Thursday, May 27, 2010

"From my Garden"
Pastel 6x8
Nita Leger Casey
Just had a small amount of time to paint this iris from my garden today ! Getting all my flowers ready for this week end is a lot of work , living on Main Street I must have my yard looking nice ,the parade will go by on Monday.
I choose to do this in Pastel , next week end I will be going for a three day retreat with the Pastel Painters of Maine .
Email me if you are interested

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"South Carolina beach"
watercolor 6x8 (c) 2009
Nita Leger Casey
95 degree today in May in Massachusetts !I think we are getting a test of early summer , too hot to paint for me , wish I was at the beach , so i decided to post this beach scene from last Spring on Hilton Head S.C, while visiting my daughter and her family .
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

At the edge of the garden #2
pastel on paper copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold
Here is another pastel done yesterday at the paint out !
Today I worked in my own garden , planting , fixing pots and boxes, lots to do and I am exhausted tonight ,so this blog is short . It was a beautiful day !
This painting has been spoken for, but if you ever want a painting of your own garden ,let me know .
Remember collecting original art is a good thing!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"At the edge of the garden "
Pastel on paper 8x10 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey

I was invited to paint in a Garden at Seasons at Calmore in Dunstable today, it was a beautiful sunny day , many people came by to visit the gardens and the antique shop who was just featured on the front cover of Early Homes with a wonderful article {Spring issue} , a must see if you are on 113 in Dunstable ,the owner Mary does a wonderful job decorating the shop and gardens and also caries my small work . I painted two pastels witch I think is a wonderful medium to use when painting flowers and gardens , it was great to be plein air painting today ,a warm up for my trip to Maine in two weeks with the Pastels Painters of Maine .
this painting is available , email me if you are interested

Thursday, May 20, 2010

oil on copper
"Challenge with two colors ", all paintings are copyrighted 2010 by
Nita Leger Casey
This was a challenge we had with the artists Breakfast club in Nashua , to use two colors , yellow ochre and burnt sienna ,adding white and black as neutral ,because I initiated the challenge ,I challenged myself to do it in four different medium ,and this is my results , the scene was mine from my photo taken in Maine at the edge of the pond !
It is amazing how many colors you will get with this simple palette, you don't need to take a lot of paint with you when you go out painting .

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Newburry Street at noon
watercolor 6x8, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another view of this famous Boston Street, I had lunch there yesterday , after doing some sketching in the park one street over , I am really getting to know the city , something I wanted to do for many years , you know you never know the town you are the closest to ,because we have a way to take things for granted , and always in a hurry , my husband thinks he knows it yes, he was born here ! but it has changed since the 1940's .
Don't forget , collect art ,collect original art, you will never be disappointed , it will make you happy !
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Monday, May 17, 2010

"Sketching on a Boston Park bench " copyrighted 2010
watercolor Sketchbook .
Nita Leger Casey
My weekly trip to Boston was great today , got in town early , as I arrived there I wanted to find out the name of a building I painted few weeks ago , the most beautiful building I have scene ,I feel very attracted to it every time I go in town and now I know why , it was designed after a French chateau of the Loire Valley where I come from , curious about the building I stopped and talked to two gentleman in the park and asked about it, they were very nice and gave me a bit of history , I later walked the entire length of the park on Commonwealth avenue and just admired the beautiful architecture on each side of the park , it was a beautiful sunny day ! I always enjoy talking to people who live in the area , lots of dog walkers also and got to pet lots of them .at the end of my walk , also got the see the dignitary of the city , the mayor was inaugurating a new bike path, i took lots of photos and now have more material to paint .

Friday, May 14, 2010

Coast of Maine , oil on copper 5x7
copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
In the past year I have two friends Ingrid and Susan who have painted on copper ,and I wanted to try this new surface , I knew I had some in the basement , I must of bought 20 years ago for some other project, looking for something else in the basement I came across the copper , a bit out of shape but managed to get it back in to shape and painted this scene from memory , a place I often paint in the summer . I was surprised how it went so nicely on the surface .I am not an expert on this, it was a trial , Susan Renee Lammers has done some nice paintings in Arcadia National park. Ingrid Christensen also has painted beautiful portraits on copper . They were two nice artists I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with last years. There is not much I have not tried when it comes to art . In a future post I will have to think of what medium or surface I have not painted with . To be continued .....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Les volets bleu"
original watercolor 6x8 , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
The sun was shinning so bright on of my front garden , I couldn't pass the opportunity to paint this scene ,of my beautiful parlor window, I feel so lucky to live in a old house in New England ! the Spring only last a couple weeks ,so they was no time to waist , with the lilacs in the background the fragrance is unbelievable.
Yesterday's Newburry street sold to a collector in Alabama , always happy to know my paintings finds a good home ! Like i said ," collecting originals is a good thing!"
so collectors, email me

Monday, May 10, 2010

"Morning shopping on Newburry Street" sold
original watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Wanted to get back to my series of downtown Boston , I took a break , I had some commissions and of course Mother's day . With the good weather there is so much to do in the yard ,mostly cutting the grass , but over the years this yard is getting bigger to me , I have not planted yet as we still are getting some cold days .

I would like some serious collectors who appreciate an original watercolor , please email me, my work is very affordable and will only gain value , I am a serious artist who has painted for many years and has won many awards .see my accomplishment

"Collecting originals is a Good thing"

Saturday, May 08, 2010

"Pond view " 6x6 oil on board ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I went Kayaking last week end with my friends, the water was like a mirror ,the colors where very Spring like ,I just wanted to remember this scene that was so serene , I did not have a camera, always afraid I will dump it in the water . This afternoon feeling guilty of not posting I just painted the scene like a watercolor with oils with very few details the way I would use my watercolors .
hope someone will like it , email me

Thursday, May 06, 2010

On the easel! commission of a house portrait in Pastel
Nita Leger Casey
I had to brake from my mode of the watercolor series I have been painting , and take the pastels out , I don't usually do the house portrait in this medium I actually prefer doing it in Watercolors but this was a special request, I still have a few hours of work on it for some details of windows door and the rocks .
Well this is a good example if anyone would be interested in a House Portrait , email me for the details . ,

Monday, May 03, 2010

" Coffee under the sun" miniature watercolor ,(C) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Just got home after a nice long week end in Maine , and very tired from the drive . Here it is a miniature for the ACEO collectors , here is your chance email me if you are interested .
Coffee shop down town Boston , could be anywhere !

Sunday, May 02, 2010

" A Boston Spring day"
original watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I am really having fun with these spring scenes of Boston , I am lucky I was able to capture the beauty of the city with my weekly trips in town , I always wanted to do this but never took the time . The second thing I am enjoying is painting with my watercolor , it's a medium I always loved and was using it mostly with my greeting cards illustrations ,and doing the plein air in other medium , and now with the good weather I know I will be doing more pastels outside. Galleries do not like to show watercolors ,they don't want to deal with the glass and framing , so being on line you can buy directly from the artist ,so collectors this is your chance .
for an original painting , email me