Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Full moonTonight

 Miniature ,sold
Just a quick one tonight! it is a full moon and it is beautiful ,watching it while cooking for Tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner.
 Still working on many commissions , will post them later!
Happy Thanksgiving to all ! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Summer garden House Portrait

Work in progress , watercolor 11x14 ©2015
I had all intention do blog more after I got back from my trip to France, well it didn't happen yet because I have many commissions to do before the Holidays .
Yes, we had a wonderful trip visiting my family and celebrating birthdays, the weather was great ,the food was excellent and just being with the family it was priceless! So happy to be back before this horrible attack in Paris ,these last few days have been with sad emotions and not knowing where this will take us. The world is in Turmoil!
 Good thing I am busy with all this work! Last year I had done the front of this house, it was all decorated for Christmas and now I am doing their beautiful back yard.
 Next I have a house on a lake so more houses to come....
#houseportrait #summergarden #watercolor 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A simple fall scene

16x20 Pastel
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Fall has arrived and it is beautiful everywhere,sometimes I don't know where to look, I spent a week at my cabin watching the colors changing everyday, but we know when fall is here Winter is right around the corner ,so enjoy everyday now!
I was asked to do a demo at the Hollis Art Association few days ago and this was the result, I was pleased with it, the audience loved it. It will be available at my studio in a couple weeks, as I am going on a trip.
If you email me be patient, it might take me a few days to get to it.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Apple picking!

pen &ink  Nita Leger Casey
This deer has been coming to my apple tree these last few weeks, not alone usually 4 of them ,but this one was watching me and kind of cute with an apple in his mouth.This year the apples have been plentiful. Coming to an end of my 30 days sketching challenge ,it has been fun!
if you are interested in this sketch email me

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sunrise #2

Watercolor 6x6 ©2015
Nita Leger Casey
This was a quick watercolor done the same morning as the previous two , when the sky changes, you must be fast! different papers will also gives you different affects, fun but tricky to control at times.
 email me if you are interested , .

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunrise #one

5x8 watercolor ©2015
Nita Leger Casey
Another Sunrise painted on location as it was happening ,it was still dark when I was doing it ,good thing I knew where my colors are on my palette,it goes so fast ! great time to be loose with your watercolors.  I am busy getting ready for our  Artoberfest , it should be fun if you live in the area .
 I have been sketching a sketch a day , a nice challenge for my friends and I here is one from yesterday,the house across the street . email me if interested

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunrise on Gilman pond

Watercolor 5x7
I just came back from a wonderful week in Maine ,continued to do my 30 day sketching challenge ,and also painted a few pond view at different times of the day , here is one about 5:30 in the morning I went outside with my pad and palette ,still dark but managed to catch this beautiful Sunrise. if you are interested  email me 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Sketch challenge for the next 30 days

 Pierre and the girls  ,©2015
Pen and Ink sketches , a challenge for the next 30 days with my Art friends, sketching can be very rewarding and relaxing, the challenge is fairly easy for me , I sketch all the time ever since I was a small girl,it got me in trouble a few times when I would sketch on very important papers at my father's desk.
So to all my art friends ,keep on sketching!    

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

North Anson Tower

Watercolor 11x14
Nita Leger Casey
I am not too sure of the History of the tower?  I was told it was a "World war 2 "look out tower. It's located at a farm where I get vegetable in Maine, the building is so interesting, looks like a cross between a windmill and a  lighthouse, I always been intrigued by it , and for years it has been on my list to do,  it was a very hot day when I started  the painting, after I sketched must of the details, I went back to our cabin to finish it.
I will get more info on my next trip to Maine ,not for sale at this time, but please check my inventory of other New England scenes.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Dam Dinner

Watercolor 11x14
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
This summer has been so busy for me with projects on our cabin in Maine, traveling back and forth, that my time to blog has been minimized, I figured I needed a brake anyway, I started almost 10 years ago, I can't believe where the time has gone. Sometimes we need to change our routine!
But I still did a lot of painting and this one is one of them ,a local place in a small town in Maine .not for Sale at the moment , but i have plenty of paintings in my inventory so please look ,you might see something you like . always email me .
Also we have open studio at  WESTERNAVENUESTUDIOS.COM  this Saturday noon to 5 

Monday, August 03, 2015

Beach roses

 Original watercolor 8x8
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Who doesn't like beach roses! they are a Summer's beauty on the coast of Maine ,they grow wild all over roads, walks, rocks...  the bees love them ! couple weeks ago in Maine the bees were feasting on these beautiful flowers.
A perfect present for someone who loves flowers!
email me

Friday, July 31, 2015

Market Street

Watercolor  ©2015  Market Street, Portsmouth NH
Nita Leger Casey 
I really love a busy street scene! Portsmouth has been a town where I have done a bunch of them,  loving this town helps ! Tim and I sometimes drive an hour to get there just to get a cup a coffee and sit outside and enjoy people watching, at the same time check out the little shops and galleries .
If you are interested in this painting email me

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maine yard

8x10 watercolor
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I was on the coast of Maine for a week painting with Friends, being a new area for us ,a lot of time was spent looking for the new spots to paint, and they was plenty,mid coast Maine is really beautiful!  and yet I picked a typical Maine yard with a boat and a truck.
If you have travel the back roads of Maine,you know what I am talking about.
if this painting talks to you and would like to buy it ? email me at

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy 4th of July " Pemaquid "

Watercolor 12 x16
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I painted this last month on location at the Pemaquid lighthouse , I saved it to post for the 4 th of July week end, it just has that feeling of a family 4 th of July holiday visit to a famous lighthouse on the coast of Maine, I had fun painting this scene with some friends in a mini art retreat, we stay there in a beautiful Antique hotel  with other artists who enjoy painting as I do. Actually will be going back in a couple weeks with another group of friends, I just love the coast of Maine!
this painting is available email me if you are interested ,

Monday, June 29, 2015

Merit Award for "Sweet Face"

This past Saturday,it was an honor to received an Award for my Pastel Painting of "Sweet face "
at the 16 th International Juried Exhibition of The Pastel Painters of Maine.
It was at the Portland Library/Lewis Gallery.
 I don't usually post my large paintings on my blog ,that is why this one was never posted, I have a series of big cow faces in my studio, but this one is the cutest!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pemaquid evening

Pastel 3x5
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 After my recent trip to Pemaquid , I wanted to paint this little one. While I was there I did a watercolor on location ,will post it tomorrow ,but I always wanted to do an evening one.
That scene is about the hour my friends and I come out of the restaurant located next to the light house, it's always so beautiful with the light on, and many different sky behind, sunset, fog, many different colors and always different!
email me if you are interested

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Irish cow living on the edge

6x8 watercolor ©2015
Painted this one from my last Ireland trip, she was at the B&B where we stayed right on the    Ring of Kerry, she had the most beautiful view!  they was about 35 other ones , she was not alone! and lots of sheep as well. I love the butter that comes from that area ,"the Kerry Butter" it is available everywhere now ,that is all I use .
email me if you are interested ,

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vace of peonies

 Original Pastel 14x16 framed
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Computer problems and traveling is not a good thing when you don't have the time to fix it between trips to Maine painting ,so I will post when I can ,it's not that I have not been painting ,I just need to get myself organized with  all this .
 My daughter in law had arranged this lovely bouquet of flowers from her garden, I just had to paint it ! but now i would like to find a home for this framed under glass painting. if you are interested email me 
$450.00 +shipping  a lovely present for someone! Collect Originals !

Monday, June 01, 2015

Plein air retreat in Maine

 10x10 pastel" The point" ©2015
I just came back from Ireland  about 10 days ago and barely home I was off to a Pastel painters of Maine retreat, my yearly Spring one! We had a great week end painting with beautiful weather ,It was also very nice to see friends you have painted with for many years. Here is one of the scene I did ,the true color of the painting is the one on the easel ,just wanted to show you the scene outside .This painting is available ,just email me

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!