Mi ddaw yr Haf (Summer will come)
- This is the second print inspired by a secluded spot I discovered
by chance last Autumn when I followed my nose, rather than the path.
The first print (Perffaith le) was done
in landscape format, mainly because I had almost run out of lino.
Whilst I was waiting for the new supply of lino to arrive, I kept
looking at the original drawing and knew this second version was
going to be doubly exciting and challenging to do.
Working on the same subject a second time would allow
me to improve on areas in the first print that I knew needed a little
more work. I felt sure that the portrait format would enable the
river to complete its full journey (in visual terms) through the
print. Using paler tones and very little white where the river meets
the edge of the print on the left hand side, creates an area which
is gentle and restful on the eye in an otherwise complex composition.
Similarly, restrained use of white in the wooded area
in the middle of the print, throws a single birch tree into focus
amongst the pattern of tree trunks and branches.