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 .
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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