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October 2018 Newsletter


Joseph Paquet

New Works

Castaway
Castaway     8" x 12"   $3,400
I always endeavor to begin my newsletters with a positive message but there are times when bigger things take precedence.

A recent tragic loss in our family has brought to my mind the importance of what we all bring to the world.

Each of us has a measure of grace to share and that matters - a great deal.

Sadly, often we don't know it.

For those more sensitive the world can be a brutal, harsh place.

Yet true creativity requires the tenuous balance of being open to receive but having a thick enough skin to deal with failure, rejection and being truly exposed.

Someone once said, " we must be aware of the fragile ones"

The world lost a beautiful, fragile one this week.
He was on his way to becoming a brilliant chef.

So here's to dear Nicholas and all of you who dance on that difficult line of facing the world with an open heart.

Stay strong.
Stay Clear.
You matter.
Create with a fearless, open heart.

The world needs you more now than ever.

Grand-Design-Spooners-Cove-18x24
Grand Design, Spooners Cove   18" x 24"   $9,200
Summer-Loring-Park-8x12
Summer, Loring Park     8" x 12"   $3,400
Summer-Evening-Nykelviken-8x12
Summer Evening, Nykelviken    8" x 12"   $3,400
university-club-with-carriage-house-8x12
Crisp Morning, Chatham     8" x 12"   $3,400
university-club-with-carriage-house-8x12
Maiden Lane - University Club with Carriage House     8" x 12"   $3,400
Scent of Wet Blossoms   8" x 12"   $3,400 - SOLD
Spring, Maiden Lane   8" x 12"   $3,400
Edward Hopper Studio   8" x 12"   $3,400 - SOLD

Keynote Speaker
2019 Plein Air Convention 
Finding Authenticity through the Plein Air Experience

San Francisco, April 24-28
2019-SanFrancisco-Plein-Air-Convention
I am looking forward this opportunity to share some thoughts on the bigger possibilities of painting outdoors and what painting from life can offer into digging deeper and finding your own voice.

 I hope to see you there.
 

Art Renewal Center
13th International Salon
Opening: Salmagundi Club, NYC

September 21st - October 2nd
rural-electrification-24x30
Rural Electrification    24" x 30"
This is an amazing exhibition.

I hope you have the opportunity to view the works in person.

This traveling exhibit begins at the Salmagundi Club in New York then travels to LA and finally to Barcelona Spain.

More information available here.

20th Annual 2018 Laguna Beach Invitational Exhibition

October 6th - 14th, 2018
Morning-Light-on-Cat-Head
Morning Light on Cat Head    18" x 24"   $9,200
I haven't painted in the invitational since 2009.
It will be nice to see old friends and create some fresh work.

Hope to see you there!

Catalina Island Conservancy
Wild Side Art Show, 2018
Newport harbor Yacht Club

Sunday, October 21st, 2:30- 4:00 pm
Looking-North-8x12
Looking North    8" x 12"   $3,400
Catalina is my home away from home and I know and love the place.
I have painted there for over 20 years now.

This is a terrific opportunity to collect great art from some of the finest painters in the country while helping the Conservancy continue its amazing work. Truly a win-win proposition. 
Priority Viewing Available, for reservations call: 562.437.8555 ext. 1239


 

Workshops 2019

Wayne Art Center
3-Day Plein Air Workshop, Wayne, PA 

May 20th - 22nd, 2108 (Monday - Wednesday)
Scent of Wet Blossoms   8" x 12"   $3,400 - SOLD
I look forward to this three-day workshop in Wyeth country.

Confronting the vagaries of working directly from nature is one thing. Making good subjective choices which lead to artistry is something else. During this three day workshop you will be introduced to methods and ways of looking which will help you with both.

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.

All levels welcome - just bring humility and a healthy respect for nature! 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.
 

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.


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.). 

 

Sold

Mohawk-Valley-Spring-24x30
Mohawk Valley Spring    24" x 36"   $14,000    SOLD

Thanks to the Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara

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