Monday, October 31, 2011

sketch #2 of Maryland trip

watercolor (c)2011,by Nita Leger Casey   sold
This sketch was done from my  kitchen window at my son's house , I was having my breakfast when all I could see was these beautiful shadows across the street, so the sketch book came out at that time ,I think I captured the scene the way I wanted .This afternoon I took Carson and we went for a photo shoot of all the beautiful farm around,we had a lot of fun finding some beautiful places , laundry lines with Monday's wash ,cows sheep and lots of duck and Geese .
 He said on our way back ,it was a lot more fun then I thaugh .he took 75 photos ,he is 7 years old

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sketching with grandson

Sketch of a farm in Maryland after the storm (c) 2011by Nita Leger Casey
 My grandson and I went out painting this morning in a very rural part of Maryland with beautiful farms and rolling hills,mostly Mennonites families live in the area, it was nice to  see them all dressed up coming out of church this morning.One family was worried about us just parked on the side of the road, they stopped and asked if we needed helped, after i showed them the sketch they were fine with it .I did take some beautiful photos of cows and sheep, might go back in the area again tomorrow.Not sure what my yard looks like after the storm while we are away !

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween House in New England

Watercolor 8x8 Copyrighted 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Last week I was driving through the town of Hudson, NH and was stopped at a red light when this house really caught my eye it just looked like Halloween season or maybe haunted, I loved the strong light on it, I know the tree is in the middle but I think it added to the look of spooky ,anyway I just had  seconds to snap a photo  before the light turned green . I painted this at my studio today after having a nice lunch with my artists friends in the third floor.
Yesterday I had a terrible day after getting bit by a tiny deer tick again it was hooked on me for at least 18 hours , after many calls to doctor, nurses etc... I received a doses of antibiotics,I already have Lyme in my system from another bite a few years ago ,they are now very bad ,my neighbors got bit twice last week .
This painting is for sale ,email me if you are interested 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Place Jeanne D'Arc

(C) Watercolor by 
Nita Leger Casey
Still on my French Mode , here is one watercolor  I painted a while back of the Place Jeanne D'Arc ,in the town of Orleans where I grew up , the statue of Jeanne d'Arc is a beautiful monument in the center of town, every May 8 th  the city has a big parade celebrating her victory .
this painting is available , just email me for the details

Thursday, October 20, 2011

L'Ancienne Hotel du Midi

Watercolor by 
Nita Leger Casey ,copyrighted 2011
Thinking about France made me look at some of my old photos, this is a hotel that my Aunt owned in the town of Checy, it was called L'hotel du Midi , I probably could write a book about it, a lot of Family history happened there, weddings, religious events, births and funerals the family would gathered  at the hotel after, I have just about every relatives photos in front of this old hotel even  during World War two as well , the name is changed now, but the memories live on .
This was from a photo I took about 4 years ago  now called Bar de la Diligence .
If you have a photo of a place that you would like to have  a painting for  memories ,
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Missing Paris

5x7 watercolor
copyrighted (C) by Nita Leger Casey
I had a full day today of things to do . The weather was very dismal rain again this has been a wet fall and the leaves are falling fast. Then I was thinking about Paris after one of my collector came by and told me how she and her family had a wonderful time this past summer, made me a bit homesick !
It has been awhile since I went to visit, the time just goes by so fast .
This was a quick watercolor I have done from a previous trip .it is available email me  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rocky neck Harbor

Watercolor by Nita Leger Casey
7,5x7,5 copyrighted 2011
I have been away from my blog for a few days .We had company , Friends from Minnesota who came to visit and see the New England colors  ,the weather was not the best but they had a great time visiting , knowing the area very well has a painter I was able to sent them to many beautiful places . Today it was time to go back to the studio and work on things I wanted to do ,this painting was done from a photo I took last month in Gloucester when the sun was going down ,I knew I wanted to catch this wonderful light reflecting on the boats and building .I think I did it !you will be the judge !
email me if you are interested in this one

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Back street of New England

8x10 watercolor (c)
Nita Leger Casey 
In a Fall mode! I painted this a while back also but it needed a bit more colors so I just took the watercolor brush with some stronger colors and just gave it a punch !
This was done in a local street in my small town of Pepperell.
New England is the best at this time of year !

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall in New Hampshire

Fall in New Hampshire 
pastel 6x8 (C) Nita Leger Casey
The fall is not as bright as this painting yet ,this is fall scene from last year where the colors were  more vibrant ,I think it will come just a little bit later this year,this past week end I could almost see the colors change in front of my eyes . 
This painting would love to find a home ,so email me if you are interested

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Afall Maplel leaf

Well after three days here, I think fall is making an appearance finely, I think two weeks later than usual .It sure was a beautiful day here in the Western mountains of Maine,80 degree the past two days,yesterday I visited my artists friends on the mountain , Sugarloaf that is! they had a wonderful art show there,one I used to do years ago ,it was a lot of fun but so much work to drag all my paintings up there, I gave it up,  and now enjoy visiting them.Well the leaf are changing and falling ,winter next!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Les Chevaux de bois

 Les Chevaux de bois
Watercolor 5x7 (c) 2011 by Nita Leger Casey
Here is another one I have wanted to do for a longtime , I took these photos of carousels when they come every year  in the town field and wanted to paint them with a minimum details,but mostly capture the light on them . I take thousands of photos every year then forget about them until I am looking for something else in the folder and my memory comes back why i took this ,getting old is not funny! I waste more time looking for things .
When I was a young child in Orleans, sur la place de la gare , I always wanted to ride the carousel when we went downtown ,but my parents would trick me and take a different street so I wouldn't see it .
This painting is available email me

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The waiters

The waiters Sold
5x7 watercolor (c) 2011
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another painting that was on my drawing board for awhile ,sometimes I get involve in many projects so some have to wait , this was one of them ,from my Newburry Street series I do ounce in awhile , today I decided to go to the studio and concentrated , I did take a break for a bus load of Japanese ladies who came to Lowell to visit the quilt museum and our Mill at WAS ,they bought some art cards so that was a bonus today !
It rained all day ,the week end supposed to be nice ,sure hope so !
this painting is for sale ,email me

Monday, October 03, 2011

Time to pick apples

Watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 
The past few days I had no time to paint with the Lowell open studio week end , it was  a  lot of work but very successful for our group, over 2000 people came through the building in two days ,.I just did a lot of  greeting and talking ,explaining different style of work ,most people wanted to know where all the houses I painted where located ,tons of compliments , I would be so rich if I could count them as dollars! I did sell some paintings so it was very nice .
I know it is this time of the year when people pick apples ,so I posted this little painting of one of my granddaughters , great for memories !