Joseph Paquet

Think Spring!
- Joe Paquet

New Work

Hardscrabble     24" x 30"   $13,000
When painting outdoors I become a voyeur by default -- a curious watcher fascinated at once by how different we all are and yet how everything is connected.
From a safe distance (for the most part) I view the lives and work of strangers, getting  glimpses of their daily struggle for existence. It's a strange thing to record the lives of others, while being largely unnoticed.
In quiet rural places and depressed cities, folks often do multiple, seasonal jobs -- living by their grit and wits to put food on their table. 

This level of harsh practicality breeds its own form of creativity -- and a far reality from how many of us live. I am ever in awe of that brand of invention & survivability.
When I witness these things I am reminded of both how soft and fortunate I am.
So here's to the everyday heros; those who get up every morning, despite disadvantages and overwhelming hardships and find meaning and purpose in a new day.

Online Critique / Mentoring

For those of you who wish to improve your skills and fine-tune your personal vision this could be what you need to work toward your own brand of extraordinary. You can choose a single critique or 5-Hour Mentoring Block. If you need a boost in moving forward or a tune-up with a fresh perspective this is for you.

Workshops 2018

Portland, Oregon
7-Day Studio Workshop:
The Big Idea
Creating a Large Painting in Studio
Last Call! A few spots left!

Saturday - Friday, February 17th - 23rd, 2018
Hours: 9am - 4pm (1-Hour Lunch) 
This will be my fourth time teaching this highly-effective class. 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.

Oregon Society of Artisits
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205
Hours: 9am-4pm (1-Hour Lunch)

Cost: $1,200

Grand Marais, Minnesota 
Grand Marais Art Colony
5-Day Indoor Workshop
Composition and Design

Monday - Friday, March 26th - 30th, 2018
Hours: 9am - 4pm (1-Hour Lunch) 
Lake Superior Taconite
Lake Superior Taconite    28" x 40"     SOLD
This five-day workshop is sequential and exercise-based.
Good Design & Composition can be learned.
Through the sequence of line, tone and color you will explore the benefits of Balance, Unity, Variety / Interest & Contrast.
At the end of the week you will have created your own textbook to take home.

23rd Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 8th - Sunday, June 10th, 2018

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: $600

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

Monday - Friday, July 9th - 13th, 2018
Hours: 9am - 4pm (1-Hour Lunch) 
Splintered Hemlock    28" x 40"     $24,000
This will be my 5th year teaching on this lovely and unique Island.
This is a great destination workshop. There is plenty of variety to paint and Charles and the staff do an incredible job keeping you comfortable at the School. The facility is top notch.

This workshop will introduce you to the Prismatic Palette and its use in helping you capture the myriad light effects you are faced with when painting en plein air.  Correct use of the Prismatic Palette will help you judge values, using warm and cool tones to bring things forward and to push things back, and to depict light and shade, and to describe the type and time of day.

The first day, I will lecture and paint a demo explaining my process. The rest of the week will be spent outdoors painting my favorite Island locations. Students can expect to paint two images daily - one in the morning, and another in the afternoon.

Key factors such as rhythmic-connected drawing, underpainting, creating a profound sense of atmosphere and effectively using greens will be discussed.  I will work with you individually at your easel to address compositional and color issues, and will provide careful critique.

Note to students: Teaching is tailored to your level so all levels are welcome. My only requirement is that you enter the class humble to nature and open to new information.



Lake and Rail Elevator
Lake and Rail Elevator    24x30"   $25,000 - SOLD

To purchase paintings directly from Joe Paquet
Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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