Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dancing Shadows , copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
6x8 pastel on Wallis paper
While painting with my friends yesterday ,I did two paintings , the oil in the morning and after lunch I painted with pastels, a tree in my friend's yard , a couple of us zoomed on the branch the shadows and the dancing light picking trough the branches , Our work looked totally different painting at the same spot, amazing!
Email me if you are interested in this painting

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring in Hollis , copyrighted 2009 ,Nita Leger Casey
oil on gesso board , 5x7
A beautiful morning brought all my artists friends out for a plein air day today , it was great!
the fields are a lush green , the leaves are coming in the trees , Spring and fall are my favorite time of the year , not too hot and both seasons are very colorful. email me if you are interested in this painting

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Champs de coquelicots, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
11x14 oil on canvas , matted
Fields of wild flowers like this one with poppies is very familiar in France , the farmers don't really like them ,they are weeds for them in the hay fields but the artists love them, they make wonderful paintings .
The temperature went up to 95 degrees today in April in Massachusetts !
I would love for this painting to find a home ! 150.00 + 10.00 shipping
email me if you are interested .
email me if you are interested

Monday, April 27, 2009

"Le village de St Julien " copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
8x10 oil board
Well I complained about the cold weather , and now we are having a heat wave in April , for New England , that is a bit bizarre , so everything in the flower garden needs my attention , and limited time left to paint , I did not post for two days , rare for me ! so if you don't see a post you know I am outside cleaning ,planting etc... , having a house in a Historic district on a hill , demands lots of care , wish I could afford a gardener !
this is a scene of a French village near by where my mother used to live . Email me if you are interested

Friday, April 24, 2009

Kayaking on the pond, copyrighted 2009
10x10 oil on canvas
My favorite thing to do is kayaking on our pond in Maine , this is my friend in front of me last summer , it is so peaceful ! I can wait to go there and do this this summer .
I decided to paint this in a different style using the palette knife , I have not used this style in a long time I used to teach a class in Germany with the knife painting at different community centers many years ago in the 70's . where does the time go!
email me if you are interested in this painting .

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New England farmhouse , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
11x14 pastel matted and framed with a gold frame 16x20

I started a painting today and did not get to finish it , so I am posting a framed painting from my gallery , really would like to find a home for it . I painted this one on location , the farm is in Maine the sunlight was great that day! email me if you are interested

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"The path to Tide Mill farm" copyrighted 2009, Nita Leger Casey
pastel on la carte paper ,10x13
I have walk this path every summer in the morning before my painting day and in the evening after our big meal , it 's a beautiful path through the fields and woods . I will be going again this summer ,I think my sixteenth years !
If you are interested in this painting email me

Monday, April 20, 2009

Antique tea set, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
6x8 mixed media , watercolor , ink ,color pencil
Designing greeting cards as a free lance artist has been my job for many years , sometimes I will have many design to present for a job ,and only one will be chosen , so I am left with some good one ,but not wanted , so they stay in my portfolio ,I am now offering this one to find a home
The tea set belong to my daughter in law , I always work from actual china I find .
If you are interested in this painting , please email me

Sunday, April 19, 2009

"Spring in New England "
Copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
Pastel on board 6x8
The beautiful colors of Spring have finely come in this part of the world , just a few weeks ago, that same scene had a couple feet of snow , the beauty of nature is a miracle.
Today we had a wonderful Greek Easter dinner with friends ,the food was wonderful , it was also a great Spring day!
If you are interested in this painting email me ,

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Down East cottage by the sea, copyrighted 2009by Nita Leger Casey
6x8 watercolor
Another one of my Maine cottages , when I am painting with my friends in Maine , they all call theses cottages or houses , a Nita house , because I am so attracted to all those houses , i always see a painting , most of my friends paint the ocean , the rocks ,the boats , and I paint all the old houses with some character and charm . I have lots of houses in Maine with my name on it, so to speak! email me if you are interested

Friday, April 17, 2009

I have been honored with The
"Passion for Painting Award"
K . Madison Moore , check her blog

Thank you Madison..

Here are the rules:
~ List 7 things you love ~
~ Put a Link to the one that picked you ~
~ choose 7 others to pass the award to ~
~ Notify them of their award ~

Here are 7 things I love, not an exclusive list, however.:

My wonderful husband Tim ,my children and Grandchildren
My dog Clancy
Painting in all different medium
Creating different things , knitting , sewing
Being in my Kayak in the middle of our pond in Maine
Spending my summers painting by the ocean
All my artist friends

I really could go on and on ....

Now, the 7 Artists I would like to honor.
Their work is really worth checking out.

Elizabeth Fraser
Liza Hirst
Keiko Tanabe
Lori McNamara
Kimberly Applegate
Susan Cox
D.Lacey Destrine

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Under The old apple tree, copyrighted 2009, by Nita Leger Casey
pastel 6x8 on wallis paper
Took a drive to Maine today , about 100 miles from here , in Kennebunk , we were invited at a farm called" Black rock farm' , also a nursery of beautiful plants a menagerie of horses ,chickens ,geese and beautiful woodlands with a couple ponds , I took lots of photos of the animals , and for my painting I zoomed on a very old apple tree , I liked the shape ! later we had lunch in the village of Cape Porpoise, the weather was warm , a perfect spring day! it was a wonderful day to start the plein air season. if you are interested in this painting email me

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring fields of wild flowers , copyrighted 2009 , Nita Leger Casey
Pastel, 6x8 on board
Still working with my new set of pastels , tomorrow they really will be put to the test , I will be driving a hundred miles to meet the pastel painters of Maine for a plein air paint out , the weather looks like it's going to be good so I am exited , we will see what I post tomorrow night , my friend Jeanne is coming with me.
this was from a reference photo I took last spring , I always wanted to do these delicate purple wild flowers , email me if you are interested ,

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Nature's beauty " copyrighted 2009 , Nita Leger Casey
pastel on board 6x6
Experimenting with a new set a pastels this morning , I must say I am very pleased with it the
Great American , plein air set , I bought them for myself at Christmas , but did not get a chance to use them yet until today,with the good weather coming , I will be outdoors more . Thursday , I will meet the pastel painters of Maine in Kennebunkport , at a farm , should be fun!
if you are interested in this one , it's $ 100.00 , email me

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A touch of Spring, copyrighted 2009 , Nita Leger Casey
4x7 watercolor.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, I did , watched the sunrise at 6:10 AM over Pepperell , it was just beautiful ,I really wanted to paint what I had just seeing but I had guests coming over for breakfast, but I will later!
, email me if you are interested

Saturday, April 11, 2009

George the 4th , copyrighted 2009
oil on canvas 6x6
Here is my 4th rooster , the last of this series, George is my rooster , a feisty one at that !
Tomorrow is Easter , So for that , I am wishing everyone a happy and wonderful Easter .
must get ready to do some baking ,
Email me if you are interested in any of the painting they are $ 100.00 each if you buy the four of them you get a 20 % discount .

Friday, April 10, 2009

Chuck the rooster , copyrighted 2009 ,Nita Leger Casey
oil on canvas 6x6
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter , the weather does not look great for the week end in new England . but what can you do?
My biggest sympathy goes to all the victims in the Italian earthquake , a terrible tragedy that no one can control, We lived in Italy for five years and we used to go camping not too far from that area .
Email me if you are interested in my rooster series .

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Henri the 2nd , copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
6x6 oil on canvas
# 2 rooster, it will be a series of 4 ,
We had our Artists breakfast club today , a great group, so exited about their work , all wonderful professional Artists in this area . I feel very fortunate to have a great group of Artists friends.
email me if you are interested in my rooster series ,

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Pierre 2 , copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
oil on canvas 6x6
I just started a new series of Roosters , Pierre my first rooster, raised from two days old who I have painted many times , his coloring was so sharp , the only thing that kept him alive was how beautiful he was , because he was nasty at time ! chasing me in the yard.
The style I used , looks very French!
Three more to come , they are coming out nice!, Jake , Henri and George to follow !
If you like roosters stay tuned !
they will be a $ 100.00 each .

Monday, April 06, 2009

Meadow and cottages , copyrighted 2009,Nita Leger Casey
6x8 pastel on la Carte paper sold
A dreary day today ! rained must of the day , kept me busy painting most of the day , and also made Easter cards for my grandchildren , they came out so nice , I hope they appreciate all the work that went in to make them . I love making cards !
I have painted this scene a few times , in watercolor in oil and pastel , it's a typical Maine landscape that you never get tired off , hope you all enjoy it ! if you are interested email me

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Monday sale, of Zinnias, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
oil on stretch canvas 6x6
Here is my Monday sale , $,65.00 for an original oil painting , it would make the perfect present for a mom , a friend who loves to grow flowers, a Grandma , use your imagination and make someone happy with an original painting .
If you are interested email me

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Spring cottage , miniature copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
3x5 pastel on board .
This little painting was started on one of my last plein air trip in Maine and never finished , so today I decided to finish it , sometimes you start something and your heart is not in it , and a year later you see it with a fresh eye . Yesterday I went to Portsmouth to attend on of my friend 's opening beautiful paintings by Marilene Sawaf , a must see if you are in the area at the Three Graces Gallery.
If you are interested in this little painting , email me

Friday, April 03, 2009

King of the hill, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
large watercolor 1/2 sheet.
In the summer I paint lots of watercolors on location, this huge pine looks over the farm where I go and paint for two weeks at the Tide Mill Farm , I have an admiration for these old trees , they have survived many storms, in the state of Maine , if they only could talk ? cows grazes the fields below , the farm kids play and run wild all up and down the hills , just a beautiful place to go to , can't wait !
email me if you are interested

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Campobello International park ,on the bay of Fundy
copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
20x30 oil on canvas
I don't know if everyone is like me ? but I am trying to finish my taxes , every year I say to myself I will not wait until the last minutes, and every year I am in the same crunching time ,you would think I would learn! so painting took a back seat two days in a row . Yesterday I attended the Art Breakfast club in the morning and at night I went to an art demonstration of a friend , you know you have to support each other in the art world , it was great so I am glad i went.
i am posting a painting i did in the summer past on the lovely Campobello Island , I go there every summer to paint . I am looking forward to go in August as usual. This is a larger painting, would like to find a home for it framed with a small dark wood frame , $400.00 a bargain .
email me if you are interested