June 2014 Newsletter - Archive


Joseph Paquet

New Work

Brooklyn Diptych: Domino Sugar  18" x 24"
& Williamsburg Bridge  18" x 24" - $17,000
I have spent a good deal of time working in New York this Spring: A Mamaroneck workshop, Salmagundi Club show & time painting with my good friends Andrew & Donna Lattimore.

Though I generally don't believe in happy accidents regarding art, this turned out to be the exception; these two works were not originally intended to be together - an unintentional diptych.
 
When I saw the old Domino Sugar factory I was simply compelled to paint it. Stepping back to take in the view, I saw the composition with the bridge and hoped to get back again and catch the image. As fate would have it, we did get back, had sun and I was able to get the second painting.

It wasn't until we got the work out that night and had them sitting side by side the Donna commented that they lined up perfectly.

I never thought of myself as a diptych kind of guy - never say never.

A special thank-you to Lorian Jacks and the Lattimores for their splendid hospitality.
Domino Sugar 18x24
Domino Sugar 18" x 24"
Williamsburg Bridge 18" x 24"

Rust & Roadsides:
Trip #4 & the new Travel Blog

Stupid tent idea with John Cosby
Stupid tent idea with John Cosby
Some painting trips go so smoothly; the heavens smile upon you and the hotel room fills up with fresh work and the Martinis are always cold.

This was the other kind.
11 days, 2,600 miles - 5 paintings.

We painted on the edge of Lake Erie in Erie, Lackawanna, Conneaut & Ashtabula and I don't think the lake wanted us around. She threw raw, brutal weather at us the entire trip but for one 3-hour window of sun.

My 3-hour window of sun
My 3-hour window of sun
We bought a tent to paint under which didn't work - my idea, sorry Cosby. We were shooed away from a steel mill by a guard who could have played a significant role in the film Deliverance.

With his hand resting on his gun, his words were "Leave Now" but his eyes said, "Do you feel lucky today, punk? Well, do ya?"

Dirty Harry is alive and well in Erie Pennsylvania.

For a peek into the trip please check out the Travel Blog on our newly updated Rust & Roadsides website.

19th Annual Summer Plein Air Workshop
 3 Days in St. Paul, Minnesota - FULL

June 13 - 15, 2014

3 Days: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $550.00
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.

Click here for details.

Madeline Island, WI
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

August 11 - 15, 2014

Pristine Afternoon, Loring Park  24
Pristine Afternoon, Loring Park  24" x 30" - SOLD
This will be my first time teaching at the Madeline Island School of Arts and I look forward to the opportunity. You will be introduced to the Prismatic Palette and there will be a specific focus on dealing with those pesky greens.

 More details here.

Chatham Creative Arts Center
4-Day Plein Air Workshop

Tuesday-Friday, September 23-26, 2014   

End of Summer, Wellfleet  8" x 12" - SOLD
It's hard to beat painting in the land of Edward Hopper in September.
The light is glorious and the crowds are gone, a real taste of New England.
Cost $695

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 details here.

Sold

Brutal  24x30 $14,000
Brutal  24" x 30" - $14,000
To purchase paintings directly from Joe Paquet
Just call (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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