Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunset commission

A triptych in acrylic
3 18x24 
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey  sold
This was a commission done from a client 's photograph, I truly enjoyed the process because it was the most beautiful scene to paint in a triptych style .

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rooster with a good attitude !

Pastel 9x12
© Nita Leger Casey sold
I named him a rooster with a good attitude! because he is one of the few I know who is very nice , I can walk in front of him and not worry about my leg being attack , he is my neighbor's rooster and he comes and visit often. Today I was sitting on my deck cleaning my pastel box when I decided to paint him,  I have painted him before in a smaller format .
I really need to get back in my routine of daily painting , but I have enjoyed the summer doing other things, Life is too short not to enjoy this beautiful month of August.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Big bundle of love

pastel 19x24
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
After working on a commission all week at my studio that I cannot post yet because it is a surprise for someone who might see my blog. I was so dying to do this dog portrait, it had been on my list for awhile, this bundle who is 150 pounds is my grand dog Bradley, a Bernese mountain dog . I want to use him as an example for possible commission in the future, and before open studio in the fall. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The wedding flowers

Watercolor 11x14
©2013 Nita Leger Casey  sold
My husband and I just attended a beautiful wedding ,my best friend's daughter just got married at this very nice resort in Massachusetts , the scene was spectacular!  the table where decorated with these beautiful arrangements, at the end of the reception the person  at each table who had the closest birthday got to take it home, I was the one ! This morning I made my priority to capture part of it on paper before they dyed , I choose watercolor to do it in a very loose style .The bride will get it when she returns from her honeymoon!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Humming bird flowers

(C) 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I love this time of year at the pond where these beautiful bright red flowers grow at the edge of the pond , the Humming birds loved them! it's actually really called, Cardinal flowers,I imagine for it's bright red color ! Wild flowers are amazing ,so much beauty.
After a week at the pond and doing a lot of cleaning around the cabin I did take a break to paint the scene .The pastels stay in the back of my car so it's easy to take a quick break and paint something, that is our view that we have loved for over 30 years , I have painted this view so may times ,it always looks different. going home tomorrow I must get back to my studio at least for a few days, the Summer is so short , I am trying to enjoy every minute of it!
If you see any paintings in my blog that you are interested, please Email me    

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Maine coastal rocks

Miniature acrylic
(c)2013, Nita Leger Casey
Playing around with texture, after seeing my friend Colleen do some last week , I though I would try it surely worked well with rocks and water as this scene, so many ideas so little time! These miniatures  are very affordable , at $25.00 just email me for details ,

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Bailey's lobster boat

Miniature  colored pencil
2,5x3,5 ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
While in Maine after a day of painting or touring I would work on a miniature with colored pencil, they were kind of fun to do. The colored pencil gives it a different feeling . This boat is always there after a day's lobster catch, I like to see  the fisherman's come back in their dory with lots of lobster boxes, they don't have time to talk much as they must  bring it quicky to the fish market.
Nothing is better than a Maine lobster!
this miniature is available, just email me for details .