Sunday, July 29, 2018

Diablo North Slopes, Clayton

"Diablo North Slopes, Clayton", acrylic on linen 12" x 16", © Nancy Roberts

Painted at a trailhead in Clayton, California, with dramatic views up the northern slopes of Mt. Diablo.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


"Edna", acrylic on linen 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
Painted this sketch of the lovely model Edna at an open studio figure day hosted by Carolyn Lord at Las Positas College in Livermore.  This was a fantastic opportunity to work from professional models in a studio lit only by soft, natural skylight. What a pleasure!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Black Diamond Jitterbug

"Black Diamond Jitterbug", acrylic on canvas 12" x 12", © Nancy Roberts
I created this painting working from a sketch I did last Winter at Black Diamond Mines. In my imagination the trees are dancing up the hill atop mysterious, colorful undercurrents.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ridge Top Vista

"Ridge Top Vista", acrylic on linen 16" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

Painted with friends on the 4th of July. Hot, windy, difficult conditions -- but what a spectacular view! Mt. Diablo in all its glory.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Byer Road, Byron

"Byer Road Ranch", acrylic on canvas 24" x 12", © Nancy Roberts

I love the strong, sculptural forms of this old farm equipment in the small, agricultural town of Byron, California. It was fun interpreting the scene in hot Summer colors!