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  

Monday, January 18, 2016

House portrait

A house by the lake! watercolor
 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
This house was  commissioned for a present for someone. It always makes a great present, where memories are made! This was done for Christmas ,but I am just getting around to post it!
email me if you are ever interested on a similar gift.
Always email me for details.
nlcasey@charter.net 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Maine Summer

Maine Summer ,©2016,
Nita Leger Casey
A few summers ago I visited Scootic National park on my way home from Lubec ,it was so beautiful! I wanted to go back, but didn't, so many places to go and so little time. I did take lots of photos of the coast and this pastel is from one of my photos .This is small one 5x7. it gives me a chance to see if I want to do it larger.
This painting is available just email me nlcasey@charter.net  ‪#‎ScooticNationalparks‬ ‪#‎NitalegerCasey‬ ‪#‎Westeravenuestudios‬ ‪#‎pastelpaintersofMaine‬

Monday, January 11, 2016

Maine Rocks.

Just a little bit of Maine rocks . ©2016 Nita Leger Casey .
I had a pastel board with a no so good painting from a couple years ago, so I decided to add some texture to it with some Gesso and grounds for pastel, when it dried I could see rocks. Being so familiar with those rocks ,that is what I painted !
 Also today I started a larger painting at my Atelier, a full  pastel sheet of a house I have admired for years in Pemaquid , exited to go back tomorrow and finish it .
This 5x7 is available , just email me nlcasey@charter.net
 ‪#‎Mainerocks‬ ‪#‎pastelpaintersofMaine‬ ‪#‎Westernavenuestudios‬ ‪#‎Nitalegercasey‬

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hollis Motif # 2

Hollis Motif #2,Pastel ©2016 Nita Leger Casey. This old ice house or  now an  Apple shed ? it is about 5 miles from my house, and probably am the only local artist who never had painted this scene, it is a very popular one ! it sit on top of a hill in a Apple orchard.
 I am truly lucky to live in a beautiful part of New England ! except today, it is raining on a winter day and a dreary Sunday! but will take it for now last year we had 9 feet of snow! this pastel is available, email me  at : nlcasey@charter.net 
  #HollisNewHampshire #pastel #Westernavenuestudios #NitaLegerCasey

Friday, January 08, 2016

Mount Lafayette

Mount Lafayette,NH 
 Pastel  5x7©2016 Nita Leger Casey .
 About five years ago I went painting with a group, it was called Snow Camp ! Stapelton Kearns was our teacher, and believe me it was cold 14 below 0, I did couple oils from that location on Sugar Hill. It was great fun and a big challenge not to freeze to death! So this morning I was looking at the painting that was done on location and decided to paint it again ,in a small format and different medium. When I came back, I remember everyone saying did you paint freeze? FYI oil paint does not freeze!
 ‪#‎sugarhill‬ ‪#‎Newhampshire‬ ‪#‎Nitalegercasey‬ ‪#‎Westernavenuestudios‬ ‪#‎pastelpainters‬. this painting is available email me nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Small NH pond

Original  Pastel 5x7 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
A small pond from our Sunday drives to New Hampshire. I am In the pastel mode right now at the Atelier, after cleaning my box of Pastels. Painting small works post card size for the beginner collector, a great way to collect originals! The Studios are open every first Saturday of the month. Come by and see all the artists! if you are interested email me ,
nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Early morning fog

"Early morning fog" pastel 5x7  ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I worked from a photo I took a few years ago, my friend and I had gone to Keene,NH early in the morning when we came upon this fog lifting from a bog. The best time to take really nice photos is early in the morning and at sun down with it's long shadows . I have so many reference photos to work from because I believe what ever I paint, I must have experienced that scene with my own eyes, and that is what I feel it's an original for me. This painting is available .
Email me nlcasey@charter.net
$100.00 matted to an 8x10, ready to put in a frame and free shipping in the US

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Winter Stream

Winter Stream ,original pastel 5x7 on board ,©2016
Nita Leger Casey
  I went to my Atelier today, just to get back in the routine after the Holidays, it's like you forget what project you were working on! so decided to start cleaning my pastel with some cornmeal, it works like a charm!   I had these beautiful colors cleaned and I looked around at an oil I had painted on location before, then I decided I would do it in Pastel, I was happy with the result! 
this painting is available email me,   nlcasey@charter.net
A great little gem for a collector ! $100. free shipping in the US

Monday, January 04, 2016

Red Roof house on a sunny day

Red roof house on a sunny day" ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I am fascinated with this house, the way it sits on it's own little island in the Middle of the road on Hills Beach,on the coast of Maine. I painted a winter scene earlier this year ! as you know I love architecture and I am always attracted to houses . I wonder if that is a Maladie ?  Hillsbeach‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎Biddeford‬
email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net 

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Cape Porpoise, Maine

Original watercolor, Postcard size  5x7 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
Here is my second small painting of the year, my husband and I drove there to this cute Village  the week before Christmas. Cape Porpoise is located On route 9 pass Kennebunkport , I think it is part of the town. I  have always liked this small village with a couple restaurants and Galleries. I decided to do it in watercolor, for the past year I have neglected my watercolors, I have used it but mostly for commission work where I do a lot of details ,but my goal is to stay loose for these small post card size. email me if you are interested , nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, January 01, 2016

Hills Beach marsh,Maine

Happy New year to all my wonderful followers and collectors! To start the new year, 
I am challenging myself to do a painting most days in January, they are small works ! perfect for the beginner collector.     email me nlcasey@charter.net
" Hills Beach marsh " pastel 5x7 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
‪#‎hillsbeach‬ ‪#‎Maine‬ ‪#‎Biddefordpool‬ ‪#‎CoastofMaine‬

Monday, December 28, 2015

House portrait

Watercolor of a commissioned House portrait in New England
©2015 by Nita Leger Casey
Now that Christmas is over, I am posting a few homes I had to do in December. This one was a beautiful home with a late fall landscape and nice late sun light, I had fun doing it, the owner has  been in the house for thirty years, so if she ever decides to move she always will have her memories of her beautiful home, The owner was happy when she picked it up !  It was time for me to relax! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Moon

5x7 original  pastel
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 I was looking through some older paintings and this one just hit me, because I  had just gone  outside with the dog and just saw the moon , except we have no snow,  9:30 at night, it's 51 degrees,and this is New England !  I remember when I painted this, I took an old farm house from a summer scene and created a winter one. It is available if you are interested  at nlcasey@charter.net 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A little Wintah

watercolor sketch 5x7,
©2015
Nita Leger Casey
I was just thinking about Wintah like they say in New England, well it has not arrived yet! I am not complaining, I am sure it will come, today was a raw rainy day, sometimes a snow storm feels warmer. So I was sitting at my drawing table just thinking about sketching a quick little snow scene, when I was teaching kids ,this one was one of their favorite to do.
Very simple!
available, email me nlcasey@charter.net