Philippe Gandiol, “Déjà Vu
Philippe Gandiol, “Déjà Vu,” 2020, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote from a recent issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Déjà Vu

“Impressionism originally meant your impression of a scene — how you translate it, accept it, and put it down on your painting … a feeling of what you see. Strong brushwork and color come from this translation. But impressionism is constantly evolving, because we evolve. I am an impressionist painter in the sense that I respond to what I see and filter that through what I am and what I feel, and then I put it on the canvas. Some colors may not speak to me, so they won’t go on the canvas. Impressionism is a state of mind rather than a technique. It was revolutionary at the time and it still can be, precisely because it is evolving.”
— Philippe Gandiol, Evolving Impressionism

Read the full article in Plein Air Magazine, December/January 2021, and subscribe at, so you never miss an issue!

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