Joseph Paquet

Wishing you a glorious Spring season!
 - Joe Paquet

New Work

Morning Impression, Duluth     28" x 40"   $26,000
Harmony, Subjective Truth, Finish & Whistler 
This large field painting finished in the studio was a both a study in restraint and a nod to James McNeil Whistler. He believed a painting should be like a single breath blown onto a pane of glass. 

The cold, damp morning I painted this I had one shot to find that singular, delicate harmony. The canvas needed to be covered and I was at the absolute edge of my abilities. Although I was able to get the overall harmony I still had to complete it in the studio -- a potentially dangerous time for the painting. 

When outside, the speed of work promotes an unselfconscious trust and connection to my subject and symbolic, felt, mark making. At it's best a natural, organic, subjective truth is the result. Inside the studio, if I am not vigilant I can become too self-conscious, second guess myself and give undo attention to information that doesn't serve my original impulse. 

My mentor John Osborne once watched me paint a load of detail into a cast shadow and waited until I was done to say, " Well, that didn't help one damned bit -- didn't hurt it, but didn't help it either!" It was a great lesson.

So, here's to knowing when to leave a painting alone. 
Poetry is rarely improved by more words.

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.

New Podcast: Masters Secrets

Host Kathryn Lloyd "strives to share stories and inspiration of our living masters to the community of fine artists."
We had a delightful conversation loaded with big questions.
I hope you enjoy it.

Joe Paquet Richeson Brush Set

I'm pleased to announce that the Richeson Art Materials Company has put together  a new Bristle Brush set for me. It contains a full range of flats along with a couple small rounds and egberts and includes brush soap.
For those in the Twin Cities Metro area the sets will be available online or in person here through Wet Paint Art Supply on Grand Avenue in St. Paul
They will eventually be available through Amazon as well - stay tuned.

Workshops 2018

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) 
Ojibwe Sunrise     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.

Stockholm, Sweden
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th, 2018  
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 third time teaching this wonderful destination workshop through the Farigh Ghaderi Studio in Beautiful Stockholm and I'm looking forward to it.

Chatham Creative Arts Center
4-Day Plein Air Workshop

September 12th - 15th, 2018
Grey Morning Chatham 8 x 12 - $3,000
Grey Morning Chatham 8" x 12" - $3,300
The Cape in early September is a magical place to paint. Join me for some salt air, seafood and historical landscape.

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.




Sea Haze, Morro Bay    18" x 24"   $8,900
To purchase paintings directly from Joe Paquet
Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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