December Light en Plein Air

Light is twinkling everywhere, now that the Christmas season is upon us. Retailers have had decorations up since the beginning of November, and neighbors try to out-light each other with displays in the yards and on their houses. 

The view across the lake at City Park. The foliage was stunning.

At the end of November and beginning of December here in South Louisiana the leaves finally turned to yellow, orange, and scarlet, and their contrast against the blue sky was amazing. The light reflecting on the foliage resembled sparkling jewels; the display lasted about ten days before fading.

A grey day will not keep me from jazzing up the color of the foliage. This is the initial block in.

It’s been a few weeks since I have been out in the field painting, and it was not hard to see I was sorely out of practice. I am not an outdoor person, but there is something about being in nature trying to capture a feeling or image that makes putting up with the cold/heat/damp/maybe rain/once snowflakes a pleasure. For me, painting en plein air is not so much about the product but the process. Of course, getting a good painting every now and then is pretty cool.

November-December 2018 Calendar

My work will be hanging around several venues this month…

Studio 9170 Open Studio

Water Lily Pond Pastel, 10″ x 13″

November 10, 10-4, November 11, 1:30-4

9170 South Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

Visit the gallery and studio of twelve artists. If you are unable to attend the open studio, appointments can be made by contacting [email protected]


St. James Artists’ Guild Holiday Show/Sale

This was painted along the Eno Riverwalk in Hillsborough, NC. 11″ x 14″


November 4 – December 2

205 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge, LA

Viewing after 7:30 Mass, before and after 10:30 Mass in the Parish Hall. If you wish to see the artwork during office hours, please ring the bell for access.


AWA Exhibition at the Archives

The Sazerac Bar of the Roosevelt Hotel still has the feel of a speakeasy…not that I have ever been in one!

Through November 15, M-F 8:30-4:30

3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA






Arts in Medicine at Baton Rouge General

Twin Silos, 11″ x 14″ oil on panel

8585 Picardy Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA

Artwork is located in the Cafe, a nice place to have lunch

October-November Calendar

My work will be hanging in several venues during October and November.

Associated Women in the Arts 

Morning light on the south side of Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana.

From the Heart of the Artist

October 2-30, 2018

Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 – 8 pm

Viewing M-F 8:30 – 4:00


Baton Rouge General Arts in Medicine

September – December, 2018

Cafe Gallery



St James Artists” Guild

Holiday Show and Sale

November 4 – December 2, 2018

Church Hall

Open before and after services and during church office hours by appointment


Studio 9170

Open Studio

November 10-11, 2018

Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday: 2:00-4:00 pm

Sazerac Bar

The Sazerac Bar of the Roosevelt Hotel still has the feel of a speakeasy…not that I have ever been in one!  Oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″  $1,200+ shipping