Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Blue cottage on Hills Beach,Maine

The Blue Cottage on Hills Beach . ©2017
Nita Leger Casey 
Watercolor 16x20
 After spending a few days in this beautiful little community  called Hills Beach,in Bidderford,Maine.  I feel in love with a few cottages, as you know my favorite subject to paint, I am always  looking at architecture no matter where I go!
email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sketch book painting at Bidderford Pool.Maine

Bidderford Pool
watercolor
,©2017
Another small sketch from my Maine trip to the coast ! It was a perfect day to sit in the park by the small harbor  and paint Plein Air! It is very relaxing , four of us painted there and all came with a different scene. #loveMaine  #thewaylifeshouldbe #NitaLegerCasey

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Watercolor sketching in Hills Beach Maine

Watercolor sketching
in Hills beach ,Maine
©2017
Yes I did go to the Maine coast for a few days with my artist friends, I had a great time and did a lot of sketching in my book, some I would like to paint them again in a larger format, more to come....      

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sketch of a cottage by the sea.

From my sketchbook! ©2017
 I was away this past week working on a project in Maine, I stopped by the beach on my way home and sketched this little cottage by the sea in Hills Beach in Bidderford. Really love that area and planing to go back during the week and do more painting ,so this is a preview !

Thursday, June 01, 2017

St James ,West Groton ,MA

 Original watercolor 
  St James
 6x8 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
 An old stone Church  in a small village in New England !  from what I  hear was build by Irish emigrants, I have grown to love this little church part of my parish . Our priest was being transferred and I  wanted to give him a print of it at his going away dinner last month.  The original is available email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

East Point Sanctuary, Bidderford Pool,Maine

Bidderford Pool, Maine
watercolor 6x8
 by Nita Leger Casey
©2017
 I have been away in Maine, took a break from painting and worked on some other craft  like Quilting !
 But on my way back I stopped  to visit my children on the coast, I took a nice walk in this sanctuary with my daughter in law , just love the rocky coast of Maine.
 This painting is available email me,
 nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fire Weeds and cottage

 Original pastel, 11x14
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Thinking about Maine right now, the place I love to paint ! looking through some past work, I Always loved this cottage that I painted one summer in the small village of Cutler , I still have it and wish it would find a home. So many cottages on the coast of Maine,  some are loved and some are not, but I always find the beauty on all of them . 
email me if you are interested
nlcasey@charter.net 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wash day

Pastel 8x10
©2011 Nita Leger Casey
Mother's day in a couple days!  This painting always reminded me of the old days when all the moms use to hang all the laundry out , it would come back in the house smelling so nice and fresh!  I still hang on a nice day, I painted this a few years back while I was painting with some friends and one artist  did her laundry ,I went out there with my easel in the yard to capture this scene. This painting is available. It would make a great decor for a Laundry room.
Email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Hills Beach

Hills Beach ,Maine  sold
11x14  pastel ©2017 Nita Leger Casey 
This was a commission painting for someone who loves their path to their beach !
This was captured the day I went there, but this scene changes daily, different sky, different colors of the grass and how wild the ocean can get. A beautiful place!
If you are interested to have your own beach done, let me know!
email me nlcasey@charter.net

 

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Spring is here !

Spring is here !
mini pastel 3x5
©2017
Couple days ago , I just looked out of my window and Spring had arrived! here in New England it's a bit slower then the rest of the country, I was exited to see some pretty flowers just pupping out everywhere, so i just wanted  to capture it, as we know it is short lived .I  didn't have a lot time so decided on a mini , they are always good for beginner collectors . This little one is available .
Just email me nlcasey@charter.net      

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Flowers for Mom

Watercolor 11x14 
©2017
 Mother's day is coming, sometimes Mom's like to receive a bouquet that last for that special  occasion a nice watercolor would do the trick!
$150.00 mated 
email me nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Marguerite

Marguerite
Watercolor 6x8
©2017
I started my day with good intentions of cleaning my studio, and came to a pencil sketch of this cow that I had started over a year ago, well! the cleaning stopped and I quickly started to paint, last week I received a new set of watercolors from Russia ,called White Nights , perfect time to try! one of my friend said I should call her Marguerite, popular name in France for a cow!
this watercolor is available,
email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

First sign of Spring

pastel 9x12
© 2017 Nita Leger Casey
The magical time of Spring when all the dormant wild flowers show their  little faces in the woods.  How beautiful is that ?  This painting was done at a friend 's house last year . It is available matted ready to be shipped for someone. Email me  nlcasey@charter.net
$100.00  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Prat Falls

Pastel 8x10
Prat falls,©2017
Nita Leger Casey
It was such a beautiful today in Massachusetts after a long winter, it was also Patriots day and Marathon day in Boston. But my friends and I headed to the woods to do some Plein air painting ,this little spot couple towns over was the perfect spot for it with the sound of the water rushing through was totally relaxing for a few hours. this is available , email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net  

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Maine Lighhouse

Pemaquid 
Miniature 4x5
pastel ©2016
This small painting has been one of my favorite, because I captured the atmospheric feeling  that I wanted  in a 4x5. I have been there so many times when the sunset is going down and it is just beautiful!
Happy Easter everyone!
this mini is available ,email me :
nlcasey@charter.net   

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nice Sunset!

Pastel 5x7
©2017
Who does not like a Sunset? most night we have a beautiful ones, I sometimes want to have my paper ready so i can capture the best of it ,but it goes so fast! but I did this small one .
that is why I love pastels for that reason ,
 email me  nlcasey@charter.net
this one is $100.00 free shipping 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ice out #2

Ice out #2 sold
Pastel 6x8 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey 
Decided to do another scene of my Sunday drive, the ice going out is always nice with these strong colors and  perfect for a pastel, I did it early this morning before I get carried away with the endless list of chores I have to do. It was a beautiful day today, like 85 degrees, last week we had a foot of snow.
this painting is available ,email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ice out

Pastel " Ice out "
6x8  ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Keeping the tradition of a Sunday drive just my dog and I and thinking about my Tim. Living in New England , I never run out of ideas of where to go on a Sunday, we have beautiful landscapes all around us, the ice is going out on all the ponds ,so that was our destination for the day !    this painting is available.
 email me : nlcasey@charter.net     

Saturday, April 08, 2017

A Low country fixeruper

Watercolor 5x7
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Cottages comes in all shapes, some nicer then other, but I always see the beauty of a structure and  think of the lives who have lived there. Sometimes I go back to that same place and it is gone ,they have replaced it with big house,and feel sad ! This scene  of a cottage and Spanish Moss was in a small town called Bluffton SC, I couldn't find that little cottage again !  
it is available $100.00 matted and shipped ,email me: nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Summer cottage

pastel 6x8
Summer Cottage ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Raining most of the day made me paint something to be happy, like thinking of a cottage in Maine that I painted before in a watercolor, but decided to do a pastel this time. It was just enough time to be in my studio and then have lunch with a few friends, made the day go fast!
this painting is available ,if you are interested ,
email me nlcasey@charter.net
$100.00

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Winter stream 2

5x7 pastel on board
 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
Winter is over almost everywhere, but here in New England we still have snow as some places, soon to gone if I listen to the weather channel. Warmer weather is suppose to be coming!   this little scene is from a conservation land not too far from my house , where I have painted many scenes .
 email me if you are interested.
 nlcasey@charter.net
  

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Good Harbor beach

Watercolor commission 11x14 ©2017
This is my latest commission  of a New England beach, the client wanted a scene where she use to take her children ,so for her it was to bring back memories to her house ! I had painted this scene  a few years back after visiting this beautiful beach on the coast of Massachusetts .
This painting is sold !

Monday, April 03, 2017

Sunset on Gilman Pond

Original oil on paper
5x7 ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
This is the fourth one of the oils on paper  I painted last summer, they actually all have a deckle edges, this scene is from my pond in Maine, but it could be from many ponds or lakes in New England with a mountain view. These small paintings are great for the new collector who want to start slow, and keep adding small pieces of original art ,   It is available $100.00 email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Winter magic

Winter magic
oil on paper 
5x7©2017
 Nita Leger Casey
Well today my world in New England looked liked this all day! an April fools day snow storm ! I actually painted this last fall ,but surely appropriate for today ! we had open studios at my Mill and I was not able to get out of my driveway ,snowed most of the day. This painting is available, email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net   

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Evening sky

5x7 oil on paper   sold
©2017
Nita Leger Casey 
 Here is another oil on paper I painted last summer, in our small town where I have a Cabin in the Western Mountains of Maine looking at Sugarloaf at a distance.This is making me wanting to get back to the oils ,but life gets in a way at time and I get distracted of the things I really want to do!
 This one is sold  ! but thank you for looking!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

At the end of the pond

Oil on paper
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I didn't post all last Summer because taking care of my Tim was number one! but I did paint some and painted  a series of oils on paper specially made for oil paint, actually liked it very much, I probably should take my oils out soon and do some more, maybe when the weather gets a little better as we are still in a Winter mode here in New England  this painting is available if you are interested 5x7 with a deckle edge, email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net   $100.00   

Sunday, March 26, 2017

West Groton Country store

West Groton Country Store sold
5x5 Casein paint ©2017 Nita Leger Casey
You know you are in New England when you can still find a little Country store in operation, this one is in the next town of where I live and very popular with this little town. I always  have been intrigued by it being in a corner  of two roads, It has a lot of history, it was used for a movie some 20 years ago. For a longtime I said to myself, I am going to paint it! Well I did and it sold right away.Collectors love to have a connection with some of the paintings, and this one remembered going there as a small child!       

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Summer on Campobello

Summer on Campobello
Pastel   8x10
I worked  on this plein  air a few years ago,when I came home I actually did a larger one  in my studio .but to this day I really love the smaller one done in Plein air ,It is available ,email me if you are interested !$100.00 matted and shipped
Nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Peaceful Summer

Watercolor 9x12
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Revisiting some of my watercolors, and thinking of Summer, a place where I take long walks in pure nature and do not think of the rest of the world ,just enjoying the scenery pick wild flowers listen to the wildlife, that is what you call peaceful! I have painted this scene a few times ! This one is available . Email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Latest commission

My latest commission
the boys! Pastel 16x20
©2017
A very enjoyable commission of two beautiful dogs ,I didn't have the best photos to work with,but knew they often sat together. The parents liked it! So that was the best part. When I do pets ,I like to do them in pastel.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Watercolor sketch of Lafayette

In my sketchbook  ©2017
Nita Leger Casey 
This was a  quick sketch done last month on our mini trip up North ,to give you an idea this is what i do a lot, sketch in my book ! sometimes it might become another painting of a larger size and sometimes it's for me to catch that feeling at the moment and just enjoy the process!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Strawberry Banke village

8x10 oil  of Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, NH
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
I just spent a couple days with my very good friends walking the narrow streets of the beautiful historic city of Portsmouth . I never get tired of the scenery ,with it's boutiques ,galleries, cute coffee shops and specially when you drive across this small bridge and look back at Stawberry Banke the Historic village , I painted this some years back, I am planing to do it again but for now ,This  painting is available  if you are interested email me  nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pepperell Covered bridge

Acrylic 5x7 on board
Pepperell Covered bridge in winter
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
 This Winter I have been in the mode of painting small winter scenes around town , I have painted the bridge a couple times before , but it was rebuilt since I did the last time.
 I was at one time very much involved with the beautification of the bridge, many in New England have  been neglected but few years ago this one was rebuilt with bran new timbers to meet the new code.  Very fortunate to live in this quint town in New England where my subjects are endless.
 This small painting is available ,email me  nlcasey@charter.net 
 $100.00

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mini house

Watercolor
Mini house /cabin
5x7  ©2017
I painted this last Summer while at my friend's mini cabin that she build herself ,so very cute ! These mini houses are very popular these days! Email me if you have a cabin you want me to paint or you want to purchase this one .

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hills beach cottage

Hills beach cottage, Biddeford ME
Watercolor 5x7
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
In January  I took a drive along  the coast of Maine ,we barely had snow and now we are expecting a blizzard. On this drive I came upon this large cottage with the bottom windows boarded for Winter,but I just imagined how this house was waiting for it's summer residents to enjoy it's beautiful beach  with children running around ,people sitting on this wrap around porch enjoying the gorgeous Sunsets. OK, I am dreaming ! tomorrow we are getting 18 to 24 inches of snow, In March I know the snow will melt quickly and Spring will be here.
this watercolor is available.
 email me nlcasey@charter.net   $100.00 mated      

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Blue Birds

Blue birds 
Watercolor and casein 9x7
©2016 Nita Leger Casey 
I painted these last winter during a snow storm, they came on my deck to pick at the berries I had for decorations, I was able to captured them and take lots of photos, they do not come often as they do not eat seeds, I was exited and bought some meal worms but they didn't come back.   This year I only saw one who had a very quick look at the deck, I have tons of other birds, I have a couple of cardinals that comes everyday,lots of chickadees,Titmouse and tons of Doves  and of course Squirrels that steel their food.
If you are a collector of birds ,check it out! $150.00  matted and shipped

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Winter fields at Sunset Hill Inn

Watercolor 12x16
 Winter fields at the Sunset Hill Inn
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Another painting from my trip up North ,while it was cold and snowing, I still could paint under the deck of the Inn, i was all set up with my paper and palette ,as I was putting a wash on the paper  and noticed it turned to crystals almost immediately but kept on painting ,then the color was also freezing on my palette , it was kind of fun to see it ! working fast I kept on painting and later came in and watch my painting defrosted , I was left  with some nice effects on the paper ,I probably should of put some alcohol in my water and this wouldn't happened .
This watercolor is available ,
just email me nlcasey@charter.net     

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Snug

The Snug at Sunset Hill 
Pen and ink  and watercolor  ©2017
Nita Leger Casey
 When I was at The Inn at Sunset Hill last month ,I decided to do a few inside sketches of the Inn ,they are always a bit of a challenge but I love doing them ,this one is in my sketchbook .
It is called The Snug an old English still pub!  We had a nice dinner in that room ,nice food ,great company and great laughter .

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Ice cold Coca Cola

"Ice Cold Coca Cola "
pastel 18x24
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
I was in New Hampshire  couple years ago at my favorite place at Sugar Hill when I came upon this scene of a Coke machine at a closed Golf course house, I taught it was a bit funny! what came to my mind was "Ice Cold " and this would make a nice painting, so I did a large one !
   18x24 in pastel ,it was part of my show last Spring at a Gallery in Massachusetts. I framed it in a black plein air frame, I do get lots of compliments for it,but would love to find the right home ,if you are interested email me nlcasey@charter.net
 $1200.00 

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Grange,Pepperell MA

The Grange
Pepperell, MA
Casein paint 5x7 ©2017
 Nita Leger Casey
Another Historical building in the town I have lived since 1984 . Pepperell has so many old interesting buildings, at one time this was the Pepperell Academy circa 1834, it is now the Grange and I must say, a well attended building with lots of pot luck dinners , I always see the signs and lots of cars . It is good to see these old buildings still have a life in them !
this painting is available if anyone is interested?
 email me nlcasey@charter.net     

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Church and Winter corn field at Sunset

Casein 6x6 Pepperell Grace Baptist church
 ©2017 Nita Leger Casey
Another scene captured on my Winter drives in town, I liked that very soft Sunset! and also liked doing it in Casein .  I am glad I did captured the snow while we had it, as it is all melted now ,the temperature has been great in the 60's  for February in New England,it has been a blessing !  this painting is available. $100.00
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sugar Hill ,NH. Winter at the farm

Casein painting 5x7
 ©2017 Nita Leger Casey
 Another scene from  my recent trip To Sugar Hill ,NH. I love this beautiful farm, this is the second time painting it, I just love all the buildings on this property, our three days there ,it snowed the entire time, it was so beautiful taking a drive in the snow finding these very New England like Christmas card scenes.
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Old school house

5x7  Old school house in Pepperell 
 ©2017 Nita Leger Casey
In the winter, I do love to take some drives around my town after a snow storm! and always try to capture some Winter beauty, on this drive last month I did just that. Living in New England I never run out of subjects to paint, this old school house always has been one of my favorite ! Just think of the grandparents who told stories when they went to school walked miles and miles  through the snow to get to school! 
I decided to paint this one in casein an old medium, like an opaque watercolor or gouache , easy to get fine details, sometimes doing details relaxes my mind! 
Email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net  $100.00 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mt Lafayette NH

 Mt Lafayette ©2017 Nita Leger Casey
It has been a longtime not posting, and I have missed my daily painters family. After my Spring show at the loading dock art gallery in June, I needed  to spend quality time with my husband who was battling lung problems, so we spent our summer in Maine and enjoyed the beauty around us, fall came and he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was given a few years ,but alas it didn't happen, the day before Christmas he passed away. So my painting took a back seat so to speak. Last week I decided to go out and paint with all my very good friends at my Winter favorite place to paint, it was certainly a good feeling! I am so lucky to have the best of friends who are so supportive.
 So this is the place Mt Lafayette  and a little view of Cannon Mountain from the Sunset Hill Inn. it's a 5x7  pastel matted into a 8x10 ready to ship $100.00 free shipping , email me nlcasey@charter.net