I hope you are enjoying a pleasant and fruitful spring season.
- Joe Paquet
|Spring in Vermillion 24" x 30" $14,000
|Old Bordello, Superior Wisconsin
8" x 12" $3,300
|Joan was Born in that House 24" x 30" $14,000
Mood and the Living Experience
In the 19th Century there was a good deal of talk about the importance of "mood" in works of art. It's not such a hot topic these days.
When I looked at these three new paintings together in my studio it was easy for me to remember just what I felt in each instance -- and just how distinctly different each living experience was.
The spirit of a place always has it's own story to tell. If I am clear and present the mood comes through, always filtered through my own temperament.
Hope, Joy, Melancholy, Decay, Rebirth are all moods of equal value.
Each has its strain of richness and beauty.
Mozart said "Great music should contain all manner of emotion but never be hard on the ear."
Sounds right to me.
21st Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop
Friday, June 10th - Sunday, 12th, 2016
Only 1 Spot Left!
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.
Madeline Island, WI
5-Day Plein Air Workshop
Madeline Island School of the Arts
Monday, Aug 8th - Friday, August 12th, 2016
|A Gentle Indifference 24 x 30 $14,000 - SOLD
Only 2 Spots Left!
This will be my third year teaching on Madeline Island.
For those of you interested in a lovely destination workshop, this is for you.
The Madeline Island School of the Arts does a marvelous job of hospitality and organization and the facilities are top-notch.
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
Saint Paul, MN 7-Day Studio Workshop
The 'Big Idea'
Creating a Large Studio Painting
Monday, Sept 12th - Sunday, Sept 18th, 2016
|After a very successful experience teaching this workshop in New York, I'm excited to be teaching this in my loft studio in St. Paul!
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.
Chatham Creative Arts Center
4-Day Plein Air Workshop
September 27-30, 2016
|Grey Morning Chatham 8" x 12" - $3,300
|This is my fourth time back teaching on the Cape. Late September is the ideal time to work: tourists are gone and it is easy to get around. It's not hard to see how Edward Hopper was attracted to The Cape's austere beauty.
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.
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.
|Ancient Sycamore 18" x 34" $9,000
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