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January 2016 Newsletter
New Work, New Workshops

Joseph Paquet

New Work

Wisconsin Primaries   28" x 40"   $24,000
This January marks my seventeenth year painting this valley.
The locals know my ancient red Chrysler Fifth Avenue and wave as they go by. Within these three or four square miles  I always find something to connect with. The folks are kind but not familiar which allows me to be present yet almost invisible at the same time.

Not a visitor but not a guest -- a curious anonymity.

I feel like a ghost watching and recording, yet removed from the reality unfolding in front of me.

This magic space I believe allows me a private window -- a privileged glimpse if I'm lucky, to a more internal, unguarded view.

Vuillard and Morandi found a universe in the most intimate spaces: humble, quiet subjects which became vehicles to access the soul.

20 years ago if someone had told me I'd find that on the corners of county roads N and Q in Wisconsin, I would have said they were crazy.

2016 Spring Studio Classes

Wednesday and Thursday evening Studio classes have filled.
If you are interested in getting on a wait list please e-mail me.

Click here for the 2016 Spring Studio Class Schedule.


Mount Kisco, NY 7-Day Workshop
The Big Idea:
Creating a Large Studio Painting

Monday, March 14th - Sunday, March 20th, 2016 
Joe Paquet_s Studio
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
 More details here.

21st Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 10th - Sunday, 12th, 2016

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: $575

Click here for details.

Madeline Island, WI
5-Day Plein Air Workshop
Madeline Island School of the Arts

Monday, Aug 8th - Friday, August 12th, 2016  
A Gentle Indifference 24x30
A Gentle Indifference 24 x 30   $14,000 - SOLD
This will be my third year teaching on Madeline Island.

For those of you interested in a lovely destination workshop, this is for you.
The Madeline Island School of the Arts does a marvelous job of hospitality and organization and the facilities are top-notch.

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

Click here to learn more.


Pristine Day_ Venice 8x12 _3_300
Pristine Day, Venice  8"x12"  $3,400


Old Town_ Stockholm  8x12 _3_300
Old Town, Stockholm  8" x 12" $3,400
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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