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Northern California oil painter Philippe Gandiol is about as deeply rooted in impressionism as an American painter can be. He grew up visiting Giverny and Monet’s garden with his grandparents in France, and the influence of those visits shows up in his work to this day. But for Gandiol, impressionism is less an art movement rooted in the 19th century and more of a mindset.

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,” says Gandiol. “Strong brushwork and color come from this translation. But impressionism is constantly

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