judd

Andrew, I just wanted to say that I looked at the other cafe paintings on your site. They are just wonderful!

I can't imagine the cafes here allowing people to sit and paint. They want you to come in and go out FAST. They get grumpy if you linger over your coffee too long. One waitress told us that they hate smokers (such as my hubby and me) because smokers like to linger with our cigarettes and coffee after eating.

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Hi atapaz.
Most people smoke here so you would feel at home. The smoke adds a yellow colour to the walls.
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Re: How I paint in a cafe by Andrew Judd

I thought I would add these images to show another approach to painting I use quite often.

I start with an abstract painting as a "ground" This is usally paint left over from a days session and there is good colour I don't want to waste.
An artist friend of mine in Vienna paints this way and it is a nice way to break up the surface with rich colour you might not use otherwise.

The purists get a little nervous about this method because oil paint becomes more transparent over many years and the underpainting can show through.
I like the abstact qualities this method produces and I gues I'm willing to sacrifice the image a little over time if the immediate effect is pleasing.
Who knows ... maybe time will even improve the image as layers underneath show through and create even more abstraction!

here's the first stage and I paint directly over the (very dry) abstract background using walnut oil generously mixed into my paint.



here is the same taken a little further...


and again...

and then the final piece...
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Oh wow, this is very, very cool!

Eh, purists...never trust them, myself. And I'd hardly believe that your paintings would suffer such a problem, anyways--not much, at least. You tend to use such dark, rich color.

Andrew, I am envious at your ability to create such dramatic and intriguing compositions...

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Whoops! Double post, sorry!

Since I'm here, though...I'll also say that I love your colors, too.

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Thank you for showing us. Beautiful color
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Thanks Carey for all the compliments. I have made many failures too! I'm still trying to make my colours more interesting.
I checked out your art agent and the images are great. Isn't the net a great thing!!?

Thanks Mary. I always appreciate comments. As you know some days every artist needs a nod from their peers.

Cheers... Andrew
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Andrew.....this is an extraordinary thread. I normally haunt the CP Forum, but work in oils from time to time. Might I be allowed to make a suggestion? Is there a way to copy and distill all this info and for you to publish this? This is a wonderful article, the type Steven Dougherty, at American Artist Magazine, might be interested in. In fact, if that were not feasible, this would with some fleshing out, make a GREAT DVD for your own product. It could be totally marketable off your own website. This is a great tutorial. Thank you.
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Great thread andrew! I also love Schmids two early books!

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