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.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Solstice Spirit

"Solstice Spirit," Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Here's a bit of mid-winter cheer.  Happy New Year!

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.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Cottage Garden

"Cottage Garden," Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Started this in the garden behind the historic Fischer-Hanlon House in Benicia, CA, and finished at home in my cozy studio. This painting was color therapy for me on a cold, grey December day. Joy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Peaceful Cove, Benicia

"Peaceful Cove, Benicia," Acrylic on Canvas 8" x 24", © Nancy Roberts

It was a joy to paint this glorious view from Matthew Turner Shipyard Park on a sparkling Benicia day, looking south toward Mt. Diablo.  This painting is now available at Benicia Plein Air Gallery as part of their special 10th anniversary group show, "Celebrating Benicia."  Learn more at

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Indian Summer, Black Diamond

"Indian Summer, Black Diamond," Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

I love painting the historic Rose Hill Cemetery at Black Diamond Mines, where tall pointy cypress trees rise like exclamation points. On this serene, sun-drenched October day the terrain was a glowing tapestry of gold and turquoise.  It was a joy painting there with friends!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019