Friday, December 9, 2016

Faction Brewing

"Faction Brewing", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
The owners of Faction Brewing, a popular micro-brewery and pub in Alameda, were kind enough to allow our plein air group to paint inside their facility.  What a treat!  I loved all of the complex equipment and the beautiful, light-filled industrial space, a re-purposed naval aircraft hangar.  (The slightly wacky colors are my own invention, of course!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

USS Hornet

"USS Hornet", acrylic on canvas 8" x 8", © Nancy Roberts
Here's the historic USS Hornet seen from shore in Alameda, California during a great paint-out with the East Bay Plein Air group.  The Hornet is a naval aircraft carrier that was active in the Pacific during WWII and went on to recover Apollo astronauts returning from the moon.  It was fun painting this magnificent ship, with all of its complex equipment and vintage jets perched on the flight deck.