Joseph Paquet
Winter slumbering in the open air, 
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring. 
- Coleridge

New Work

Passing Storm
Passing Storm   28" x 40"   $24,000
It's been a while since my last newsletter.

For the first time in my art life I went through an extended period of feeling absolutely hopeless - not simply low or depressed, but hopeless.

The thought that we are living in such a graceless age - where celebrity, narcissism, social media and the outrageous reign supreme, had really gotten hold of me.
What real difference does truth, beauty and authenticity really make?
I was in a hole and I was in deep.
So I loaded my truck and got out of my studio filled with questions, and headed North - very North, almost to the Canadian border.
The land is austere and the weather harsh.
There Mother Nature has a smoker's cough and callused hands - and little patience for whiny self-reflection.
That's the province of the comfortable.
The intensity of simply living there forces a direct confrontation with the most basic elements of existence.
In the end there were no profound answers for me.
Only Mother Nature saying-
"Well.. get on with it-
and stand up straight"
and it was perfect.

Notes from Nature

Pace Center, Parker Colorado   May 3rd - June 30th

Mohawk Valley Spring
Mohawk Valley Spring    24" x 30"    $13,000

Workshops 2017

22nd Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 2nd - Sunday, 4th, 2017

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: $595

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


Chapel of St. Francis 1830
Chapel of St. Francis 1830   18" x 24"   $8,900
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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