Wednesday, June 30, 2010

West Quoddy light house on Campobello Island
Watercolor 16x22 copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
Surprise visit last night , our son and family drove up from Maryland for the fourth of July celebrations , we did not expect them ,they did not say a word ! very happy to see them , but today i did not get to paint , I have a feeling I will not do much in the next few days , so here is an older watercolor that needs a home , it would make a nice addition for someone who collects lighthouses , an original watercolor done on location , I go and paint there every summer .
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Kingfield Pops at the farm
Pastel 6x8
Nita Leger Casey
When I got home last night ,I had a pkg of new pastel paper , called Pastelmat from France , so today I was dying to try it out , I had a scene in my mind from the week end . Saturday we had gone to the Kingfield Pops , what it is the Bangor Symphony comes every year and performs outdoor in this beautiful farm land in Kingfield ,a town in the Western mountain of Maine , it's starts at 5 pm and goes on until 10 pm a real treat to listen to this beautiful music and talented performers every year , it ends with the firework . This is the farm where the concert takes place .
Going back to this new paper , I think I like it ! so I am sure I will use more in my next painting trip to Maine .
If you are interested in this painting , email me

Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Evening Clouds over the pond"
Pastel 4x5 , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Back home after a great week at the pond , a well deserved rest , I did not do much! very unusual for me as I normally never stop ! I did manged to paint a little , the weather was perfect and enjoyed many rides in my Kayak , just observing nature at it's best .
here is one of my pastels.
email me if you want to ad this to your collection,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Swan Boats #2
Watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Just another view of the famous Boston Garden with the Swan Boats,
Being in Maine and only working from my laptop , I am not sure the color of this painting is accurate ,I normally scan my watercolors ,this is a photo of it .
I have been doing a lot of reading , art books and magazine ,at home I never have the time so this week has been relaxing and only do what I want.
I will have plenty to do when I get home , I have signed a new lease for a Studio in a Mill in Lowell, called the Western Avenue studio, I am looking forward the adventure of having a studio away from home , something I always wanted to do , so I am giving it a shot!
if you are interested in this watercolor email me

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Little girl in the Boston Garden
aceo miniature, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
When I was in Boston last week , I cought this little girl trying to get some baby duck's attention , she was the cuttest thing all dresses up, I knew she would make a cute ACEO or miniature , so this is what I did today. I am really taking a rest and just observing the nature around me this is my week!
Clancy and I have taken long walks also and he is having fun chasing chipmunks.
this little one is available , just email me

Monday, June 21, 2010

Flowers on parade at the Boston Garden
watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Spending some time in the Maine woods for a little relaxation and painting
I should be painting what is in front of me, but decided to dtay with the Boston series ,computer is acting up ,so it is a short post!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Juliet from the Boston Garden '
Miniature 2,5x3,5 watercolor , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey

What a wonderful day I had today , Went back to the Boston Garden to take more reference photos of flowers ducks swans etc... while I was there by the famous Swan boats , I decided to ask a lady who worked at the gift shop if she knew the owners , and she pointed at a tall gentleman ,I asked him if he was the son of my husband's cousin , he was ! and said she is right there , Peggy who is 82 years old is still selling tickets there three times a week , I had not seen this lady for at least 16 years , so happy to have seen her again , I had fond memories of her when I came to this country 45 years ago . Exited to tell my husband about it ,after his Dr appointment I brought him back to the garden to see his longtime cousins , it was a happy reunion !
I am really getting to know Boston driving all over the place , if you go there the best place to park is under the common . When we got home I only had time to paint a miniature of Juliet you may read about them Romeo and Juliet who live in the Boston Garden .
email me if you are interested ,
also if you come to town make sure you visit the Swan Boats , an old Boston tradition .

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'Boston 's famous Swan Boats "
Watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey Sold

I told you yesterday that two weeks ago I took a ride on the Swan Boats , I was amazed how reasonable it was $ 2.75 for adults and $ 1.50 for kids , that is one very nice thing to do if you visit The Boston Garden , and you won't break the bank ! a young couple on the boat were laughing how they had gone to college here , and never did this , I guess it's a joke between students to go on them , they grew up I guess! As for me I just never took the time , we lived overseas for a long time when our kids were small ! then we moved on the border of New Hampshire, the Simple pleasure is sometimes right in front of you , these boats have so much history ,check it out!
The funny thing of this story , is my Father- in-law's first cousin Margaret married the son of the family who started the boats , my husband told me when he was little he used to go free.
Also the famous book ,Make way for the ducklings was written from the Boston Garden .
So here is bit of History ! of the famous Boston Gardens .
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Boston Garden
watercolor 5x7 ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold
Back to the watercolors , I had a couple weeks of diversions painting with pastel ,witch I like very much to do landscapes , and I love painting Maine !
Two weeks ago in the hottest day in May, I was at the Boston Garden spending time while waiting for Tim , I decided to take a ride on the Swan boats ,of all the years living here ,I had never done it , you never do tourist things in your own city, but sometimes we should . I took a lot of photos from the boat , it was fun! I later sketch a scene very similar to this one , but was not happy with it , it was so hot that day! today I tried again and here it is .
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beach roses on rocks
Pastel miniature 2,5x3,5 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold
Here is the third of this mini series , they sure would make a great arrangement on someones wall , these were painted plein air on location at the Pemaquid lighthouse in Maine ,If you have visited the coast of Maine in your travels , you know how beautiful it is ! it's the time to buy them now , ounce they are frame they will cost four time the price ,before I frame them $ 25.00 for this miniature is a bargain, comes with a certificate . email me

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Pines and Lupines
Pastel miniature 2,5x3,5 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Another miniature from my retreat trip to Maine !
When you go away for a few days , so much work when you get back , emails to catch up with ,laundry, house cleaning , I sometimes feel overwhelmed , this has been my problem the last few days !
I am also in the process to get a art studio in an old mill in Lowell, called Western Avenue Art studios , a place where I could work with no interruptions, I will try it for a year and see how it goes , many of my friends are in the building so it should be fun also !
my miniatures are very reasonable , they make a great present email me for the details . .

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Mini Pemaquid lighthouse and Lupines
2,5x3,5 pastel
Nita Leger Casey sold
This was a miniature painted while at the retreat after the critique I also did a talk on the style and size of these miniature collectible also known as ACEO . I call them little gems , they can be matted and framed in a 5x7 frame . The Lupines where everywhere !
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Pemaquid rocks
Pastel 5x7 , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Back home after a wonderful three days in Maine at the yearly Pemaquid retreat for the Pastel Painters of Maine . This is a small painting done there on location ,the scenery of the coast is just beautiful beach roses everywhere ,Lupines in all the fields .
When you go on a mini retreat with other artists , you really have a great time ,we all learn from each other about different painting material and techniques ,the camaraderie is great ,we paint all day then share a great meal at the small restaurant on the edge of the ocean ,the lobsters are being caught right there , the sound of the light horn and crashing waves ,what more could you ask?
The first night I had the honor of doing the critique , a task with everyone being so good .
the second day we also had a very accomplished Pastel painter , Claudette Gamanche give us a demo and a talk about our passion .all in all it was great!
This painting is available , email me if you are interested

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Beach roses and lupins
Pastel, 6x6 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
On the cost of Maine with the Pastel Painters of Maine at a retreat at Pemaquid point , just a wonderful treasure spot on the coast, staying in a Victorian Hotel ,it's like going back in time .This is my third year with the group,this year I was chosen to give the critique after our first day of painting, it was a lot of fun we are 25 artists.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

"Petite Fourmi "
,watercolor 6x6 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another one from my garden , with aunt this time !
well I am packing up for a mini retreat on the coast of Maine , really looking forward to see all my friends , many are on facebook , looks like the weather will be half nice , we will take what we get !
This painting would make a nice mate to the one yesterday , email me if you are interested .
I will post from Pemaquid next!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"Oriental Peony"
Watercolor 6x6, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I have these in my garden right now ! but already are drooping on the ground , they are beautiful , it's sad they last such short time in bloom .
My yard is looking so nice right now , lots of work to keep it up ,that is why I have a broken back after all the planting and mowing etc..., I went to a chiropractor for my very first time today , I was a bit apprehensive , a friend of mine recommended it, I told him I was going on a mini art retreat and needed help right away , he was very nice to take me as a walk in , it did help! Going to paint with the Pastel painters of Maine , it should be fun !
this is a lovely square shape painting ,would look nice if you are a collector of flowers .
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