The Mottee Stone Triptych in three black frames.

Mottee Stone – Rod Coyne Canvas Print

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Mottee Stone is one of a series of pictures born out of Rod Coyne’s  “My Place on Canvas” project. It’s one of those paintings which demonstrates huge views of Co. Wicklow visible from the Mottee Stone.

Rod Coyne’s triptych consists of three separate framed canvases hung in a line adding sophistication to any home or collectors wall. This fine art print is available in three sizes, it is framed and the price includes FREE WORLD WIDE delivery.

The Mottee Stone image is featured in the  “My Place on Canvas” 2017 Calendar.

  • Location: Cronebane, Avoca, Co. Wicklow.
  • Medium: Canvas Print
  • Theme: Landscape
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Mottee Stone – Patient Painting

“During 2014 I was working full steam ahead with the “My Place on Canvas” project painting all over County Wicklow. But I was holding back on one nomination, waiting for perfect weather conditions to capture a specific view. Being near my home and affording 360 degree views it was a place familiar to me. Contrary to my star sign I turned my back on the Irish Sea to gaze inland. Far off to the north-east of the great boulder and below the giant mountain of Lugnaquilla lies Glen Malure Valley, this was to be  my backdrop. To achieve the sense of distance visible from the Mottee Stone I needed cold air and bright sunshine, one Sunday in October I got both and went to work” – Rod Coyne.

Mottee Stone – Truth Stranger than Fiction

…another legend of the area states that every year on May Day the stone rolls down the hill to drink at the Meeting of the Waters!

The true origins of this granite stone can be traced back to the Ice Age. The stone is a glacial erratic which was plucked from its home granite bedrock by a glacier over 10,000 years ago, and taken to this predominately slate area of Co. Wicklow and dropped at its present position. It is about 13km from the nearest likely granite source in Glenmalure.

The Mottee Stone Triptych work in progress atop a mountain.

Mottee Stone – Nomination Text

“When I think about my place I feel…awe…and tranquillity brought on by the vast beauty of nature. The rock perched atop the hill is a sight to behold. From here I can see all counties bordering Wicklow, and even Wales on a good day. It’s breathtaking. The story goes that two giants, Cúchullain and Fionn were hurling with the stone in Cork. One of them hit it as far as the Wicklow hills, and there it sits still today.

A dear family friend (recently deceased), would go there to enjoy the same splendour as I do. I would like to dedicate this view to his memory.” – Matthew.

The Mottee Stone Triptych work in progress flanked by the happy artist wearing shades and a head-cam.

Mottee Stone – “My Place on Canvas”

Rod Coyne paints sentiments and memories En plein air. His singular mission is to simply capture the favourite Wicklow scenes of others. Rod has motivated people to consider and articulate their relationship with their landscape. Then he has retold that story through paint. The result is a compelling mix of paintings and text called “My Place on Canvas”.

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