Sunday, July 31, 2011

Still life with Eggs

Watercolor 5x7 (c)2011

Nita Leger Casey

This was a painting done at the Lubec retreat during a foggy day,I had set up this still life for this reason , always nice to have a backup , a few of us painted it and all had a different look to each painting , this is a beauty of painting with your own style .

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Linda's laundry
pastel 8x10 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
While painting in Maine I really zoomed on laundry lines ,everywhere I went in the small back roads everyone had their fresh wash out , they're something so nostalgic about it , remembering growing up ,that was the only way we dried our clothes and it used to smell so good . This new generation will never know this feeling unless you still live in Maine , like the saying go " the way life should be " .
this is a pastel painted on location at our wonderful retreat ,Thank you Linda for hanging your wash out !
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Red lobster boat

Watercolor 5x10 (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey

One of the Lubec Lobster boats ,I have painted a few times before , but never get tired of doing them , I had posted this on Face book when I did it two weeks ago, and did not on my blog ,it gets a bit confusing posting at different places , I think I need a secretary to keep track of all the things I do , artists must do it all ! we don't make enough money for that luxury.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cottage at little Machais
pastel 6x8 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another beauty from my painting trip ,I just love the cottages on the coast of Maine they become most of my subjects when I am there painting in the area ,they have a charm that I cannot explained ,they just grab my attention ,most of them are very old , and full of history , a neighbor came by while we were painting and told us a few , also the beauty of painting Plein air , you meet so many nice people . this painting is for sale email me

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hamilton cove

Pastel 6x8 (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey
Pastel painted on Location in a foggy and cool morning while everyone else was baking on the East coast,I am back in land still in Maine but now feel what everyone was complaining about .At one time in my 200 mile journey back to my cabin in the Western mountains of Maine it was 97 degrees, very unusual for this part of the country .I must say we sure had the best two weeks painting in the Lubec area , a lot of new work done and took lots of photos .
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hamilton cove #2

oil on canvas 6x12 (c)2011

Nita Leger Casey
This painting was painted at the same place as yesterday ,the tide was coming closer and we had to move to higher ground to finish the painting, This is a beautiful cove off Quoddy state Park /Cobscook trails a perfect place on a hot day. So happy to be in Maine during this high heat .This painting is for sale ,just email me

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Hamilton Cove "

6x6 oil on board (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey
A perfect day to go to Hamilton beach, a small cove just about a mile from here ,the weather has been hot all the way here up the coast of Maine ,but at least by evening it's just beautiful.
My friend Tammy and I spent part of the day there and painted a couple scene of the rocky coast.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hanging out!

Watercolor,6x6 (c)

Nita Leger Casey

Another wash day , it is funny when you zoom in a subject you see it everywhere, this week it has been laundry. Today it was very hot here in Lubec, unusual for this part of the country I really had to push myself to do anything but I did manage to do a couple of painting.
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

" Moon over Bailey" sold

Watercolor 6x6 on board (c) 2011

Nita Leger Casey
Have you seen the beautiful moon last night and tonight? well it sure was my subject yesterday. A week has gone by already my good friend Paula is going home tomorrow ,we sure had wonderful week for painting and had a lot of fun , we did ended the week with a trip to Eastport and visited lots of galleries, talked to many local artists .
I am here for another week ! so more paintings to come from this area.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quoddy walk in the park

Watercolor 4x7 (c)2011

Nita Leger Casey

We had a great time painting in the park this morning the weather was just perfect!if you ever travel to this part of Maine, Quoddy state park is a must see, visit the lighthouse and of course the wonderful walking trails .

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Go Green!
Watercolor 5x7 (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
I must of passed twenty houses in the last few days where the laundry was out, what a refreshing site to see ! this one was down the road where we are staying , the sun was going down for a strong light,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

" Three boats in a row"

Watercolor 6x8 (c)2011

Nita Leger Casey
I have been painting a lot and having a blast with my friends, the weather has been great compare to the rest of the country, while I was painting this scene I had to put a fleece on to keep warm, ocean air is always tricky, warm one minute and cold the next. Also tricky is painting boats they are always moving.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday's wash

5x7 watercolor (c)2011

Nita Leger Casey
My first painting today on my two week retreat with my wonderful art friends.
Today being Monday everyone in Maine had done their wash and all the cleaned clothes flying in the wind,with the lupines still out ,I made many stop on our first drive with my friend Paula to take photos ,I gave her a tour of the area being her first time here, we had a lot of fun the weather was great we sure hope it will continue for our two weeks.
stay tune for more!
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Fort William Henry, Pemaquid beach Maine
Pastel 10x10 ,copyrighted 2011
Nita Leger Casey
The first week my relatives visited ,I did take along to the Maine pastel painter's retreat , they were able to visit the area while I was painting and learned a little bit of American History at the same time , this Fort William Henry was very interesting , it could of been French at one time ,but the English won! if you ever visit the area it is well worth the trip to see and take the tour , one of Maine 's State park . Going to the retreat is also nice because we stay at the beautiful Antique Hotel Pemaquid with lots of history as well .
I truly enjoyed painting this scene,the weather was great ,and later that day this painting got critiqued by the group , all good marks! my Maine friends are so nice .
It is for sale $275.00 matted and shipped .

Monday, July 04, 2011

"Lupines at the pond"
Nita Leger Casey
Pastel, 8x10
copyrighted 2011

Hello to everyone who have followed me for many years , I took a break from my daily paintings because I had my French relatives visiting for over a month and became a tour guide along with running a Bed and breakfast , it was wonderful having them here and we had a wonderful time, never laugh so much in my life when we would reminisce of our childhood ,very good memories it was . We manage to do a bit of travel in beautiful New England . I knew I could not keep up with my art full time and all the other happenings, I did manage to take them along to a painting week end retreat in Maine and to a few art meetings.
Next week I will be heading back to my yearly painting retreat in Lubec , so looking forward to emerge myself in what I love the most ,Painting !
here is a pastel I squeezed in while at our cabin in Maine .
$100.00 email me if your interested