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
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