John Slavin Art

Portfolio: South Skye Landscapes

The Heights of Darkness

Bog of Aiseag

Landscape of South Skye at Breakish, completed at Taigh na Teud, 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
23.5" x 31"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

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
79cm x 60cm

Abhainn Lusa, February Dusk

Landscape near Breakish, Isle of Skye, during residence at Taigh na Teud, 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

Loch na Beiste

Painted alla prima to capture the momentary visibility of the mountainous shore before a hailstorm engulfs it entirely. Early work at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, 2000.

Original
Mixed Media
30cm x 50cm
Can be seen at The Scottish Storytelling Centre
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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
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery

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
45" x 55"
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
45cm x 60cm

Loch Ainort II

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

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 60cm

Grey Moon Tidal Rock

Completed at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on Board
91cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
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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
59cm x 79cm

Queen of the Fairy Hill

Completed at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010. The fairy hill is potent on 1st May, the Celtic festival of Beltain when the fairy host ride forth.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 45cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery