Residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland – July 2012

North 01 • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 6″ x 6.5″

I spent a month in Ireland this summer, returning to The Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, County Mayo for a month of painting. The first trip was amazing, but it was great heading to Ireland this time with a better sense of what was waiting for me there, in terms of possibilities for painting, and a sense I wanted to accomplish. I still worked fairly small on many of these, but plan to use these to develop some larger work as well.

North 02 • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 5.75″ x 6.5″

 

North 04 • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 6″ x 6.5″

 

Pasture Wall • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 20″ x 13″

 

Tree Line • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 20″ x 6.25″

 

 

Atlantic Storm 01 • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 9″ x 9″

Lead • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 9″ x 9″

Last Light • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 9″ x 9″

Fading Light • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 9″ x 9″

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Wave • Joe Forkan 2012, oil on ragcote paper, 11.75? x 13.5?

 

4 thoughts on “Residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland – July 2012

  1. Joe Forkan Post author

    Thanks M. I really love that time of day too, the skies get really interesting after the sun sets in the west of Ireland.

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  3. Joe Forkan Post author

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for the posts and your comments. I’m glad if the paintings stand up to someone from the west of Ireland. It’s such a rugged and inspiring landscape.The Residency in Ballycastle turned out to be 30 km from where my grandfather was born. I even unexpectedly meet a few relatives while I was there. Fantastic trips. Hoping for another one soon.
    Looking forward to digging into your blog a bit more.

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