Besides being an architect and designer, Mackintosh also produced a large number of drawings and watercolours. Mackintosh and his wife moved to the south of France in 1923, staying for most of the time in Port Vendres, a small town close to the Spanish border. This is one of about forty surviving landscape watercolours that Mackintosh painted in the area. These watercolours have the same sense of organic structure that we find in Mackintosh's architecture. The broad sweeps of paint enliven the composition, which is highlighted by patches of bright blue.