Monday, April 24, 2017

Marguerite

Marguerite
Watercolor 6x8
©2017
I started my day with good intentions of cleaning my studio, and came to a pencil sketch of this cow that I had started over a year ago, well! the cleaning stopped and I quickly started to paint, last week I received a new set of watercolors from Russia ,called White Nights , perfect time to try! one of my friend said I should call her Marguerite, popular name in France for a cow!
this watercolor is available,
email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

First sign of Spring

pastel 9x12
© 2017 Nita Leger Casey
The magical time of Spring when all the dormant wild flowers show their  little faces in the woods.  How beautiful is that ?  This painting was done at a friend 's house last year . It is available matted ready to be shipped for someone. Email me  nlcasey@charter.net
$100.00  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Prat Falls

Pastel 8x10
Prat falls,©2017
Nita Leger Casey
It was such a beautiful today in Massachusetts after a long winter, it was also Patriots day and Marathon day in Boston. But my friends and I headed to the woods to do some Plein air painting ,this little spot couple towns over was the perfect spot for it with the sound of the water rushing through was totally relaxing for a few hours. this is available , email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net  

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Maine Lighhouse

Pemaquid 
Miniature 4x5
pastel ©2016
This small painting has been one of my favorite, because I captured the atmospheric feeling  that I wanted  in a 4x5. I have been there so many times when the sunset is going down and it is just beautiful!
Happy Easter everyone!
this mini is available ,email me :
nlcasey@charter.net   

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nice Sunset!

Pastel 5x7
©2017
Who does not like a Sunset? most night we have a beautiful ones, I sometimes want to have my paper ready so i can capture the best of it ,but it goes so fast! but I did this small one .
that is why I love pastels for that reason ,
 email me  nlcasey@charter.net
this one is $100.00 free shipping 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ice out #2

Ice out #2
Pastel 6x8 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Decided to do another scene of my Sunday drive, the ice going out is always nice with these strong colors and  perfect for a pastel, I did it early this morning before I get carried away with the endless list of chores I have to do. It was a beautiful day today, like 85 degrees, last week we had a foot of snow.
this painting is available ,email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ice out

Pastel " Ice out "
6x8  ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Keeping the tradition of a Sunday drive just my dog and I and thinking about my Tim. Living in New England , I never run out of ideas of where to go on a Sunday, we have beautiful landscapes all around us, the ice is going out on all the ponds ,so that was our destination for the day !    this painting is available.
 email me : nlcasey@charter.net     

Saturday, April 08, 2017

A Low country fixeruper

Watercolor 5x7
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Cottages comes in all shapes, some nicer then other, but I always see the beauty of a structure and  think of the lives who have lived there. Sometimes I go back to that same place and it is gone ,they have replaced it with big house,and feel sad ! This scene  of a cottage and Spanish Moss was in a small town called Bluffton SC, I couldn't find that little cottage again !  
it is available $100.00 matted and shipped ,email me: nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Summer cottage

pastel 6x8
Summer Cottage ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Raining most of the day made me paint something to be happy, like thinking of a cottage in Maine that I painted before in a watercolor, but decided to do a pastel this time. It was just enough time to be in my studio and then have lunch with a few friends, made the day go fast!
this painting is available ,if you are interested ,
email me nlcasey@charter.net
$100.00

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Winter stream 2

5x7 pastel on board
 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Winter is over almost everywhere, but here in New England we still have snow as some places, soon to gone if I listen to the weather channel. Warmer weather is suppose to be coming!   this little scene is from a conservation land not too far from my house , where I have painted many scenes .
 email me if you are interested.
 nlcasey@charter.net
  

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Good Harbor beach

Watercolor commission 11x14 ©2017
This is my latest commission  of a New England beach, the client wanted a scene where she use to take her children ,so for her it was to bring back memories to her house ! I had painted this scene  a few years back after visiting this beautiful beach on the coast of Massachusetts .
This painting is sold !

Monday, April 03, 2017

Sunset on Gilman Pond

Original oil on paper
5x7 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
This is the fourth one of the oils on paper  I painted last summer, they actually all have a deckle edges, this scene is from my pond in Maine, but it could be from many ponds or lakes in New England with a mountain view. These small paintings are great for the new collector who want to start slow, and keep adding small pieces of original art ,   It is available $100.00 email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Winter magic

Winter magic
oil on paper 
5x7©2017
 Nita Leger Casey
Well today my world in New England looked liked this all day! an April fools day snow storm ! I actually painted this last fall ,but surely appropriate for today ! we had open studios at my Mill and I was not able to get out of my driveway ,snowed most of the day. This painting is available, email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net   

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Evening sky

5x7 oil on paper   sold
©2017
Nita Leger Casey 
 Here is another oil on paper I painted last summer, in our small town where I have a Cabin in the Western Mountains of Maine looking at Sugarloaf at a distance.This is making me wanting to get back to the oils ,but life gets in a way at time and I get distracted of the things I really want to do!
 This one is sold  ! but thank you for looking!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

At the end of the pond

Oil on paper
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I didn't post all last Summer because taking care of my Tim was number one! but I did paint some and painted  a series of oils on paper specially made for oil paint, actually liked it very much, I probably should take my oils out soon and do some more, maybe when the weather gets a little better as we are still in a Winter mode here in New England  this painting is available if you are interested 5x7 with a deckle edge, email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net   $100.00   

Sunday, March 26, 2017

West Groton Country store

West Groton Country Store sold
5x5 Casein paint ©2017 Nita Leger Casey
You know you are in New England when you can still find a little Country store in operation, this one is in the next town of where I live and very popular with this little town. I always  have been intrigued by it being in a corner  of two roads, It has a lot of history, it was used for a movie some 20 years ago. For a longtime I said to myself, I am going to paint it! Well I did and it sold right away.Collectors love to have a connection with some of the paintings, and this one remembered going there as a small child!       

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Summer on Campobello

Summer on Campobello
Pastel   8x10
I worked  on this plein  air a few years ago,when I came home I actually did a larger one  in my studio .but to this day I really love the smaller one done in Plein air ,It is available ,email me if you are interested !$100.00 matted and shipped
Nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Peaceful Summer

Watercolor 9x12
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Revisiting some of my watercolors, and thinking of Summer, a place where I take long walks in pure nature and do not think of the rest of the world ,just enjoying the scenery pick wild flowers listen to the wildlife, that is what you call peaceful! I have painted this scene a few times ! This one is available . Email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Latest commission

My latest commission
the boys! Pastel 16x20
©2017
A very enjoyable commission of two beautiful dogs ,I didn't have the best photos to work with,but knew they often sat together. The parents liked it! So that was the best part. When I do pets ,I like to do them in pastel.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Watercolor sketch of Lafayette

In my sketchbook  ©2017
Nita Leger Casey 
This was a  quick sketch done last month on our mini trip up North ,to give you an idea this is what i do a lot, sketch in my book ! sometimes it might become another painting of a larger size and sometimes it's for me to catch that feeling at the moment and just enjoy the process!