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 nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hagerstown, Maryland

Watercolor 5x7,(c)2012
Just took a five day trip to visit our kids in Maryland, it was nice to see them and have Mother's day there, the highlight of the trip was really to watch our two grandsons play baseball, both are very good and proud of their game !
The town of Hagerstown is very nice,I love the downtown area ,a nice old fashion town with beautiful architecture , art center playhouse lots of new restaurant ,we ate at the Rhubarb House restaurant,very nice! great food and atmosphere.We have been going to the area for about 14 years and the town has grown on the outside with malls and housing area like mad, the downtown has the character I love in a American town,and great for an artist to paint. Also very friendly!
This watercolor is available ,email me if interested .nlcasey@charter.net  

Sunday, May 06, 2012

A little farm

A little farm  6x12 acrylic (c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
My dear friends, I have not fallen from the face of the earth, I just took a break from blogging after blogging something like 1200 posts, I am also taking a break from Daily Painters but will resume in the fall, my summers are so busy it is sometimes hard for me to keep up I am still working on a solo show for the Loading dock gallery in the fall,it's going to be "Lowell Through my eyes " I have not posted any of the paintings yet because I want to keep them for the show. I will still post over the summer but not as often , I added a new button for Pinterest  so some people can follow that also ,it is a fun site with lots of ideas on everything.
This painting is available $ 150.00 email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net