Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maine yard

8x10 watercolor
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I was on the coast of Maine for a week painting with Friends, being a new area for us ,a lot of time was spent looking for the new spots to paint, and they was plenty,mid coast Maine is really beautiful!  and yet I picked a typical Maine yard with a boat and a truck.
If you have travel the back roads of Maine,you know what I am talking about.
if this painting talks to you and would like to buy it ? email me at  nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy 4th of July " Pemaquid "

Watercolor 12 x16
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I painted this last month on location at the Pemaquid lighthouse , I saved it to post for the 4 th of July week end, it just has that feeling of a family 4 th of July holiday visit to a famous lighthouse on the coast of Maine, I had fun painting this scene with some friends in a mini art retreat, we stay there in a beautiful Antique hotel  with other artists who enjoy painting as I do. Actually will be going back in a couple weeks with another group of friends, I just love the coast of Maine!
this painting is available email me if you are interested , nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, June 29, 2015

Merit Award for "Sweet Face"

This past Saturday,it was an honor to received an Award for my Pastel Painting of "Sweet face "
at the 16 th International Juried Exhibition of The Pastel Painters of Maine.
It was at the Portland Library/Lewis Gallery.
 I don't usually post my large paintings on my blog ,that is why this one was never posted, I have a series of big cow faces in my studio, but this one is the cutest!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pemaquid evening

Pastel 3x5
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 After my recent trip to Pemaquid , I wanted to paint this little one. While I was there I did a watercolor on location ,will post it tomorrow ,but I always wanted to do an evening one.
That scene is about the hour my friends and I come out of the restaurant located next to the light house, it's always so beautiful with the light on, and many different sky behind, sunset, fog, many different colors and always different!
email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Irish cow living on the edge

6x8 watercolor ©2015
Painted this one from my last Ireland trip, she was at the B&B where we stayed right on the    Ring of Kerry, she had the most beautiful view!  they was about 35 other ones , she was not alone! and lots of sheep as well. I love the butter that comes from that area ,"the Kerry Butter" it is available everywhere now ,that is all I use .
email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vace of peonies

 Original Pastel 14x16 framed
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Computer problems and traveling is not a good thing when you don't have the time to fix it between trips to Maine painting ,so I will post when I can ,it's not that I have not been painting ,I just need to get myself organized with  all this .
 My daughter in law had arranged this lovely bouquet of flowers from her garden, I just had to paint it ! but now i would like to find a home for this framed under glass painting. if you are interested email me nlcasey@charter.net 
$450.00 +shipping  a lovely present for someone! Collect Originals !

Monday, June 01, 2015

Plein air retreat in Maine

 10x10 pastel" The point" ©2015
I just came back from Ireland  about 10 days ago and barely home I was off to a Pastel painters of Maine retreat, my yearly Spring one! We had a great week end painting with beautiful weather ,It was also very nice to see friends you have painted with for many years. Here is one of the scene I did ,the true color of the painting is the one on the easel ,just wanted to show you the scene outside .This painting is available ,just email me nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sketching in Ireland

©2015 sketches by Nita Leger Casey
To all my fans who follows me , I am still here ! just have been very busy with Life in General    we also just came back from Ireland after a wonderful week there, I did do some sketching that I am sharing with you .
 I always try to take my ink pens and watercolors, easy to carry and quick to do, the first two are while waiting for our food at some Pub, the one on the right is a scene from the Ring of Kerry , and the bottom one is the view from our B&B. Life is Good!
More paintings to come from this trip!

Friday, April 17, 2015

On the New Hampshire coast.

Pastel ,Plein air painting 9x12
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
This past  Wednesday my friends and I from the Breakfast club ventured out to the coast for the first time this season, after a long Winter it felt good, the temperature was good but a little windy but I did managed to capture these few houses in a short amount of time before the wind got to me. Sometimes it is better not to fuss over a painting and capture the important elements of the shape and light, and that is what happen! I did not touch it after, otherwise I will ruined  it.
the Coast of New Hampshire might be small but it is beautiful.This was on "Great Island Common in New Castle,NH
If you are interested on this painting painted on location ,email me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, April 06, 2015

Time to come out !

Watercolor ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 this painting is 4x8
Couple weeks ago the snow was finely melting around the coop,  I opened the door for the chickens to come out ,well they were so afraid to step on that snow, it  took two days for them to step down in the yard , here they are peeking and thinking about it! It was a long Winter to be cooped up you would of though they would of jump at the chance, but that is why we say : what are you chicken?
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Sunset on the hill

Pastel on board  8x10 ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
We have been having wonderful sunsets lately, we still have snow on the ground ,but melting faster than I taught  after the amount we had,  but it is a good thing because I really want to see some Spring after such long Winter! 
This pastel is available just email me if you are interested. nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, March 30, 2015

Commission of a New England beauty

House portrait ,©2015  Nita Leger Casey
This was a lovely commission to work on, I love houses with character and history ,this one had it all, I delivered  the painting today ,the owner was pleased !
A House portrait always makes a great present for anniversaries,and Christmas .

Friday, March 20, 2015

Somewhere in Co.Kerry

Watercolor 4x10 ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I am still on a St Patrick mode! I went trough  some photos I took on my last trip to Ireland and while I was gallery sitting yesterday decided to do this watercolor, I remember the scene well, my husband's family is from Kerry just down the road from this small beach. I just love that part of Ireland! If you have traveled the Ring of Kerry , you know what I mean? this painting is available just email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's day!

Happy st Patrick's day ,
On Ryan's beach ©2015
 Sorry for my absence on my blog! sometimes life gets on the way of painting , lots of other commitments take over my life . This painting is available if you have been to The Dingle Peninsula in Co.Kerry  Ireland , you will recognize the seen ! I painted there a few years ago . Wish I was there now! email me nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, February 27, 2015

Late shaddows

pastel 4x5
Nita Leger Casey ©2015
Just playing with some new pastels yesterday ,sometimes you just have to have fun!  also want  less details in my paintings so this was a quick one!
I want to go outside and paint  but we still have so much snow ,1 it will take another month to melt!  so for now I will play with different colors!
if you like it ? it is for sale .email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Antique Ford Fairlane

Watercolor 9x12
©2015 Nita Leger Casey  Antique ford Fairlane ,not sure of the year?
I have two sons who have trained me well, their love of old cars has rubbed off on me, when driving around New England I can spot an old car  a mile away. I took a photo of this one in a small neighborhood  where we had lived some years back. If this car could talk it would say: I can't wait for Spring ! because I am sick of being in this snow! and this was when we didn't have much snow , by now this poor car must be buried !
This might be the car you always wanted?
This painting is available ,just email me nlcasey@charter.net.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Blue bird and berries

4x5 pastel ©2015
The last few days during our New England snow storms, blue birds have come to visit , I have been fascinated with them and taking a lot of photos and sketching them, every year they do come looking for the Christmas berries I usually have for decoration on my deck .It was snowing like crazy and they had a feast! today I went to the feed store and got more food for them ,they like meal worms hoping this will keep them around.
email me if you are interested in this small painting.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The red shed

watercolor 8x10
© Nita Leger Casey
The last two weeks have been a real challenge living in New England, after receiving 6 feet of snow, I have spent my days cleaning and shoveling snow paths for my dog and a way to get to my chickens. We all complain about the snow of where we are going to put more snow that is coming !  but late  this afternoon  it was just beautiful to see the late sun hitting the buildings and long shadows  across the fields and then a beautiful sunset! I guess as an artist I see beauty in any weather!
This painting was done awhile back, it's a scene in Pepperell, I just love this little red shed!
it is available , email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Lonely house in the snow.

Watercolor 5x7
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
We have been snowed in!  We have had two major snow storm in a week , the snow is as tall as me at some places, today I had to go over a mountain of snow to get to my chickens, poor guys they will be cooped up for awhile.  Sunday we did get a nice sunny day so Tim and I took a ride to Plum Island off the coast of Massachusetts, it was beautiful and worth the ride, this lonely house sits at the entrance of the island in the marshland , I think it is abandoned ! I always feel bad when I see it, looks so lonely out there by itself, I am sure in the years past it was a beautiful place,if the walls could talk? I just painted a small watercolor ,this is the second time I have painted this house .I know one day it will be gone ! this small painting is available , just email me .

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