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The journey

It has been a while since I have blogged, mainly because I have been focusing on finishing my final dissertation for my Masters followed by a certain amount of flummoxing about with family commitments mixed with needing to not do […]

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30 Day Creative Gathering: All The Paintings

So here we are! The first 30 Day Creative Gathering of 2021 has ended. Here are my new Shop Front mixed media paintings created over the last thirty days. It actually feels strange not to be painting now as I’ve […]

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Yes – there really is a seventh-month gap here.

Dark times, indeed.  Or more like grey-ish in my case.  Despite being fit (at the moment, fingers crossed), having enough to eat and being otherwise secure I have found it impossible to do much meaningful work since the summer. But, […]

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Lanterns Door

Come in, come in! Mind my lanterns. Look at them burning so brightly, aren’t they pretty? Makes you want to sing doesn’t it? Good job you’re here. Gather round. How about a spot of Good King Wenceslas? Lanterns Door (mixed […]

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It’s Christmas Door

It’s Christmas! I’m all ready and waiting for the big day. Notice my red decorations and twinkly lights 😊. Now when’s Santa arriving so I can get them to polish my handles? It’s Christmas Door (mixed media painting on canvas […]

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Not Too Flashy Door

‘Ok, you can decorate me’ she huffs. ‘Just don’t make me too flashy like her down the road’. So she’s been subtly festooned and secretly quite likes her berries and ribbons (she won’t let you know it though!). Not Too […]

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Frothy Red Surround Door

Sitting snuggly under her frothy red surround, she peers out from her new fringe to see if her neighbours have a garland as glamorous as she. Frothy Red Surround Door (mixed media painting on canvas board, 20x20cm/8″x8″) Click here to […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 28: Confetti Door

She’s sitting pretty at the top of the steps, enjoying the petal confetti whirling around her in the breeze. Confetti Door (mixed media painting on canvas board, 20x20cm/8″x8″) Shop: https://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p551/Confetti_Door.html Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/lynneforrester

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 27: Eclectic Door

A little mossy around the edges and in the skirting of her petticoats. Her soul shines through in an eclectic mix of billowing layers. Eclectic Door (mixed media painting on canvas board, 20x20cm/8″x8″) Shop: https://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p550/Eclectic_Door.html Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/lynneforrester

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 26: Resolute Door

Staunchly set under a heavy-thatched fringe, she’s gleamingly resolute in her standing. She may be a little dishevelled (it’s been a long night) but can hold her own with any the others. Resolute Door (mixed media on canvas board, 20x20cm/8″x8″) […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 25: Quizzical Door

She yawns and raises a quizzical eyebrow to observe the frost that’s settled around her, and snuggles herself back into her deep nook. Time for the outside elements to stay outside today. Quizzical Door (mixed media painting on canvas board, […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 24: Ghost Door

Sometimes she feels like she’s barely there at all but she’s held in existence by those around her. No matter how ghostly her sense, sparks of previous colourful personality pop through in sharp edges and shades. Ghost Door (mixed media […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 23: Bedraggled Door

Bedraggled amongst her branches, leaves draped wetly so that she dries out secondarily to all of those around her. Sometimes she just has to gather her gumption and apply depths of patience that she didn’t know she had. Bedraggled Door […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 22: Chilli Door

Festooned in chilli garlands, she’s resplendent in her colourful corridor. She doesn’t need to be seen by millions, just joining her cheery decorative companions in their merriment (and she might mischievously drop a surprise present on the heads of people […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 21: Soaring Door

She may appear still but she has all the moves. Her fizzling vibrations expand out into the air, scintillating and giving colour at every turn. She takes a deep breath and her voice soars – what song do you hear […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 20: Queen Bee Door

She feels like the queen bee of doors, she even has her own permanent red carpet!   Queen Bee Door (mixed media painting on canvas board, 20x20cm/8″x8″) Shop: https://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p542/Queen_Bee_Door.html

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 19: Wise Door

This lady is a wise one. She possesses the kind of wisdom that ripens with age and integrity – and it’s catching to those discerning folk around her. Her colours seep into her surroundings., marking out her territory and creating […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 18: Quiet Door

She’s sitting proudly in her subtle shades, in amongst her less than subtle neighbours. Exuding a much envied quiet confidence, she knows who she is and is comfy in her own skin. Quiet Door (mixed media painting on canvas board, […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 17: Sunny Surround Door

She’s positively aglow and feeling in full vibrancy. She adores the trailing plants against her sunny surround. It’s natural for her to flow into the trance of appreciating all around her and being appreciated in return before she gently retreats […]

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