Thomas Paquette Exhibit (2015)

March 18, 2015

Readers of this blog will know that I love the work of artist Thomas Paquette. He makes the most amazing oil paintings (which are large) and the most incredible gouache landscapes (which are small and glorious.)

Recently my friend Diane sent me news about his current exhibit "touching on water: Paintings by Thomas Paquette" at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York. It runs from January 23 to March 29, 2015 which means if you are near there you still have a chance to go.

But if you can't travel there you need to go and look at an abridged exhibit catalogue for "touching on water" at ISSU. The book will open and you can page through it. The gouache paintings are at the back of the book. 

I've been fortunate to see in person several of his paintings. The gouache paintings really are exquisite and if you ever get an opportunity to view them it should become a priority.

    • Lori
    • March 18, 2015

    I just started a page yesterday on Pinterest of paintings of water because we will be looking at water next term for my watercolor class. He will now be on the list of people to check out. Beautiful work. Thanks!

  1. Reply

    Check out Rockwell Kent and Winslow Homer as well Lori. They both dealt a lot with water and did it really well.

    Also NC Wyeth has some great ways of handling water, from Marines landing on a beach to pirates in Treasure Island. Check out the Catalogue Raisonne of his work at the Brandywine River Museum.

    Another favorite of mine is Francis Lee Jaques who did water from the ocean to ponds in color and in startling and wonderful scratchboard (black ink on white clay covered boards). Good luck with your class projects.

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