Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Ounce in a blue moon "
(c) 2009 watercolor miniature
Nita Leger Casey
Recollection of our family sleigh ride last night , this was our scene trough the woods of Candia NH, it was fun! we ended the ride by a campfire roasting marshmallow . The moon almost seemed to follow us . the grandchildren loved it . email
I want to wish everyone , collectors , artists and friends a Happy New Year and the best of health all year!
Bonne Annee a tous ...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gilman stream , (c)2009 miniature Nita Leger Casey
Just had a little time this afternoon while everyone was watching a movie ,I escaped to my studio to paint this little one ,this is a scene from the stream that leaves our pond in Maine, the back mountain is of the Sugarloaf USA range . I really want to start painting larger but I must wait for the new year . Miniatures are affordable for a beginning collector, email me if you are interested .

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Lucky dog Brody" miniature watercolor 2,5x3,5 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Two weeks ago I was painting this miniature to give my son as part of his present , at the same time I get a call from my daughter in law that he was hit by a car, he sure gave us a good scare, he was in emergency care for a couple days , he is a lucky dog indeed ! we are so happy for them .
This painting is not for sale , but here is a good example if someone wanted a miniature made into a card . email

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New England Winter backyard , watercolor 10x16 (c)
Nita Leger Casey
We had a wonderful Christmas with the family , and it keeps going until New Year , too much food ... also limited on time to paint with little grandchildren in my studio and taking my computer over.
The end of December , in a full winter mode here , lots of country backyard look like this and probably will until spring . This is an older painting looking for a home. This scene might be nostalgic for someone , email me if you are interested ,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Owls head ,coast of Maine ,miniature watercolor (c) 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Just came back from Maine , a wonderful two days in the Camden area ,to see snow on the rocky coast was very pretty, all the villages decorated for the holidays ,it looked like a Christmas card everywhere. This was the scene yesterday morning on Owls head a very quint peninsula south of Rockland, I took lots of photos for future work , only had time to do this little one while there.
Our stay at the Inn was wonderful , I recommend this Inn if you are in the area The Hartstone Inn.

I want to wish all my followers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hartstone Inn , Camden Maine . (c) watercolor by Nita Leger Casey
I think today many backs are broken from all the shoveling done in the North East, we got lucky and only had about three inches .
I am posting this house portrait I have painted before for the Inn Keepers , a beautiful place the Harstone Inn downtown Camden village . We will be going there in the next couple days to get a taste of Maine, go to the museum in Rockland the Farnsworth ,and some last minute shopping .
and visit a few galleries , should be fun !
This painting is sold , it is a good example of my work for a commission , email me for details .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter fields at sunset, (C) 2009 Nita Leger Casey
Miniature watercolor 2,5x3,5 Sold
A very cold day again , and waiting for the snow to come , my son in Maryland has 18 inches as of tonight . Everyone will have a nice white Christmas , it's nice when you are home , but feel bad for the ones who are traveling right now ,this was a scene from a few days ago , i tried to remember what it looked like , when you are driving and you say to yourself , I am going to paint this .these little ones give me an idea if i want to do a larger one. Collectors love the minis , they can have more paintings like this . email me if you are interested ,they are affordable .

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter stream , watercolor 8x10 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Having many old students on my Facebook I wonder if any of them will remember when we used to paint this scene , it was always a good exercise of wet on wet , these were younger grade students who are now in their late 20 early 30, they use to like doing this scene ,and did very well. So appropriate right now , as we are waiting for a major winter storm , it is very cold , it was 3 degree this morning when I went for a walk. email me, this is a sale painting

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Montmartre ,Paris , watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Le Quartier de Montmartre , a very popular area in Paris where all the artists have their kiosk.
Montmartre is a hill which is 130 meters high, giving its name to the surrounding district, in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement, a part of the Right Bank. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district.
It has been some years since I have been there ,I think it was when we took my future daughter in law at the time , we wanted to show her the city , coming from a small town in Maryland she was impress ! This scene is from one of my photos I took there . I always work with my own reference, I insist that I must have experience the area that I will paint later, I also never use someone else photo, unless it's a specific commission a collector wants .
email me if you are interested . Watercolors look very nice matted with a simple frame .

Monday, December 14, 2009

Landstuhl Village, mini watercolor 2,5x3,5, copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Looking back to some old photos and came across a village in Germany close to where we used to live , as a mater of fact , my son Patrick was born there in that town 35 years ago , it's a well known hospital for the military stationed in Europe .
So this was my picked today to do a miniature collectible card .
if you are a collector of aceo email me , it's a great way to start a collection of original work , they can be framed with a large mat and look beautiful .

Sunday, December 13, 2009

View from my studio window, mini watercolor 2,5x3,5 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
The day started beautiful with a beautiful sun went out for Sunday breakfast with Tim, even taught to take a ride to Maine, then about noon , this is what it looked like from my studio window big flakes were coming down ,I was talking to a friend at that time and drawing my scene in the same time .This is another collectible miniature , if you are a collector of trading cards , email me

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Still life , copyrighted 2009, watercolor 6x6
Nita Leger Casey
The crunch is on for shopping and I found myself there today with everyone else trying to fill the list, drove 50 miles to pick up the right thing ,I think I have all six grandchildren covered. I was back home on time to sell a few paintings at the gallery, there is still time to stop by my gallery in Pepperell or give me a call if you want a painting for someone special .
This watercolor still life is very festive , could be part of someone decor for years to come,
and it's an original ! never too late to start a collection . email me and ask!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter sunset #2, miniature painting 2,5x3,5 , copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
After writing Christmas cards all day, I was not sure what I was going to paint , it was about 3:45 PM and I looked out , the sun was going down , and there I knew! my paint is always ready to use at any moment. with this miniature, I took the house out of the scene and concentrated in the sky and the trees . Email me if you are collecting these ACEO or trading cards

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Winter village , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey 6x8 oil Sold

We received almost a foot of snow today, and then it turn to rain , it seems like the entire United States has experience a weird weather today , a little while ago it was lightning !
this oil just fits the day and the season , the scene is from a village in Maryland where my son lives . would love to find a home for this gem! email me

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

From the studio , copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
mini /trading card 2,5x3,5
Coming back from my walk this morning , sat in my studio with a cup of coffee and this is what I witness the sun coming up ,the watercolors were ready and I went to work right away , I took the road out and made a field ,the beauty of being an artist is to change things you don't want in your painting , it's a small one but a cute one , and trading cards collectors love them .
email me

Monday, December 07, 2009

Winter sunset on stream , copyrighted 2009 , by Nita Leger Casey sold
miniature 2,5x3,5
I survived a fun and stressful week , with the show in Boston, a snow storm and the house tour yesterday , it all turnout beautiful ,what a blessing ,but very tired today . I just painted a miniature sort of a warm up after a week not painting ,but mostly cleaning and decorating, the landscape around here looks beautiful with a fresh coat of snow ,these little streams are all over this area . .email me

Friday, December 04, 2009

Bird condo, watercolor copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
5x7 watercolor sold
Getting close to the Holiday house tour , we had beautiful weather all week so I was able to do all my decorating outside wearing short sleeve , but now they are announcing a snow storm for tomorrow , the tour is on Sunday ! every room has had a good cleaning and makeover for this special occasion , I have done this before about 8 years ago , so I know what to expect. I remember a couple hundred people came in about four hours . The gallery looks great ! A nice way to show local residents what I do , people are sometimes timid to come in , I have been here as a gallery since 1985 I can believe where the time has gone !
This watercolor is of a rocker on my front porch .
this painting is for sale , just email me

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The red house , 6x6 oil copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
Just came back from our opening at the show a Boston Logan airport ,it was a wonderful reception , and the food was great , the exhibit looks beautiful and i adds a nice welcome to the city , if you land in Boston and come in Terminal A make sure you see our show . because of all my commitments the last few days , I am posting a small oil painting painted last winter , it would look nice under someones tree, just call Email me

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Shadows across the driveway" watercolor 22x28copyrighted by
Nita Leger Casey
These scenes seems early for this year season as we are still having wonderful weather , this large painting was done in a previous year , but I always liked how the long shadows were across the driveway ,this was my intent to capture at the time , it's a large painting and remember had fun doing it , sure wish I could find a home for it , this house could be anywhere in New England .
email me if you are interested , just remember it is a larger painting !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Gingerbread House , watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
I am so lucky to live in this gingerbread house who is also my art studio/ gallery , circa 1885 .
Thinking of using this painting as my Christmas card.
Today we had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with the family , ate too much as usual !
telling myself I am not going to do this again ,the turkey comes out with all the trimmings and special sides , at that moment you have amnesia ,everything tasted so good , after that, you are just about in the coma ,that is what happen to all of us today! but was a great day .

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Seasons at Calmore , Watercolor 22x28 Sold
copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
This is a house portrait that I have done in the past and want to use it as an example to show you what a portrait looks like for keeping the memories of Christmas past.
The owner has a beautiful Antique shop in adjacent barn , this gem is located in the small town of Dunstable , Ma . A must see if you are in the area . So Email me if you want a portrait like this one .

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Victorian house in Jaffrey NH , watercolors , copyrighted 2009 by
Nita Leger Casey
Another beautiful day here , it's almost too good to be true in November to have this type of weather, I am sure before long the scene around here will be like my paintings .
Clancy and I took two long walks today! if he had his way he would be walking all day a wheaten terrier with full of energy , right now he is curled up at my feet , he is my shadow most of the time .
all my paintings are looking for a home , so please Email me . perfect present for someone .

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pepperell red barn , watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Pepperell has lots of barn, and some are just beautiful , this one I have painted more than ounce at different times of the year , I must say I love a red barn !
If you are a collector of barn , here is your chance ! Email me if you are interested

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Go green, hang clothes out! watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Think how good your clothes smell when they dry outside! we did not have dryers in France when I grew up , it was so natural to have your laundry out , I realize the convenience ,but a waste of energy for sure ! well in the country side here in New England , you can find some nice clothes lines , and I am one who sometimes takes pictures of them !
So to continue my winter series of old houses , here is one with a clothes line .
collectors , email me

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This old beauty , 6x8 Watercolor by Nita Leger Casey ,
copyrighted 2009 sold

Staying with my old classic New England farm houses , I actually painted this one in January , it's an old house in Pepperell , this town is full of them and I just love them ! talk about old houses, I am on a cleaning rampage with mine two weeks before it's the Open House tour , why do I keep so much junk ? always thinking I might use an object for a painting , I think it's an artist disease. My schedule is pretty full these days also finishing some commissions before Thanksgiving . Email me if you are interested in this painting

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Garden Gate , watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
By seeing my latest paintings , you would think I am looking for snow, not it all but I do love to paint snow scenes , we are in Mid November and we are having 60 degrees temperatures . This is house located on Kittery point Maine , so many beautiful mansion on that road , my husband and I love to take a drive there in the winter , so this was from a photo I took last winter and using some artistic license.
I am also working on some commissions , a mom buying all her daughters a house portraits , what a Mom! If you are interested on buying an original painting at a very reasonable price look at my gallery , now it's the time ,you don't have to fight the crowd in the mall . email me

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Victorian house in Kittery, Watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
I just love an old house , that is why I live in one , I love the architecture , the charm , the quaintness ,the history, I am always so drown by them , you can ask my friends , I will stop in a dime just to take a picture of one . With this one actually I was a restaurant in Kittery, Maine and it was just across the way, the sun was going down ,the light was perfect,I knew I would paint it soon or later, being on the winter mode here it is . If you are a watercolor collector of small works , please Email me , now it is the time at this low price it's only on my blog . the price changes later when it goes to different shows $ 100.00

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Winter morning on my walk. watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Every morning , my friends and I and our dogs walk by this old New England farm house , the Sun is about to rise and the light shines on the front of this old house , I now have my non artist friends look at the landscapes they took for granted before , every morning we see the most beautiful sunrises here in good old Pepperell, we are so lucky to live in this beautiful part of the country, this painting is for sale email me

Monday, November 09, 2009

House portrait commission , 11x14 sold copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Took a few days off from my small works to work on some commissions, a house portrait always makes a great present for the people who have everything , I have specialized in them for years , it's also rewarding to see the people faces when they pick it up , most people love their home .If you are interested in one email me for more details .

Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Groton Church at dusk " watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Thinking of Christmas after being asked to open my home for the Holiday tour in town , it is for a good cause so I said yes , Oh boy ! lots of work ahead of me , it is fun and it gets you in the spirit in a hurry , lots of cleaning and decorating . I have one month to do this and finish all my commissions , so I might skip some days posting .
Please make sure you visit my blog , lots of original paintings at a very reasonable price , great present! email me this painting

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

La Statue de Jeanne D'Arc . watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Actually when I went to art school , many many years ago , that was my challenge for my acceptance , it was to depict the entrance of Jeanne d'Arc in Orleans . I remember to be a big task, we did not have all the resource we have now, but I made it , wish I still had this painting , but at the time it was kept for their archives . The old school was torn down and replaced with a beautiful new one and a wonderful museum , if you visit the city , it is well worth to see it.
Girl and soldier, saint and heretic, savior - since the time of her death, Jeanne has inspired thousands of historians, poets, and painters. Each of them tells a different story. Guided by what she thought were divine voices, Jeanne revived French fortunes in the Hundred Years' War. She played a major (and somewhat mysterious) role in rallying the flagging forces of Charles VII against the English occupier in 1429, leading her troops to breaking the siege of Orléans and having Charles VII officially crowned king in Reims the same year. She was later captured and sold to the English, who burned her at the stake for heresy and perjury in 1431, in Rouen France. Her death only made her more powerful.
This watercolor is a very reasonable price of $100.00 , email me if you are interested

Monday, November 02, 2009

The North end , watercolor 5x5 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
I think every large town in America has a North end , a somewhat older neigbordhood with style
my son lives in one of them in Hagerstown MD, I really enjoy visiting this area , nice sidewalks all the houses are of a different style , and of course enjoy seeing my grandchildren , one has a birthday today! a big five year old .

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or treat from Maryland, watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
In Maryland visiting the family , getting ready for a Halloween parade in Hagerstown , grand children on a float with the Scouts ,I also had the duty to paint lots of posters for the float.
This house is in their neighborhood fit the Halloween night for my daily watercolor .
Have a great night everyone!
this watercolor is available , just email me

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rue Saint Catherine , Orleans , watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
This is town where I grew up , in the center of France .
Orléans, the largest town in the middle Loire valley after Tours, chief town of the département of Loiret and the see of a bishop, with a university founded in 1309, lies in a fertile plain at the most northerly point in the course of the Loire. Its name is inseparably bound up with
that of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans. Orléans is a lively trading town (agricultural products and industry) and a good base for excursions to the Châteaux in the Loire.
During the Hundred Years' War, in 1428-1429, it was the last French stronghold, then under siege by the English, but was relieved on May 8, 1429 by a French army led by Joan of Arc. This marked a turning point in French fortunes. A festival in her memory is held annually on May 7 and 8.
The town was badly damaged during the Wars of Religion and during the Second World War, but has since been rebuilt.

I just started this series and now I am going away for the week end visiting my son and his family , hope i keep my mood to paint more French scenes ,might a few different scenes in between . email me if you are interested

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quartier Latin , watercolor 5x7 ,copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey

My favorite place to stay while in Paris,and like I said in the previous post ,this was the time of year I use to go to France. this is why i am painting France right now
The fabled Latin Quarter. This neighborhood takes its name from the Sorbonne, where Latin was the common tongue for all students during the Middle Ages. The neighborhood has the feel of a small village and students mix freely with professionals in its winding streets. The rue Mouffetard is a primary artery where shops, international restaurants and student bars and cafés are found.
email me if you are interested this is an original watercolor , the scene is from our last trip and hotel room in Paris .

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sur les Quai de Paris . watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey

It's this time a year when I want to be in France ,I made this trip every year for over twenty years at this time , with a stop in Paris in the Quartier Latin , than on to my Mother's house.It has been two years that have not done this , it calls for a few French scenes on my blog . So here it is one it was duck when i took the photo , every one was a bit in a hurry to get home.
email me if you are interested .$ 100.00 matted

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Harvest still life , pastel11x17 , copyrighted , Nita Leger Casey
We just had a perfect fall day! also made the best compote of apples in the crock pot .I really want to get away from my fall scenes , but hard to do when all the beauty of fall is around you.
I really want to get back to my watercolors so tomorrow I will , that is between my commissions of house portraits .email me if you want to purchase this painting .
$150.00 , matted , free shipping in US

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Summer flowers and lace , Watercolor 8x10 copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
These flowers are actually the same one as my last posting , they were in a different vase and painted at the same time at the farm , I have used this chair in many of my still life paintings over the years, also like to use lace ,and natural sunlight from a window , I did two of this exact painting , one was very loose no drawing just paint with a loaded brush , as this one is more details and dry brush , I enjoy both style of work , and would like to find a home for these beautiful originals .email me for more details

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fresh fruits and flowers, 12x12 Watercolor ,copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Wanting to get a break from the fall scenes, I do love it ,but also love doing still life painting , this was was painted this summer at the farm , my friend Colleen had bought these beautiful nectarines so I decided to arrange a still life , I had picked the flowers in the wild country side the white cloth was actually the hallway curtain , but it all work and a few of us painted this still life , they all looked different at the end , it was fun! I was holding this one back but decided to post it today ,
email me for the price and info

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunrise in Morning walk, 5x7 pastel
copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
I meet my friends at 6AM in the morning, still dark , the three of us and our dogs ,Lana, Reilly and Clancy walk for almost an hour , we have done this for many years , rain, shine, snow whatever the day brings , but the nicest part of our morning is to see the sunrise come up in a good day, and this morning it was that kind of day. I truly enjoy my morning walk with my friends .
If you can relate to this painting and would like to purchase this small gem , email me

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Design for Wine glasses , copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
Last night it was October fest at our local Library fund raiser in Pepperell, I designed the glass for the Friends of the Library, it was a great success , sold out on the tickets , lots of wine , beer and great food for everyone ..It was a second year doing this , Last year they also used my design of the Library . if anyone ever need a pen and ink design for a glass cup etc... email me

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Demo of the pond cabins in the fall. 11x14 pastel

Pastel demonstration for the Merrimack art Institute in Methuen,
it went very well, hope everyone enjoyed it and and learned a few tips , a very nice group to demonstrate to , it was my 4th time there,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coastal Rocks at Tide Mill , pastel 6x6 , Nita Leger Casey copyrighted 2008
Working on pen and ink commission right now and no time for a daily , but here is one from my collection ,and would be happy to find a home for it !
Tomorrow I will be giving an art demonstration in Pastel at" the Arts Institute group of the Merrimack Valley inc." in Methuen , Massachusetts .Place: Nevins Adult Day Center 12 Ingalls Court Methuen, MA 01844. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM with a brief business discussion. If you live in the area , come and enjoy .
A special today $75.00 free shipping . email me

Monday, October 12, 2009

# 800 Kingfield fields , pastel , Nita Leger Casey, copyrighted 2009
This is my 800 th posting of a painting in tree years as a blogger , and being part of Daily painters movement , it has been a commitment that I have enjoyed very much , a real challenge at time with family commitments and traveling , my Laptop has gone everywhere with me ,
so does my art supply of course , I sometime think I am a bag lady!
My fall scenes are probably come to an end soon as the leaves are coming down fast in Maine , I will do a few more in Massachusetts we are close to peak soon .these pastels make great present ,so think about it , a bargain at $ 100.00 for an me

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Road to the pond, pastel 6x6 copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
A cool fall day it was , leaves are falling fast , went to Sugarloaf mountain to the art show , a light wet snow was falling , it tells you winter is right around the corner. All the artist had a great show of work ,lots of people were there .
I painted this pastel on the way back, I figured by next week these colors are gone .

Friday, October 09, 2009

Fall reflections, pastel 0n paper ,copyrighted 2009
Back at my favorite place for a few days, the colors are formidable ! what can I say, New England is beautiful. Tomorrow I will visit my friends at the Sugarloaf art show , the show is there for two days , a must see if you are in the area, Sugarloaf USA that is . Email me if you want this scene .

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Heald's fields , pastel 6x8 copyrighted 2009, Nita Leger Casey
Just came back from the same spot I painted yesterday , just a different angle , it is so magical right now ,I feel blessed to live in New England . I love doing pastels at this time ,but i think I should do some oils also , I might tomorrow!
I am posting early ,got to go buy a birthday present for my first granddaughter who is turning 16 tomorrow! is was like yesterday she was a baby, time going too fast!
don;t forget to email me if you want to purchase this painting all matted $100.00

Monday, October 05, 2009

Pepperell's Heald Pond , pastel 6x8 copyrighted 2009, Nita Leger Casey
Living in New England has to be the best right now , the landscapes are just too beautiful , this morning i started my chores and looked out to see such beautiful day , I abandoned the vacuum and laundry in a hurry and just went five minutes from my house to paint this scene .
to all old New Englanders who miss the falls , here is your chance to buy a beautiful pastel to bring you back to your roots , $100.00 matted , perfect present! email me if you are interested

Sunday, October 04, 2009

"Quilts for Sale " miniature oil on board 2,5x3,5 matted and framed in a 5x7, copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey,
I painted this after being in a Art and antique show , a great way to do people watching when you sit there all day , I always wanted to do a series of these typical scenes of should I buy this or not ? yesterday I reminded myself that I should continue to think about this. In a beautiful sunny day today this was my chores, put all the racks, tent ,tables, paintings away.
this small painting is framed and very reasonable at $100.00 , email me if you are interested .