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May 2018 Newsletter

Joseph Paquet

New Work

Rust 36x48
Rust     36" x 48"   $30,000
Expanding Our Idea of Beauty

We all have our ideas of what beauty is.
I have for a long time now been fascinated with uncommon beauty and it is usually hidden in plain sight.
The current cult of being "busy" has made it increasingly difficult for us to see anything but the most blatant and obvious types of beauty. There was a time when door hinges had decorative stamping on them.
Yes, people noticed door hinges.
We spend more time doing and less time simply being.
Awakening to uncommon beauty requires an uncommon level of quiet and sensory expansion.
Increasing our reception demands expanding the elasticity of our awareness.
The best way to notice these more nuanced forms of beauty is to unplug and get outside yourself.
Get outside.

Spring on Summit Avenue Collection 

University Club with Carriage House     8" x 12"   $3,400
Spires and Spring Green     8" x 12"   $3,400 - SOLD
Scent of Wet Blossoms     8" x 12"   $3,500
Church in Spring     8" x 12"   $3,400 - SOLD

New Podcast

outdoor painter magazine

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

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.

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.

Workshops 2018

23rd Annual St. Paul, Minnesota
3-Day Summer Plein Air Workshop

Friday, June 8th - Sunday, June 10th, 2018

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: $600

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

Monday - Friday, July 9th - 13th, 2018
Hours: 9am - 4pm (1-Hour Lunch) 
Ojibwe Sunrise     28" x 40"   $24,000
Full with Wait List

This will be my 5th year teaching on this lovely and unique Island.
This is a great destination workshop. There is plenty of variety to paint and Charles and the staff do an incredible job keeping you comfortable at the School. The facility is top notch.

This workshop will introduce you to the Prismatic Palette and its use in helping you capture the myriad light effects you are faced with when painting en plein air.  Correct use of the Prismatic Palette will help you judge values, using warm and cool tones to bring things forward and to push things back, and to depict light and shade, and to describe the type and time of day.

The first day, I will lecture and paint a demo explaining my process. The rest of the week will be spent outdoors painting my favorite Island locations. Students can expect to paint two images daily - one in the morning, and another in the afternoon.

Key factors such as rhythmic-connected drawing, underpainting, creating a profound sense of atmosphere and effectively using greens will be discussed.  I will work with you individually at your easel to address compositional and color issues, and will provide careful critique.

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.

Stockholm, Sweden
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th, 2018  
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 third time teaching this wonderful destination workshop through the Farigh Ghaderi Studio in Beautiful Stockholm and I'm looking forward to it.

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" - $3,400
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.




Florence Nocturne    12" x 16"   $4,600
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