Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sugar Hill NH , 16x20 oil (c) 2010 Nita Leger Casey
From Sugar Hill, NH snow camp for the last two days ,painting in extreme cold weather -14 yesterday ,above 0 today , a challenge I never though I could do!
Painting with Stapelton Kearns has been a wonderful experience and with 9 other wonderful artists , from New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, one more day of painting at this wonderful location , you feel like you are in top of the world, the mountains are just beautiful!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yellow roses , watercolor 8x12 (C) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Valentines day is coming soon , people order roses that will be delivered for Valentine's day. I can sent this watercolor to someone you love and these roses will never die, at a very reasonable price , email me
In a couple days I will be going to a snow camp in New Hampshire , that means painting in plein air in the snow, the forecast is sunny but very cold, packing tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine roses , watercolor & mixed media 8x8 (c) Nita Leger Casey
The season is coming soon , Valentine flowers for someone you love !
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

" Still life party" oil on board 6x8 (c) 2010 ,
Nita Leger Casey
Our breakfast artists club got together today for a still life party , our host Carolyn set up some still life around the house of flowers , fruits ,beautiful vases, then the ten of us had fun painting them , not one painting was the same , everyone created their own style to it , it was a great way to beat the Sunday blues , a little wine some goodies and good company ,what more could you ask ! I managed to do two of them the other one is a watercolor but needs more details .
email me if you are interested in the one .

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shadows on the road , oil miniature (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
When you drive in the back roads of New Hampshire ,this is what you see , lots of shadows crossing the roads , lots of snow banks and sometimes some colorful foliage, it sure made me stop to take a photo . It was another very nice day today , I tried to find a place to paint in plein air,, but all the places I wanted to paint , they was no way to park my car for a long time , so i contented myself just to take many photos of the beautiful winter landscape , later Tim and I drove to visit some relatives we have not seeing in a long time , all in all a good day !
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Hollis barn " (c)2010 miniature oil on canvas board ,
Nita Leger Casey
A beautiful winter sunny day today, started my day with the usual walk at 6AM, still very dark at that hour , but my daughter -in-law gave me one of those lights you put on your head , they are great! especially now that we have ice on the sidewalk , it melts during the day and freeze at night, Clancy is pretty good he knows not to pull at that time .
Now as for today , if I was a male artist I would of gone painting out in the snow all day , but as the women I have to clean, do laundry,walk the dog shop for food cook ,post office run etc... and then I squeeze a painting, well today I was a bit mad about that, just not fair! At least on my way to the store I took a picture of this barn in the next town , of course over the years I have taken dozens of photos of that same barn ,but it always look different . In 10 days i will be at snow camp for three days and will be painting with no interruption .
As previous this a miniature that come well presented .email me if you are interested.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Let me come in" (c) miniature 2010,
Nita Leger Casey
Having fun still painting small, at least I am painting daily! in a week I will be a snow camp for three days in the white mountains of NH painting in the snow with Stapelton Kearns , I just looked at the list of clothes I should bring , a bit scary ,I guess you have to be prepared to be out all day and your feet to be the most important to keep warm , suggested these special boots , so I think I better go shopping .
I needed to make a card for my son's birthday and this was his old dog Buster, I printed it as a card ,but now I still have the original to sell , email me if you are interested. , go back a few post to see how i present the cards .

Monday, January 18, 2010

The summer cottage , miniature (c) 2010 Watercolor
Nita Leger Casey
We just woke up to a beautiful snow covered beautiful landscape this morning , but it was a messy clean up that took a lot of my day ,I did managed to paint a mini , that was between taking pictures of the birds I feed, they looked so pretty in the snow ,I have a feeder next to my kitchen windows, they are so much fun to watch and observe ,I had nine doves at one time , lots of chickadees and titmouse .
This cottage is somewhere in the North Shore of Massachusetts in the edge of a sea inlet , I took a photo of it because of the red door ,I have a thing with red doors .
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Abandoned (c)2010, miniature oil on board
Nita Leger Casey
This poor house was abandoned in a beautiful landscape on the edge of a stream on Owl's Head ,sad but true, many old houses are left this way in Maine , I always feel bad when I see that ,we had just visited this small Peninsula just before Christmas. As you see I love to take a ride to visit many part of these beautiful States we call New England .
Today I visited an Artist Dennis Poirier at his studio in Maine , beautiful work who portraits New England at it's best, Check him out!
Anyone want to start a collection of small works, email me
These Miniatures are sold to a collector in California
These miniatures are sold to a collector in NY

Just wanted to show how my miniatures are sent to you if you decide to purchase one for your collection . email

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Out of my window" watercolor mini 2,5x3,5 (C)
Nita Leger Casey
Came back from my morning walk , to see this sky come up while having my coffee , I couldn't resit the scene. When my friend and I walk in the morning it is still dark at 6AM , my daughter-in-law gave me a light to have on my head just like the coal minors , it's funny but it really helps to see where you are going and with the dogs , so when we get back the day light is just coming up .Today it was not so cold , we are suppose to have a few warm days before we get blasted again! I still like winter with all it's beauty ,I would rather be cold than hot and humid and miserable !
collectors of miniatures, email me if you want me to save this one .
My miniatures come well presented in a card with the history and certificate of authenticity
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Winter brook ' oil 8x10 on linen (c)2010
Nita Leger Casey
Painted this brook last Sunday after coming back from our drive , these little brooks are all over this area , I actually have one right in the back of my house , of course they are not frozen because of the constant moving water .
I had a nice visit with my artists friends from the Breakfast club today, as we are planning an art show at the Chelsmford library for the month of February ,if you live in the area ,next month check us out!
So sad to see this horrible earthquake disaster in Haiti , you feel so helpless watching this on TV .Hope they get help fast!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Antique Cape , miniature oil 2,5x3,5 on canvas board (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
On our last Sunday ride ,I took a few photos of old houses , what else ? addicted to the antique houses of new England , I like a small Cape , they look small and cozy . This one was in New Ipswish NH.
So I painted a mini , still painting some commissions for a NY collector , so I squeezed this one in between !
Also want to tell you about a wonderful blog from a lady name Vee who blogs about New England, "A heaven for Vee "by founding my blog she found we had a common interest yes Beautiful New England , so today she featured some of my paintings , so nice , Thank you Vee
Check it out ! a wonderful blog with a lot of information

Sunday, January 10, 2010

For my followers of this blog , I have been posting some French watercolors on my other blog called Nita Leger Casey French series , I am trying to keep them separate , but they will be on Daily Painters as usual , if you are not familiar with my other blog please check it out .

Tim and I took a nice afternoon ride to New Hampshire today, just to see the nice winter landscape a the foot hills of Mt Monadnock ended our trip at the famous Peterborough Dinner for a piece of apple pie and coffee , also made a few stop to take some picture . Cold , but that is usual for New England . I was a nice Sunday afternoon drive!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Commissions of miniatures ,(c) 2010 oil on boards by
Nita Leger Casey
This is what I have been working the last couple days , they are all sold already ,but wanted to share them with you ! five more to go , I really am itching to paint larger , at least this is a good warm up with oils after painting lots of watercolors and pastels .
Tomorrow i will see my artists friends after three weeks break from our Artists Breakfast club .
if you ever want a special miniature email me

Monday, January 04, 2010

Owls Head 2, watercolor Miniature (c)2010
Nita Leger Casey
The studio is back to a working space , decorations put away , started on commissions this afternoon I am working on 10 miniatures for a collector all oils , I must say it felt good to work in oil again after two months only working in watercolor , I really love all the medium equally somewhat of a curse !
This miniature is from my last trip to the Maine cost just before Christmas .
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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Pepperell Street scene , (c)2009 miniature watercolor 2,5x3,5
Nita Leger Casey
Snowing all day! Kids and grand kids went home for a 450 miles trip back to Maryland .
the house is so quiet , but the wind outside is howling ,this is New England and we are in for a stormy night !
enjoy one more of my miniatures. email me if you are interested .

Friday, January 01, 2010

French Winter Village (c)2009 Miniature Watercolor
Nita Leger Casey
My life being busy being a grandmother right now ,only permits me to be in the studio between cooking meals. One more miniature! hope no one is getting tired seeing this small body of work , but at least I am painting everyday no matter what, Monday my life should get back to normal, but I will miss my little guys , it has been fun. if you are interested in this mini one email me