Monday, May 18, 2020

Pepperell Farm

14x16  pastel,
Pepperell farm ,©2020, Nita Leger Casey

 I painted this awhile back, it was actually a demo to show an Artist group, how to use pastels and keep it loose and impressionistic. The medium is a bit messy but you really get nice affects.
This is a beautiful farm in our town, the Blood farm ! only a few farm are left in most towns these days, this one still has pristine pastures with rolling hills .
It is available if interested, very affordable, you just need to frame it ! $200.00
 email me : nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, May 15, 2020

Mt.Lafayette NH

Mt. Lafayette , pastel © 2020 Nita Leger Casey
I could paint this mountain everyday of the week and it would look different, as the atmosphere is ever changing. When we arrived on February 25 , the excitement of seen that mountain and our friend Dave Drinon already at his easel, made me take mine as soon as I could and quickly take my pastels out, and just do it . The sun has gone out a bit!  In the next few days,we had  every kind of weather possible and off course snow, but it is our goal to paint in snow and call it snow camp. I don't know how many time I have painted that tree, but it always looks different as well. This is a little late to reminiscing about snow camp, but Covid 19 has thrown a bit of unusual in all our lives. And good times of memories are a good thing !
 painting available : email me for details nlcasey@charter.net  

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Cannon Mountain from Sugar Hill

Cannon Mountain from Sugar Hill 
Pastel 11x14 ©2020 Nita Leger Casey

Yesterday I posted about being in South Carolina, but the week before I was at a painting retreat at  The Inn at Sunset Hill in New Hampshire . Having a great time with all my Artist friends,10 of us who have gone there for many years, and just love this place. A place we can relax and step outside to do Plein Air and forget about the rest of the world, end the day with a great meal, a glass of wine and telling wonderful stories. We did get some news about the pandemic in Europe, but seemed so distant and it would never affect us, little did we know it was coming !
The view from the Inn is just beautiful and changes by the minute of the day, this was when the sky was changing at the end of the day and managed to capture that little pink in the sky.
This painting is available , $300.00 .email me for details nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, May 11, 2020

Edisto Island,South Carolina

  Coronavirus discussion in the low Country, Edisto Island  SC  
Pastel 12x16  ©2020 
It was March 11, my daughter had taken me to visit Charleston and some beautiful plantation along the coast, this one happen to be Botany Bay Plantation, so peaceful and serene.We had a great time until we got a call from home talking about the virus. My grand daughter was to get home from NY the next day, and I was to live South Carolina  the day after, before it got to dangerous to fly. Well that was the start of confinement,  two months later and still at home !
I did paint this scene as soon as I got back .

available if interested $300.00 not frame . contact nlcasey@charter.net 

Friday, May 08, 2020

Fort William Henry

Fort William Henry, Maine
© 2020 Nita Leger Casey
pastel 8x10 . $175.00
Some years back, I would go paint Plein Air at Pemaquid point with some great Artists from Maine. The area is full of history. This Fort William Henry is a great site to visit, the real Colonial Pemaquid .17th century 18th early century. Conflicts between the French and English settlers and Native American.
I painted this pastel on Location there . If you like History and the state of Maine , this is for you !
Contact me if you are interested. nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, May 04, 2020

Pastel collage of latest work!

A collage of original Pastels.©2020 Nita Leger Casey

I want to make everyone aware that I also post on Instagram , this is a collection of smaller pastels ,some are 6x8, 8x10, 9x12 ,10x10 ,  they are my latest posts .and I am listing these at a great price, some are $100.00 to $175.00. A great way to start a collection without breaking the bank , they do need to be framed. email me for more info  nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Spring in the city of Boston

 Spring in the city of Boston,   watercolor ©2020
 Framed 18x24

Another dream : My favorite time of the year is to Visit the Boston Garden, with it's pretty flowering trees, new green grass, seeing the people enjoying taking their dogs for a walk , people sitting on benches, all the nice things you see on a spring day. I always like to bring my sketch book there .
  Well  it looks like I will miss it this year, the quarantine has been extended. So we must be patient and safe !
This painting might be a good memory for someone who has gone to School in Boston! 
This frame watercolor is available.  $ 675.00  plus shipping
 Email me for the details, nlcasey@charter.net
      

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Shopping Boston's North End

Boston's North End
11x14  ©2020 Watercolor
Nita Leger Casey

Another dream,  places to go without worrying, sure hope it will come soon, to be free to go where we want. The North End of Boston with it's rich Italian heritage, with wonderful bakeries and restaurants . I can smell the bread and the wonderful aromas that comes out of these places, as I am writing this.
 So I will dream a little longer just to be safe !
This painting is available,framed as well . $275.00, email me for more details .nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, April 27, 2020

Boston cafe on Newbury Street.

 Boston Cafe on Newbury Street
11x14   watercolor ©2020

Dreaming of sitting at any outdoor cafe ! with Spring here would be nice right now. Covid 19  has really done a job on our mental health !
 I have not post for awhile, because of posting on Instagram, I have become lazy posting on my blog . very hard to keep up with all the different tools given to us on line .
this painting is matted and framed, a simple grey frame. It is available  $275.00  email me if interested : nlcasey@charter.net   

Monday, December 02, 2019

Recent demo at the Chelmsford art Society.

It was an honor to recently do a demo for the Chelmsford, Massachusetts  Art Society.
Very familiar with this group where I have been a member since 1982 .
I was asked to do a pastel ,being a favorite medium!  I truly enjoyed the process to paint in front of an audience. I choose a familiar scene to me,of a New England pond in late fall ,also  everyone loves birch trees .
This now finished painting will be on display at  The Chelmsford Library for the Holiday show!   

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Portland

18x24 watercolor  ©2019
OF Portland Maine .
This painting  was accepted by the 2019 Juried show at The Whistler house Museum of Art in Lowell Ma, It will be there through the Holidays!
If anyone interested contact me at nlcasey@charter.net ,or the Whistler house Museum . 

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Boston Back Bay Beauty

Boston Back Bay Beauty , ©2018 Nita Leger Casey
 Original watercolor

This painting has been accepted at the Whistler Museum of Art in Lowell Massachusetts for the Winter show .It is an Honor to be included in this show!
It has been awhile since I have blogged , with all the social media it get a little bit overwhelming, I am on Facebook and Instagram and somehow the blog has taken a back seat . I will try to check in ounce in awhile ! It is for sale but will be only available after the show .
email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net    

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Denise's bed

 Denise's bed,©2018Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor
 While at the Inn at our February Art retreat, Denise and I rented this beautiful room with twin bed and this is when I decided to do a bed series, I painted this one there, just a small one 4x5 .  I have many other beds to do, but also have to paint a few commissions in between, so it is taking me a little longer then I though. So stay tunes!   

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Room at the Inn

Watercolor,6x8.©2018
Paula's room
Nita Leger Casey
In February ,my friends and I went to the Sunset Hill Inn for a mini painting retreat, and I decided to paint our rooms and beds, kind of a fun project ! and the beds had to be messed up, to be more interesting.  So here is one ,this room is very pretty and also has a fireplace. 
email me if you are interested,
nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, March 29, 2018

York Village,Maine

York Village
Watercolor, 6x8 ©2018
Nita Leger Casey
I love doing street scenes, this one had been on my mind for a longtime, I always drive around and try to find streets scenes that give you that sense of local New England feeling and this one is a typical scene along the coast of Maine.
 It is for sale, email me if you are interested. nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, March 26, 2018

The blue Lobster boat

The Blue lobster boat
©2018 Nita Leger Casey
6x8 watercolor
Finely home from my travels and need to post again! I sometimes post on Facebook and then in Instagram but it is not the same as a blog .
  I went to France to visit my family after loosing my sister before my husband, and my brother  six months after I lost Tim.This trip was way over due, mostly visiting all my relatives, lots of nice dinners and memories.
Then I made a quick trip to Maryland to visit my son and his family
So now I need to get serious and get back to my routine of painting daily!
and also thinking Summer fun at the ocean like this nice Lobster boat I passed this summer while in my son's boat on the Saco River in Maine .
email me if you are interested ? nlcasey@charter.net
 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

View of Cannon mountain,NH

Cannon and Mt Lafayette mountain ,NH
Fog over the mountain 
Watercolor ©2018 Nita Leger Casey
I have just spend three magnificent days up in these mountains doing plein air painting with wonderful friends, our third mini retreat .
Staying at the  beautiful Sunset Hill at Sugar Hill. 
The weather was great just enough snow to make this place magical. I mostly painted in watercolor , the previous years I had painted this scene in oil and pastel.
this painting is 11x14  and it is available .
 email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net   

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sketch of Nubble rocks, Maine

Nubble rocks ,©2018
Nita Leger Casey
Sketch on the day I went and sketched the Lighthouse, it was a beautiful day with some nice breaking waves, and the best way to capture this was a quick sketch of a combination of watercolor and  gouache . In my sketchbook !   

Friday, February 09, 2018

Nubble Lighthouse

In my sketchbook  ©2018
Nita Leger Casey
I am fortunate to live in a beautiful area of New England, an hour and half drive North East  and I am at the beach in Maine, an hour drive North ,I am in Beautiful mountains of New Hampshire . So when a nice sunny day is coming before a storm, I like to get in a car for a drive and call it Winter therapy.
Right now, I am enjoying just sketching in my new sketch book , using gouache and ink.
I have painted this light house many times and never get tired of it .

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

let the Sunshine in !

Let the Sunshine in
5x7 watercolor ©2018
Nita Leger Casey

Wish I could of let the sunshine in today, it was a dreary rainy and icing all day, and not able to go outside, even my poor dog had a hard time walking on this ice.
So I was better off painting something that made me dream of a sunny day .
 Interiors are always a challenge trying to keep it simple, to make the light most important .
email me if you are interested in this one.
nlcasey@charter.net