Saturday, July 25, 2020

July Color, Locke


"July Color, Locke," Acrylic on Panel 12" x 9", © Nancy Roberts

The historic Delta town of Locke in Northern California is a candy store for painters! I spent a delightful summer morning painting this view from the balcony above my friend Martha Esch's place, the Lockeport Grill and Fountain on Main Street.

Now available in my DPW Gallery.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Round Valley Color Song


"Round Valley Color Song," Acrylic on Panel 9" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
It was a joy painting with friends in this peaceful valley. Fresh air and sunshine cleared out my cobwebs!

Now available in my DPW Gallery.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Yellow House, Pleasanton


"Yellow House, Pleasanton," Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Enjoyed painting this charming turn-of-the-century house during the "Paint Pleasanton" plein air event last summer. I love painting in Pleasanton's old-timey downtown and quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of historic homes and churches.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Orchard Concerto


"Orchard Concerto," Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Here's a newly-refreshed version of a painting I started in my favorite Brentwood cherry orchard a while back. The zingy colors and exciting interplay of shapes and patterns felt like music emerging on my easel!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Blue Agave



"Blue Agave," Acrylic on Panel 11" x 14", © Nancy Roberts

It was a joy painting with friends in this cool, serene corner of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, surrounded by dusty, blue-green agaves and red-orange pops of flowering aloe.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Secret Garden

"Secret Garden," Acrylic on Canvas 11" x 14", © Nancy Roberts

Inspired by reality (Blake and Ruth Bancroft Gardens,) morphed into my own safe, colorful world. This is where I've been hiding out lately...

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fresh Beginnings




"Fresh Beginnings," Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Sometimes my older paintings want a make-over. This orchard scene was originally dark and stormy, entirely too gloomy. A clear new sky, pink terrain and cheerful patterns were the cure!

The older painting, "Orchard Storm"