John Slavin

Portfolio: 1. The Peaks of the Three Stars, suite I

The Peaks of the Three Stars

In the peaceful rolling valley of Sansa the church spire stands. Deep pine wooded sides catch the light. The viewer is framed in a lattice of pine. There is a timeless pilgrim on the path. The peaks themselves are blue and midsummer snow rests there.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm
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Above the Col du Paradis

The passage of the moon predicts snow. A large white mountain dog runs on the pathway between the trees of light and the trees of darkness. The deep sides of the rounded mountains plunge into the light of the world.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 80cm
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Dusk Madres

High on the side of Madres we look south into night on the Pyrenees Orientales. At this altitude the massive pines become dwarves. This is midnight at midsummer.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Ribero Campcardos

Beneath a livid sky the birch forest and granite slopes of Mount Campcardos shine in wet light. The swollen Ribero Campcardos rages among boulders in the foreground.

Original
Oil on canvas
70cm x 50cm
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Dawn from Madres

Canigou in featureless blue dominates a sea of morning mist. Perched on a granite peak the artist sees into rocky abyss, mountain lake and rolling green hills. The rays of morning in white traverse the scene.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Bacou

As our planet turns towards night long shadows finger the farmland of Bacou on its high plateau. Bacou is Bacchus.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm
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Cardou Bugarach Canigou

The rounded Cardou, the craggy Bugarach and the icy dogtooth peak of Canigou are caught in low light beyond three crests of tree and rock.

Original
Oil on canvas
100cm x 80cm
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April Snow Canigou

From a shady vantage point between massive trees on a pathway where puddles reflect the afternoon moon we see across gorge and woodland eighty kilometres to the snowy peak sacred to Catalogne. A small figure descends to riverside.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 90cm
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View from Saint Salveyre

A winding goat path takes us into deepest darkest evergreen oak where spirits of the mountain dominate. The sky is charged with storm and the path disappears into uncrossable valleys.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 80cm
Can be seen at swg3.tv