Neither here nor there…


Painting the Sea Cliffs near Ballycastle, June, 2010

My residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland has come to an end.

I was lucky to be in Ireland for a very temperate summer, and was outside nearly every day painting, exploring, or both. With daylight lasting from 4:30am until 11:00pm, there was plenty of time to work and enjoy being in such an amazing place.

I had planned on posting paintings to the site while in Ballycastle, but decided I’d rather be wandering around Ireland than staring into a computer screen.

I’ll put some work up soon.

(I finally got to see Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ, which was in Rome when I arrived in Dublin. It is now back at the National Gallery. It was great to see it in person, especially after basing one of the Lebowski paintings on it.)

2 thoughts on “Neither here nor there…

  1. andrew dickson

    Hello Joe,

    The work looks great, and location must have been stunning. I hope that all went well and I will look forward to seeing some of your paintings when I return. By the way, I was fortunate enough to see that Caravaggio painting in Rome in early June. It was unbelievable. I have seen images of the painting many times, but never really had a sense of the power and intensity of that work until standing in front of it.

    We are traveling in the Northwest, will look forward to seeing you in August.

    Take care


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