John Slavin

Portfolio: 2. The Peaks of the Three Stars, suite II

Moonrise Saint Salveyre

A summer sunset greens the sky as the full moon of approaching autumn rises above the Roman church of Saint Salveyre. Trees catch the light in their weaving and on the mountain rock the welcome glow of life sits in peace.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Sarrat Cayrol Forest Dusk

The weary traveller finds an idyllic spot where a fire may be made and a gurgling stream listened to. Among large mossy boulders pine and beech rise to obscure the starry heavens. All is at the extreme of day; only afterglow makes the scene visible.

Original
Oil on canvas
70cm x 50cm
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Yellow Evening Canigou

From a break on the heavily wooded descending path suddenly a view opens onto mountainsides which are painted yellow by the sunset.

Original
Oil on canvas
55cm x 46cm
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In the Forest of Ventail

A labyrinth of hunters’ paths leads through this deep forest. Evening floods the deep hillsides and leafy turns with a pure light.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 50cm
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The Green Woods of Cardou

Cardou is ‘corps de Dieu’ or ‘coeur de Dieu’ that is, body or heart of God. Some believe the bones of Jesus rest on the summit. The path will take you in spiral, beneath leaves which are here treated stylistically, towards your ascent.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm
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Grotto

In the rock and scrub deep dangerous declivities open suddenly exposing their secret caves to the wanderer. Thus the mountain is as low as it is high and filled with an eternal night.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 50cm
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March Sunset River Aude

On the far bank trees yet to be in leaf dissolve in light. Encroaching night shows on the hill but the sun on the black waters where shadows are cast is a void blaze of liquid gold.

Original
Oil on canvas
90cm x 60cm
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Tree

Beneath a stormy sky a long and lonely forest path wends its way to the Tree. This ancient individual manifests an arcane alphabet and even suggests the eye of the goddess.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 80cm
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White Leaves

Light is blossoming in white on the leaves as the sun begins its descent over distant valley and peak.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 40cm
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