Lynne Forrester

I paint cloudscapes and landscapes in either soft pastels or oil paints - inspired by the stunning vistas on and above the Isle of Skye, UK. It's my aim to capture what you see and what you feel when you look up at a mesmerising sky, or out at a beautiful landscape. I welcome commissions too so if you have something in mind, I'll happily discuss the possibilities.

You know when you look up and see the most gorgeous sunset you've ever seen? Remember how that feels, where you were, who you were with, and most importantly, that sense of wonder at how something so amazing could just form all by itself? That's my inspirational aim: to paint pictures that combine what I see with how I feel when I see it.

I write blogposts after finishing each painting. Some of those form in my head whilst I'm working on the picture, but mostly they arrive out of my fingers onto the keyboard just as I'm reflecting on the piece. I usually derive the name of the painting from those blogposts. I publish the blogposts on my website (www.lynneforrester.com) for you to read and then put them in the descriptions of the paintings when I list them.

Please see my website (http://www.lynneforrester.com) for online shop, exhibition details and blog - you can also register for regular email updates and blog posts to keep in touch too! :)

Fancy becoming a Patron? Patreon is a simple way for you to contribute towards my artwork regularly (from $1 a month) and you'll receive generous rewards in return. My Patreon page is: https://www.patreon.com/lynneforrester.

Outside of creating art I like to spend time with my husband, run, do yoga, watch fabulous films and books that make me think and chuckle :)


Portfolio:

Nudes

These pictures are drawn in the same sessions as the swirling abstracts you'll see in the adjoining gallery, sometimes from the same poses (if there's time). The human figure never fails to fascinate me.

Chris & Lisa “Chris & Lisa”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ben, pastels 1 “Ben, pastels 1”

~ Original pastel life drawing
~ 18"x22" size (including frame)
~ Framed in beech
£392 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ben, pastels 3 “Ben, pastels 3”

~Original pastel drawing
~ 20" x 24" size (inc. antique gold effect wooden frame)
£480 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com

Nic, pastels 4 “Nic, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Alex, pastels 7 “Alex, pastels 7”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 22"x18"
~ Framed in oak
£396 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ruby, charcoal 1 “Ruby, charcoal 1”

~ Original life drawing in charcoal.
~ Framed in black ebony-effect wood.
~ Framed size: 15.5"x17.5"
£272 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.shop)

Terry, charcoal 1 “Terry, charcoal 1”

~ Original life drawing in charcoal.
~ Framed in black ebony-effect wood.
~ Framed size: 17.5"x15.5"
£272 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Terry, pastels 1 “Terry, pastels 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, pastels 2 “Andrew, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, pastels 6 “Andrew, pastels 6”

~ Abstract life drawing in earthy soft pastels beautifully framed in oak
~ Framed size: 16"x20"
£320 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

** Also available as a greeting card **

Andrew, pastels 4 “Andrew, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, charcoal 2 “Juliet, charcoal 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, pastels 2 “Juliet, pastels 2”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 16"x20"
~ Framed in pale beech
£320 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, pastels 3 “Juliet, pastels 3”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, pastels 4 “Juliet, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A4 size
•Unframed
•£96 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, charcoal 4 “Andrew, charcoal 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, pastels 1 “Andrew, pastels 1”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 22" x 18"
~ Framed in oak with white mount
£396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, pastels 2 “Christiana, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, pastels 8 “Christiana, pastels 8”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, pastels 9 “Christiana, pastels 9”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, charcoal 1 “Guntars, charcoal 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, charcoal 2 “Guntars, charcoal 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Guntars, pastels 1 “Guntars, pastels 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, pastels 4 “Guntars, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, pastels 5 “Guntars, pastels 5”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Iona, pastels 2 “Iona, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Mark, pastels 2 “Mark, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Mel, charcoal 1 “Mel, charcoal 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, pastels 1 “Rob, pastels 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, pastels 2 “Rob, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, pastels 5 “Rob, pastels 5”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, graphite 1 “Rosemarie, graphite 1”

•Original graphite drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Bryony, pastels 4 “Bryony, pastels 4”

~ Abstract life drawing in earthy soft pastels beautifully framed in oak
~ Framed size: 16"x20"
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

** Also available as a greeting card **

Swirling Abstracts

NEW FOR 2016: - Bespoke colour combinations and sizes to suit you!
If you see an abstract picture you like, but really want it in a different colour combination to suit your surroundings, just let me know and I'll produce another original specifically for you. Also happy to work in different sizes, produce triptychs and other combination pieces.

All these pictures are drawn in pastel and derived from a certain shape, energy or rhythm I sense from the model in front of me.

Terry, abstract 3 “Terry, abstract 3”

•Swirling abstract in pastel
•Framed in silver-painted wood
•Framed size: 18.5"x22.5"
~ £416 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Terry, abstract 2 “Terry, abstract 2”

•Swirling abstract in pastel
•Framed in oak
•Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Ruby, abstract 3 “Ruby, abstract 3”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ruby, abstract 1 “Ruby, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Maria, abstract 1 “Maria, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ben, abstract 2 “Ben, abstract 2”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ Framed in beech wood
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, abstract 1 “Andrew, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, abstract 2 “Andrew, abstract 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Faith, abstract 1 “Faith, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Joanne, abstract 1 “Joanne, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Joanne, abstract 3 “Joanne, abstract 3”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ Framed in oak
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, abstract 2 “Christiana, abstract 2”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ Framed in oak
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Iona, abstract 1 “Iona, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Iona, abstract 2 “Iona, abstract 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Mark, abstract 1 “Mark, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Mel, abstract 1 “Mel, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, abstract 1 “Rob, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, abstract 2 “Rob, abstract 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 1 “Rosemarie, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 2 (13) “Rosemarie, abstract 2 (13)”

Size: 16"x20", framed in beech wood
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 3 (13) “Rosemarie, abstract 3 (13)”

Size: 16"x20", framed in beechwood
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 4 (13) “Rosemarie, abstract 4 (13)”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 16"x20" (41x51cm)
~ Framed in beech wood
~ £320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 1 (12) “Rosemarie, abstract 1 (12)”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 16"x20" (41x51cm)
~ Framed in beech wood
~ £320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Julia, abstract 1 “Julia, abstract 1”

•Swirling abstract in pastel
•Framed in silver-painted wood
•Framed size: 18.5"x22.5"
~ £416 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Julia, abstract 2 “Julia, abstract 2”

•Swirling abstract in pastel on pale blue textured paper
•Framed in silver-painted wood
•Framed size: 18.5"x22.5"
£416 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Landscapes & Seascapes

I create landscapes in soft pastel and simply adore both the medium and the way it mixes on the paper to provide the soft, misty effect that I can see. Most of the landscapes are drawn on the Isle of Skye, UK which is where I feel most inspired.

My discipline is to draw at least one drawing a day when I'm here, which is at least 4 days out of every 3 weeks.

Most recent work can be seen on my blog at www.lynneforrester.com

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 5 Sept “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 5 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 Sept “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 Sept “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 20 August “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 20 August”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood - size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

** Also available as a mounted print for £15 and as a greetings card for £1.75 **

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 27 January “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 27 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 36x28cm
£141 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 January “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 19 August “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 19 August”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
Also available as a limited edition print and greeting card

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 January “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 December “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 December”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 December “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 December”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
£141 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 December “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 December”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 April “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 April”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 May “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 May”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 8 May “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 8 May”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies on an early summer's day.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

Hebridean Sunset “Hebridean Sunset”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane. The pastel has not been sprayed with a fixative, so please take care when unwrapping and framing.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 + shipping. Purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop

Nude Abstracts

Martin, nude abstract 3 (13) “Martin, nude abstract 3 (13)”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 20"x16"
~ Framed in oak
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Tangled Inks

5 May “5 May”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Single hook on the back for hanging
~ £23 + shipping (to purchase see: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

6 February “6 February”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Single hook on the back for hanging
~ £23 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

29 May “29 May”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Single hook on the back for hanging
~ £23 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Cloudscapes in Soft Pastels

The clouds floating overhead capture my imagination and simply make the fingers tingle to paint them.

​Using soft pastels, I create soft, velvety images to adorn walls, clothing and accessories alike.

Smoky Dusk “Smoky Dusk”

Smoky Dusk (cloudscape in soft pastels, 24x18)
From the blog:
Busy breezes whip up the clouds as it fervently spring-cleans the mountain tops. Rare as it is to see those precipitatious mounds rising rather than hurtling horizontally, rise they did in their colourful mid-afternoon hues. Those initial tentative pinks of an early sunset grow in beauty and frequency as the smoky dusk settles.
Shop here: http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p288/Smoky_Dusk.html

Tentative Curls “Tentative Curls”

From the blog:

'It was a day of classically thick Hebridean fog over the bay. Only the palest of hues had been visible and they felt weighty, as if the skies were mulling over important strategies - shut away in their murky boardroom of uninspiring suits.

​The hours wore past and tidal necessities of the currently invisible sea rolled round. As with most tide changes, the atmosphere allows a brief interlude in proceedings. Meeting room doors start to open to release tentative curls of pink and grey unfurl, seeping out to impregnate the fog with downy textures. '

'Tentative Curls' - soft pastels, mounted size: 20"x16"
Shop via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p337/Tentative_Curls.html

Cloudscapes in Oils

I'll be taking part in the global '30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge' throughout February and will be uploading my daily paintings here.

You're welcome to pop over to my blog on my website too: www.lynneforrester.com/blog

Feathery Floss “Feathery Floss”

Cloudscape in oils, 20x20cm, For Sale at £64

Delight “Delight”

Cloudscape oil painting on canvas board, 20x20cm: £64

Pale Blossom “Pale Blossom”

Cloudscape oil painting on canvas board, 20x20cm: £64

Dance of Turbulence “Dance of Turbulence”

From the blog:
Swirling and swooshing, the can-can flurry of weather-sullied lace canters over the bay. They spiral forth as the rising storm gathers force. Not yet in full pelt, the heavy-laced clouds are trying to find their place - forming endless petticoat layers as they prepare for an all-night dance of turbulence.

'Dance of Turbulence' - Cloudscape Oil Painting, 20x20cm: £64
To Shop: http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p293/Dance_of_Turbulence.html

Active Randomness “Active Randomness”

From the blog:
Surly dark masses with their accompanying broody ponderings are caught in full force of a storm. Natural release is controlled by a larger force and it makes for fierce, routine-free downpours in both frequency and location. The masses may be reluctant to move and play along but are chivvied into active randomness. To be taken out of contextual habit is said to be good for the soul, yet they wonder at this wisdom as they uproot and lurch to their next formation in a reorganisation that seems never-ending.

'Active Randomness', Oil on canvas board, 20x20cm, £64
http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p294/Active_Randomness.html

Soft Definition “Soft Definition”

Gentle breezy undulations gather a thick duvet of slightly moving mass above the bay. Clouds add to the cluster and the duvet forms itself a textured cover - dense layers colliding as they're seamlessly added to the mix. Waves stagger and alter their rhythm below with the changing tide. The wind checks its momentum too and it's enough for the duvet to rearrange her layers. She gets organised and the dark shades are now highlighted by the contrasting others and each becomes softly defined - true collaboration working in nature.

'Soft Definition' - oil on canvas board, 20x20cm
To Shop: http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p295/Soft_Definition.html

Kaleidoscope “Kaleidoscope”

From the blog:
Falling and tumbling, over and over - swirling horizontally in the fierce wind. Heavy sepias and greys mesh with stark blues to create magical hues as the whole sky becomes a kaleidoscope of ever-eclipsing patterns.

'Kaleidoscope' - oil on canvas board, 20x20cm, £64
http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p303/Kaleidoscope.html

Tumbling Curls “Tumbling Curls”

Tumbling curls cascade over the bay, whipped into a frenzy of frizz by the northerly gales. Their white tips mirror the surf of huge waves below as they roll towards shore.

'Tumbling Curls' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
Shop via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p314/Tumbling_Curls.html

You're Beautiful When You're Angry “You're Beautiful When You're Angry”

Purple depths seethe hotly against the coolness of stark winter blues. A brooding furnace of passion rises as the white curls float warily on the surface, like startled dandelion heads caught in webs. Bright skies gradually allow the emboldened indigos to take their space, bowing to the increasing magnificence whilst in awe of the textured beauty and muttering 'you're beautiful when you're angry'.

'You're Beautiful When You're Angry' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
Shop: http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p315/You%27re_Beautiful_When_You%27re_Angry.html

Elegant Blooms “Elegant Blooms”

Stillness pervades the bay and everything starts to recover after days of raging gales. Tidying themselves up, mopping their chins and ironing clothes, the air takes on a sense of peaceful purpose. Quickly recuperating, the air takes on a more nurturing quality and colours start to bloom amongst the clouds - gradually delicate and flowery in their elegant blooms.

'Elegant Blooms' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p316/Elegant_Blooms.html

Momentary Hope “Momentary Hope”

Unforgiving conditions have resided for hours and the world seems sore from constant buffeting. The setting sun bursts through the grey heaviness in a final attempt to warm the day. It's momentary but enough to show hope - and enhance the beauty of the greyness that is so easy to overlook.

'Momentary Hope' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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Blousy Rhododendrons “Blousy Rhododendrons”

From the blog:
Colourful puffs flounce across the bay like the petals of blousy rhododendrons heads at their lightest, most colourful best. Like so many of nature's inventions, their true beauty only realised when examined in-depth against the contrasts of their neighbours.

'Blousy Rhododendrons' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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Handkerchiefs “Handkerchiefs”

Great gatherings crowd and cluster, their bulk jostling for room as the sky seems to look too small for the huge girth of it's contents - like hooped skirts of Jane Austen's novels when the main flutter of movement between the ballroom bustles featured a daintily dropped handkerchief.

'Handkerchiefs' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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