Tuesday, August 30, 2011

miniature 2,5x3,5 (C) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Summer is almost ending , a routine of going to the studio will be the norm,I went today did a little cleaning as we have open studio this Saturday , noon to 5 PM . I visited with a few friends who are also getting ready for Saturday.
this is another one of a miniature order for one of my collector , the Internet still acting up with all the repairs that needed to be done after the storm , so I am making this short .

Monday, August 29, 2011

"Proud Rooster "
oil miniature ,2,5x3,5 copyrighted 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Well we have escaped the worst of Irene with some broken branches and a broken dead tree, lots of debris ,but never lost power ,only a flicker. I feel bad for the rest of some New England towns who are flooded and have no power, weather sure can be strange at times . For the next few days I will be posting some miniatures , part of an order for a collector , he loves birds ,cats dogs etc.. so I think I will be doing a few of them. I do take orders for miniatures if you are ever interested , they are $25.00

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pemaquid Bell tower
Plein air pastel 11x14 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Painted this plein air back in June with the Pastel Painters of Maine , the photo of me painting on my blog is what I was doing , the bell tower of the light house . I had my relatives from France with me at the time , they had fun tagging along with me painting the coast of Maine .Today the poor coast all way down the East coast is being battered by Irene as we speak ,hope everyone will be safe .
this painting is available $$250.00 matted ,email me nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Country store
watercolor 5x7 (C)2010
Nita Leger Casey Sold
This painting was done last summer in the village of Hollis NH, I always liked this one and was hoping to find a home for it , at the moment I am working on different project and some commissions , also getting ready for open Studio next week end , too busy at times !
this is an original painting. available @ $95.00 matted , email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Picking blueberries "
Watercolor 8x10 copyrighted by
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another painting I painted when my two Granddaughters went blueberry picking with me in Maine , what fun it was ! now one is off to College and one is a Junior at an Art school for theater . At least I captured some very special moments in their lives as cousins. I taught I would share this with you .
By the way it's blueberry time in Maine , so delicious !

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Watercolor copyrighted by
Nita Leger Casey
I did not have the chance to work on something today , lots of cleaning needed to be done around the house , I taught it would be fun to post a younger version of my granddaughter
in her Easter Sunday dress with basket in hand not a cell phone ! She is now heading for college . If you are an artist and have grand kids paint them now , the years just fly by,
have fun !

Friday, August 19, 2011

Must have my cell phone ! sold
watercolor (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
I was gallery sitting today, so while waiting for some customers, I worked on something I wanted to do for a longtime , my grand daughter in her beautiful prom dress with her cell phone in hand ,I think it is attached to her hand but then again I have become the same way with my own phone, what did we do some years back ? We really are slaves to the new technology around us and it is here to stay !
Anyway I did have fun painting her in a loose style ,her dress was beautiful and her date was handsome. I am blessed with two beautiful Granddaughters !

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laundry out on the porch

Oil on copper,6x6 (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey

In a rainy day , what do you do ? well ,laundry and hang it out on the porch! this is what I did today ,well painted today. when the rain stopped I took a few walks with Clancy ,picked fresh berries and enjoyed the woods of Maine , by the end of the day it cleared up and went for a Kayak ride on the pond .

Going home tomorrow ,I must gallery sit on Friday at Western Avenue studios .

this painting is available ,email me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lubec cottage #3

Oil on copper (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey
The weather was a bit on the rainy side today so I painted from a photo of a cottage that I have painted before I have been going to Lubec for so long , I remember the first time I painted this one it was blue , right now it actually needs a little love ,I am sure someone will take care of it again , in the meantime if you want to buy this painting it is for sale ,email me nlcasey@charter.net

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Pink Victorian House

6x6 oil on Copper (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey
On my travel ,I always look for unusual homes, this one was one of them, it was on our drive to Lubec on route 1 , when all my friends said , did you see that purple house ? for some reason I had missed it, but I didn't on the way home , it made me stop right on my tracks . I took a few photos, So this is what I painted today , I think an artist must lives in this one .

this painting is for sale email me nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, August 12, 2011

The view #3

oil on copper 6x6 (c)2011

Nita Leger Casey
Arrived in time to paint the view , I have been wanting to paint on copper , I did a bunch of them earlier in the year and do like this style , and again another experiment on different surface.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Maine rocky coast

watercolor on Youpo paper11x14 (C) 2011

Nita Leger Casey

A fun night of painting at our recent retreat , we all worked on Youpo paper that Paula had brought , it was fun and fast ,we all painted something different , with this paper you never know what the result with be ,it can be control or just let the work of blending go whatever it wants to go.

It's nice to try different things and expend your knowledge of art material .

anyone interested in this painting email me nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crushing waves at Pemaquid
pastel 11x14 (C) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
A pastel done on location at one of my Pemaquid Plein air painting trip . This painting is looking to be loved by a collector , someone who loves the ocean and the sound of crushing waves . Matted ready to be framed in a 16x20 frame.
email me nlcasey@charter.net $250.00

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The path #3
mixed media Acrylic and pastel 8x10 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
In my travels I always look at paths mostly when the light hits them with long shadows, I have painted this one many times a different times of the year and seasons , this path was on my walk when I used to visit my mother in France , it has been a long time since I have been there and have missed it , this was done in acrylic first with a touch of pastel .
this painting is available , email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Big sky #3

Watercolor 5x10 (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey
I could paint this scene over and over and it would never be the same ,this day I was loving the big clouds over the mountain ,I have captured so many different lights and moods over that pond, such of a peaceful place to be !I feel blessed to have my little very modest cabin looking at this view.

This painting is available ,just email me nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, August 05, 2011

Morning Landscape
5x7 Watercolor (C) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Morning watercolor from my recent retreat in Lubec. I just got back from the cabin in Maine with more beautiful scenes I would like to do, but tomorrow I must go to the studio for the first Saturday of the month open studio , I am looking for it as I have neglected quality time there , I think I need a clone of myself , I want to be in Maine most of the summer but then again my poor studio is there empty , so tomorrow it you are in the area come and visit . I will be there !
This painting is available Email me nlcasey@charter.net
Open studio at Western Avenue Studios ,in Lowell Ma noon to 5 PM

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Big sky #2
Watercolor 5x10 (c)2011
Nita Leger Casey
Just went out about an hour ago to paint this ,the sun was going down fast with big clouds in the sky , they were there actually all day between rain showers ,I really would like to do a big sky series in pastel , this will be a nice study for it .Another project in my mind, hope I get to all of them some day .
Today I had lunch with two very good friends in Farmington, with a little fun shopping , it was a good day ! tomorrow I am thinking of going wild blueberry picking .
enjoy my paintings , they are all for sale! email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Lubec sail boat

watercolor 5x10 (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey

In the small Lubec harbor you never know what boat you will see ,from lobster boats small fishing boats , sailboats etc... this one caught my eye in this warm day in July.

a perfect present for a Dad or a husband , always nice to start or add to a collection with a small original

email me if you are interested