The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Camille Przewodek, Plein Air Colorist

This is another artist I am investigating for workshop possibilities ("investigating" sounds way too serious! "Researching" perhaps.). She is a famous and talented plein air artist who is also a colorist. The work of colorists have always fascinated me, and one day I want to find out what their thought processes are in choosing colors. Here are some fantastic examples, some more in the colorist tradition than others. You can see more on her website at What do you think?


  1. I think it would be interesting to find out the thought processes of a colorist choosing colors. I wonder if they lay out their palette in a specific order dark to light or something like that? I think I'm pretty much a tonal painter but when I mix color I want to be an impressionist.

  2. I always thought so too -- for example, why the splotches of magenta in certain places? I like it but would like to understand the thought process of placing that color in that value just there, if you know what I mean.