Joseph Paquet

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer.
Embrace each day and the riches it brings.
 - Joe Paquet

New Works

Of God and Thunder
Of God and Thunder     18" x 24"   $8,900
Outside / Studio: Finishing a Painting
For me painting outdoors has its own dictates: Embracing a singular sensory experience with appreciation and a joyous, humble, open spirit. Feeling the day and being aware of how different it is from any other. Connecting in a way outside of my conscious self, which  allows the world to speak for itself.

When this happens the canvas is not simply a picture but a record of a higher experience.
This connection to spirit has little to do with finish or completion.
It is why I don't push to finish a painting in the field.
When back in the studio I have to be wary of my conscious, ego- self; the one, which thinks, he "knows" things.
It takes me a couple of days before I can get myself to even touch the canvases - to go from a spirit place to a mind space - they are that different.
I desperately don't want to screw up the unself-conscious magic.
Abdicating total control is key.
So I let the canvas tell me what it needs. And if I am patient, it will become clear what needs to be done without marring the power of the original impulse.
I try and stay away from photography because it brings me back to a world of too much information and I want the painting to feel like a painting.
Visual poetry necessitates clarity of voice and economy of means.
When Distillation, Edit and Selection are the Children of Spirit - Real Magic can happen.

Summer Evening, Nykelviken    8" x 12"   $3,300
Liftbridge, Last Rays     8" x 12"   $3,300
Summer in Sweden     8" x 12"   $3,300
Morning Sun, Duluth      8" x 12"   $3,300

Spring on Summit Avenue Collection 

University Club with Carriage House     8" x 12"   $3,300
Spires and Spring Green     8" x 12"   $3,300 - SOLD
Scent of Wet Blossoms     8" x 12"   $3,500
Spring, Maiden Lane     8" x 12"   $3,300

Workshops 2018

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.


More workshops coming soon!

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.

Space is now very limited, only taking on a couple more students.


Presque Isle     14" x 23"
I recently completed this commission for a wonderful couple. It depicts a place they have summered for many years. 

If you have something special you are interested in having painted, let me know.

New Podcast

outdoor painter magazine
You might enjoy this spirited conversation with my friend Eric Rhoads.

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 (with free shipping with the contiguous U.S.). 



Factory Shadow    40" x 30"   $26, 000    SOLD


To purchase paintings directly from Joe Paquet
Just call  (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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