Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sea Green , copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
5x7 pastel on board
Just had a wonderful day painting with a bunch of wonderful artists at this most beautiful place in Maine , the day started with rain , but by 10 AM it was magical! lots of paintings were created
and everyone was happy. email me if you are interested

Friday, May 29, 2009

By the sea, miniature by Nita Leger Casey
copyrighted 2009, pastel 2,5x3,5
Arrived at Hotel Pemaquid in Maine around 1:30 , it rained all the way here . All the artists were painting in the studio across the street from the hotel , we were all happy to see each other again, I just had a little time to do a few miniature before a critique of all the paintings produced today ,some artist had come the day before ,we later had a nice meal all together and talked about the art world.
going to bed now , must get up early to go on location , stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Waiting to sail, copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
Pastel on mat board 5x7
Today was our Wednesday Breakfast club , it was nice to see all my friends again after two weeks , it rained all day today so this afternoon I looked at some of my photos from HHI and decided to do a scene from the island . Tomorrow I will be going to Maine for a mini painting retreat with 25 other pastel artists , just hope the weather clears up .
this small pastel would make a great Father's day present for someone who wants a boat but can't! $100.00 + 10.00 shipping . email me

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Strawberries and Lilacs ,copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 8x8 matted 12x12
Went to Boston on some business for my husband today , the city looked great all the flowers were blooming everywhere , I just wish I had some time to do some sketching or painting , it has been my goal for so long ,just to go in the city for this only , but it seems we always have an agenda not connected to painting ,and I usually come home frustrated with all the scene that would make a nice painting , we had lunch in a very nice Irish Pub, McGreeveys , I recommend if you are in town .
This still life would make a nice addition to someones blue and white kitchen decor . $100.00 + 10.00 shipping , email me

Monday, May 25, 2009

Crab apple blossom , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 8x10
We live on Main street and are very fortunate to see a good Memorial home town parade , my husband and two sons all veterans watch the parade together , later had a small cookout , a good way to start the season ! the weather was beautiful all day . I did not get to paint so I am posting something I painted earlier. this week end I will be going to a paint out for two days at Pemaquid point in Maine , I was there last year , it should be fun!
this painting is $ 100.00 come matted and a certificate of authenticity , email me if you are interested

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fresh strawberries , copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 6x8
I came back last night from my trip down South after spending a wonderful week with my daughter and family , the week went by very fast , I had all attention to be painting everyday but too many commitments , visiting galleries , going out to eat , plays , baseball games etc...
also spent the day in Savannah , a town that I love , at least I came back with lots of photos to work from . email me if interested

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Magnolia, copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
6x6 watercolor
Magnolias all over the Island, I was surprised the flower only stays beautiful for one day then turning brown ,different from the ones up north. I went to Beaufort yesterday ,a cute town full of galleries .the weather has not been the best , but still a great little vacation for me .
email me if you are interested in any of my paintings.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Morning walk on Hilton head ,copyrighted 2009
watercolor 5x7
Spending time with my grandchildren ,who live on this beautiful Island , the weather was perfect for the first few days ,today it rain all day ,but managed to take a long walk on the beach. Will be back in the studio ,if you are interested in this painting email me

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Harbor Town lighthouse sketch,copyrighted 2009by Nita Leger Casey
watercolor 5x7
Well ,I surprised my kids over the week end and came to visit them in Hilton Head Island, what a treat to see my grand children's face when I arrived , priceless! Saturday their wonderful friends took all of us for a boat ride around the island , it was a perfect day ,we were on the water for 5 hours. this is a quick sketch of Harbor town .

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Farm at Harvard's Fruitland Museum ,copyrighted 2009 , Nita Leger Casey
5x7 pastel on canson paper $ 100.00

Scene from our Sunday ride to the town of Harvard , Ma , about twenty minutes from my studio on a beautiful sunny Spring day .Email if interested

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

'Spring colors"copyrighted 2009 Nita Leger Casey
pastel 5x7
Just spent another night at the local town meeting about the budget , not a fun night !
this was my second pastel I did yesterday when we all painted together. it was a quick very loose style , no time to touch up and sometimes I think it is the best way . the last two painting actually look good together it could be a set .

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Gazebo, copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
Pastel 5x7

Thinking I would have a terrible day today , because I had Jury duty, I was in luck when the case did not go to trial , I was out by 10:45 , just in time to join all my friend painting plein air in a beautiful private property with all the trees in bloom , and a gracious hostess who made us a lunch ,what more could you ask? and I was able to do two daily paintings. At the court, I managed to do some sketching of a few the jurors reading the paper , it's something i would like to practice more it's figure sketching .
email me if you are interested .

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rhododendron by the bay window , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
6x6 oil on stretched canvas , $100.00 + shipping
This is the season of nice flowering bushes everywhere, of course they are short lived , today I managed to take a few photos of scenes that I would like to paint , it will have to wait a day , as I have jury duty tomorrow , planing to bring a sketch book with me , I did that the other day waiting at the hospital , it's a good practice of doing quick sketches . Email me if you are interested in this painting .

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Blue bird and lace , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor 8x10
Wishing all the Mother's in the world a wonderful day, I know in Europe it is a different day, different parts of the world will celebrate at different times , but today in America it is our day!
My wonderful daughter-in-law made a wonderful supper for both mothers and family .
Today I wanted to post something all moms would love .

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Fresh flowers from the garden, copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
10x10 pastel on la carte paper
Because Mother's day is in a few days , all i am thinking of is flowers , I painted this on location in Maine, they're is always fresh flowers in the small garden by the dining room window , the flowers get cut to replenish the vases around the house , just beautiful !
email me if you are interested in this painting , $ 200.00 , comes with a frame .
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This morning we hang the show at the Pepperell Lawrence Library , looks great if you are in the area , be sure to stop by .
My home studio is located in Pepperell, Massachusetts
My summer studio is in the western mountains of Maine

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Time for tea with Mom , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
pastel, 11x14 on board

This painting reminds me of having a wonderful cup of tea with a mom , this is our challenge painting for the month . The next few days I will be hanging a show from the Breakfast club at our local Library ,We have a beautiful Gallery at the Library ,not too many towns have that ,the only trouble this year's budget is at stake with the down economy , so tonight I will be attending the local town meeting , very interesting and dramatic .
this painting is available , $ 425.00 for a mother's day special , this painting has been in International pastel shows . email me if you are interested

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sunlight on red bush, copyrighted 2009 by Nita Leger Casey
pastel, on Wallis 6x8
Yesterday being a perfect day , I drove around town looking for different flowered bush , they all seemed to have bloomed all at ounce , the window of opportunity is very short, this old farm is perfect on all seasons ,so this was my first stop . Email me if you are interested

Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Rose for Mom , all framed , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
Oil on board 5x5 matted framed 9x9

A week from now , it's Mother's day , and what do they love ? flowers .... what a perfect gift.
email me if you are interested $150.00 , what a deal !
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Friday, May 01, 2009

Miniature, Cottage at the sea shore , copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
2,5x3,5 ACEO ,oil on heavy watercolor paper
When I am short of time , I fall back making a few miniatures as I have a few collectors who always look for new ones , they make an excellent gift ,I present them with a card and history of the ACEO , they are look perfect in a mini frame , one of a kind!
Start your collection...very affordable !

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