This screenprint demonstrates McLean's focus on the basic elements of colour, form and line which were the essential components of his painting throughout his career. He also explores the emotional dimensions of colour seeking to express feelings such as joy and elation. His titles are always added after the completion of a work; Clashindarroch is the name of a large forest not far from the place where he spent his childhood in Scotland.
This work is part of a portfolio of 20 prints produced by Advanced Graphics London in 2012, produced to celebrate 30 years since their first print venture in 1982: The London Suite, prints by ten London-based artists. This second suite includes 20 London artists, including six of the original 1982 contributors and eight RAs, who were all asked to produce screenprints with size being the only constraint. Some works have the addition of woodblock and some have as many as 25 separate printings or layers within the image.