Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pen and Ink sketch at Ocean Breeze

 8x10 sketch ,pen and ink (c) 2011 Nita Leger Casey
Here is another sketch done this summer before I painted a Pastel version of this scene ,yesterday it was a pencil one , I just taught I would show some of my process before painting some of my work , of course being a  very impatient person  I don't always do that and go right to the paint brush., this was the front porch where we were staying this summer ,a wonderful view on to a bay called Bailey's mistake  on the Bay of Fundy . Some great work happened right there on that table  when you have 8 artists painting away !lots of fun ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

sketch of view from the studio

Not much time to paint the last few days with the preparation of the Lowell open studios , a city wide event  for two days, hope the weather will be in our favor , not too hot and not raining , the fall has come fast in Massachusetts , the colors have not changed that much but the leaves are falling already, .I do love fall with all it's  activities , apple picking ,corn maize, fairs art shows etc...
I posted this small sketch to show it is always a good idea to do before you do a painting and work on the composition,drawn anytime free time you have ,it is a good practice !
Tomorrow I will be hanging paintings for the show !

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back street of Lubec

Watercolor 22x28 (C) Nita Leger Casey 

This is a painting I painted on location a few year back , a place I go every summer to paint and enjoy every minute of it.
It is always nice to record some of these scenes as they are always changing ,one of the houses have been demolished the year after I painted this, If you have a street or town you would like to be painted to remember the was it was , email me I might be able to just do that , painting a memory to keep ! this painting was sold to a collector in NY.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Walking the dog

Walking the dog in Portsmouth
Watercolor 5x7  (c) by Nita Leger Casey.
I was off line for a few days with no Internet second time this month, I think Charter  finely fixed the problem after three visits of repairman , wish people would know how to do their job!
I have been doing a lot of preparation for our open studio ,framing ,printing etc... so this is a re post of a painting done in the same town as the previous painting , It would make a nice present for someone who walks their dog in town .
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter .net

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Somewhere in Portsmouth

Watercolor 6x8
(c) 2011 
Nita Leger Casey
A painting I had on my drawing board for a while and decided to finish it , sometimes things gets to be put back in the back burner and you never know when you get to it !so many things to do at times.
I really wanted to make this street scene very sunny and I think I have achieved my goals .   
Well today I had a nice time with my friends who are all artists , some of them I have known for 30 years when they was only a few of us artists around the area .
This painting is for sale ,email me 
$120.00 matted

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rooster #3

Watercolor on antique cook book page
(c) 2011 Nita Leger Casey
What a dreary day today ! cold and raining ,sure was not expecting this . At least I managed to find some time to paint . The Nashua Artists Breakfast club tomorrow and my very good friend Margrit is coming up from the Cape, an artist herself we will have a lot to catch up from the Art world .

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rooster #2

Rooster #2 on Antique cook book page
Watercolor 5x7
Nita Leger Casey
What a beautiful September day today ! had a very nice day with my two friends Paula and Peggy, dropped off a couple paintings for the Beaver Brook art show in Hollis .
 The Lowell open studios is only two weeks away ,so lots of framing to do and look after the finer details of having  an open Studios . Save the date October 1&2 .Saturday and Sunday , so much Art to see in Lowell , you will be surprised !
 I probably will frame a few of my roosters .

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rooster on Antique French cook book

Rooster on Antique French cook book
watercolor 5x7 (c)2011
Nita Leger Casey
I have been painting chickens on these antique book pages and having fun with it, they would look nice framed for a kitchen. I am at my son's house posting on this blog, we have been without the Internet for a week ,the repairman coming tomorrow morning , I have missed my computer so much ,we are so dependent on it.Thank god i do have a droid so at least i can see my emails .

Monday, September 12, 2011

White horse

commission miniature 2,5x3,5 copyrighted 2011
working on miniatures in oil ,this horse was at the farm where I paint in the summer .
It sure was a beautiful day in Maine today, perfect day for me and tonight the moon is out and just beautiful !
this painting is sold ,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The small cottage by the sea

Watercolor 5x7
copyrighted 2011
Nita Leger Casey
This was in my sketchbook,but never finished it, I took the time today to do just that!
I just love these little places on the coast of Maine!
email me if you are interested.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Boston 's Back bay
Watercolor 6x8 (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another watercolor who needs a home , if you are from Boston or you have come to study here at one time ,this might be a reminder how beautiful the city is ,full of interesting architecture that makes the Back Bay a wonderful place to visit and live.
Email me This original is only $100.00 matted

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

"Somewhere on Cape Ann "
watercolor 6x8 (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I took a break from painting for a few days ,with the open studio and long week end , so I decided to post something I painted a year ago , I would love for someone to buy it .
It is so New England! if you are familiar with the area .
Sure would add to any collection of small watercolors .
email me for information or make a reasonable offer .

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Keelin picking flowers
Watercolor (C) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
This is Granddaughter # 2 who was my model this time, I visited her in South Carolina in the spring when the Daffodils had just come out , we all went to pick some at a farm ,what a perfect time to take photos of this special moment , and work the scene as a watercolor.
Today has been a long day! we had open Studio all day ,not that many came ,they must of all went to the beach today , it sure was a hot day , beautiful end of the summer !
Happy Labor day week end to all !

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Grandpa and his little boy   sold
commission watercolor painting ,11x14 (C)2011
Nita Leger Casey
This was a job I did at the beginning of the summer , it was a real Norman Rockwell scene right here in Pepperell , the mom of the little boy gave it to the Grandfather as a present .
Tomorrow I will be gallery sitting again at the loading dock art gallery and Saturday it will be open studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell noon to 5pm . if you want to explore this huge old mill full of artists ,this is your chance .