Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fruit land farm
mini oil 2,5x3,5, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey sold
Decided to go to my studio to work and finish my order of 25 miniatures , well it was so hot ,97 degrees the sun was beating down the room like crazy, I need to figured out a type of curtains for days like this , the studio does look very nice ! this Saturday will be first open studio Saturday , every first of the month .The only trouble we are also waiting for hurricane Earle to hit New England , it might be interesting!
I am getting close to my order to be finish , all these miniatures are oils on board or canvas ,all originals and now they will have to be mounted on cards , so still a lot of work!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mt Saint Mary School ,
oil on canvas
16x20 , copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Studio light

The studio is taking shape !

Today I did paint in it for the first time , on canvas that is , no walls ! it felt very nice and very peaceful , no phone calls, no TV in the background ,no dog wanting to go out , no vacuum looking at me no yard calling my name and laundry to be fold ! Just me and my canvas and paint! I am so looking forward to create new paintings in this studio .
This painting was inspired by a beautiful entrance to a school in Manchester .I took artist license to change a few things , it's a 16x20 oil on canvas .
Email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Loon on the pond
miniature oil on board ,{ sold } copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
With the little time right now ,I am happy at least to show you the miniatures I am painting for my collector .
We have loons on our pond and we love them and watch over them , I don't know how old they are , but I know they are back every Spring , we have made special nest for them ,because of the water fluctuation ,it's a good thing to do ,we count them every July and sent the report to the State of Maine , they are like family on our pond ! the sound they make is something you will never forget , they do not like plane and let you know it .
I think my studio is ready for work , today I painted the last wall , looks really good !

Monday, August 23, 2010

Path to the beach
miniature 2,5x3,5 oil on canvas
Nita Leger Casey sold

We are back home, after a wonderful week in Maine , today I went to the studio in Lowell ,painted some walls ,hang a few paintings , visited some friends who are in the studio already , I really think I am going to like it , hope to do a few workshops also , and off course still have my gallery at the house , it will look a lot cleaner and not so messy with less paintings all over the place . It will be a busy fall! I am told that the open studios in September are great , I should be ready for that event .
Here is another miniature for my collector .

Friday, August 20, 2010

Miniature series , fishing boats at Bailey's cove
oil on board
Nita Leger Casey sold
This was a scene I wanted to do while I was at our retreat, but never got arround to do it, it was directly in front of our window in the morning when we got up ,boats ready to go fishing.
I might do it larger someday ,but for now it is a miniature for my collector.
we had another great day today in Maine , the weather has been so beautiful!
enjoy this mini , it is sold !

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Miniatures # 2 all are sold

oil on board ,2,5x3,5

Nita Leger Casey

Having a great time on my mini vacation at the pond, I start my day with a long kayak ride with my friend ,then walk the dog ,paint and not much else , the week has gone so fast!
Next week I should be a my new studio and start working on larger work.
these miniatures are sold ,but if you are interested in simelar work ,email nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Miniatures, work for a collector ,all original copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
On a mini vacation at the pond , but still working for one of my collectors , and having fun , must paint 25 miniatures this week!
all are in oil , and later will be mounted into a beautiful greeting card ,
if you are interested in some of my miniatures email me nlcasey@charter.net

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Old Maine Barn "
Pastel 6x6 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I have spent the last few days moving in my new studio in Lowell , it has been fun, a new adventure , by September I will be totally ready!
but until then I still must catch some nice days of plein air painting in Maine .
This pastel was done in my past retreat in Lubec ,I am still finding paintings I didn't post before . they really need homes to rest on some nice wall .
email me nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Maine morning "
pastel 9x12 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
This was a painting I started at our retreat last month ,I was dying to finish it ,but with my busy life it took awhile .
Well yesterday I got the call telling me, I could come and get the key for my new studio, I did not waist any time and went downtown to get it , this morning I cleaned it and tonight moved in it , so I am ready to paint away from my house studio and gallery ,no distraction just paint! it's in an old Mill ,very large windows over looking a canal , 200 artists have studios in it , the mixture of art is very interesting and exiting ,I am probably one of only a few doing traditional work .I also have a few friends in there , it should be fun !
If you are interested in this pastel let me know , only $ 200.00

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pastel painting sale
original paintings painted plein air 5x7 all copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Must clean the gallery before moving to my new studio at "Western Avenue Studios in Lowell "so what better time to have a sale of some of my plein air work , a great opportunity to buy an original at a reasonable price all are 5 x 7 , I will mat them to an 8x10 and ship them to you free in the US, ready to fit in any frame .
# 1 Pemaquid rocks
# 2 Wild Maine roses
#4 Maine Coast rocks
#5 Campobello Lupines
$ 75.00 dollars each , email me for details of payment and shipping , nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Chicago's Millennium Park
Miniature 2,5x3,5 original watercolor ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I am back from a wonderful week end in Chicago, very impress with this beautiful city , Last time I went there was about 20 years ago, the city had a lot of new beautiful things like the Millennium park and all the flowers everywhere , also went to the Art Institute , what a collection of so many great artists , it was a real treat! and of course shopping in all the very famous stores . Well, back to reality! the worst I must say are the airports of all the things you have to do to get to the plane, the miles you have to walk to get to your gate . All in all it was a good trip and visited with many friends . I only had time to make a few minis in the hotel room .
this is a small gem , email me if you collector of miniatures. nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Barn at sunset
6x8 pastel, copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Another view of the barn, I was a bit fascinated with this barn, I actually did it from inside the house one day , it was in view from the porch , it's always a challenge to do the same scene but different time of the day and different angle , sometimes you do not to travel far to make a painting and not to be afraid to experiment with colors .
Any one interested in this one email me nlcasey@charter.net
I am getting closer to get my own studio at the Western Avenue studio at the Mills in Lowell . looking forward my new adventure .
Going to Chicago tomorrow , will be there for a few days !

Monday, August 02, 2010

"Art and Antiques "
oil on board, 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
A week has gone by since I have posted , I had a few family obligations all week and this week end coming we are having another one , so my painting time has been limited, everything happens in the summer and we must deal with it!
This painting was done during the one and only rainy day we had at our retreat, I always want to do interior and this was the perfect time to do it , I also used a limited palette in this painting.
If you are interested in this piece , please email me nlcasey@charter.net