'Lossiemouth Past and Present', watercolour, 54 x 34 cm.
Lossiemouth is one of those north-east Scotland harbours which has sadly lost its fishing industry and heritage; this quay, which is well-known to both locals and tourists, is now configured for private yachts and pleasure boats which moor now at right-angles to the quay. To the right of this painting, a controversial 'redevelopment' of the waterfront is taking place which is turning this once-busy major fisheries centre into a residential area. So here, I've tried to nod to the past, and I've placed some 1980s-vintage fishing boats back on the quay they'd have used back then. But it's an unashamed mixture of past and present - the cafe at right didn't exist back then and the red sea mine was in a different place in the harbour. This is a mixture of Lossiemouth Past and Present!
The original painting is sold.