Painting the New England scene ‘Au plein air’ i.e. outdoors, on site, in spite the of weather, using only paint brushes and a palette knife, is a difficult task alone, couple that with the limited time mother nature gives you light, also isn’t easy! It takes both patients and a high degree of talent to accomplish the results you’re looking for painting a meadow with an old fence, hills, old barns, etc. while at the same time you’re painting to capture the natural light, the impact of the sun, and/or rain and wind. This is what Audrey Rougeot successfully does. Her medium is oils, Alla prima paints, and she uses under painting and glazing techniques for the best results. Her development as an artist, in part, stems from her studies with Edward Spalding DeVoe for 7 years, and as as members of the Washington Art Association, CT.  During the month of January, the Lakes Region Art Association, of which Rougeot is also a member, will host an exhibit of her work titled: ‘Embracing the Winter Blues’. On January 11, the public is invited to a reception, 5-8 PM to meet her and see her artwork. The LRAA/ Gallery is located in the Tanager Mall, Rte. 120 Laconia Rd. Tilton, NH, suite 132. Open every Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.