Louise Douglas

Louise Douglas

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I bring a photographers perspective to painting. Working from photographs is like composing in the viewfinder of a camera but has limitless creative possibilities. I work primarily in watercolor and acrylic but also enjoy constructing collages in mixed media.

In my florals I try to capture the beauty of a moment. I paint flowers because I want to share the joy they have given me. I have found wonder and magic in flowers since I was a child. I love the colors, the various shapes, and petals like fine silk. Trees are another love of mine. I cannot walk or drive around without seeing the beauty of woods. I see them all and individually, they are a source of balance and strength for me. I find buildings, especially those in decline and reverting back to nature intriguing. Man made from nature and the inevitable return to nature.

The natural world is my muse. The four seasons of new england inspire my palette from the soft white light of winter, to the fresh greens of spring with the riot of colors in blooming flowers. Summer is the morning sun in the garden and on the ocean. When fall comes I try to capture the golden red leaves in an annual painting. With the changing seasons I’m inspired by what surrounds me.

Quaint Street in Florence
Quaint Street in Florence
  • 18 x 14 x 0.5 in
Seasons Change
Seasons Change
  • 6 x 8 in
After the Storm 8x10
After the Storm 8x10
  • 8 x 10 in
Copper Pitcher
Copper Pitcher
  • 8 x 10 in
Cloudy Morning  - River Views
Cloudy Morning - River Views
  • 11 x 14 in
Reflections from covered bridge
Reflections from covered bridge
  • 9 x 12 in
Early Fall - River Views
Early Fall - River Views
  • 12 x 9 x 1 in
Sunflowers, lemon, blue bottle
Sunflowers, lemon, blue bottle
  • 30 x 20 x 1 in
Daylilies
Daylilies
  • 16 x 20 in
Grandmother's treasures
Grandmother's treasures
Sold
  • 16 x 20 in
Covered bridge, Quinebaug River
Covered bridge, Quinebaug River
  • 9 x 12 in
Blue glass with oranges
Blue glass with oranges
  • 11 x 14 in
Blue Onion with oranges
Blue Onion with oranges
  • 16 x 20 in
Snow on Stonewall
Snow on Stonewall
  • 6 x 12 in
Autumn Tree
Autumn Tree
  • 14 x 11 in
October Collection
October Collection
  • 12 x 12 in
Quineboag River
Quineboag River
  • 7.5 x 23 in
Jen's flower circle
Jen's flower circle
  • 12 x 12 in
Blue Vase and Lemons
Blue Vase and Lemons
  • 8 x 8 in
Daffodils, May Flowers
Daffodils, May Flowers
  • 17 x 13 x 2 in
Rhododendron
Rhododendron
  • 30 x 22 in
Fall Tree
Fall Tree
  • 31.25 x 21.25 x 1.25 in
Autumn River Colors
Autumn River Colors
  • 12 x 16 x 1 in
Leaves  watercolor & ink
Leaves watercolor & ink
  • 11 x 14 in
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
  • 36 x 27 in