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

Friday, December 05, 2014

Sunset in New England

6x8 watercolor ©2014
  I love the sunset in the winter ! it is early at time, barely 4pm in December , but they are just beautiful and all I have to do is look from my window . This watercolor is small but very powerful it can be frame to a 9x12 and it would look beautiful to any decor ! Original work is the best to collect, become a collector and have fun building your collection!
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, December 01, 2014

Snow men

Original watercolor
6x6 snow men ©2014
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, we sure did ! great time with the family and way too much food!
This past month I was on a sketch challenge with some friends and managed to do a lot of them ,the recent holiday did slow me down a little, also worked on a few commissions, now I am getting ready for two week end of open house at our Mill where I have my studio in Lowell . I was also in a couple local shows, never a dull moment here.
 Enjoy my snow men !
 email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Gallery scene

 Original watercolor 6x6 ©2014
 Nita Leger Casey
Here is a second scene from Rockport I painted  awhile back ,I call it" the Gallery scene" because when you visit this small town it is full of galleries, the town is also an Artist colony located on Cape Ann on the coast of Massachusetts . I love this small town! the summer it is full of tourists, about an drive from my house ,it makes a nice Sunday ride .
Would make a nice present as well . email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rockport and sketches

 Lowell from my studio
 Hollis, NH
 Original Watercolor ,Rockport  ©2014
This month I am involve with a sketching challenge for 30 days between friends, if you are on Facebook with me you know what I mean ?  I call it just sketching for fun! I actually posted a few for you to see and I am also posting this small watercolor of Rockport MA  I did awhile back, it needs a home, a perfect present for someone who has great memories of visiting this small sea side village full of artists, some famous ones at that .$75.00 matted and shipped in US free . email me if you are interested.   nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ram in a prairie

Small pastel 5x5
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
I now have enter the commission season and busy doing larger works, but today I had some time to do this Ram, I captured him in a photo few weeks ago not too far from my house, he was not alone, as a matter of fact I did a larger painting with some of his friends, will post later.
If you want this little guy email me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, November 03, 2014

The pond #10

Watercolor
6x12 © 2014
Nita Leger Casey
My favorite place to paint in the summer, I could paint this place every hour of the day and it would look different , it is amazing how the colors and atmosphere keep changing, I have painted this scene so many times and never get tired of it!
 this watercolor is available, email me nlcasey@charter.net . $100.00 shipping included

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