Friday, March 27, 2020

North Peak Poppies



"North Peak Poppies," Acrylic on Linen 12" x 16", © Nancy Roberts

This is an updated version of a painting I started two years ago.  The original had good bones, but darn it -- it wanted some poppies!  The location is a trailhead on the north side of Mt. Diablo in Northern California.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Oak Spirit



"Oak Spirit", Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Sheltering oaks, a glimmer of poppies -- hope is on the horizon.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Round Valley Ridge

"Round Valley Ridge", Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Lacy oaks crown a steep ascent, stitching earth to sky.  Painted at Round Valley Regional Preserve near Brentwood in Northern California.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Watershed Terrain

"Watershed Terrain," Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Rolling hills and ancient oaks cradle Marsh Creek in this peaceful valley near Brentwood in Northern California.  It was a joy to paint there on a fresh green Spring day!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Desert Spring


"Desert Spring," Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
It was a joy inventing this desert fantasyscape glowing with wildflowers and Spring sunshine. Nothing cheers me up like color!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Blake Garden Fantasy

"Blake Garden Fantasy," Acrylic on Linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Started this while painting with friends at Blake Garden, finished in my studio today. My imagination wanted to come out and play!  Blake Garden is a peaceful, hillside oasis in Kensington, California.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Benicia Tapestry


"Benicia Tapestry," Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Relics of old fishing piers cast fractured reflections and distant hills shimmer on a quiet Benicia afternoon. Started from life, finished (and tweaked) in my imagination.