Friday, April 30, 2010

" Boston Architecture "
watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
When you visit Boston and you see what beautiful architecture was built in the 1800 ,it is a treat to visit these beautiful street of downtown Boston when most builders were artists themselves .
I think this is why I love New England !The cities, small towns and country side are just an artist dream to paint.
collectors of watercolors , email me
Built in 1899 for attorney Albert C. Burrage. It was home to the Burrage family until 1947. It got converted into doctor's offices, later it became the Boston Evening Clinic, later still it became a nursing home and is now condos!
Similar to homes built on New York's Fifth Avenue, it was modeled after Chenonceaux, a chateau located in the Loire Valley of France, and represents the only example of the "chateauesque" style in Boston.

This striking building was designed by Architect Charles Brigham, who also designed the additions to the State House and numerous other buildings in Boston.
You can find this mansion on Commonwealth Ave at the corner of Hereford.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Spring shadows " original watercolor
8x5 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold

Took a few days off my wonderful series of Downtown Boston , I love the soft colors of Spring with this brown stone house on Newburry Street , I have a few more to do , but also other projects so I might not post everyday, commissions come first!
I have a challenge going with my artists Breakfast group , paint a scene working with only two colors , a few have done it already I probably will post the results later, it is amazing all the colors you can make with only yellow ochre and burnt sienna with white and black .
email me if you are interested

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Spring Garden in the city "
miniature watercolor 2,5x3,5
Nita Leger Casey
This is # 3 of my minis of Spring in the city, I almost did not posted this one , I think I overworked it , sometimes you go a step to far , artists never know when to quit! as i wanted these little ones to be light like the Spring colors, otherwise I can paint a watercolor like an oil with tons of details and loose the affect I was after . I painted this early this morning before I went and did some yard work ,now every muscles in my body is hurting from digging turning some flower beds over , good things it's Friday Tim and I will go on our date and I will have a glass of wine ,so I am posting early tonight .
collectors of miniatures if you read this post ,give me a shout

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A touch of Spring in the city # 2
Nita Leger Casey
original miniature watercolor (c)2010
Voila, another scene from my day in the city of Boston , this is in Boylston Street , another beautiful street to visit if you are in town , lots of restaurants and nice hotels , my timing was perfect going there with this early Spring we are having!
these are small works, really thinking of paint them larger so if you are interested in these please let me know

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"A touch of spring in the city"
Nita Leger Casey
Original Watercolor,mini (c)2010
Went to Boston yesterday to my favorite Street and captured more scenes for my series , Spring on Newburry Street is always spectacular and this year I think it is early by a couple weeks . The Boston Marathon was the day before , plenty of visitors and tourists were in town , I stopped in a few shops it is always a treat to see the different decors and display of the beautiful things they sell in their stores . I only had time today to paint a mini , but more to come will follow , hoping to work a bit larger in the next few weeks . For the collectors of minis , this one is a gem an original watercolor .

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Lunch in town " original watercolor (C) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
This week end I was watching my son's dog while in Maine, Brody who is a very large Bernese Mountain dog who needs a lot of attention , like wanting to sit on my lap while I was painting , so here we have a very loose watercolor something I always want to achieve but end up with too many details , well Brody help me with this one !
Maine was fun as usual and beautiful with a Spring snow storm .
This restaurant is located in the famous Newburry Street of Boston.
if you have been there , this series is worth looking at , email me if you are interested .

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"A touch of spring in the window "
5x7 original watercolor (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Another wonderful Spring day, to come to an end for the week end , I guess we need the April showers for the flowers . I will be dog sitting my grand dog and mine for the next few days , I wonder if the dogs will let me paint or being needy and demand all my attention .
This window is a bit unusual being on the second floor, the spring flowers made it special . I will be going back to Boston next Tuesday , really want to get some good restaurant scenes .
Please Email me if you are interested .

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Mannequin welcome "
Nita Leger Casey
watercolor miniature ACEO (C) 2010
Spending time and observing this wonderful Newburry street, looking at these different stores and how they use an artistic imagination to decorate their windows and entrances , this one the mannequin was welcoming it's costumers in a very simple brick store front , you could pass by and not noticed until you see the mannequin ,very clever!
this is a miniature for the collectors of ACEO
Email me if you want to add to your collection .

Monday, April 12, 2010

'The Gallery scene on Newburry Street " watercolor 5x7 (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Newburry Street being famous for all the wonderful galleries, some of the best artists of the past and of our time are on display in these historic galleries, I just love to go and visit them and admire their collections, collectors and patrons from around the world are visitors, one only wish to be featured in one of these galleries.
In this series I am giving you a tour of this famous Street in Boston of the dress shops , the galleries , and restaurants to come, enjoy ! and please email me if you are interested .

Friday, April 09, 2010

"Life is Good in Boston " watercolor 5x7 (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Life is good ! Spring is here , flowering trees and daffodils ! more scenes to paint ,nature's perfect palette .
Another visit to Newburry street yesterday ,this one was short but nice ,I am still exited about this series ,I might do a few larger one also . The time is my enemy because of all the things I have to do around the house, I am working on that!
If you are familiar with this street and want to collect a painting of memories spent there . Give me an email , very affordable for an original painting .

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Spring on Newburry Street, watercolor 5x7 (c)2010
Nita Leger Casey
What a day today ! with 90 degree weather , went to Breakfast club this morning to meet my wonderful art friends, always so much to talk about . Later I had a few appointments ,one was to stop by the dentist and see if I could get a real appointment, he knows me so well and said come right in Nita and see what we are dealing with , well two hours later I came out with a root canal , he knows I only go there when I only have to , so he didn't want to let me go, I am happy he did ,at least the problem is sold of this tooth that gave me so much problem for two weeks , I just now have to pay the bill!
I managed to finish a spring scene from Newburry street , Spending time in town every week has me exited about this new watercolor series of Boston
,email me if you are interested

Monday, April 05, 2010

"Brown Stone Boutique" watercolor 5x7 (C) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Hope all my followers had a wonderful holiday , I took a brake from posting for a few days , I had a full house of guests, all my children and grandchildren came to visit , that's 14 when we are all together ,that left me little time to paint or even sit in the studio ,lots of meals to prepare , we all had a great time , they are now all safe back home .
I went to Boston again today , my husband had an appointment so that was my chance to spent couple hours in Newburry street and continue my series of brown stone boutiques , it was actually very beautiful today , lots of flowering trees in bloom ! Spring is here . Here is your chance to collect Boston . email me