Joseph Paquet
I hope you ' re have a pleasant and productive beginning of your summer.

New Work
In the Shadows of Steinbeck

Evening Salinas Valley   18" x 24"   $8,900
I love things that have an edge to them.
The ghosts of Tom Joad, George and Lennie and Adam Trask are up and down the Salinas Valley. They lived hard lives with moments of grace.
I read Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden and traveled 2400 miles crisscrossing the Salinas Valley.
In the wind and sun and dust I became acutely aware of a particular power in his writing-It's about the proximity of opposites: Love/Hate, Scarcity/Abundance, Strong/Weak, Bold/Meek.
The more closely played off one another, the more impactful the result.
As a visual artist this makes sense.
He used the shadow (ego & human frailty) extensively to reveal the light and always, however dim, the possibility of redemption.
There is great beauty in the shadow.
It was something I needed to be reminded of.
There is truth in that edge too.
Looking for Tom Joad   8" x 12"   $3,400
To View the In the Shadows of Steinbeck collection, click here.

Workshops 2017

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

Stockholm, Sweden
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday, July 24th - Friday, July 28th, 2017  
Windy Day_ Stockholm 8_ x 12_ _ Oil on Mounted Linen _ _3_400
Windy Day, Stockholm 8" x 12"   Oil on Mounted Linen - $3,400
This will be my second tine teaching in this historic, port city through the Farigh Ghaderi Art studio.
It is a marvelous opportunity the prismatic palette in both urban and rural environments.

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

Monday - Friday, September 25th - 29th, 2017  
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Lake Superior Taconite
I will be teaching my Composition and Design for Painters Class.

In this four-day class, you will have the opportunity 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 (follow link below).

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 - Thursday: In studio
Friday: Group Paint-Out with PAPA Instructors

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

Don't miss this opportunity to grow while filling your week with fun and fellowship. Cost: $1,200 (Lodging and meals are separate)
A complementary shuttle to and from the Duluth International Airport is available.

Workshops 2018

Portland, Oregon
7-Day Studio Workshop:
The Big Idea
Creating a Large Painting in Studio

Saturday - Friday, February 18th - 24th, 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


Evening Mt. San Jacinto   18" x 24"   $6,900
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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