Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Irish village of Sneem , copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
10x10 oil on canvas
Yesterday ,I had a great day visiting my friend down the Cape , an artist herself, we have been friends for over 25 years , so when we get together we do a lot of galleries visiting and Cape Cod is a great place for that ,it was a bit like Spring there, it was an enjoyable visit .
Today I worked on another painting of Ireland , I still have the Irish fever !
this scene is from a small town in the South west on the ring of Kerry , the town has many relatives there , they even a have a huge statue on the town square of one of my husband's cousins ,crusher Casey a famous wrestler. the white house is an Inn the Stone House .
maybe someone has visited the small village and this painting would make a great memory ,
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

"My Irish dream" copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
oil on canvas 6x6

If you visit Ireland and drive south to the ring of Kerry , you will see small cottages like this everywhere ,they are very cute , I always wanted one .
Tomorrow , I am going to visit my friend on Cape Cod , the weather is supposed to be nice , I am looking forward to go there , the Cape is very nice , I hope to take some good photos . The week end ,again with snow , a bit tired of the same forecast.If you are interested in this painting email me

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Irish cottage, copyrighted 2009
oil 10x10 on canvas , painted on all sides
This is the cottage where some of the cousins used to live , in a small town on the ring of Kerry, when my son was younger, like 30 years ago , we would spend our vacations there and he used to say , I love it here because everybody knows us ! when the relatives used to come from America it was a big deal , I think all of that has changed , but it sure was fun to step back in time, and I am glad all my children and grand children have experienced both side of their roots , Ireland and France. My younger son used to say he was Farish,he made it up .
I always take commission work , if you have a photo of a house that means lots of memories to you , contact me ,

Monday, February 23, 2009

White Strand beach on the Ring of Kerry, copyrighted 2009
oil on canvas 6x12
I am in a mood to paint Ireland , because I really wish I was there now or at least for St Patrick's day, a few years back we had gone for St Patrick in Limerick in the morning and Dublin at night, It was a lot of fun ! We love the ring of Kerry, and this is a beach in the village were my husband relatives come from . I also painted in oil today , it has been a while since I used them , I love all different medium to work with , it's a curse I think ! I wish I would be satisfied to work only with one , but this is who I am !
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

On the Ring of Kerry, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor 11x14

I was making Irish bread today , and started thinking about Ireland , a place that I love , my husband's family comes from Co. Kerry, where we have spend many summers , but it has been a few years since we have gone , I want to go so bad right now just to paint the beautiful scenery and enjoy an evening at the local pub , but I must wait ,my husband has a few health issues to deal with before going there .I pulled out one of my favorite scene from the Ring of Kerry ,I painted on location on my last trip there , the view was from our room .

Friday, February 20, 2009

"La Boutique du Jour" copyrighted 2009 , Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor 6x8
Another week gone , honestly don't know where the time went! I just came back from an art opening in Jaffrey NH , a nice group of artists were there , some I have been friends with for over twenty years , it was a member's show in the upstairs gallery , I have a mini show downstairs . The town of Jaffrey is about forty five minutes from my house , in the foothills of the New Hampshire mountains .
This watercolor is from my last trip into Portsmouth , when you find an interesting subject like this , it's fun to find the right store front, this one was perfect with the display of the coat outside.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Green apples and wine , copyrighted , Nita Leger Casey sold
Watercolor 7x11
Today I had plan to drive to the Portland ballet to sketch the ballerinas with the pastel painters of Maine, it was canceled due to our lovely weather. It was a let down, I couldn't get myself to paint , so I decided to visit a couple friends with a surprised visit that was way over do , you would say I took the day off ! sometime we need it . Today's post is an older piece that I always liked , painted at the summer farm in Maine with the bay in the background , it would look great in a kitchen decor, what better way to collect all original work.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

La Petite Boutique , copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 5x7
We just had a few nice sunny days ,to give us hope that Spring will come soon , but no such luck, winter is coming back tomorrow and the day after. On Sunday I took photos of different store fronts , this particular one was one of my favorite , love the color ,very antique look and the light was great , I didn't like the display, so with my artistic license I changed things a bit . If this store front could talk , it had plenty stories of different business , being close to the old port in Portsmouth ,one of the oldest community in the East coast. I had fun painting this little gem .
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Winter sunset , copyrighted ,Nita Leger Casey sold
oil on canvas 16x8
My week end was very busy with family commitments on Saturday , and not much time to paint , today being a beautiful day we went to Portsmouth to take photos for some future paintings , I had brought my pastels to do some quick sketches ,but found myself chasing the sun trying to get some good shots , then a walk on the beach and later a nice dinner with my husband .
Today I am posting an older piece but a good one! looking for a home to be loved .
A bargain at $150.00
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Friday, February 13, 2009

"Sunrise on my morning walk " copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
Pastel 6x8
The days are getting longer and when I walk in the morning with my friends and our dogs we do a lot of talking and a lot of look! look! at the sky , the colors are different every day , this one was yesterday , as you see we still have snow on the ground .
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's day .
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

"The blue dress " copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey sold
Watercolor 6x8
Another store front , we took advantaged of the nice weather last week end and ended up in Gloucester , also a coastal town , this dress in the window was it ! you never know when you find your subject , I was not looking for it, it was at that moment I knew I wanted to paint this . All my work is original and do a lot of travel and sight seen for my paintings .
Tomorrow , I am hanging a show in Jaffrey, taking twenty six paintings , I will have a busy day doing this .
If you are interested in this store window , email me window

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sunny day in Portsmouth ,copyrighted 2008 by Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor 11x14
This is a watercolor from last spring when I visited Porstmouth, NH , its also a beautiful New England coastal town, and right now i am working on this genre of paintings with the brick buildings and different store front .
It was like a spring day today, what a welcoming change . We need it!
I am getting ready for a mini solo show in Jaffrey, NH , also happy to report my painting sold at the auction .
please Email me if you are interested

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Newburyport coffee shop" copyrighted 2009by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 6x7 sold
From the same trip to Newburyport ,this Starbucks coffee shop caught my eye , the light was perfect , I am not a Starbucks coffee drinker , a bit too strong for me ,and I am not advertising for them , but I must give them credit wherever they sit up shop , they keep the buildings that goes with the architecture of the town .
so many chains , just tear down old buildings to put some ugly structures .
email me if you are interested, perfect gift for a coffee drinker !

Monday, February 09, 2009

"The purple dress " copyrighted 2009 sold
watercolor 6x8
Every ounce in while I visit the beautiful towns we have on the coast of Massachusetts ,they are very touristic and full of histories , the store fronts are wonderful and this one happen to be in Newburyport , that purple dress in the window called for attention .
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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Wild beach roses for you! copyrighted Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 6x8
A beautiful day it was today, snow and ice is melting , a blessing!
Tim and i decided to take a drive to Gloucester for the day to get some nice ocean breeze ,many had the same idea as us , it was great ! I took lots of photos , I had all intention to paint something quick ,but with Clancy it was not possible , he wanted to explore all the new smell by the ocean , so I gave up .
So for today , the 14 th is coming up , what more appropriate, if you love the ocean to give someone some beach roses that will never dye . sale price $75.00 matted and free shipping, ready to present someone .Email me

Friday, February 06, 2009

"Morning sunrise over Pepperell," copyrighted 2009
pastel miniature 2,5x3,5

My friend and I have been walking around 6:15 AM every morning, and this is what we encounter this morning , we stood there looking at it , it was so beautiful ! I told her that I will go home and paint it right away from memory, by 7:30 my miniature was done , then the day went like a flash of duties of cleaning ,computer work etc... and I had all intention to paint something else . Oh well, tomorrow is another day ! enjoy .

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Pink roses for my Valentine , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor and ink 6x6 matted to a 10x10
We finely had our Artists Breakfast Club today , the weather did not stop us today , we are planning a group show next month , we had a lot to talk about , it's always nice to see your art friends , we all speak the same language call painting! we also had a few critiques of paintings brought by some members , a different eye is also helpful .
This is the time for thinking about flowers for that special person , so here it is !
A special $75.00 and they will last forever , email me if interested , it's an original!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

"The love letter" copyrighted ,Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 11x14
This is our monthly challenge painting , the month of February to reflect Valentine , a season to show your love for that special someone . In the summer my friends and I, we paint at this old farm house in Maine , we have been going there for fifteen years , it's a beautiful circa 1880 house ,with lots of antiques , a few years ago we set up this still life and all of us painted it , it was a lot of fun! because we all have our own style and medium they all came out very different , the flowers were fresh from the garden outside , I truly enjoy that process of sitting up a nice still life, artists who does not do that are missing out.
this painting is available , email me if you are interested 11x14 matted to a 16x20

Monday, February 02, 2009

Le Chateau de Sully, copyrighted 2008
oil in canvas 6x6 sold
I just attended the opening of a art show/auction in Jaffrey NH , two of my paintings were accepted, one for the silent auction and one for the live auction , it took me three years to be accepted in the live auction , it is by invitation, and the list is long , the actual auction will be this week end . We are waiting for snow again tomorrow ,and I guess six weeks of winter from the ground hog! I see France got it's share of snow yesterday also .
Please email me if you are interested in this painting ,

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Irish Soda bread , Secret recipe to come with the painting . copyrighted 2009
6x6 Oil on square canvas painted on all sides , looks good on a small easel .
I took a couple days off from painting , This afternoon I decided to make my famous Irish soda bread , I have this recipe for years and believe me all my friends and family love my bread ,
one of my granddaughter especially ,she can eat the whole loaf !
I went to my studio with mixed filling of what to paint , but when the bread came out of the oven , I knew , and after it was done , the magical of a digital camera is formidable , a few years ago I wouldn't not been able to put the painting on for days , it's like right out of the oven and computer. the secret recipe will be given to who buys this painting .