Joseph Paquet

I hope you're enjoying the last glories of summer!
- Joe Paquet

New Work

Industrial Harmony in G
Industrial Harmony in G (Gold)   18" x 24"   $22,000
Painting outdoors is at its best a Living Experience in which the painting is informed by all of our senses.

Yet, for me the distillation of a living visual experience is best done away from the experience itself.

It is indeed an irony that facts can actually diminish a visual truth, but that has been my experience.

A dictionary filled with words will never be a poem.
My intention must be clear and singular.
Ultimately, my subjective truth must be a balance of objective facts and subjective witness to the experience.
Once I have enough objective facts to harmonize with my sensory truth, I simply look at the painting and let it tell me what it needs.
It's not always that easy - I often think I know better (ego).
I'm learning to be more patient, a better student - to look and listen for what comes back to me and leave the superfluous facts to the lawyers and accountants.
A little mystery is a good thing.

To view other recent paintings, click here.

Sweden Paintings

Of Heaven and Earth   8" x 12"   $3,400

To view the full Sweden Paintings Collection, click here.

Online Critique / Mentoring

I am excited to offer this opportunity to those who through distance or physical limitations are unable to take regular classes or workshops. You have the option for half or full hour critique or 5 session mentoring block.

If you want to work toward your own brand of extraordinary this may be what you have been looking for.

Click here to learn more.

Museum Show

Lake _ Rail Elevator _24_000
Lake & Rail Elevator 24" x 30" $24,000
Americas Industrial landscape
Plein Air Painters of America
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth
Sept 19 - Nov12, 2017
Opening Reception; Sept 22 5-7pm
Finally a show tailor made for my obsession with American industry and all things rust.  I am excited to be part of this exhibition with friends from the Plein Air Painters of America.
Hope to see you there.

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Workshops 2017

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.

Sleepy Hollow New York
3-Day Plein Air Workshop

Saturday - Monday, October 7th - 9th, 2017
Brooklyn with Barrel    28" x 40" - SOLD
For my friends back east who wish to experience the prismatic palette outdoors in the beautiful Hudson River Valley this is your chance.
All levels welcome.

Workshops 2018

Catalina Island, California
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday - Friday, January 15th - 19th, 2018   
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.

Cost: $875

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

Upcoming Workshops 

Dates & more details to come! 
Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais Minnesota
Composition & Design for Painters (March)

Joe Paquet Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Outdoor Plein Air Workshop (June)

Madeline Island School for the Arts
Madeline Island, Wisconsin

5-Day Outdoor Plein Air Workshop (July) 

Sign up at the Madeline Island School of the Arts website


White Tanker 12" x 20" - SOLD
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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