John Slavin

Portfolio: 9. North Atlantic Mountains

Grey Moon Tidal Rock

Grey Moon Tidal Rock

'In the black season of deep winter the sea is heavy, the earth tired, wind crackles, the shore groans.' [Irish, 11th-century]

Original
Oil on Board
36" x 24"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
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Blaven 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
30" x 24"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

The Blue-Black Sgurr

View from Ord across Loch Eishort. South-west Skye landscape is fjord land . . . a long time possession of the kings of Norway.

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

Rocky Terrible Cuillin

'Rocky terrible Cuillin, you are with me in spite of life's horror. The first day I ascended your black wall I thought the judgement was descending ...' [Sorley MacLean]

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

Silkie's Rock I

The silkies or Seal People find their homes on the shores of South Skye at Breacais upon the large rocks. At times of full moon man can walk to and observe an incredible undersea world elevated and available for a phase.

Original
Oil on Board
24" x 24"
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Silkie's Rock II

The geology of Skye is of great interest and warrants close inspection. Some days one has the privilege of alternately being bitten by midges and smitten by hailstones. Despite this the tidal rock is a veritable treasure chest.

Original
Oil on Board
18" x 22"
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

The dark permanence of jagged mountain is complemented by the soft ephemerality of passing mist. Across the water from a rocky shore the viewer is presented with a moment of ancient processsion.

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

Loch Ainort I

Loch Ainort, view from Aricharanach, across the loch to
Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn. Painted outdoors in complementary oranges and blues, catching a tranquil afternoon.

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

Loch Ainort II

View is from Luib across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn.

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

Blaven from Ord the Golden Shore

The dawn is tranquil and Loch Eishort a mirror of golden
calm. The oil paint is worked in transparent glazes to carry the light.

Original
Oil on Board
24" x 24"
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Boreraig

Bagh na Dhubh-Airde, Bay of the Dark Height; view from there looking across Loch Eishort to Beinn Bhuidhe, the yellow mountain. Rain is on the mountain and the loch is cold and dark and will soon be hidden entirely.

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