A view to sacred Canigou from the foot of a great pine and chestnuts on the Col Roque Jalere. September, and already the chestnut leaves are brown. The valley hides itself in a sea of mist above which the mountain rises red as a heart.
The title of the painting commemorates the tradition of St John's Eve on Canigou ... from a pre-Christian Mid-Summer ritual.
A large bonfire is lit on Canigou on this night and from this flame brands are carried down the mountain to light thousands of other bonfires throughout Catalonia.
The painting is available from
Oil on canvas
46cm x 61cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Sacred Canigou from the Col de Roque Jalere.