"Summer Field" by Rod Coyne, oil on canvas, framed on white wall.

Summer Field painting by Rod Coyne


“Summer Field” by Rod Coyne is a painting completed en plein air in the heart of the Wicklow Hills. It is a triptych on three separate canvases and framed as in a plain white frame. Each canvas is 40×40 cm and the frame is 60cm high and 142cm wide. This painting is available framed or unframed with FREE worldwide shipping.

Click on the ROD COYNE watermarked for detailed high resolution view.

Now available as canvas print.

For details on framing, shipping, payment and privacy please click here.

  • Medium: Canvas, Oils
  • Location: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland.
SKU: 12_C_06_summer field Categories: , , ,

Summer Field

“It was late June and getting close to my birthday. I was aware that I still had not done any summer field painting yet that year. And this was despite passing several on a regular basis since early May. So on a hot Friday morning I started to stalk my quarry. This meant knocking on doors and phoning strangers till I could gain access to my chosen summer field.
Because I wanted to work on a triptych-panorama canvas it took me a long time to find the perfect composition. The noon heat was turning the distant hills hazy as I set up my easel and went to work. Everything becomes a bit of a blur after that point as painting for me is like an out of body experience. Suffice to say I worked feverishly for the afternoon until I took a step back and suddenly realised I was finished.
All loaded up and on my journey home that evening I sensed the weather was on the turn. Indeed there was wind and rain throughout Saturday and Sunday. So I was counting my lucky stars on Monday as I passed the summer field again to see every single little yellow petal on the ground after the weekend of weather” – Rod Coyne.

The camera never lies…Summer Field painting

Summer Field painting by Rod Coyne was completed on a hazy June afternoon under the watchful eye of Rod’s camera. Enjoy the video and see how Rod’s dazzling colors sing of a magic summer moment.


For more painting videos and interviews please visit Rod Coyne’s You Tube channel.

Why the Harvest is so important in Art

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.