Friday, February 13, 2009

Joseph Paquet

St. Paul, Minnesota artist Joseph Paquet uses a combination of on-site and in-studio processes, and a combination of factual scenes and personal vision, to draw our attention to the subtle poetry of ordinary objects and settings.

He begins a painting by toning the canvas with raw umber, followed by a drawing of the main shapes and dark vaules with a cool grey thinned with mineral spirits before adding local color.

He credits his teacher at the Ridgewood Art Institute, John Philip Osborne, with letting him come up with his own decisions, to learn by taking risks and making mistakes rather than by following a formula.

Joseph Paquet is a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club and an Out-of-State Artist Member of the California Art Club.

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