Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ready to Bloom

"Ready to Bloom", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12" by Nancy Roberts, copyright 2016
The cherry orchards in Brentwood will be blooming soon, but for now the trees are still bare. I love the structure of their gnarly trunks and lacy branches. Just before the bloom the twigs at the crowns of the trees take on a lovely russet color that glows in the Spring sunshine.

I started this at a favorite spot on Eureka Avenue a few days ago and finished it in my studio today. For anyone who's interested, here are some photos of my process:


  1. Love the painting in progress shots! It's great to see what you are looking at and how you are interpreting what you see!

  2. Oh good, I was hoping that might be worth sharing. Thanks, Kaethe!