Joseph Paquet
Seasons Greetings! As we wrap up 2016, it's time to start looking towards 2017. Spring semester classes are available as well as several new workshops. I've just returned from China with many new paintings and fond memories of times with great friends.
- Joe Paquet

New Work

East Facing
East Facing 28" x 40"    $24,000
Tuscan Sfumato 8x12
Tuscan Sfumato   8" x 12"   $3,400
The Greeks defined Ecstasy (Ekstasis) as "to be or stand outside or beside oneself."
When I am painting most fluidly and naturally it is the confluence of control and abandon; it is the place where I am truly beside myself.
It is a hard place to get to, and a hard place to stay in.

Why does it feel so good?

Being "beside ones self" allows us momentarily to view ourselves objectively in relation to the whole - which allows for humility and opening.
As individuals, we are limited.
True connection means giving up some control and trusting in connecting to the universal.
When I can open, I receive.
When reception combines with personal vision, unlimited growth is possible.
Despite what contemporary wisdom says; it's not just about us.
Creation is collaboration.

A special thanks to my dear friend Ryan Johnson who turned me on to the book "Divine Madness" by Joseph Pieper and helped me look deeper.


Old Boats, Heavy Air   18" x 24"   $9,000
This was my third trip to paint Southern China with both Chinese and American artists.
It was great to work with friends old and new, share an ancient culture and view a wide array of approaches to working outdoors.

Chinese and American Artist Tour 2016
While the variety of subjects was endless, I chose to spend much of my focus on the old riverboats. On these ancient boats live multiple generations, along with their pets, livestock and potted gardens - totally self-sustaining.

The experience and challenges made me both grateful to live where I do and aware of our western-world excesses.

Thank you Jason Situ for all of your efforts to make this possible.

New Gallery Representation

I am pleased to be represented by these two fine galleries, one east coast and one west coast:

Collins Galleries

12 West Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-1266
Joe Paquet's Collection at the Collins Galleries 

American Legacy Fine Arts

949 Linda Vista Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: (626) 577-7733
Joe Paquet's Collection at the American Legacy Fine Arts 

Spring Studio Classes
Saint Paul, MN

February 1st - May 11th, 2017

Registration is now open for Spring semester Wednesday and Thursday evening classes. This is your opportunity to learn some serious skills and do something extraordinary with your art.  

The studio painting classes focus on crafting studio works from studies or photos. Increase your understanding of what makes a fully-rounded conception of a painting.

Wednesday Class 6:00-9:00 pm (evenings)
Thursday Class 6:00-9:00 pm (evenings)

Classes fill very quickly so don't delay if you are interested.


Click here for the 2017 Spring Studio Class Schedule

Workshops 2017

Catalina Island, California
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday, January 16th - Friday, January 20th, 2017   
This is truly the ideal destination workshop in the month of January.
Catalina Island offers an amazing array of subjects with ease of access. During this five-day workshop we will delve into the prismatic palette and how to capture the unique qualities of each day on canvas.
All levels are welcome.

You will be given a great deal of individual attention tailored to your level.
See you on the sand.

Cost: $850

Mt Kisco, NY 7-Day Studio Workshop
The 'Big Idea'
Creating a Large Studio Painting

Monday, March 13 - Sunday, March 19th, 2017   
Joe Paquet_s Studio
This will be my third time teaching this unique class and my second in Mt. Kisco. You will have the opportunity to implement a workable strategy for approaching a large work successfully indoors. Daily lectures will take you from concept to finish while making sound, personal choices.

This course has proved to be enormously effective.

All individuality and personality in a work of art comes from Subjective Choice Making -- not merely copying what is before us.

You will have seven days to work out those choices while creating a large painting in the studio -- unhurried and thoughtful.
We will be utilizing reference material (Field sketches, Drawings and/or Photos) and will deal with Composition, Distillation & Integration of Forms and Clarifying your personal vision.

You can expect frequent lectures, demos when necessary and a great deal of personal attention.
This is your chance to dig deep and expand your possibilities.

Enrollment is limited so don't wait to secure a spot.
All levels Welcome.

Cost: $1,200

22nd Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 2nd - Sunday, 4th, 2017

This workshop is ideal for those who would like to be introduced to working with a prismatic palette from life or for those who want a refresher to start off their Summer painting.

Cost: $595

Madeline Island, WI
5-Day Plein Air Workshop
Madeline Island School of the Arts

Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th, 2017  
This will be my fourth year teaching on Madeline Island.

This is a great destination workshop. There is plenty of variety to paint and Charles and staff do an incredible job keeping you comfortable at the School. The facility is top notch.

Don't wait to sign up!

My mentor John Osborne once said, "The most difficult landscape to paint is a green one."

I will be teaching the prismatic palette with a special focus on an in-depth study of greens.

All levels welcome.
Humility and patience required.
I look forward to seeing you on the island

Madeline Island, WI
Plein Air Painters of America
5-Day Master Workshop
Madeline Island School of the Arts

Monday - Friday, September 25th - 29th, 2017  
Lake Superior Taconite
This unique workshop experience allows students to study with two world-class artists in one week. Courses are designed to delve into advanced concepts.

I will be teaching my Composition and Design for Painters Class.

This is your chance to bring your work to a higher level of understanding and consistency through greater subjective choice making and clarifying your personal vision.

This is a studio class and has a small but specific materials list.

This is a rare opportunity in that both days and evenings will be filled with events to enjoy. The grounds and facility at MISA are ideal for hosting with lodging, studios & dining facilities in one location.

Monday - Tuesday: First Instructor
Wednesday - Thursday: Second Instructor
Friday- Paint-out and critique with Third instructor

In the evenings enjoy gourmet meals, wine and round table discussions.

Don't miss this opportunity to grow while filling your week with fun and fellowship. Cost: $1,500 (Lodging and meals are separate)


Mississippi River Scrap    20x30   _15_000
Mississippi River Scrap   20" x 30"  
  -  SOLD
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Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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