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 ,
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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 .

Thursday, October 01, 2009

"Sun going down the mountain" pastel 8x10, copyrighted 2009
Nita Leger Casey
I painted this scene last week in Maine while at the pond , at dusk before the sun goes down , it hits the mountain like paint brush , I sat there at the edge of the pond with my pastels trying to capture the scene , it was fun to do and had to be quick , if I had taken a photo I wouldn't of capture the same feeling , nothing beats painting plein air ! of course we can always do it, but i sure enjoy my times in Maine when I can . Today I spent the entire day framing for a local show this Saturday at Seasons at Calmore Antique and art show in Dunstable Massachusetts , This is my 5th year doing it , if you are in the area stop by.