Friday, December 28, 2012

Bella and bullet

Acrylic painting 11x14
Nita Leger Casey
Can't believe it has been a week since I posted, Christmas has come and gone and I am just getting to post some work I had to do, this was a painting for my Grandson Brandon who has two small dogs , Bella who is a  cute pop who was rescued from a dumpster, and Bullet a baby husky about the same size as Bella right now, she needed a friend! I knew he would love a painting of them .
The painting is actually brighter, I made the mistake of not taking a second photo before I gave it to him, Happy to say the gift was well received, on his facebook page he said it was his best gift, made me very happy to hear.

Friday, December 21, 2012

From my house to yours

Merry Christmas
 Happy New year
 to all my Daily painter friends and collectors
In the next few days I will be busy finishing some paintings due Christmas day ,but feel free to look trough my collection in my DP gallery and in my blog, if you are looking for a special present for someone

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

White Montains

Oil 16x20 (c) 2012
New England is ready for the skiers for the Holidays, I am sure many people are exited to go see the beautiful mountains of  the North Country, in case you are not able, how about a nice painting and make believe you did, it will be cheaper and the joy of looking at this view will keep you very happy. This is a beauty done on location couple years ago, looking at Mt Lafayette.
email me if you are interested

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Victorian house by the sea

6x8 watercolor (C)2012
Nita Leger Casey
This is New England and it is beginning to look like Christmas! In Maine I hear they have lots of snow, we got some couple days ago but melted today, but I am sure it will soon looks like this watercolor, what I like about New England the sun will shine after a nice storm and this is what I had captured in this painting, it happens to be in Kittery, Maine
email me if you are interested in this one 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

St Anne's Kennebunkport

6x6 oil (C)2012
Nita Leger Casey
After looking for something to post tonight being under the weather for a few days, and not being able to  paint  what came to mind after watching this terrible tragedy  in Connecticut was this beautiful peaceful small church by the sea in Maine. May they all be Angels in heaven!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mr.Cardinal #3

Miniature ,mixed media
2,5x3,5 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
Every year I paint a cardinal, they come at my feeder all the time, one year I had a tree full of them, I  couldn't believe it, I think they had a reunion!  i just painted this tonight, after  two week end of open house and other commitments, I was going nuts I need a paint brush in my hand at all times!
The two week ends went actually very well , 9 paintings found new owners, always nice to place your children in the right homes LOL. this little guy needs one also, being a miniature i am very affordable .email  $26.50 with postage.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Frozen pond

Pastel 5x7 (C) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
Remember a frozen pond, what fun! a place you can skate with your friends ,those days are near, the ponds in New England will soon be frozen. This original framed pastel would make a nice present for someone.
This week end I will be at Western avenue, in Lowell, MA  for our second week end of open studios , a place to do your last minute shopping ,we also have a huge gallery called Loading Dock gallery full of beautiful work, from fine crafts to fine art ,we have it all !
  Collecting  fine art can be so much fun!
this frame pastel is $150.00 .email me

Monday, December 03, 2012

Boston from Logan

Watercolor  8x8  (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
In the Spring Tim and I went to Ireland , after being  at the airport ready to go, waiting in line getting to the desk the airline said,oh your plane is not coming from Dublin tonight, it went to London,
it will come tomorrow, a bit of panic, our ride had gone back home, a little talk with Air Lingus  and   they where nice enough to put us up at the hotel at the airport so to pass the time the next day I painted this scene in a loose style from the window of the 6 th floor, so perhaps someone had the same experience and would love a watercolor of the scene, here is your me if you are interested on this watercolor

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Red New England barn

6x8 watercolor (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I have a feeling snow is coming soon, just got word it is snowing in Maine, so I felt like posting a painting that needs a home for the holidays, maybe this barn reminds you of a farm that has memories to you, or you just love red barns as I do.
I am now getting ready for two week ends of open studios, Saturday and Sunday, the building is just bursting with beautiful work, fine art and crafts  gifts of all kinds medium and style.
Come over and visit if you are in the area ,it is an a wonderful experience to see all the artists at work and it is made in America! Support your local Artists.
email me if you are interested

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full moon tonight!

5x7 pastel (c) 2012
 matted and framed in a silver frame
Nita Leger Casey 
A full moon tonight !
This painting would make a great gift for someone, for any holidays coming soon.
email me, I will wrapped it for you, for that special someone!
 $125.00 Special today.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pepperell farm

Pastel 8x10, (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my Son and his family who live in the same town as us,he had made  a Turducken, (a turkey stuff with a duck and a chicken ) it sure was a success!
Today being Black Friday the last thing I wanted to do was going to the stores with all these people pushing you, the weather was beautiful it went up in the 60's for New England it is very good, I was dying to go Plein air Painting so I did just that! one in the morning and one in the afternoon, this one was the afternoon one,the morning one still needs some touch up.It sure felt good going out to paint.Pepperell has some nice farms,it's just a matter of being there when the right light is on them and a place to park.
this one is for sale email me

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Brick house by the pond

Watercolor 9x12
matted and framed (C) 2012
Nita Leger Casey         sold
This is a painting I painted last year while visiting Maryland and took my grandson along to explore the area, it was right on the Mason Dixie line, really interesting area, beautiful farms all so clean and well kept.I really would love to find a home for this painting! $175.00 all framed with a nice dark wood frame .
email me if you are interested

Monday, November 12, 2012

Late afternoon sun

"Late afternoon sun on the Lady"
Watercolor 16x20 matted  and framed (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another painting on display at the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell Ma. This house is on my drive to my studio, this scene is when I am coming home from an afternoon there and the sun is coming down, to capture a good light it is always a challenge i like and I think i did it on this one .email me if you are interested

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Winter Sun

"Winter Sun on the old Victorian "
Watercolor 16x20 framed
(C) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
A week has passed since my show has been on display at the LDG loading dock gallery.Lowell MA.This particular painting was used for the front of my card, I think I did mentioned we had a nice reception, the next day was open studio, then the election and now another storm has hit the North East so the week went like a flash! I must say I didn't get to paint this week.I decided to post some of the painting that are in the show, the gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday 11AM to 4:30 , if you are in the area stop by, the show will be on until the 25 th. email me more info.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Today's proud American

Watercolor 6x8 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
Tomorrow is a big day for the Country, when I painted this farm last year in a small town in Maryland ,I was thinking that this farmer was a proud American of his beautiful farm, I love red barns!
This week end my show opened, it looked really nice, the opening was well attended with friends and family, it was a great time to share with everyone.  A few collectors added some paintings to their collection it sure made my day !
email me if you are interested in this painting ,$ 100.00 matted and shipped.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Gost house .

Watercolor (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Happy Halloween to all! this is an old one but I love to post it on this day ,I painted this while in Maryland one year , but this type of house are everywhere in the North East !
Have a great night everyone !

Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or treat!

Watercolor 8x8
(c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey  Sold
Just wondering if the children of the East coast will be able to go trick or treat this year again, last year we had a snow storm ,this year Sandy has arrived with a fury of destruction. So far we still have power just a lot  of wind and rain for us but we are way in land ,I feel bad for all the coastal people .This is supposed to last a few days,I hope by Friday it will be OK for the opening of my show at the Loading Dock gallery, it is called "Lowell through my eyes " If you are interested in this painting ,contact me for the details

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall reflections

miniature watercolor (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Here is another miniature who will part of my show next week. The show is about me traveling the streets of Lowell on my way to my studio ,it is amazing that this city has hundreds of houses just like this one,beautiful old home!streets after streets,some of course have seen better days but some have come back to life, I imaging younger families have moved in and giving them the care they deserve ,I love old homes! Remember the opening is on Nov.2 ,6 to 9 at the Loading Dock gallery.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A fall day in the city

mini acrylic,(c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
The colors are just beautiful these days, I took a drive in the city of Lowell couple days ago to see how the vibrant colors of fall to compare to the country side, sometimes you do not have to travel far to see beautiful colors ,this miniature will be in my show next week.
 At the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, MA

Friday, October 19, 2012

We need fuel !

8x10 watercolor (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I must have my show ready in ten days it will be going up at the Loading Dock Gallery, 
" Lowell through my eyes" The show is about what I see when i drive to my studio in Lowell and it might not be your regular scenes that you expect .This train goes by the studio almost every day so this is what I captured that day a train full of fuel , not sure where is was going ? a lot of them go to Maine. these will be available at the show or if you feel you must have it ,I will save it for you , email me

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Listen to me!

Watercolor  9x12
Nita Leger Casey
This summer while in Maine, my friend Tammy and I were driving to a house close to the farm we stay at when these two ravens or crow, not sure of the difference? perched on top oft he roof talking to each other, I couldn't help thinking that the mate was telling the other, listen to me ! and he was ignoring her, this was my interpretation of the scene. After last week at my house when Tim didn't want to go to the hospital, I was thinking of the ravens on the roof!
He is home doing fine, must take it easy for awhile and tons of medications to take, this was a warning so I hope now he will listen .
If you are a collector of ravens this is the painting for you ,email me  

Friday, October 12, 2012

Journal watercolor entry

Alton bay,NH
Watercolor journal c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
This was an entry in my journal from  two weeks ago on our trip to NH.
No new work this week , we had a emergency here with my husband who had a breathing problem, managed to convinced him to go to the Dr. after many arguments, results he had a Heart attack and didn't know it, so you never know! he is OK , It was a warning for sure and to listen to your wife!
I think he has learn his lesson. 

A.T. Hibbard show

Poster of the show .

If you have a chance to visit Rockport Ma , this is a wonderful show  to see , I went with four  artists friends to see and listen to a lecture by Stapelton Kearns ,the show runs for a month well worth the trip if you live in New England .

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Morning on the pond

Watercolor.9x6 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
  I painted this a morning in Maine while everyone was still sleeping ,the sun was coming up the fog was lifting ,it was so peaceful ! I had to work fast,  the scene was changing minute by minute ,no time to think too much and no time for mistake, I was pleased by the outcome !
this painting is available email me

Monday, October 08, 2012

Farm by the river

8x10 watercolor(c)2012
Nita Leger Casey   Sold

I painted this while I took a break from posting on Daily painters,because this past week I did not have time for anything but getting ready for the Big week end in Lowell, I am looking for paintings that did not get attention before. Well The week end was a bit disappointing for me,we did not get the crowd we normally get, it was a fairly nice week end and I think many people went up North to see the foliage, and I sure don't blame them! I would of myself if this was not planed.
As Artists we always make excuses why people did not come or buy, it' just the way it is ! This scene caught my eye while driving this little country road in Maine, I love the sunlight coming through the trees .I think I did capture it. this watercolor is available just email me

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Looking in!

watercolor (2012)
Nita Leger Casey
Getting ready for a huge city wide open studios is taking some of my precious painting time, i sure hope it will be worth it in the long run, we are expecting a couple of thousand people walking through the hall ways of Western Avenue, In the same time I am getting ready for a solo show in November ,lots of framing still needs to be done !
This painting I am posting today is of a window at  at the Olson's house in Maine where Andrew Wyeth painted for many years , now part of the Rockland Farnsworth  Museum , a beautiful place to visit. If you look close, I also painted myself taking the photo of it ,he painted many beautiful paintings from this house one being Christina's world .This painting is available ,email me
 If you are in the Lowell, MA. area this week end stop by the Western Avenue Studios 11AM to 5PM

Monday, October 01, 2012

Rock and cat-tails

Watercolor 16x20
Nita Leger Casey
A new painting done this summer at my retreat ,set up the still life in front of a beautiful painting done by Tim Gatos a local artist who spends his summers there, the reflection of two windows in the blue bottle, a cloth I had rescued from textile example on an antique cabinet, I do love to get really involve in sitting my props.
This painting can be viewed at the Lowell open studios this week end in Lowell Massachusetts at Western Avenue studios ,I will be there at 407A, All studios will be open this week end Saturday and Sunday 11AM to5PM  , a great way to see the city as well .

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Journaling in watercolor

View from Denise's chalet
watercolor 8x11 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I had a wonderful trip with my friends in NH, the five of us explored the lake Winapasake area , beautiful mountains and lakes that takes your breath away.I was not very familiar with this area only drove thought a few times, as you know I spend most of my free time in Maine. On this journey I decided to journal only,bought a new book by Canson 98 lb  for mixed media, also bought  a new box of Faber-Castell  pitt pens. When we stopped at a site I only did a quick pencil sketch, and wrote a few notes later back at the chalet I  used ink and watercolor ,on this particular one I stepped out on the balcony for the incredible view.
Journaling can be challenging but very rewarding as well. A great way to get loose with your work, no time to fuss on any scenes.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bailey's cove

Pastel 5x7
Nita Leger Casey
Another pastel found in my bag from this summer. This is the view I have done in watercolor so many times, never get tired of the scene, this scene could be anywhere in Maine so many little islands all over the coast.
Well I am packed ready to go and explore a new scene for me in NH . Clancy is looking a bag leaving the house and giving me a sad look , i told him he was staying with Daddy ,went in his cage not looking up. OK now I am going to feel bad all the way there.
this painting is available just email me

Monday, September 24, 2012

Three boats in a row

Pastel ,5x7
(c) 2012
 Nita Leger Casey
I am preparing for a quick trip up North to the woods of New Hampshire with a few friends, catching some fall colors, when I took a bag out to take on the trip I found a couple pastels I had forgotten, I had wrapped them so well, I didn't see them.
 I painted this on Campobello Island this summer, all the fishing boats were in the harbor, I think they were not fishing because the price of Lobster was so low, lucky me to have the boats there, it was a very hot day if I remember, so I quickly did the pastel on a board I had prepared myself, it has a lot of texture, I also simplified my scene, I did like the result!
this painting is available ,email me

Saturday, September 22, 2012

On the edge!

 Campobello International Park ,
Watercolor 5x5, (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
First day of fall today!where did the summer go? I do love fall because living in New England it is definitely a treat to see the trees changing daily, I know I will find beautiful landscapes to paint and probably not enough time to paint them all. So for now I still will be posting a few from my summer in Maine .This one was on Campobello Island, my friend and I sat on the edge of this cliff to capture this scene and enjoying the boats going by has we were painting.
This watercolor is available ,email me  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Summer Maine cottage

Watercolor and ink
5x7 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I was in Maine for a few days having some work done at our little cabin in the woods, back home now and tons of work to do, like framing for my upcoming show, when you are told a year in advance you are going to have a show in November and you say to yourself ,Oh, I have plenty of time, next thing you know you only have a month left, how could this Happen?
Here is another small painting from my summer retreat ,in this one I did a little mix media do the watercolor first and added ink to get a stronger look to it,I don't do this often but sometime you need a change . this is available email me if you are interested

Monday, September 17, 2012

September morning on the pond

8x10 pastel,(c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
I got up this morning,walked to the edge of the pond,and quikly got my small box of pastels, I just wanted to catch that crisp September morning,the water was still the reflections in the pond was perfect, just a touch of gold in the foliage,with these cold nights by next week this scene will look like  quilt of colors, I could paint this scene daily and it will look different every day!
So this pastel was done by 9A M, best time to paint plein air.
email me if you are interested in this painting or something

Friday, September 14, 2012

The lobster boats at Bailey's

Watercolor 9x12 (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey  Sold
I am re posting these boats because I painted them in the same time frame as my previous post .The house we rent in Lubec has a beautiful view of Bailey's harbor I have talked about before .The room that I share with my Friend Tammy has three windows looking at the view first thing in the morning and what we see  these three boats ,we see them get ready for a day of fishing ,they sometimes leave in the deep fog !  gone all day long as we are preparing supper one by one they come back ,not an easy life but I am sure they love it!
if you are interested in this watercolor ,email me

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cutler village

9x12 Watercolor (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
The paintings I have posted are from my summer in Maine, The cute little village of Cutler on the Maine coast below Lubec. I have painted there at least once a year for the last 20 years, it has not changed! well maybe they don't have a store anymore so if you need milk or want a cup of coffee ,you might have to drive 20 miles for that ,but they have plenty of lobster! If you are interested on this painting email me

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birthday Bouquet

Nita Leger Casey
8x10 Watercolor (c)2012
I have just come back from a very nice week end at our simple little cabin in the woods of Maine, a place we have been going for thirty years this month, a place where I can paint and relax in the middle of nature at it's best! this week end was special because it was my birthday, I did spend a wonderful lunch with my best friend Tammy with a little shopping in Farmington,later back to the cabin where my friends at the pond came trough the woods with flashlights and birthday hats on and a cake in hands , sure was the nicest birthday I had in a long time it was so simple and so touching to have friends come together and surprise me. My friend Judi had given me this little bouquet from her  secret garden, so cute !I had to paint it also was more meaningful than a store bought bouquet.
Simple things in life means so much more !
email me if you are interested any paintings I have  

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Green fishing boat

4x8 watercolor,(c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Over the years going to Lubec every summer,I  have painted many of these boats,red ones blue ones and green ones, they are always a pleasant sight to see  and to think these fisherman's have gone day after day to get the best catch,! not an easy job!That day myself and five friends  painted there at the pier and all did a different painting,it was a fun day! this painting is available matted    ,$75.00 email me for more info

Thursday, September 06, 2012

View from our window

Watercolor7x12 (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey    
 Here is another view of the cove at Bailey's mistake in the Lubec area of Maine where my friends and I go every year for our retreat.
One morning from our window where I could sit, relax and enjoy this beautiful view, I could paint so many scenes from this window, many mornings it's in total fog ,but still so nice.
email me if you are interested ,

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Small island at Bailey's mistake

  watercolor sketch of the Island , 8x10 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
Yesterday I posted a path going to a small island, here it is! at low tide you are able to access this small jewel in the bay of Fundy, a beautiful cove called Bailey's mistake,I have done it before in a previous year, it's not that easy! a few of my friends did venture and painted there this year, you just have to make sure you come back before the tide or you are there for a long while.  The chances we take when we paint plein air! but what fun it is.
This was done as a quick watercolor  vignette on an acrylic paper alsmost a canvas like, gives a different affect.

Monday, September 03, 2012

The path in the morning

Watercolor 8x11
Nita Leger Casey
To all my followers, I am back! I am like the kids going back to school !I took a much needed summer off from Blogging . I was painting in Maine having a great time with my friends and kind of wanted not to think about posting and writting ,I did keep up with facebook. The Summer was very hot and also went very fast . I did spend time with the family, a trip to Maryland and many trips to Maine. I did not paint  as much as I wanted, I  am still trying to get ready for my solo show at Western Avenue studios in Lowell, it will be the month of November .
This painting today was done on location one morning with still  the fog in the background, this path took us to the beach accross from the house we rented. $75.00 matted +shipping
 my email is

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bailey's boats

Nita Leger Casey
(c) 2012
Paiting in Maine while  at a painters retreat,enjoying the beauty of the coast and relaxing.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

House portrait commission

16 x20 portrait commission (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
Just finished this house portrait, it will make a family very happy who has moved away  to another State, it always makes a nice present and keepsake .
contact me if you are ever interested ,
Also I would like to remind everyone about checking my challenge blog

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

check my new blog,Nita's menagerie

I have taken a side  trip with my blog ,check my new challenge of painting 75 paintings of animals who have touch my life,here are my first three go  the

Monday, June 25, 2012

Campobello fishing boats

Watercolor ,6x12 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
This was the first watercolor painting I did in two weeks , this cold really knock my down ,I just did not feel like doing anything ,I really had to push myself to do this It really is not like me Tim also had it, we sure make a pair !but I think we are doing better.
Today I did go to the studio it was time to change work at the Loading dock  gallery downstairs ,a Summer show is up , Western Avenue has been going through  a face lift ,the parking lot is looking good, if you are in the area check it out .
In three weeks I will be going to my yearly art retreat in Lubec so I better get back to normal .  I think this watercolor was a nice warmup !

Friday, June 15, 2012

On the coast of Kerry

miniature in Acrylic
Nita Leger Casey
In Maine for the week and did not get much painting done,I was busy socializing with friends,Kayaking, going to a play at Lakewood theatre in Madison with two good friends, and now just came down with a bad cold ,came out of no where and feeling terrible,many people told me it's going around not fun !I have been in the couch for two days.
I did paint a couple of miniatures,here is one  feeling guilty about it, you should see all the art material I brought .I will have catch up later after I get rid of this bad cold .
One nice thing happen while i was kayaking I took some great photos of a moose that was so close to me ,it was exciting,if you are my friend on facebook you can see them there . 

Monday, June 04, 2012

Two sketches from Pemaquid retreat

Sketches ,pen and ink with watercolor (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Just came back from a wonderful retreat with the Pastel Painters of Maine The weather beautiful for half the time there, gave me plenty time to paint two paintings and a few sketches , the rest of the time we are lucky to have a great carriage house who serves as a great big studio,we had two critiques and a great demonstration from a Maine artist Caren Michel, lots of socializing,suppers at a small restaurant right on the edge of the ocean. Sunday the weather did turn to the worst and was not able to make our planed trip to the Island of Mounhegan ,so my friend and I drove back with some heavy rain, all and all it was a great week end retreat.  

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Market street,Lowell MA

watercolor 8x10 (c) 2012 .
I had a nice week end in Maine relaxing and sketching and also worked on this watercolor for my solo show in November. What I liked in this scene was the nice sunny day with the strong shadows across the road, I think I captured what I felt that day. The downtown of this old mill town  has  made a comeback with nice restaurants and gifts shops,it has a lot of history and the town welcomes many  visitors, interesting tours of old mills and museums are offered. My goal for this show is to capture some of the best of Lowell. Having a studio at Western Avenue has opened my eyes on some of the local scene.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cottage by the sea

5x7 pastel on board  (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Yesterday with full of energy and a must clean the house,  this type of work is getting the least of my favorite things to do as I get older, I remember when we lived in Italy I was so proud of cleaning every day waxing all my marble floors, dusting and waxing all the furniture, now the house gets a deep cleaning when someone comes over to stay or when I can't stand it anymore, anyway in the afternoon I got  tired if this boring job and decided to paint this little pastel.
Oh another good news I heard this Saturday while at the plant sale at our local Library, A mother of a past student was so happy to tell me that her daughter who I had for many years as an  art Student is now the Deputy Director of textile design for Martha Stewart, I was so happy to hear this, it was the best reward ever to hear of of your student has done so well, better than a prize for myself .
 Before I became a daily painter I had a small art program at my house every day for over twenty years , many of my students have done wery well, so proud of them !
This painting is for sale $100.00 shipped ,email me