September Harvest – Canvas Print by Rod Coyne
€95 – €295
Rod Coyne’s September Harvest is the perfect gift for art-lovers and landscape fans alike. This fine art canvas print is available in three sizes. It is framed and the price includes FREE SHIPPING world wide.
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This painting is available as original artwork.
- Location: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland.
- Medium: Canvas Print
- Theme: Landscape
September Harvest – Canvas Print
Perched on a hill top with the sea to his back Rod Coyne painted this harvest view inland towards Glen Malure. Rod’s palette knife technique vividly describes the warm colors of the late summer straw bales.
“Harvest fields and hay-bales are motifs which lure me back year after year, they are compelling and magnetic. On a practical front it can be the best time of the year weather-wise in Ireland and we are often treated to an Indian Summer during September and October. But most of all I love mixing the warm yellows and hot, rusty browns, they are colours which hardly cross my palette during the rest of the year. And when I look at these paintings in the depths of winter I feel that I can almost warm my hand like in front of an open fire. ” – Rod Coyne.
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The Art of Harvest
For as long as people have sown and gathered crops, there have been celebrations of one sort or another to mark a successful harvest. In pre-Christian times, the Anglo Saxons gave thanks to their fertility gods when they began to reap their crops, whilst the Pagan festival of Lughnasadh is Celtic in origin and is derived from the worship of the Irish god Lugh. The making of Corn Dollies was another custom attributed to the Pagans.
The Christian festival of Lammas (meaning loaf Mass) has similarities with Lughnasadh and was celebrated in the Middle Ages. It was marked by the giving of a loaf of bread to the church, made from the farmers’ newly harvested wheat crop. For hundreds of years, all over the world harvest time has been one of the most important periods of the year, because on it depended whether people would starve or be well fed for the coming year. And accordingly these events have always been celebrated through each civilization’s art.