John Slavin

Portfolio: 10. Isle of Skye Suite of Six Paintings

Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

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 The Secret Gallery
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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
18" x 24"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

Abhainn Aiseag, February Dusk

The River Aiseag flows north from its lochan to the cell of Maolrubha. The slate grey of a perishing day, the hills yet to thaw.

Original
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

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

Original
Oil on canvas
24" x 31.5"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

The Far Cuillin

Original
Oil on canvas
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

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 mountains.

Original
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
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