John Slavin Art

Portfolio: 1. The Cuillin of Skye

Bla Bheinn from Ord the Golden Shore

South Skye landscape completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on Board
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

October Snow and Cuillin

Landscape from South Skye. First snow on the barren red hills. On the high banks of the River Lusa cling two dead Scots pine and an oak. The red of autumnal deer grass is further reddened by the low sun. Here are trees with leaves of gold and branches which are ancient in growth.

Original
Oil on canvas
31.5" x 24"
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
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Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

Beinne na Greine on the watershed between the Kylerhea River and Abhainn Lusa in South Skye occupies the painter's hand, heart and soul. The 'Mountain of the Sun' takes its name from its south facing ridges, drenched with sun in summer. But in winter the outlying Cuillin can be 'black with ice or with cold wet ooze, the ramparts of grim precipices'. (Sorley Maclean)

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud

Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

Seen from the Black Cuillin, the Red Cuillin across Loch Slapin is engulfed by mist.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud

The Rough Bounds of Kylerhea

Prehistoric sea creatures inhabit shore rocks in the Straits of Kylerhea where the tides are infamous. The memory of volcanic lava infuses the landscape. From our vantage we look across to the mainland, the Black Cuillin.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
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The Blue-black Sgurr

Completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010. 'Sgùrr Alasdair is the highest mountain in Britain outwith the mainland. Is is an amazing viewpoint with the sweeping Cuillin Ridge, tremedous cliffs, lochs, the sea and scattered islands in all directions.' (walkhighlands.co.uk)

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud

Bla Bheinn and the Cailleach

Painting completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, Isle of Skye 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
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Bla Bheinn over Loch Slapin

South Skye landscape. A last glow of light from beyond the horizon imbues the darkness of these western clouds with the power of a sun now grown faint in the approach of long night. The mists linger over Loch Slapin.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 76cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud

Rocky Terrible Cuillin

Competed at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud