Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Maine farmhouse "
oil on copper , miniature , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another small painting from last week ,this farmhouse was next to the house we rented , I always love those old houses in Maine , they have so much character !
this is a miniature that means it's 2,5x3,5 inches , people think I use small brushes ,I actually do not they are big brushes with a few strokes .
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, July 26, 2010

Maine coastal rocks
3x5 oil on copper ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Well I am back home from my two weeks in Maine and Canada , it was an 8 hour drive and very tired today , finely unloaded the car , the worst is putting things away! While I was there my post were short , I wanted to write more but between the WIFI not working well ,and being very busy everyday.
In the next few days I will write more about my journey there .
This painting was done on a limited palette of two colors , I like the affect !If you are interested let me know . nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fireweed in Maine
pastel 11x14
Nita Leger Casey
Here is my painting for today! one more days before we go home!
lots of work done and very happy!
Have to go now ......

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sky over Bailey's mistake
16x16 pastel copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Beautiful day after a stormy night! the sky was breathtaking most of the day, so here is my version in pastel.
another short post, computet connection acting up...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

View from the retreat
Oil 6x6 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
This is the beautiful view from our retreat, this spot is so beautiful we do not have to go far to find endless scenes. We did go in town today in Machais , because it is my turn to cook with my friend Tammy, we went one way and came back on the cost road via Cutler ,so many beautiful vistas it took us a long time to get home lots of photos to take , our meals are so good here ,no restaurant could come close to what we make here .
email me if you are interested in this painting .nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Smokehouse on the Lubec seashore

11x14 pastel copyrighted 2010

Nita Leger Casey

Painted today, on a very nice day!

Short post very tired and going to bed ...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dory on Wallace cove
oil 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Week two is starting, some of our friends have gone and others are coming, we had a wonderful time , painted 16 paintings so far! I have painted in all medium ,not sure witch one I like the best , but one things I am enjoying this limited palette and plan to do more ,the scenes just around the house have been so beautiful, I have not had the need to travel for miles the way I have done before .
so enjoy the work from my painting retreat, if you are interested in any , just email me nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, July 16, 2010

The path

pastel 8x10 copyrighted 2010

Nita Leger Casey

the week has gone fast, we are having a great time painting!
email me if you are interested, i will blog later with a better connection.....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Ocean Breeze farm house

Pastel 11x14 copyrighted 2010

Nita Leger Casey

This is our new farm house retreat , painted this this afternoon in the sun and fog , it sure was a beautiful day !

my Internet connections is not very good , hope this makes it.....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fog at Bailey's Oil 5x7 on board, Copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold
Same scene as yesterday from the house ,just using two colors , we had done a challenge in the Spring with my other artists friends and was telling them about it, so decided to show them the results, I went on to do a few more with my friend Tammy. the air was great ,the fog did go in and out ,what a relief from the high temperature in MA !

Monday, July 12, 2010

View from Ocean Breeze
watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
We are at our new farm house called Ocean Breeze , a lovely place and we are very happy,we had the last farm for 17 years , we are excited lots of new scenes to explore , we went in to town to meet old friends and see what was new , to our surprise two new restaurant ,a lovely addition to Lubec. We had a lovely weather all day, some fog at the farm made my painting decision a good warm up , stay tuned .... if you are interested in this watercolor email me nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, July 09, 2010

"Flowers on the walkway"
9x12 pastel, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I was on the common by 8:30 to paint this beautiful Antique house in Hollis, NH , last week all my friends painted this one , it was my turn, it was a bit cooler at that time also , I did it fast , because I had a terrible backache , I just wanted to get home on the heating pad , not what I wanted before going on a trip , so when you are in hurry you get loose with the details , I was pleased with it, I missed the socializing of the group painting all together , but I am sure they did fine , they are a wonderful group of friends to paint with .
any one interested in this pastel email me nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, July 08, 2010

"Colonial red "
miniature 2,5x3,5 ACEO copyrighted 2010 sold
Nita Leger Casey
Can't you tell I love red ? it has to be my favorite colors , on my clothes my interiors my paintings , my car, of course that just got me a speeding ticket last fall , I think cops love to stop red cars .
Well we had another very hot day today , actually went to Boston but was too hot to paint there , I stayed in the air conditioned building and sketched some people reading the newspaper , a good exercise to do ounce in a while , I have a small book with me at all times when I am waiting for someone .Tomorrow we are going back to the Hollis common to paint , early before it gets too hot, I think this weather is going to break by Saturday with some rain, we hope all the lawns are brown .
Sunday the big trip to Maine about height hours of driving to my favorite painting spot.
aceo always available comes in a card with a certificate.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

"American pride "
Acrylic on board copyrighted , 11x14
Nita Leger Casey
This is a re post of a house I painted on location in a small village of Machais Port in Maine . I go paint there every summer , I will be there next week ! really looking froward my two weeks of painting retreat .
Today it was a brutal hot day in New England went over 100 degree , very hot for us , we are not used to this, I mostly spent time doing some organizing in the gallery and get my art supply ready for the trip.
I would love to find a home for this painting $300.00 email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Hollis house on the Square
5x7 watercolor ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey Sold
Hope everyone had a nice 4 th of July, we certainly did with family and friends and a great parade and cook out .
This painting was from my Friday plein air painting in Hollis NH, this small town square is surrounded with beautiful colonial homes , it was a beautiful sunny day with lots of shadows , we all painted different houses , it was fun , I think we are going back next Friday .
email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, July 02, 2010

Hollis Village Monument Square
Watercolor , 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey

Just a beautiful day in New England today! made me join all my Breakfast club Friends in a Plein air painting day in Hollis, NH. about 10 of us gathered around the square and painted this quint village , we all have a different style that's what makes it fun !
I first had a real Breakfast with my family visiting for the 4 th of July, we went to the Midfield cafe at the Nashua Airport , perfect place to take kids to see small planes landing and takeoff .
Well tomorrow it's a big celebration in our town , big parade and a cook out at my son's house with many friends and relatives ,
This painting is available , hope the gentleman who looked at it this afternoon might get the OK from his boss! email me nlcasey@charter.net if you are interested, this painting comes matted and a certificate of authenticity.