Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Fury" challenge ,copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
5x7 oil on board
Most of you have seen my architecture, still life , landscapes , but do rarely an abstract , so it's out of the box ! I actually had five minutes of fun doing it .
I think spring is here , I started cleaning the yard today , my flowers are coming out , life is good...

Monday, March 30, 2009

"Flag day" , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
acrylic on clay board 11x14
I have been out of sync these days , I was involved with the art show ,witch was wonderful , at the same time my husband's surgery, and he is now recuperating fine, also finished some small commissions , my painting time has been rushed to say the least .I also want to start a new series , but it will have to wait , tomorrow we have a theme on Daily Painters , so today I am posting a piece I did on location in Maine a while back ,painting on clay board gives you a different affect , it almost look like watercolors , I used very thin layers of acrylics for this affect.
it is actually a wonderful painting if you love Maine ,you will like this one . Email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Irish tea pot" , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
6x6 oil on stretch canvas
For the next few weeks on Mondays I will have a painting on Sale.
The Show opening in Jaffrey went beautifully , the exhibit is really nice, 23 professionals artists having their own mini show in all medium, the show is up for the month until April 25 th , if you are in this area ,stop by and see it!
This painting would make an excellent gift for a Mom that likes art , Mother's day is coming!
email me if you are interested , nlcasey@charter.net .

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Breakfast Club , copyrighted 2009
oil in board , 5x7
Tomorrow , we are having the opening of our Spring show in Jaffrey Civic center in NH .The group was started almost twenty years ago, a couple artists going out for breakfast , it grew soon after as a networking group of professional artists in the Nashua area , we meet every Wednesday at the Borders book store cafe and share ideas , no one is really in charge , but I must say a couple of us are the anchor of the group never missing a Wednesday unless we are out of town , our group was written about in the watercolor magazine in the late ninety's , it really has been a nice group,supporting each other as Artists , we all get along , a lot of us come from different parts of the world , We are all serious artists .
If you happen to live in the area , please be sure to visit the show at the Civic art Center in Jaffrey ,NH , opens tomorrow night until April 25, over 125 paintings to see
I painted this for our invitation , showing the red cup Border's has and looking at art collector magazine .

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

White wash ,copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
large Watercolor 20x27
One day I was visiting a friend at this small camp site in Maine, where they also had small cabins to rent , the owner just had finish the morning wash , how often do you see this these days ?I was really trilled to have captured that moment in time, all my paintings are originals and all my referenced if not painting plein air painting have been calculated with my camera first. I thrive on my finding driving the back roads of New England . this is a larger painting , inquire about the price by emailing me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, March 23, 2009

Washing day at the cottage , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 4x7
Another sketch from my collection of summer quick sketches on location , I always like to work a small one before attacking a larger view, I can work out my composition or problems with colors , actually when I was done with this larger one , it completely looked different , it is sort of a warm up ,with watercolor you want to be sure , oils I just wipe out . This week being very busy , I am posting these little gems from my sketches .

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Maine's clothes dryer ,copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
4x7 watercolor sold
I had a busy week end with art show preparations for the breakfast club , openings of the NH pastel show , and looks like this next week will be the same , hanging the show , and opening on Friday or what they call it in France a Vernisage , so here is a sketch of a possible painting in the future.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Wash , copyrighted Nita Leger Casey
Large watercolor 15x21
Spring is here , I think! I know in other parts of the country it's been nice for awhile , but here in Massachusetts we must wait a bit longer . This scene of fresh laundry on a porch made me put the brakes on my car to take a photo and later do a watercolor of it , most places you don't see this scene , but in Maine it is an everyday thing , and who does not like the smell of fresh laundry ? email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, March 16, 2009

This old maple tree, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
Large watercolor on board 19x24
matted to 25x30
New England has very old trees , lots of them are maples , this one was probably planted when the house was build in the late 1800 , or early 1900 , this one also has a maple syrup bucket and a swing on it . I found this house in NH a few towns over from where I live . This painting was part of my collection , but I decided to put it for sale , so let me know if you are interested in this large watercolor that depict the season right now , March! nlcasey@charter.net.
make me reasonable offer , but don't forget it's a larger one .

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Twin sugar maples , copyrighted 2009
Pastel on board 5x7
My subject are all around me when you live in New England , few days ago a sugar maple farmer taped the trees right across the street from my house , they belong to the town , I actually have some huge maples in my yard also . I love to see the buckets every springs , you need warm days and cold night to get the best maple syrup , some area they have gone modern and simplify the process , they have this blue tubing going from tree to tree and to a big plastic barrel , it's just not the same ! I will need to catch the farmer picking up his buckets to take a picture of him . After you have had the real maple syrup , you would have a hard time going with that commercial stuff. Email me nlcasey@charter.net if you are interested , $ 99.00

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Chickens are out after a long winter , as you see ,we still have a little snow on the ground . I know some people follow my chicken stories ,they have been my models in some of my paintings
My big rooster George just gave me an attitude and started a little fight with me after I let them have the run of the yard , he thinks he is the boss , anyway I won !
The last few days I have posted on my other blog , the back roads of France , trying to keep the french paintings together . check it out , http://www.NitaLegerCasey.blogspot.com
or click on the french window on the right side .

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Irish baby lamb , copyrighted 2009
Miniature watercolor aceo
How cute is a baby lamb? to me they are adorable , I have said before if you visit Ireland they are everywhere. This is also a miniature, great for a beginner collector , start small and keep collecting your favorites , lambs, sheep are always been well represented in the art world . Good time to invest in art now ! My work is totally original , I travel to many places to capture my scenes . the aceo comes on a card , later can be framed . email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, March 09, 2009

Miniature tea pot, as an original special card ,with story of aceo, copyrighted 2009
Irish tea pot , copyrighted 2009
miniature watercolor 2,5x3,5

I was working a commission today and only had time to do a mini , they are actually fun to do .we stayed in a bed and breakfast in Ireland a few years back , and I had taken a photo of this small tea pot and I just found it again , I also collect tea pots , but last year I remodeled my kitchen and I put the tea pots away , my decor had changed! but I do love them , I have to figured out a way to get them back in my kitchen .
my miniature are a perfect present for someone , it comes with a lovely card and history of the aceo , they are $25.00 , email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Flowers and lace , copyrighted 2008, Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 6x8
Designing greeting cards is also something I do , this was a original watercolor that was submitted last year to the company I free lance with , but not chosen , I work from life and set up these still life arrangements when flowers are in bloom .
I can wait for the spring flowers to come , today I did a bit of racking to clean my flower garden and I could see some picking out .
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Blue bird and flowers, copyrighted 2008 Nita Leger Casey
9x12 oil on linen
This week my painting time was taken over with family obligations , so i am posting a piece I painted last year , reminds me that Spring will come soon , today it was a beautiful spring day ,we lost lots of snow ,now will come the clean up of the yard .
This is a very elegant painting would look good in any decor .
email me if interested , a special at $200.00 ,

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Dingle Peninsula ,copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
oil on canvas , 6x6
Just another painting of Ireland , as we are getting close to St Patrick day , where everyone is Irish in the US , Well I do have my Patrick , he was born two days after St Patrick day 34 years ago , I always like the name even growing up in France , of course I say Patrick with a French accent , it was always a joke with his Friends . This scene is on the Dingle Peninsula in the southern part of Ireland , where they speak Gaelic still.
enjoy my memories of Ireland !
Email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Maine Summer cottage ,copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
oil on canvas 8x10

I keep thinking that spring will be here soon , so I wanted to post something uplifting today, If you live in the East Coast ,you know what I mean ? we have not seen the ground since November We had our breakfast club today , all the artists are exited with Spring Exhibit we are having at the end of the month, everyone was coming out of hibernation today and making plans for new paintings spots ,workshops, retreats and get together , it was exiting!
Just want to remind you ,I do take commissions of houses ,cottages, summer camps etc... email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fishing boat reflection , copyrighted , Nita Leger Casey
16x20 watercolor
Reflection to be the challenge for March , it will be interesting to see all the different reflections on DailyPainters today , this is a busy time for me trying to get my taxes done , getting ready for a couple of exhibits, one pastel show ,one group show , cleaning the gallery ,I would like to take all the paintings down and paint the walls a different color , a big job ahead of me !
I also want to do a book ,and I am having a hard time finding the time to do it all . Oh well, that's life !
this painting is a larger watercolor a special today at $200.00 , it would make a nice present for a fisherman . email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Kerry Irish lambs, copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
6x6 oil on canvas
Think Spring lambs , and how cute they are ! well if you have traveled to Ireland in the Spring these little guys are everywhere , specially on the ring of Kerry , they will be on the fields ,on the roads ,and stop the traffic and big tourist buses , it is actually very nice to see the low pace of life.
We are in for a long night of snow all along the East coast ,winter is not leaving yet.tomorrow will be a good day to clean the studio and paint .
this little painting would make a nice present for someone who has some Irish roots .
$ 99.00, + shipping ,comes with small easel to display , all sides are painted the framing is optional .
email me nlcasey@charter.net