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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Red roof barn

miniature pastel
©2014  3x4
 Nita Leger Casey
Another small barn for my barn series , This barn is also in Maine, I go by it all the time on our way to our cabin ,the last time going I decided to finely stop there and take a few photos, we are always in a rush to get there, it is a almost five hours trip!
Back at my studio I painted  this little one and worked some colors I liked and already have a large one on the easel, hoping to have it done by open studios the first week of October.
Summer is just about over and now all the fall commitments  are here!  

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Pemaquid bell tower

pastel 9x11, ©
Nita Leger Casey
This was painted a couple years ago, but I would love to find a home for this one,this bell tower is located next to the lighthouse, a very popular destination in Maine. It would make a nice present for someone who collects lighthouses .
email me
nlcasey@charter.net, $150. matted

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Barn at dusk

pastel,9x12
©2014 NLC
Working on a new series of barns, most of them are large, this one is only 9x12  I wanted to make them a bit dramatic in colors, and simplify in designs. I already have four done and probably half of dozen more I want to do, will see where this takes me! I like some challenges ounce in while ,just wish framing would not get in the way of my creativity. also need to work on a few commissions . if you are interested in this one email me   nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pond view

Pond view
Pastel11x14,copyrighted 2014
Nita Léger Casey
I have been taking a break from blogging due to my busy activities with family visitors and taking care of daily commitments . I really need to get back in my routine , the summer is almost gone by as I see leaves falling on the ground way up in Maine that is !i do have a new body of work done for the fall open studios , I have not posted any but will soon do that ,this is a pastel of the view of our cabin in Maine , this painting is available $325.  ,email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net  

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The fog rolling in

pastel 9x12
© 2014
Nita Leger Casey
This was a painting I did in Maine couple weeks ago on location,this was in a cove across from the house we rented, just now getting to post it,  I have been traveling and spending time with friends and  family so my time has been limited, I have done lots of sketching in my travel ,went to Louisville ,Kentucky  a beautiful city and truly enjoyed the experience  of the true South ,people are so friendly !
  This pastel is available mated ,email me if you are interested:  nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, July 28, 2014

Water street, Lubec Maine

watercolor 6x10
©2014
Nita Leger Casey
Still painting scenes from Lubec after spending a week there, I never get tired of painting little street scenes in New England . While I was there I did mostly pastels but I do love doing a watercolor, I find it very relaxing! and yet today I went to my studio and painted a large pastel as well, I do want a new body of work by September for open studios  that is my goal!
this watercolor is available , email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Blueberry barn

6x6 pastel 
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
This barn was located on the way to our rental house , in the back of it are fields of wild blueberries, the sun always hit it just right, I played on the extreme shadows and color, kind of like it and might do this one larger. interested in this one email me  nlcasey@charter.net
$ 80.00 matted + $8.00 for shipping.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lobster boat in the cove

pastel 9x12
©2014
Nita Leger Casey
Back from a week art retreat in Lubec, Maine where the Internet connection was not my friend due to a lot of fog and rain, Lubec is so far up North, you might as well being in another country  .  We did have a good week of painting and fun, the weather didn't stop us! This scene is in front of the rental house, a scene you never get tired of , love getting up in the morning, have our coffee and see the fisherman get ready  for their daily catch, also watch the fog rolling in and out so peaceful!  and I guess a week without the perfect connection was not that bad, except it kept me from blogging .
if you are interested email me nlcasey@charter .net  $225.00

Friday, July 11, 2014

Low tide

pastel. 9x12
© Nita Leger Casey
 Getting ready to go on my yearly painting retreat ,this is a scene close to where we are staying ,at the distance you can see the fog rolling in at Bailey's Mistake  in Lubec Maine.  It will be nice to smell the  fresh ocean air, and see the lobster boats in the morning with the fisher man going to get there catch!
this pastel was done on location in previous years and it is available .$200.00 ,email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gloucester harbor at Sunset

8x8 watercolor ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted, things and events in life took precedent .
It started going to Maine and braking down on the highway and coming back in a tow truck , the worst it happen twice in two weeks. Then our kids came home from South Carolina and Maryland  with our kids here they all gave us a surprised 50 th Anniversary party  that was incredibly  beautiful , a lot work went in to it and our kids really fooled us ! we were extremely happy ,along with the 4 th of July ,I don't know where the month went? but I should be back at the easel ,starting with a week going Plein air in Maine .  This is a small gem I would love to find a home for it , $150.00matted . email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Sunset after the rain storm

watercolor 6x12
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
I was away for a few days at our pond and painted this after a rain storm, I have painted this scene so many times and it's always different, when you look at a shy and water the possibilities are endless!
 We had a nice few  days there also did some sketch booking that was a lot of fun.
The next couple weeks will be busy for me, my daughter and family are coming up from South Carolina ,I have not seen them for a year so i am not sure when i will get to paint. this painting is available, email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New England street scene.

6x8 watercolor ©
Nita Leger Casey
Just a ordinary New England scene where people walk and said Hello to each other passing by, the Spring bushes are out in bloom, The American Flag proudly displayed on this 1750 houses .
I actually painted this scene before in oil ,but had fun doing it in a loose watercolor.
email me if you would like to buy this original watercolor. nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, May 19, 2014

Gloucester harbor on a Sunday afternoon

Watercolor 11x14
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Wanted to keep working on my watercolor series of Seashore in Massachusetts while it is still fresh in my mind, I travel the back roads of New England all year and always come upon the most beautiful scenery and if I don't paint them right away it gets backed up and I loose the momentum of what I felt that day, the light the season the atmospheric feeling and so on . All my paintings are original, meaning I go to all the places I paint. I feel very lucky to be able paint in beautiful  New England. email me if you are interested in this painting ,it will be matted in a 16x20 matt.
nlcasey@charter.net

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Good Harbor beach

watercolor 6x12
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
Spring at the beach! it was a beautiful day last Sunday at this beach on the Massachusetts seashore, I am sure the water was too cold for a real swim but enough to get your feet wet and get your tan an early start for summer. Love those majestic houses on the seashore of New England ! Email me if you are interested in this original watercolor   nlcasey@charter.net