Wednesday, January 28, 2015

After the storm!

pastel 5x7
 ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
We just had a big snow storm in New England over 30 inches of beautiful white powder.  Yesterday while watching the snow falling, taking pictures of birds who came to the feeder by the hundreds, walking back and fourth to see how much snow we were getting, picking at food every time I went by the kitchen, a storm will do that to you!  So at one time I decided to sit and paint a  little and this is what I did, just a simple winter landscape!
all my paintings are available ,just email me nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lowell's Bon Marche building

Watercolor 8x10 matted and frame 
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
My last post was a street scene of Lowell so I decided to post one from my collection at my studio who  needs a home, it's matted and framed with a simple gold frame . Lowell has a lot of history, this building at one time was probably the best place in town to shop, downtown has a lot to offer the tourists who come and visit the old mills , my studio is in one of them ! email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net,
 $150.00 , free shipping in the US

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dark sky in Lowell

8x10 Casein paint
on paper .©2015
It has been awhile since I posted, I had a husband with a bad cold, a sick chicken and extreme cold in New England left me a bit behind in my work !  the husband is fine ,the chicken didn't make it, but I must get back to my routine. I started painting this today,after the drawing was done I realized it was the wrong paper, I picked up a new paper on the market for oil painting,well watercolor does not work with that ,almost trashed it but after supper decided to experiment with it and used casein paint I think I saved it!  a lesson learn with the paper .This is a scene from Lowell very close to my studio . email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net   

Friday, January 09, 2015

Light on the porch

Miniature 2,5x3,5, Casein paint  on board
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
   Monday I was all exited to go to my studio and trying to get back in the routine by doing a painting of the sketch  I posted last week, well the painting didn't come the way I wanted, not all lost but still working on it . Then the weather got very cold snow etc... so i am home working on miniature paintings, this is my neighbors house from our TV room, I love the way the light hits the snow at night .
if you are a collector of miniatures , email me nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, January 02, 2015

Sketch of a Lowell Mill

 Sketch ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Happy New Year to all my followers! may you all have a great year!

This sketch is in preparation to a possible painting ,I need to decide what medium I should do it with, loving most of them sometimes it gets to be a challenge for me to make that big decision. I know they have been painted by many artists before me and many will after me, if you love architecture  this is the place! Lowell has a lot of Mills, it make the town very Historical  and a destination for summer visitors, all these Mills have been converted into apartments,businesses  and studios. if you ever one to visit one come and visit me at my studio at Western Avenue .

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rockport Lobster boat

watercolor 6x8  ©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Hi, everyone, hope you had a nice Christmas! the end of the season was very busy at my studio and home so it didn't give much time to paint and post ! while my family  from Maryland is here for the week ,yesterday we took a trip to Rockport MA ,I captured this lobster boat , it was very colorful with  the buoys and was totally inspired to paint a watercolor  of it .
this painting is available email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cat in a napkin basket

watercolor 6x8 ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
This is my cat  Mimi who thinks she can fit in a small basket!  funny how cats love boxes, baskets and small places . She is not an easy cat to paint, her face being so dark and so many colors. This past week has been busy at my studio with four days open to the public,I got to see many patrons and collectors doing their last minutes shopping . Many paintings found a home, and that is good!  email me if you are interested in this watercolor ,you might have a cat that looks like her?  nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, December 08, 2014

Cardinal

Original pastel 6x8
 ©2014
This beautiful Cardinal comes to my feeder everyday , someone told me it's a visitor from the past! I wonder who it is?
This painting is done in pastel, it is matted off white with a dark wood frame, ready to go to a collector, a perfect gift for someone who loves birds .
 email me if you are interested ,
$100.00 plus shipping. nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, December 05, 2014

Sunset in New England

6x8 watercolor ©2014
  I love the sunset in the winter ! it is early at time, barely 4pm in December , but they are just beautiful and all I have to do is look from my window . This watercolor is small but very powerful it can be frame to a 9x12 and it would look beautiful to any decor ! Original work is the best to collect, become a collector and have fun building your collection!
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, December 01, 2014

Snow men

Original watercolor
6x6 snow men ©2014
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, we sure did ! great time with the family and way too much food!
This past month I was on a sketch challenge with some friends and managed to do a lot of them ,the recent holiday did slow me down a little, also worked on a few commissions, now I am getting ready for two week end of open house at our Mill where I have my studio in Lowell . I was also in a couple local shows, never a dull moment here.
 Enjoy my snow men !
 email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Gallery scene

 Original watercolor 6x6 ©2014
 Nita Leger Casey
Here is a second scene from Rockport I painted  awhile back ,I call it" the Gallery scene" because when you visit this small town it is full of galleries, the town is also an Artist colony located on Cape Ann on the coast of Massachusetts . I love this small town! the summer it is full of tourists, about an drive from my house ,it makes a nice Sunday ride .
Would make a nice present as well . email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rockport and sketches

 Lowell from my studio
 Hollis, NH
 Original Watercolor ,Rockport  ©2014
This month I am involve with a sketching challenge for 30 days between friends, if you are on Facebook with me you know what I mean ?  I call it just sketching for fun! I actually posted a few for you to see and I am also posting this small watercolor of Rockport MA  I did awhile back, it needs a home, a perfect present for someone who has great memories of visiting this small sea side village full of artists, some famous ones at that .$75.00 matted and shipped in US free . email me if you are interested.   nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ram in a prairie

Small pastel 5x5
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
I now have enter the commission season and busy doing larger works, but today I had some time to do this Ram, I captured him in a photo few weeks ago not too far from my house, he was not alone, as a matter of fact I did a larger painting with some of his friends, will post later.
If you want this little guy email me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, November 03, 2014

The pond #10

Watercolor
6x12 © 2014
Nita Leger Casey
My favorite place to paint in the summer, I could paint this place every hour of the day and it would look different , it is amazing how the colors and atmosphere keep changing, I have painted this scene so many times and never get tired of it!
 this watercolor is available, email me nlcasey@charter.net . $100.00 shipping included

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trapp Falls ,New England

18x24 pastel ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
This is a larger painting I just finished this past week,  my husband and I took a Sunday ride just to catch some foliage, I think we just did it in time before we had a storm that took lots of leaves down , my yard is now covered!  the years past  I would rake them all, now I have a landscape CO. do the job, just too much to do for my old bones.
These falls are about 10 minutes from my house in a State park . So lucky to live in New England!  email me if you are interested , this is a larger painting !
nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, October 26, 2014

House portrait

Original watercolor 16x20 ©2014
This is one of my latest house portrait, it was a beautiful house to work with, this was a commission and a surprise for someone, I hope they will like it!
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting to go fishing

lobster boats,watercolor 6 x12 ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
This is a typical scene in small villages on the coast of Maine, this one was in the Bay of Fundy.
Early in the morning must likely a very foggy morning, these fisherman take these boats out and stay out  all day trying to bring home the right catch, I truly have respect for these guys!
this watercolor is available 
email me nlcasey@charter.net  $100.00 + shipping


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Smalls fall, Rangeley Maine

Original Watercolor 6x12
Nita Leger Casey,©2014
When my son and his family came to visit this summer , we took a trip to Rangeley Maine , a beautiful town in the Western Mountains of Maine, right on a Lake. When you go to Rangeley you will pass a small town called Madrid , yes Madrid but not Spain!  and say it like the locals do, because they will correct your accent. There you will find this beautiful fall, very well visited by tourists  and a treat for daring kids who make the jump in the pool at the top, a mother's nightmare of course! I painted this in watercolors but my intention was to do a larger one later in Pastel .
 This one is available email me if you are interested $100.00 matted .
nlcasey@charter.net   

Monday, October 20, 2014

Summer of sketchbooking

 Sketching by the pond with friends! actually had them doing it as well for the first time.will
I have not posted for awhile, I sort of took a break from  daily posting, but never stopped doing painting and sketching where ever I went, back in fourth to Maine and a trip to Kentucky in August . I love sketching and just wanted of share a few of my summer sketches and when I was not doing that I was painting larger pastels of barns . Will try to get back in the routine with my new work!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Maine coast at Pemaquid

pastel ,©2014
Nita Leger Casey
A pastel I painted plein air on the coast of Maine last year, it took me a year to finish some minor details,sometimes life gets in the way of things you suppose to finish, I  am sure everyone has the same trouble !
 a nice  present to someone who has visited this area .
this painting is available 16x20 matted and shipped $225.
email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net