The environs of Rosehearty, my birthplace frequently drift in and out of the portals of my mind and memory. Like a man born out of time, I frequently transpose myself to the end of the nineteenth century to recapture the time when great fleets of sailing fishing vessels operated from the east coast of Scotland. This picture recalls a weather scene I have witnessed many times when a cold front passes, the sky clears and the wind veers. There is a brief spell of calm and this is the moment I try to convey here as the boats haul nets close inshore, allowing the light breeze to keep them off the land. 30 inches by 40 inches. Acrylic on canvas. Price on application. The painting may be viewed in the offices of Macdonald Henderson, Solicitors, Glasgow. Also available in limited edition prints up to picture size.