John Slavin

Portfolio: 10. Isle of Skye Suite of Six Paintings

Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin
Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

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)

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