February 2017 Newsletter -
New Classes & New Work from California


Joseph Paquet

New Work

Chapel of St. Francis 1830
Chapel of St. Francis 1830   18" x 24"   $8,900
January_ Mt. San Jacinto
January, Mt. San Jacinto   14" x 22"   $6,900
After the Storm
After the Storm   8" x 12"   $3,400
Bad Weather & Good Friends
Despite our best preparations and intentions, Mother Nature has her way with us.
My January workshops and paining trips to California have always been a respite from the brutality of these Minnesota winters - until this one.
Freezing temps, rain and Santa Anna winds were the order of the week.
 
In the back of my mind is always the thought that I've made this commitment and spent a good deal of money to make it happen.
I need to get work done, bills to pay, a family to feed.
Every missed day is a missed opportunity, and screaming profanity at the wind doesn't help (much).
 
Being helpless turns us all into philosophers.
When we are unable to do, we obsess about not doing.
I don't think its good to stay alone in ones head for too long.
This is where sharing an experience can be invaluable.
Having a good friend to lend a timely & much needed bit of perspective, a good laugh or a cold martini can turn the tide of a challenging experience and remind us we are not alone in our struggles.
Often, that's enough to bring a little peace.
 
This trip reminded me of that.
Thank you John Cosby

Article in the March/April Issue of Fine Art Connoisseur
Today's Masters by David Masello

Blue Collar-28x40-24_000
Blue Collar   28"x40"   $24,000
Writer David Masello delves into the richness of painting outdoors through the experiences of contemporary artists.
Don't miss it.

Workshops 2017


Mt Kisco, NY 7-Day Studio Workshop
The 'Big Idea'
Creating a Large Studio Painting

Monday, March 13 - Sunday, March 19th, 2017   
Joe Paquet_s Studio
This will be my third time teaching this unique class and my second in Mt. Kisco. 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.

This course has proved to be enormously effective.

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.

Cost: $1,200
 

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


NEW!
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  
Lake Superior Taconite
This unique workshop experience allows students to study with two world-class artists in one week. Courses are designed to delve into advanced concepts.

I will be teaching my Composition and Design for Painters Class.

This is your chance 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.

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 - Tuesday: First Instructor
Wednesday - Thursday: Second Instructor
Friday- Paint-out and critique with Third instructor

In the evenings enjoy gourmet meals, wine and round table discussions.

Don't miss this opportunity to grow while filling your week with fun and fellowship. Cost: $1,500 (Lodging and meals are separate)


Sold

Old Boats_ Heavy Air 18x24-_9_000  -  SOLD
Old Boats, Heavy Air  
18" x 24"   $9,000  -  SOLD
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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