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!
enjoy!
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.
.nlcasey@charter.net

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 .
nlcasey@charter.net

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