Monday, July 28, 2014

Water street, Lubec Maine

watercolor 6x10
©2014
Nita Leger Casey
Still painting scenes from Lubec after spending a week there, I never get tired of painting little street scenes in New England . While I was there I did mostly pastels but I do love doing a watercolor, I find it very relaxing! and yet today I went to my studio and painted a large pastel as well, I do want a new body of work by September for open studios  that is my goal!
this watercolor is available , email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Blueberry barn

6x6 pastel 
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
This barn was located on the way to our rental house , in the back of it are fields of wild blueberries, the sun always hit it just right, I played on the extreme shadows and color, kind of like it and might do this one larger. interested in this one email me  nlcasey@charter.net
$ 80.00 matted + $8.00 for shipping.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lobster boat in the cove

pastel 9x12
©2014
Nita Leger Casey
Back from a week art retreat in Lubec, Maine where the Internet connection was not my friend due to a lot of fog and rain, Lubec is so far up North, you might as well being in another country  .  We did have a good week of painting and fun, the weather didn't stop us! This scene is in front of the rental house, a scene you never get tired of , love getting up in the morning, have our coffee and see the fisherman get ready  for their daily catch, also watch the fog rolling in and out so peaceful!  and I guess a week without the perfect connection was not that bad, except it kept me from blogging .
if you are interested email me nlcasey@charter .net  $225.00

Friday, July 11, 2014

Low tide

pastel. 9x12
© Nita Leger Casey
 Getting ready to go on my yearly painting retreat ,this is a scene close to where we are staying ,at the distance you can see the fog rolling in at Bailey's Mistake  in Lubec Maine.  It will be nice to smell the  fresh ocean air, and see the lobster boats in the morning with the fisher man going to get there catch!
this pastel was done on location in previous years and it is available .$200.00 ,email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gloucester harbor at Sunset

8x8 watercolor ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted, things and events in life took precedent .
It started going to Maine and braking down on the highway and coming back in a tow truck , the worst it happen twice in two weeks. Then our kids came home from South Carolina and Maryland  with our kids here they all gave us a surprised 50 th Anniversary party  that was incredibly  beautiful , a lot work went in to it and our kids really fooled us ! we were extremely happy ,along with the 4 th of July ,I don't know where the month went? but I should be back at the easel ,starting with a week going Plein air in Maine .  This is a small gem I would love to find a home for it , $150.00matted . email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Sunset after the rain storm

watercolor 6x12
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
I was away for a few days at our pond and painted this after a rain storm, I have painted this scene so many times and it's always different, when you look at a shy and water the possibilities are endless!
 We had a nice few  days there also did some sketch booking that was a lot of fun.
The next couple weeks will be busy for me, my daughter and family are coming up from South Carolina ,I have not seen them for a year so i am not sure when i will get to paint. this painting is available, email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New England street scene.

6x8 watercolor ©
Nita Leger Casey
Just a ordinary New England scene where people walk and said Hello to each other passing by, the Spring bushes are out in bloom, The American Flag proudly displayed on this 1750 houses .
I actually painted this scene before in oil ,but had fun doing it in a loose watercolor.
email me if you would like to buy this original watercolor. nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, May 19, 2014

Gloucester harbor on a Sunday afternoon

Watercolor 11x14
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Wanted to keep working on my watercolor series of Seashore in Massachusetts while it is still fresh in my mind, I travel the back roads of New England all year and always come upon the most beautiful scenery and if I don't paint them right away it gets backed up and I loose the momentum of what I felt that day, the light the season the atmospheric feeling and so on . All my paintings are original, meaning I go to all the places I paint. I feel very lucky to be able paint in beautiful  New England. email me if you are interested in this painting ,it will be matted in a 16x20 matt.
nlcasey@charter.net

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Good Harbor beach

watercolor 6x12
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Spring at the beach! it was a beautiful day last Sunday at this beach on the Massachusetts seashore, I am sure the water was too cold for a real swim but enough to get your feet wet and get your tan an early start for summer. Love those majestic houses on the seashore of New England ! Email me if you are interested in this original watercolor   nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rockport Village

Watercolor 11x14
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
This past Mother's day Tim and I went for a Sunday ride to Rockport ,it was a beautiful very hot Spring day, all the flower bushes had peeked ,the light was just perfect, I had all intention to paint on location, but didn't expect that everybody had the same idea  to go visit the town, way too many people  to find the right spot. I did get some nice photos. I also wanted to paint the scene while it was fresh in my mind. I just love that cute town !  this watercolor is available email me if you are interested.  $225. matted  nlcasey@charter.net

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's day

6x8 pastel on board
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Just want to wish all the Mother's a Happy Mother's day, being a mother is the hardest job in the world, so today you deserve the best, Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Spring beauties

9x12 pastel .
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Went to my studio today with an idea of painting something cheerful, I was a bit down after a poor attendance of the open studio this past week end, sometimes  the weather can be too beautiful outside for people to come in inside, I think that was the problem this past week end . I might want to do this one in a larger format later ,but for now this one is available ,email me if you are interested.
nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Boston's back bay

Watercolor 9x12 framed
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Another  original painting part of my series of the Boston's Back Bay, I just  matted and framed this one, it would make a perfect present for someone who has gone to school in Boston ,all the best colleges are located in the area, also Mother's day is next week end , a mom would love this!
$175.00 + shipping , email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life is good!


Watercolor 6x8 framed mated white and black frame ,
©by Nita Leger Casey
Life is Good in a Spring day on Newburry Street in Boston, this painting is part of a series of watercolors where I have captured the Brown Stones and it's lovely boutiques . I have not posted for a couple weeks ,sometimes life  just gets in the way, like cleaning and other project that takes me out of my studio. I wish the warm weather would stay more than a day at a time , I  so want to go plein air painting soon!
This painting is available framed $175.00 email me nlcasey@charter.net
   

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stream in Mason NH

oil on paper 6x8
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
My friends and I went on a little field trip today in NH. It was a cold and sunny day, We had a nice lunch at Parker's barn and later made a few stops along the way to take photos , this was a nice stream with  rushing  Spring water ,I decided after supper to paint this with oil on  a new paper Arches put out, kind of like it!  almost like a watercolor.
email me if you are interested in this painting .nlcasey@charter.net  

Friday, April 11, 2014

A special girl !

watercolor 6x8
©2014
I called her special because she was the best looking of the herd, she even looks like she has  black eyelashes on, my friend Denise and I were coming back from our Art breakfast club meeting and decided to take the back roads when we came upon her eating lunch, just too cute to pass! this watercolor is 6x8 will look great in a 9x12 mat , she is available for $75.00 with mat , email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Organic beauty

Watercolor 6x8
©2014
After working on two different  major projects for the pass month, I am back with some fun subjects to paint, I love animals and cows are one of them, growing up in France I was exposed to the country life every summer when my mother would sent me to my older sister's house who lived in a village full of farms, my job was to go get the fresh milk before breakfast from the farm next door, it was still warm by the time I got back at the breakfast table, and now I still spend part of my summers on farms in Maine where I paint the beautiful landscape. This one is from  the Tide Mill organic farm in Maine, they now produce the MOO milk sold all over New England. email me if you are interested
nlcasey@charter.net
      

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Finished House portrait


The young couple came to pick up there car top with the house painting on it and they loved it !
lots of emotions when she saw the finished painting of the house she grew up in, it brought back lots of memories! 
They now have a conversation piece of art in their house, always  a nice day when you make someone happy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Not your ordinary house portrait




At one of my open studio a young couple came in with a request : If I would paint a house portrait on a Corvette hard top? not knowing what is was? I said that depends let me me see it, oh I have in the truck the young men reply, I said go get it then! after he came up to the 4 th floor with the car top, I said well never have done this but I will try my best, I always like a challenge. The story was they just had sold their parents house who had recently passed away and found the Dad's car hard top in the attic while cleaning the house for the sale, this will be a nice remembering of the house and the car. So here are some photos of the  project, Oh forgot to mention I also had to paint the car and the dog. They had provided many photos at different time.
The project is almost done , and the young couple will pick it up at next open studios  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Frozen river

Oil on paper  6x8
©2014
Nita Leger Casey
Another scene from Vermont  done in oil this time, I have not painted in oils for awhile  but just felt the urge couple night ago, I was trying this new paper for oils  made by Arches, not bad !
I have been working on a commission that is very interesting , I think on my next post I will talk about it and post some photos , actually I have been working on two projects and both are unusual .
Spring is around the corner I think! I am anxious to start cleaning my yard but we have to wait awhile  they are talking snow for tomorrow again, I do love to paint snow!
 if anyone is interested in this this painting  let me know , $100.00 free shipping in US
nlcasey@charter.net