Friday, December 31, 2010

In remembrance of Brody.
Acrylic on Slate. NFS
Nita Leger Casey
I am back! I can't believe a week has past and I didn't post . So much has happened in a week , Christmas trip to the ER for my husband , back home and then back to the ER ,a case of Shingles ( Zona ) with complications got him a stay in the Hospital for 5 days . Also have a full house of children grandchildren and four dogs ,not much time to do anything else but keeping everyone happy . The Slate was done for a Christmas present for my son who had lost his dog in the fall .
Happy New year to all and for sure the best of health for 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Père Noël des bois

Watercolor 8x10 copyrighted

Nita Leger Casey

Hope all little children around the world have been nice, Santa is on his way !
I made this little Santa years ago with old clothes , my daughter and I made many of these with old wool , fur and recycle things ,a fun project and great present homemade gifts are always the best ! I later made paintings with them .
Must go make cookies for Santa .....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cold Spring #2
Watercolor ,copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
We finely got our first dusting of snow today , we have been so lucky so far ,when i see all the other States with so much snow .
My chickens didn't know what to do today , i think they flew out of the coop to some dry patches with leaves ,by afternoon all the snow had melted they were safe for another day , they will go nuts when they have to stay in all day ! they are so used to walk all over the yard and my neighbors yards also , they are spoiled chickens ! but so much fun to watch .
I have been so busy working on painted present ,I have not had any times for any news daily's, this was from my classes doing a demo before we started , they are for Sale ,contact me if you are interested .

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cold Spring in Winter
Watercolor 4x5 copyrighted
Nita Leger Casey
This is a quick little watercolor I used to do with my students in art classes , they were always fun to do , they would go home with a finish small paintings , many of my students are now working in the big world ,some are doing very well and have achieved their goals ,many are on my facebook ,wonder if they will recognize this scene ? I had my own little art school for over twenty years so many went trough the Gingerbread art studio , it was a lot of fun !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quilt and Holly
Watercolor 8x10 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Christmas is coming fast only 10 days left to shop ! this painting was in my private collection I painted this still life awhile back my daughter and I bought this antique quilt , we took it all apart and split the squares, added other fabrics to make it our own , so we basically made two quilts, it became a fun project ! I later painted many still paintings in watercolor using the quilt as a prop on chairs tables adding fruits , flowers , with cat etc...
It would be nice to find a home for it , it is available matted to a 11x14 $250.00
email me

Monday, December 13, 2010

Victorian house in Jaffrey
Watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
I have not posted for a few days due to the open studios and doing some other related Christmas projects , I have a few scene on my mind but are on the back burner,I hope I don't loose my excitement ! At least we are doing OK with the weather ,I feel sorry for everyone living in the Midwest, I know it will come soon also .
So for today it is a winter scene done last year , a nice little watercolor looking for a home , email me $ 99.00 matted and free shipping .

Monday, December 06, 2010

40 minutes demo at the Manchester Art Association ,
Tonight I was the guest Speaker /demonstrator at MAS in Bedford NH,
This was my second demo in two weeks for local groups , a great audience and wonderful artists , before I started the demo they had about a dozen paintings and photographs that received recognition for themselves , all were great !
This painting was done while talking about blogging at the same time I was trying to make a winter scene at of a summer photo I had taken myself , so it still needs a little touch here and there , someone said it would make a nice Christmas card ,I think so too .
I imagine New England will soon look like this ,I think it is snowing up North , and much of the rest of the Country .

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Open House at Western Avenue Studios
Lowell MA
today and next week end .
Day two of Open Studio , we had a wonderful first day lots of visitors and Friends passed by , five floors of Artists , from painters to potters quilters to jewelers ,writers and photographers , and much more ..... we have it all ! a one place destination for the collector . To all my friends and supporters who have come yesterday , Thank you !
Tell your friends about us , today and next week end noon to five .

no DP today

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Fairfield and Newburry
Watercolor ,Boston Series 9x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Another watercolor from my Boston Series ,I have walked these Streets up and down this past year to find my right subjects, I enjoy the process to create these street scene , also feels like I am in France, but I am not !
If you happen to pick up American art Collector this month ,you will see one of my watercolors of the series in our Daily painter ad for the Gallery .
Yesterday I was the guest Artist for the Chelmsford art Society where I did a pastel demonstration , it went very well ,the painting is on my facebook . Now I must get ready for our open house at the Studio at the Mill for the next two week ends ,hoping many people will come and visit .
This painting is available email me for more details .