Joseph Paquet
Here's to a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
- Joe Paquet

New Work

December Mist 28x40 $20,000
December Mist    28" x 40"    $20,000
A friend/collector once said to me "Your work feels alone but not lonely" -- when I thought about that, it made sense.

Having grown up with four siblings in a small house and sharing a room most of my life, being alone was rare and only accomplished by disappearing on long weekend walks.

Out the door, through a small patch of woods, across the county golf course would land me in an industrial park and if I kept going, into a great stretch of woods before hitting I-80.

Alone on those walks, a pleasant sensation would overtake me: I began to feel invisible -- a watcher who wasn't being watched.

I could breathe.

The days spent on the river in a rare December Mist brought it all back.

Spring Classes at the Studio

2015 marks my 20th year teaching and I still love it.
The Thursday Evening Studio class is now FULL but there are still a couple of slots open in the Wednesday Evening Figure Drawing class.

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2015 Workshops

Catalina Island, California
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday, January 19th - Friday, January 23rd, 2015 

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

ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT, don't wait to register!

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Mamaroneck, New York
Composition & Design for Painters
5-Day Studio Workshop

Monday, March 23rd - Friday, March 27th, 2015  

Rooftops, Minneapolis 8x10,  Oil on Mounted Linen, $2,700
Rooftops, Minneapolis    8" x 10"    $3,000
Not all Composition is intuitive and solid precepts can be learned. It's important to understand why a design works so one can design well - consistently.

We will be dealing with the building of a picture from the ground up. Starting with the Linear Aspect of a picture we will address Balance, Unity, Variety/Interest & Contrast. We will then move into limited tone and finally, color. Enrollment is limited.

This studio course is exercise-based and will be held indoors at a private residence.

Cost: $800

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20th Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 12th - Sunday, 14th, 2015

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: $550

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

Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th, 2015 

A Gentle Indifference 24x30 $13,500
A Gentle Indifference    24" x 30"    $13,500
My first experience teaching at MISA was simply wonderful; there was plenty to paint and the accommodations and hospitality provided by the school and staff was top-notch.

I'm looking forward to returning to this lovely island again next summer, I hope you can join me.
A special thanks to Charles, Jenna and the entire staff for elevating the experience.

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Cover of Plein Air Magazine!

January 2015 issue of PleinAir Magazine
Artist Profile: Speaking Through Our Paintings
"This widely respected and influential Minnesota artist paints in response to his passionate feelings about both personal and community issues. Through his painting, teaching, and lecturing, he encourages all of us to pursue our passions and maintain high professional standards."
by Stephen Doherty, pages 31-36.

I am grateful to have this cover article by Stephen Doherty in the January 2015 issue of PleinAir Magazine.


First Light, Cat Harbor 18x24 $9,900 - SOLD
First Light, Cat Harbor    18" x 24"    $9,900
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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