Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tug a war ,book illustration (c) 2012

 Illustrations by Nita Leger Casey (c) 2012
Book  is about finish , here is another glimpse  of a page, it has been fun painting these beautiful dogs, will let everyone know when it gets publish , my daughter-in-law is exited,being a Child care director, she always wanted to write  a children book  with a good message.
My next venture is almost here, just hope I don't get a cold, just felt a sneeze, allergy season? oh no! 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

lonely cottage with boat

Oil 16x20 by Nita Leger Casey
copyrighted 2012
This is a lovely painting who needs a home , would look perfect in a Maine cottage,or if you dream of having a cottage of your own , or if you are decorating a room that needs that last detail going over the fireplace .email me it is a reasonable price .nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Morning sketch

 Nita Leger Casey (c)2012
Just a sketch, I was testing my colors this morning early , I prepared a small cigar box with some pastels to take on my trip ,I am trying to go minimalist , believe me that is hard for me !
I will take watercolor also, and hope to journal a little.  Another beautiful day today ,all my  flowers came out in one day ,hope we don't get frost next week .

Monday, March 19, 2012

book illustration, side project

Illustration for a book my Daughter-in-law is writing ,
 copyrighted 2012 Nita Leger Casey
 Just a peek!

This is a page of the book I am illustrating ," a visit to the dog park" I have done 8 pages so far about 3 more to do, must be done this week.
tomorrow I am also hanging a show at the Jeanne d'Arc credit union in Lowell .
Busy day for me .

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A little bit of Ireland

Irish village in Kerry " Sneem"
oil 10x10 copyrighted 2012 .Nita Leger Casey
We had a great St Patrick day week end with family, two boiled dinners, good thing I love them!
also surprised my husband with two tickets to Ireland in a week, a last minute deal on line I couldn't pass, so I am packing the paints for me ,Tim who loves to search family history will be enjoying the Irish tails with some distant relatives, it's an overdo trip we were supposed to take two years ago. We have been there many times and know the area well. so we are exited !
This painting is for sale $375.00, email me if you are interested.nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sign of Spring

Pastel 5x7 copyrighted 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I worked on another project today, so today I am re posting a piece I did awhile back.  Spring is just around the corner, so happy to go out and paint like I did yesterday, all next week looks good for plein air.
 this painting is available email me nlcasey@charter.net  $99.00

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

After winter

pastel 8x10 (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I started the day by cleaning and attacking the taxes,but after going outside and feeling this beautiful warm air and sun, I packed the pastel box and went out painting, just drove a couple miles to see this little stream in Hollis NH, the farmer had just cleared the bushes out of it, the old corn field was still showing ,that was the spot! it sure felt good being in Plein air painting.
this painting is available if you are interested email me nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, March 11, 2012

commission project

A commission project for a larger painting (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
 A custumer who is redecorating has asked me to paint something for her new living room , this is a 6x12 ,the actual painting will be 20x40 , I am doing a few small ones before I work on the larger one, this is her vision of  a pasture wildflowers, farm house etc.. by next week I should know what exact scene I will be doing . Also working on illustrating a children book ,so my days are pretty busy these days . 

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Big boy 2

10x10 acrylic on canvas .(c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I painted this rooster for a local auction to raise money for the art center in Chelmsford MA. You know artists always get ask to do this, this month alone I was asked for four different donations , I will do some but not all, artists have to make money also. Thank God I love doing what I do !
Tomorrow I will be gallery sitting at the loading dock gallery , if you are in the area ,stop by it's a beautiful place .

Monday, March 05, 2012

Pierre two

miniature acrylic ,(c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I have talked about Pierre before, He was the first rooster I raised  from a chick , I never get tired of painting him ,so Pierre lives on in my  work, I have painted him in every style and medium .
I am working on a commission right now for someone who wants a large painting ,so for the lack of time I have been painting these miniatures .

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Pastel sunset

6x8 pastel (c)2011
Nita Leger Casey
 I had a busy week end with open studios,lots of people came to visit, it was a rainy day I was not expecting  that, so it was great! I wanted to demo during the day, but I found myself talking so much to visitors that the day went so fast to even get started .
This is a painting who needs a home, it is matted and framed with a  beautiful brown Italian frame ,now in display in my studio . $175.00 . email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, March 02, 2012

A walk to the beach

  Miniature acrylic painting (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
 I painted this little one today while getting ready for open house tomorrow at the studio, the forecast is for a rainy day, what better time to come and spend a day visiting  all the artists.
 The open studios starts at noon to 5pm , if you are in the area come by and visit.
Western Avenue Studio , Lowell MA