Thursday, March 31, 2011

Red apple and quilt
Watercolor 10x10 copyrighted 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Open studios this Saturday at my studio at
Western Avenue , in Lowell Massachusetts .
I now have framed a few still life watercolors for this opening , wanted to put new paintings up for Spring , well first we will have a big snow storm to deal with, surely not in the schedule, mother nature has different plans for us , not too happy about it hope by Saturday it will be melting .Many new paintings will be on display ,so stop by if you have a chance , always welcome friends and collectors . open from noon to 5 PM
This original watercolor framed is $425.00, email me if you are interested .

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

House portrait
pastel 11x14 (c) 2010
Nita Leger Casey
Spring is here ! the flowers and the trees will come out of their winter sleep and everything will be beautiful again! Mother's day, Father's day, graduations ,weddings and anniversaries are all around the corner ,and you may not have a present to give , what about a nice House Portrait , I have specialized in them for over thirty years, because I love architecture and always have, as a child I would draw a house on everything and get in trouble for it ,Like in your parents important papers !
this particular house was done in Plein air last year ,but I do work from photographs if the location is too far to travel .
email me if you are thinking about it , it starts at $275.00 for a 11x14 ,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A flag for a friend
Watercolor 16x20 (c)2011
Nita Leger Casey
I was framing this painting today getting ready for open studio next Saturday the 2 nd of April , just before I framed it I made some miner adjustments , I had painted this on location couple years ago and just put it away like many paintings I do, sometimes it is good to look at them again, you might see it with a different eye .They was a story with this painting, the flag is not always on this barn , but his friend had passed away and the man decided to put the flag up in his memory ,this was the story I was told while I was painting it in a very hot summer day in Lubec. Well the painting is framed now and it will be at my open studio . Also have to get ready for a show at Chelmsford Library , so more framing to do !If you are interested in this paining email me
framed painting 16x20 Dark wood frame off white mat $495.00

Friday, March 25, 2011

Waiting to sail,
pastel 5x7
Nita Leger Casey
Anyone on a sailing mode ? I am sure a lot of boat owners in New England would like to be in their boat right now, with the long winter that does not want to go away , snow is melted but still cold in the morning .
This would make a perfect present for the dad who has everything ,or a friend who dreams about sailing .
just email me
$100.00 matted and free shipping ,this is an original!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Miniature, Sailing on the Island
2,5x3,5 watercolor (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Lots of people collects miniatures , it is a fun and smart thing to do ,one always has room for an original little painting to hang somewhere or collect in a book ! go for it ..
my miniatures come in a beautiful card with a certificate .
email me for more details , very reasonable .

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Need a project?
Watercolor 5x7 (C) 2011
Nita Leger Casey

I think in every States you can find a nice little house abandoned just like this one, I always feel bad! it's like no body cared, they did not care of the History they left behind, fixed up they can be little gems . Maine has a lot of them I call them lonely houses, this one was in South Carolina where I just visited, the light was perfect on it and I wanted to capture that feeling of a nice sunny day .
All my work is original and go to great distance to capture these scenes .
Email me if you are interested

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Maine fishing boat for auction
oil on Copper 6x6 (C) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Challenge painting for helping Japan , with DPW, Keiko Tanabe , go to the site for the auction .
Today I was thinking of what to paint for this sad catastrophe , and in TV I kept seeing the boats crashing like toys , looking at my photos I picked a Maine fishing boat , I see these boats every summer in Lubec and I know how hard they work on these boats .
All the proceeds will go to the red cross , so if you want to help, this is a great way to do it , and remembered by having a painting .

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fun in Savannah
Watercolor 5x7 (C)2011
Nita Leger Casey
I am sure the streets of Savannah will be having a big Party tonight , They love St Patrick's day , if you ever visited the city ,you would think you were in Dublin having a party ,so I was thinking this little painting I painted today at the studio was totally appropriate for the day !
all my watercolors are originals , little gems for a collector !
Email me , start collecting ..

Monday, March 14, 2011

Savannah's front street
watercolor 5x7 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Catching up with my South Carolina and Georgia scenes , I must do them when they are still on my mind and keeping the excitement of my recent visit ,because if you wait and think you will do them later , later never comes because you have moved on to something else ,your mind has traveled to another scene another season or another subject totally different .
The snow is melting fast can wait for Spring ,lots of cleaning needs to be done , my Chickens have been going out free all day long ,they are so happy they leave their little house and never look back until dusk ,they are so afraid I might close the door they visit the neighbors yard , I am lucky to have neighbors who spoiled them also giving them treat .This painting is available email me for details . . If you have visited Savannah you will remember the Street !

Friday, March 11, 2011

"The Store"
watercolor 8x10 (C)2011
Nita Leger Casey
A little store with Southern charm full of collectibles was my pick for today , it happens to be in the same little town of Bluffton , the name was easy , it was called the Store !
I wanted to catch a nice light on it , like a nice sunny day , in a very loose style .
Feeling so sad today learning about this devastating earthquake in Japan , cannot fight nature ,
very sad !
This watercolor is available email me if you are interested

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Southern Hospitality
Watercolor 5x7 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
while visiting South Carolina this past week end ,I took lots of reference photos of the Old South , the historical houses which I love , if the walls could talk in this little guest house !
The progress is coming to this little town , it has changed a lot in the last five years , I hope they keep the quintessence of it , many houses are razed to put a new one , and the Country side is growing with Gated communities .
I think I captured the Spanish moss on the live oaks , some of those trees are just beautiful .
This little gem is available , email me

Monday, March 07, 2011

Southern comfort

Watercolor 5x7 (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey

Our stay is getting short , going home tomorrow and sad to leave the kids and better weather then the one in New England, Spring is starting here. Today we went for a ride to the quint little southern town of Bluffton ,love the little cottages ,so this was my choice for today! exagerated the colors by two weeks .

This one is available ,email me for details

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Journaling #2
Nita Leger Casey
I did not plan to journaling, but my daughter wanted to learn how to do it, so it was a good occasion to use this style while visiting and record some memorable moments , all you need is a pencil some watercolors , over the years I have done many books but not including writting just painting.
Going to Beauford today and celabrate our granddaughters sixteen birthday.

Friday, March 04, 2011

On a Holiday on Hilton Island ,relaxing and journaling spending time with the kids and Grand kids,going to Savannah for lunch! and the art store.