Friday, December 31, 2010

In remembrance of Brody.
Acrylic on Slate. NFS
Nita Leger Casey
I am back! I can't believe a week has past and I didn't post . So much has happened in a week , Christmas trip to the ER for my husband , back home and then back to the ER ,a case of Shingles ( Zona ) with complications got him a stay in the Hospital for 5 days . Also have a full house of children grandchildren and four dogs ,not much time to do anything else but keeping everyone happy . The Slate was done for a Christmas present for my son who had lost his dog in the fall .
Happy New year to all and for sure the best of health for 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Père Noël des bois

Watercolor 8x10 copyrighted

Nita Leger Casey

Hope all little children around the world have been nice, Santa is on his way !
I made this little Santa years ago with old clothes , my daughter and I made many of these with old wool , fur and recycle things ,a fun project and great present homemade gifts are always the best ! I later made paintings with them .
Must go make cookies for Santa .....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cold Spring #2
Watercolor ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
We finely got our first dusting of snow today , we have been so lucky so far ,when i see all the other States with so much snow .
My chickens didn't know what to do today , i think they flew out of the coop to some dry patches with leaves ,by afternoon all the snow had melted they were safe for another day , they will go nuts when they have to stay in all day ! they are so used to walk all over the yard and my neighbors yards also , they are spoiled chickens ! but so much fun to watch .
I have been so busy working on painted present ,I have not had any times for any news daily's, this was from my classes doing a demo before we started , they are for Sale ,contact me if you are interested .

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cold Spring in Winter
Watercolor 4x5 copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
This is a quick little watercolor I used to do with my students in art classes , they were always fun to do , they would go home with a finish small paintings , many of my students are now working in the big world ,some are doing very well and have achieved their goals ,many are on my facebook ,wonder if they will recognize this scene ? I had my own little art school for over twenty years so many went trough the Gingerbread art studio , it was a lot of fun !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quilt and Holly
Watercolor 8x10 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Christmas is coming fast only 10 days left to shop ! this painting was in my private collection I painted this still life awhile back my daughter and I bought this antique quilt , we took it all apart and split the squares, added other fabrics to make it our own , so we basically made two quilts, it became a fun project ! I later painted many still paintings in watercolor using the quilt as a prop on chairs tables adding fruits , flowers , with cat etc...
It would be nice to find a home for it , it is available matted to a 11x14 $250.00
email me

Monday, December 13, 2010

Victorian house in Jaffrey
Watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I have not posted for a few days due to the open studios and doing some other related Christmas projects , I have a few scene on my mind but are on the back burner,I hope I don't loose my excitement ! At least we are doing OK with the weather ,I feel sorry for everyone living in the Midwest, I know it will come soon also .
So for today it is a winter scene done last year , a nice little watercolor looking for a home , email me $ 99.00 matted and free shipping .

Monday, December 06, 2010

40 minutes demo at the Manchester Art Association ,
Tonight I was the guest Speaker /demonstrator at MAS in Bedford NH,
This was my second demo in two weeks for local groups , a great audience and wonderful artists , before I started the demo they had about a dozen paintings and photographs that received recognition for themselves , all were great !
This painting was done while talking about blogging at the same time I was trying to make a winter scene at of a summer photo I had taken myself , so it still needs a little touch here and there , someone said it would make a nice Christmas card ,I think so too .
I imagine New England will soon look like this ,I think it is snowing up North , and much of the rest of the Country .

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Open House at Western Avenue Studios
Lowell MA
today and next week end .
Day two of Open Studio , we had a wonderful first day lots of visitors and Friends passed by , five floors of Artists , from painters to potters quilters to jewelers ,writers and photographers , and much more ..... we have it all ! a one place destination for the collector . To all my friends and supporters who have come yesterday , Thank you !
Tell your friends about us , today and next week end noon to five .

no DP today

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Fairfield and Newburry
Watercolor ,Boston Series 9x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Another watercolor from my Boston Series ,I have walked these Streets up and down this past year to find my right subjects, I enjoy the process to create these street scene , also feels like I am in France, but I am not !
If you happen to pick up American art Collector this month ,you will see one of my watercolors of the series in our Daily painter ad for the Gallery .
Yesterday I was the guest Artist for the Chelmsford art Society where I did a pastel demonstration , it went very well ,the painting is on my facebook . Now I must get ready for our open house at the Studio at the Mill for the next two week ends ,hoping many people will come and visit .
This painting is available email me for more details .

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Boston's Back Bay
Watercolor, 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I am back ! this is the first time I have taking a break of a week of not painting in four years . Well the gallery received a makeover ,change the colors of the walls , new ceiling lights and other little details , Thanksgiving came ,cooking, family etc... and the time went ,it was a wonderful Holiday for the family, now back to work ! This afternoon I painted this Back Bay scene ,it was on my table for over a week . I really want to concentrate more on this series of watercolor of Boston . email me if you are interested of this original watercolor .

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Maine cottage
Watercolor 18x20 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I have not posted for a few days , my gallery got totally dismantlement with the painter who did my ceiling and walls a very pale Grey , looks very nice ,now comes the part to put everything back together again , also came down with a cold ! no painting time, that is why I am
Posting a painting from my collection , would love to find a home for it , a very loose style of a typical cottage on the coast of Maine . email me if you are interested

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monument square Market , Hollis NH
Watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Summer is gone ,but wanted to paint this scene from one of our plein air paint out , I did it from another angle that day , this is a cute country store in Hollis a few miles from my house .
I have so many projects going , changing the color of a wall at my studio ,getting ready for open studios the first two week ends of December, and also painting the gallery at the house , I have paintings everywhere on the floor tables etc.. it has been a few years since I did it.
I have many paintings available ,email me if you are interested

Monday, November 15, 2010

Watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
A little bit of France today! , a sad day I had to cancel our December trip with Tim just had pneumonia , needs to rest and this winter trip would of been too much, I was looking forward to see my family and spend a few days in Paris , but life happen sometimes you have to change plans , good thing I took the insurance .
this painting is available , a perfect gift to someone who is going to Paris .
email me $ 100.00 mated , free shipping in US, what a deal!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Work in progress!
watercolor 12x16, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Went to the studio to work on this commission , I have painted this scene in Pastel before but someone wanted a watercolor , I am not totally finish with it , should finish it tomorrow , also must do some framing ,so much to do and so little time before the Holiday open house arrive .
Very tired tonight so this is a short post ! until tomorrow my friends !

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sur la place de la ville # 1001 post
5x7 Watercolor ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I just went over the thousand mark! that means I have posted over a 1000 blog post with artwork ,If someone had told me that four years ago , I would of said you are crazy! The challenge has been a wonderful discipline I never thought I could do, I have blogged from every states in New England, Maine, Mass, NH, Connecticut then South Carolina , Maryland , Illinois from France to Canada , on business trip, vacations ,workshops , from the top of a mountain 14 below zero, the cost of Maine sitting on the edge of the water , a hotel in Paris a resort on Hilton head Island , reunions, family gatherings ,my paint goes with me along with my camera and laptop . I have talked about my life my experiences my family ,my pets and the weather and of course my paintings . I have received wonderful comments from my followers who make my day , like this morning from Doloris . Painting is an addiction and I love it!
I painted this little scene today with a bit of a sad note, I just had bough tickets to go to France to visit my family before Christmas , But Tim being sick we had to cancel , We will try for Spring !
A typical town square , my nephew use to have a book store in that town of Jargeau.
Enjoy my Little French painting , and it is for sale, $125.00 .matted and shipped

Monday, November 08, 2010

Mini , still life with lace tablecloth
2,5x3x5 miniature ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Rainy day today ! we were lucky many areas had snow in New England .
Picked up Tim today from the hospital , good to have him home ,my painting time took the back seat this week ,so for today it is a miniature I had started this summer at the farm, I just did some miner touch up to it . Should get back to my routine , also have lots of framing to do for a few shows coming up , never enough time in a day for me .
my minis are $ 25 00 comes in a nice card with certificate . email me

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Somewhere on Cape Ann.
watercolor 5x7 2010 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
We had open house at the studios today , so while I was greeting guests ,I was also painting and demonstrating ,talked to a lot of people, to some it was their first time coming in the building and they where so surprised to see the amount of art in one place , I must say I have not myself found everyone because of the size .
Hopefully my husband will come home from the hospital tomorrow , life should get a bet easier with the trips back and fourth and my poor Clancy missed his dad !
I did managed to finish this watercolor , it is somewhere on Cape Ann , a wonderful art colony outside of Gloucester. email me if you are interested .

Friday, November 05, 2010

The laundry is out
miniature watercolor copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Not posted for a few days , we came back from our trip in Maryland to have Tim having to go to the hospital with pneumonia ,so my trips have been back and fourth there ,he is doing a bit better keeping him for the week end .
I painted this on our trip last week the fresh laundry at the farm , that day my little grand son also painted along with me ,it was fun !
tomorrow ,it is open studio at the Mill ,if you are on the area come back and visit!
this mini ,is $ 25.00 comes with a nice card and certificate .

Monday, November 01, 2010

Leitersburg, Maryland
watercolor 5x7
Nita Leger Casey
Still in Maryland with the family,but going home tomorrow after a wonderful week end with my grand children, one grand son who loves to paint ,and has been at my side every minute painting away!
Cute village close to Hagerstown .
email me if you are interested $100.00 matted and free shipping

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Maryland red barn
5x7 watercolor copyrighted2010
Nita Leger Casey
Visiting the grand children in Maryland for the week end , Halloween is a big celebrations down here ,they just had a parade in Hagerstown that lasted three hours ,our grandson was in the parade with his Scout troupe ,they worked on the float all day and looked very nice !
This afternoon I took a ride to the beautiful Maryland farm country, a routine I do every time i come here , painted this small watercolor from my car ,I have painted this scene in winter before ,just a different style barn from New England.
I also joined my friend Renee Lammers on a challenge to paint everyday in the next 30 days,
no problem for me !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A ghost house
Watercolor 6x8, copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
This time of year again when you see ghosts all over the place , When I used to teach kids at this time of year I would make them do these old houses and turn them into Ghosts houses , it was a lot of fun ! we live in New England where there's is plenty of them . The architecture in some of these old house are just beautiful !
email me if you are interested in this house ,
$99.00 ,matted shipped free in the US

Monday, October 25, 2010

4x8 feet Mural copyrighted 2010 ,Nita Leger Casey

Project I am working on at the Mill where I have my new studio ,The fourth floor decided to add a little something to make our floor special , this is what I came up , after working on my Newburry series , we have Jewelers , dress makers ,lots of fiber artists, fine art , you name it it's here in this old mill, the dress was painted in no time , the bricks drove me nuts , but it's done and it was a change ! I painted this design in a miniature and now 8 feet tall .
( Top photo is the finished project)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Willard Brook
Pastel 11x14
copyrighted 2010

Nita Leger Casey
A dreary Sunday today, the sun never came out ! Sunday is not one of my favorite day unless I am doing something. I decided to fix a painting I painted on location back in the late Winter early Spring , I was exited with the water rushing , I had captured the rushing water but was never crazy of the background ,so it sat in the floor of the Studio all Summer ,I decided to give it a fall look ! I feel better now .
I have been working on a project at the Mill with a mural ,when it is done I will post photos , they are on my Face book now .As always my paintings are available , please email me if you are interested

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The blood farm
Pastel demo 8x10, pastel paper ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
This was a smaller version of the pastel demo I did on Tuesday for the Bedford art and Crafts Society , I am asked to do this scene in a watercolor also for an art Collector this was a good practice of the subject!
In the Studio today i had all intention to start the watercolor I am supposed to work on until I looked at the wall I was asked to do a mural in the hall way of the Mill 4 th floor , the next thing you know I went ahead and started the mural worked on it for three hours and almost finished it I was on a roll ! I will take pictures tomorrow .

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Annie's Market
Watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Getting ready to do a Pastel demonstration tonight at the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society ,in Bedford MA 7PM ,at the Library , if you are in the area stop by !
I will be painting a farm fall scene , today has been the most beautiful day to see colors , I drove to my Studio and really wanted to take photos all the way . I just love this time of year and feel so lucky to live here with the four beautiful seasons .
This painting is of Kingfield again , the famous little country store that everyone goes to , also make good pizzas .
painting is available email me $100.00 matted .

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Village from Winter's hill
Watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
What a wonderful day my friend Priti and I had , we took a drive to Gloucester visited the North Shore art Association , watch a Watercolor demo and the New England Watercolor Society show , just beautiful ! later went to Rocky Neck the oldest art colony, visited some great galleries , the original Emil Gruppe Gallery now occupied by his son Robert was the best , we came out very inspired by all the nice paintings we saw today .The drive home was beautiful a Spectacular sky and Sun set all the way home .Yesterday was also a great day at my studio where I painted this scene of my mini series on the town of Kingfield, Maine
These watercolors are available at a real good price of $ 100.00 matted and certificate of authenticity . email me

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Winter's Inn
watercolor 6x8 Copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
This is a watercolor result of my week end in Kingfield Maine . This Inn is on top of a hill over looking the village , The Winter family being very affluent in the old days , Amos G. Winter built a mansion for his wife, Julia, on top of Winter's Hill over looking the town of Kingfield, Maine and the mountains of the Carrabassett Valley. I also believe they had a lot to do about The Sugarloaf mountain , the now resort who is so famous for many New England skiers .
Email me if you are interested in this gem , great for a collector or someone who has visited this famous location .

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kingfield church in the fall
watercolor 6x8,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Painted this at my studio today ,a scene from one of my favorite Village in the Western Mountain of Maine , we have been going to Kingfield for almost 30 years , I probably know more people there then I do at home ,I have painted many scenes there , this little street right off the center going up the hill is so quint in any season , we were there for the week end and I drove around town doing a few pencil sketches and took photos , so Kingfield will be my subject for a few days ! email me if you are interested ,all my work is original $100.00 free shipping in the US

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Barber Shop
watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
This is a watercolor from my collection, I would love to find a home for it , it depicts a real New England scene of the barber shop and local stores in Portsmouth NH.
We had a small artist Breakfast Club today ,many of our members where taking a workshop
but the four of us Lori, Priti ,Joe and I had a great meeting looking over the great book of paintings of Richard Schmidt, a great inspiration !
email me if you are interested in this painting

Monday, October 11, 2010

A camp on my morning walk

mini watercolor

Nita Leger Casey

Painted this miniature after I took a long walk with Clancy and my friend Fran and her dog Paloma, the morning was bright sunny,a beautiful fall day! we had a nice four days at the cabin.
going home in the morning!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sketch of fall from the cabin window
watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
At the cabin for the long week end ,the colors are at peak in Maine , painted this from the window at the same time I was cooking an Apple pie for our guests who are coming over for an October fest dinner , this is a short post ,must get the table ready !

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Newburry Street in Fall . sold
watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Wanting to get back into my watercolor mode , I pushed myself today and it felt good , I get very distracted with subjects and medium , always want to do everything ! I was ask today to do a commission of a beautiful farmland scene from there house , the view is beautiful! and would like a watercolor .
The long week end here will be at peak colors looking forward to take lots of photos .
this painting is available , email me

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

" Fall Moon over water "
oil on copper 6x6 ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Painted this of a scene I remembered , I was liking the colors palette ,and the copper showing through . I did it at the Studio today in a rainy day ! I did meet more artists in the Mill , so much creativity there and so different .
It was a gloomy day ,but after a dry summer we need the rain !
I really want to go back to my watercolor series and I have one all ready to paint tomorrow ! Well that all for today , this is available email me if you are interested

Monday, October 04, 2010

A cottage in Lubec
needs a home ,pastel 11x14 copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
If you have traveled to Lubec on your way to Campobello Island , you have passed this cottage ,malheureusement it has fallen in despair in the past two years ,I painted this a few years ago when the light was was shinning on this beautiful place , I feel so bad when some of these places just get forgotten . Maine has a lot of them , I always look for these special cottages and hope some young couple will save them . As for now I am looking for someone to love this pastel painting and be part of their decor on a nice wall , It also has the feel of a Grandma's house , so about it , the price is right $295.00 , email me

Sunday, October 03, 2010

A cottage that needs a home !
the red door cottage .
pastel 16x20 ,copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
I love painting homes and cottages during the summer ,but now they need a home ! a nice wall in a home they could be appreciated , no mortgage , very affordable , just dream of maybe living in one someday by the ocean somewhere you would love to spend your summers . Just buy a frame for it 16x20 , email me and I will ship it to you

Thursday, September 30, 2010

oil on canvas 6x6 copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
This Saturday I will be at Seasons at Calmore with a display of my small canvas painting like the rooster one of Pierre and greeting cards , hope the rain will be over by then , it should be a nice day in the beautiful garden of the property, I probably will paint also , if you are in the area of Dunstable MA , stop by and visit. If you are interested with this painting email me
Pierre was a rooster I raised from couple days old , he grew up to be a feisty rooster , but beautiful .

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

View from my studio 2
Watercolor 6x8 ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Decided to do this wonderful little vignette from my studio ,it is at a distance but that is what I see, passed the Mill and the Canal , this week end I was showing all the visitors the scene one said you make it look like Nantucket , no it's Lowell ! it is a compliment . It was nice to paint there very quiet and the time just went so fast , I also did another small oil , a few more commitments and then I should have a real schedule being there .
It was also nice to get back to my watercolors .
email me if you are interested

Monday, September 27, 2010

Colors of Sugarloaf USA Sold
pastel ,Copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Colors in New England are changing daily ,This is an early fall !
Well I had my first big open studio at the Mill , it went very well , lots of visitors and lots of old friends stopped by , all had nice things to say about my new space, I am really exited about it myself .
Next Saturday I will be at Seasons at Calmore in Dunstable , MA my sixth year there .
stop by if you are in the area .
this painting is available , matted ready to ship to anyone who would love to buy it . $ 100.00 free shipping in the US. email me

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Colors of fall #1
pastel 6x8 ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I can paint this scene over and over and never will be the same , it's the view from our cabin , I never get tired of looking at it , I have hundreds of photos from this view , I wake up in the morning with a nice sunrise peeking trough the shades , I will slide out of bed with my camera in hand just to snap a few pictures , in the evening when the sun is sitting I will do that again , all seasons , it is amazing how one view always looks different ,of course as artist we learn to see , someone else would say boring! not me , I find peace in this view !
This is a pastel , I will be doing a few demos in the next two months at the Chelmsford art Society in October and in the Bedford art Society in November if you are in the area , you are welcome !

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colors are changing
oil sketch on board 5x7 copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
I am back after a wonderful six days in Maine , took a break from painting , first time in a long time , and did some fun things like sewing , baking , hiking and just plain enjoying the nature around me . The colors are changing fast, one day I went to town to meet my friend for lunch and the trees had changed over night . I do love this time of year ,I know I will enjoy painting my favorite scenes of fall , I first have to be active in the open studios in Lowell this week end .
So if you are in the area , don't forget the open studios this week end !

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Peggy's flowers
Oil on board ,6x6 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
My friend Peggy brought me these flowers the other day when she and her friends came to see my new studio , I quickly photograph them , I started with the real photographic back ground but felt it was taking away from the flowers , I wanted to do these very loose and painterly ! It is harder to leave details out then painting every petals and leaves .
email me with any inquiry you may have of past or present paintings on my blog ,commissions always welcome! ,

Monday, September 13, 2010

View from my new studio ,
oil on board 6x6 , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Worked in my new Studio in Lowell today and painted the view from the window on the 4 th floor, it is at a distance , Lowell is a real New England small city famous for it's old mills and canals and the Merrimack river .The city has changed in the last 20 years , with lots of cultural events and lots of Art ! Art is everywhere !
It was nice to work in my quiet new place ! also very happy to have many friends in the building so I can take small break and visit! we are getting ready for the open studio the 25 th 26 th .
this painting is available , email me

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Morning fog on the coast,
4x5 oil on board , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Just remembering the nice summer in Maine , this was one of our typical morning there , before the fog would lift , I love that kind of morning!
Fall is starting fast a lot of leaves are falling already after this extreme hot and dry summer , I wonder if the fall will be as beautiful it should be , we will see in a few weeks , my brush and paint will be ready!
This painting is available , email me if you are interested, reasonable price!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Pemaquid Inn ,
oil on copper 4x5 ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Went to the studio today and painted with my friend Paula and her sister Wanda from Atlanta , we had fun painting different things different medium and style , that is why it makes it interesting ! tomorrow we were supposed to go to Plum Island to paint plein air ,but I guess the weather has another idea, I am disappointed because I don't know if I will be able to go next week . I painted the Inn we stay at every year in a very loose style , I hope you like it ! Well if you are interested in any of my paintings give me a shout!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Lubec fishing boat , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold
Just another little gem from the commission of 25 , with sitting up the studio, the extreme heat and holiday not much time to paint . I did enjoy the first Saturday open house at the Mill , met some nice people and got to meet many other artists, my friends Peggy came over with a beautiful flower arrangement and hope to get a nice painting out of it , I really think i will enjoy my stay at the Western Avenue studios .