Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Strawberry banke neighborhood

Strawberry Banke neighborhood
 Pastel 11x14
©2016
After a week or more not painting I was dying to go to my Studio and make a painting , of a scene I  have been wanting to do for awhile, I have painted this neighborhood before in a watercolor, not the exact location, but this is a great place to paint,  a lot of the houses are from the 1700 .I really love this town of Portsmouth NH .
I need to look at it again with a fresh eye, and after it will be available ,email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net
  

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Lubec sardine factory

 Original pastel 18x24
Nita Leger Casey 
Available at the www.loadingdockgallery.com 
To all my followers,I am still here! these past couple months I have been very busy working for a show I am having at the loading Dock gallery in Lowell,MA.  All the paintings are larger work then small daily paintings so I  was reluctant to post them on my blog, but here is one of an old Sardine factory in  Lubec Maine ,a place I  have gone painting for many years.
 This month I am in the LDG gallery in Lowell with a dozen paintings, I also have three paintings at the Whistler Museum of art in Lowell,Ma.  I also have a painting in Portsmouth NH at The New Hampshire art association  with the Pastel painters of Maine . I also have a Facebook page  as  Nita's atelier at Western Avenue studios ,   I am also on Instagram as NitaCasey if you want to follow me. 
 If interested sent me an email nlcasey@charter.net

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Forgotten dory

Forgotten dory ,6x8 watercolor ,©2016 Nita Leger Casey
Found this dory on one of our Sunday drive a few weeks ago while visiting Kittery Point, Maine. I think it had seen better days, but wondering how many times this fisherman went out to his lobster boat with it, I am sure every small dory's have a story to tell! ‪#‎kitterypoint‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎dory‬ ‪#‎watercolor‬ 
This watercolor is available email me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, April 18, 2016

Kittery Point, Fort McClary

Watercolor 6x8
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I am a bit behind on posting this past week , sometimes life gets in the way, also the good weather and the yard calls your name,so many flower beds needs your attention , this was from last week end trip to Kittery Point, Maine. I wanted to capture the late sun on this beautiful Historic site
 This watercolor is available , email me nlcasey@charter.net
‪#‎watercolorpainting‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎Historicbuilding‬

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Maine Fishing shack

A Maine Fishing shack .©2016 Nita Leger Casey .
Watercolor 6x8
After a trip to the coast yesterday I was in the mood to paint a little fishing shack, sort of painted this from memories of a beautiful Sunday in Southern Maine. I wanted to give it a mood of a nice sunny day with clouds. Also wanted the watercolor do it's magic and not overwork it. email me if interested nlcasey@charter.net
 
#‎watercolorpainting‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎Fishingshack‬

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Water Street, Lubec

6x12 watercolor
©Nita Leger Casey
For over twenty years, My friend and I drove to Lubec,Maine every summers  rented a farm house and painted there for two weeks. We got to know the town very well and it's wonderful people who live there. We got to paint all the back roads, fishing spot, boats and lobster shacks, including all the lighthouses and wonderful State parks. last year I didn't get to go,and really missed it. I am hoping to make a short trip there this year!
 This street scene is by the old sardine factories . if you have gone to Lubec you will know where it is! this watercolor is available , email me nlcasey@charter.net   

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Busy square in Portsmouth

 Watercolor 6x8 © Nita Leger Casey
From the Southern Street scenes to the North, here is another street scene in New Hampshire in the lovely town of Portsmouth , a place I love to walk and admire the little shops and have coffee at our favorite place on the square, part of  our Sunday rides. Portsmouth has so much history, you can find houses from the early 1700 still lived in , one of the oldest port I believe. It also has beautiful galleries and restaurants. I should be a tour guide in my next life!  This painting is available $100.00 mated , email me nlcasey@charter.net    #portsmouthnewhamphire #NitalegerCasey #NewEngland 

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Savannah's front street

5x7 watercolor
 ©  matted to a 8x10
Nita Leger Casey 
This was another scene I had done in Savannah on a past trip there, these are the only two left  I have, the one I posted yesterday and this one, if you love Savannah and have been there visiting the front street where all the fun little shops and restaurant are, it would make a nice gift.
.email me nlcasey@charter.net  ,this one is a little smaller . $75.00 + $8.00   shipping

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Paula Deen's restaurant

7x9 watercolor 11x14 mated
©  Nita Leger Casey
Will be posting a few of my small watercolors of street scenes, I would love to find a home for them, all my street scenes are of places I have been, I always love the energy some of these quint scenes with shops and restaurants  give me. This is in Savannah Georgia, one of the most  beautiful Southern  town I have seen , I am lucky to get to visit this one ounce in awhile.
all are at a very good price .$100.00 + shipping. Email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sunset hill Inn golf house

6x8 watercolor
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
Last month my friends and I had gone painting in the White mountains, this year being a strange Winter, we went with all intentions to paint snow, but all we found was dormant grass that would turned gold with an Alpine glow in the evening and this was the golf course in front of the Inn, I had gone previous years and painted this same scene with lost of snow! I am not complaining because last year we got more then our share .  This watercolor is available, email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net  

Friday, March 18, 2016

After the storm.

Acrylic ink on watercolor paper
6x8  Nita Leger Casey
©2016 this is a small daily painting where I used a new medium for me, I just got a new set of Acrylic inks and this was my trial painting of a scene from one of my trip on Cape Ann on the coast of Massachusetts, that was after a storm recently.
 I was happy with this new product ! will do more...
This little seascape is available just email me nlcasey@charter.net
  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This old house #5

pastel, 18x24
Nita Leger Casey
I have been worried about this old house in Lowell because it looks like they might take it down, or totally fix it ? I keep watching. Anyway I decided to paint it my way! just as it is! pastel 18x24 . It will be in my show in June at the Loading Dock Gallery.  copyrighted 2016 ‪#‎loadingdockgallery‬ ,‪#‎westernavenue‬,‪#‎lowell‬

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

the green dory

 The green dory
pastel 16x20 ©2016,
Nita Leger Casey
 This dory was on my list to paint for some times, a few years actually ! I always see it when i go visit Plum Island . I first did a miniature of it and was happy with it, so this past week decided to do it larger, it will be in my atelier this week end during open studios. So come by and see it at 407 A westernavenuestudios.com
Lowell .MA 

Monday, February 29, 2016

A Charolaise

A charolaise,
 pastel 11x14 ,©2016
A popular French breed of cows, while in France in November, I stopped and took pictures of some.They are a very soft off white color, I have not seen any in New England, I am sure some farm have them, but not seen with my own eyes . If you come to my atelier, you will see many different cows, I love to hear the visitors talk about them ,great conversations! we have open studios this Saturday! noon to 5 , I am on the 4 th floor 407A

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain ,pastel 6x8 ©2016
Nita Leger Casey
This one was done last Tuesday Plein air at Sugar Hill NH ,we didn't have much snow on the ground at the time, I took my artistic license to have some . So we have a couple versions of the scene, paintings available ,email me nlcasey@charter.net. ‪#‎cannonmountain‬ ‪#‎SugatHill‬ ‪#‎newHampshire‬ ‪#‎pastelpainting‬ ‪#‎nitalegercasey‬

Friday, February 05, 2016

Alpine glow on Mt Lafayette


This is Mt Lafayette with an evening Alpine glow ,
5x7 watercolor ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
My friends and I had a wonderful two days Plein Air painting up in the White Mountains of NH. We didn't have snow but the scenery was just beautiful, the company was great! when you get six artists together who have the same interest ,paint, paint and more paint ....and we did, non stop! the first day was warm weather perfect for Plein air, the second was a rain storm, but nothing stopped us, the accommodations at the Inn is perfect, we could paint from inside with the view of Mt Lafayette under the clouds. In the evening we found a couple restaurants that accommodated our taste for the local culinary.
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Maine sky

pastel 6x8 ©
Nita Leger Casey
I didn't paint today, I really wanted too but other commitment that comes in your life and sometimes you have to take a break like going to church to say good bye to a  dear friend who lost her battle with cancer. Then it made me think of Maine and missing the beautiful sky by our place where we have a cabin ,when we close in October ,I  know it will be six months before I see it again, so it is something to look for, we are half way there!
This painting is available ,just email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Murphy's pub

pastel 4x5
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I am an a Irish mode right now! I was there last Spring ,and really wanted to do more scenes from there,the year just flew by as usual! I remember being in this Pub two trip ago on a Good Friday  and no liquor was serve, but we had a nice meal! my husband 's grandmother was a Murphy, a very popular  Irish name.  This is in Dingle Co.Kerry, these are small paintings but great if you want to start a collection ,email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, January 22, 2016

A bit of Ireland

A bit of Ireland ,pastel 4x5 ©2016
I was thinking of Ireland this morning ,a place we love so much !
so I decided to look at some old photos of the the village where the Casey's come from, where Tim is related to about everyone in Town from both sides! The village is Castlecove ,Co.Kerry.
‪#‎Ireland‬ ‪#‎Castelcove‬ ‪#‎pastel‬

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Somewhere in New England

pastel, 5x7 ©2016
Nita Leger Casey
This scene can be anywhere in New England you wanted to be! I was playing with colors and came out with this scene ,while I am driving I am always looking at colors in the landscape .
This is quick post for tonight!
painting available,just email me nlcasey@charter.net