John Slavin Art

Portfolio: 7. The Road to Montsegur

Pyenees Orientales landscapes

The Road to Montsegur

Completed in 2011 in Rennes les Bains, Occitania.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
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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
Can be seen at swg3.tv

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
Can be seen at swg3.tv

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
Can be seen at swg3.tv

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
Can be seen at swg3.tv

Valley Road

A certain happy mood reigns in the clouds above and rises to the soles of the feet from the stones of the pathway. A million leaves for the eye of the beholder.

Original
Oil on canvas

The Road to Camurac

Temperatures drop high in the mountains where the colours of sunset flee onto the high ground leaving the traveller immersed in his own cold shadow.

Original
Oil on canvas

Sougraigne

A small scale self-portrait beneath a street lamp, a pilgrim on his way. The church of Sougraigne between the sun and moon. A rose. An eagle. A donkey grazes at the side of a house. The sun crashes down. The moon rises into obscurity.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm
Can be seen at The Secret Gallery
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