John Slavin

Portfolio: 1. Summer 2019 landscapes

Pyrenees Orientales

April Snow on Canigou

Between the pillars of two mountain pinetrees the view across sixty kilometers as the crow flies includes the Peak of Bugarach on the left and Cardou on the right.

Original
Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm

£200.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

April Snow Carlito

Looking down into the peace of the valley of La Valettte where the first tints of Spring are becoming visible one is distracted by the huge snowstorm blowing in from the East onto the peaks.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 70cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Black Mountain Blue Oak

Above the remains of last winter yet before the advent of Spring the eye looks across the hibernating lands to the crepuscular horizon of the Black Mount.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£600.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Bugarach from the White Rock

A summer's day, precipitous rock and the waving of forest in the wind from across the mountains. The peak of Bugarach is twenty-five kilometers distant.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 90cm

£275.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Clouds Pyrenees Orientales

From a level foreground at altitude where farmland is in disuse one can see across the white ridges that form natural barriers to the walker. To the right the High Valley of the Aude; straight ahead the eastern Pyrenees exult in cloud form and summer aspect.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 70cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Madres April Ice

The high and distant sweep of icy cloud on the summit of Madres seen from the Hare's Leap above the River Aude.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm

£500.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

September Snow Canigou

A September snow which lasted for only a day shines through to the mountain footpath among evergreen oak where the evening sun turns to autumn.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm

£600.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Crystal Park

Between two dead pines left and a leafy linden tree right, the blood of dawn coils over and on the peak. We are in a particular forest of many needles shortly after dawn. The moment is becoming crystal clear.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£200.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Canigou

The heat of mid-day shimmers on a serrated metal mountain. As the entire range of the Pyrenees comes down to the shores of the Mediterranean Canigou is the last great mountain.

Original
Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm

£250.00 Framed
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Two Yellow Mushrooms

Smooth contrasts with thorny, light with shade, in a celebration of hot colour where bright leaves are decked out like flags above the path. Two yellow mushrooms post the way.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 55cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Envalira

Silver coils of cloud. Black turrets of rock. Untouched snows. The black grey white world of the cold mountain at Envalira where three is the balance. Black grey white. The Dragon coils / The Cloud covers / The Snow rests. This world is far from colourful but on close inspection green may be seen in a tiny foreground pine.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£200.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Autumn Beech River Salz

On an autumn afternoon with the sun disappearing behind the high hill of forest a monumental beech tree stands in its brown leafed phase on a bed of fallen leaves. The River Salz cascades green in the left foreground to balance the bowl of the beech. The forested hill is a pattern of perpendiculars rendered with brush strokes whose action is liberal and expressive.

Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"

£450.00 Framed
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside