Friday, December 20, 2013

Morning sunrise #3

Watercolor 6x8
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
I came down stairs this morning and this was the view out of my  kitchen window, I took the liberty of doing away with some buildings and made it a peaceful winter scene . All this was done before my morning coffee, I love working like this with spontaneity , not planed just do it!
update : knee is doing good still not the full range I want but therapy is helping ,the one thing is not is the cold weather we had last week!
email if someone is interested

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mr Cardinal #4

Pastel 6x8
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
I have a wonderful window feeder that my brother -in-law made, birds  are coming to it all day long ,and this beautiful cardinal is a regular, he stands on a branch a few feet from the window and comes and gets seeds one by one, his wife does as well ! they love the dark sunflowers seeds, it's a regular parade of birds ! my cat Mini loves it and so does my husband.
This one would make a nice present for someone! email me
$100. matted and shipped free in US only .

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New England Church

watercolor ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
Feeling bad for not posting as much as I should, the time and energy gets away from me these days. I painted this awhile back ,I just think it's the season , we just got a nice coat of snow and we are getting close to the holidays and this painting needs a home!
I had a great open studio last week end  seven paintings went home with someone, we had lots of new visitors so that is a good thing!
 email me if you are interested

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The MOO girls from Maine

Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor ©2013
 While  I have been recuperating from my knee surgery I sometimes  want to paint and yet i can't seem to get started with all the PT I have to do, but today a rainy Sunday really  made me do it, first I was looking through all my photos and trying to decide ,I came upon the girls at the farm I had visited this summer, a farm where I  have spent 18 summers before  and very found of the great Moo cows who produce this wonderful organic milk sold all over the State of Maine.  So it was a nice warm up for today!
This painting is for Sale $100.00 free shipping for cyber Monday!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving !

Local farm in Pepperell
pastel 6x8 ©2013
Nita Leger Casey

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you have a great day with your family and friends !
 Our weather in Massachusetts was rain all day ,but I know many of you probably got some real bad one from what I see on TV .
 My knee is doing better everyday and I really have taken it easy , I though I would paint more , but therapy and all little chores have taken my time. I am thankful for a wonderful daughter-in-law who is going to cook  the big diner tomorrow .   Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Get well bouquet

Watercolor 5x7 ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
 This was a get well bouquet from a friend ,it was so beautiful I had to paint it ,this was my first watercolor since the surgery, I feel great, able to walk on my own and tomorrow the 21 staples are coming out, I should be on the mind by next open Studio. I still have a lot pf PT to do but everyday gets better!

Friday, November 15, 2013

John Singer Sargent Challenge

Watercolor 16x20
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
Hi everyone , I am back!
The surgery went very well, three night at the Hospital , yes with pain but I survived ! I am home recuperating  with the support of my family and wonderful neighbors who bring food take the dog for a walk and more, I am lucky to have so many nice friends .Visiting physical therapists who are putting me through boot camp, yes that knee has to bent more and more.... anyway I am doing fine, first day at the regular computer .
Before the surgery my art friend and I had decided to do a challenge in the watercolor style of John Singer Sargent , his show is now at the Boston Museum of fine arts, so here is my version I painted before the surgery, I took a photo of a Fountain in Savannah few years ago and painted it in a loose style . it was fun , hope to be back in a regular schedule of painting soon.
So enjoy my challenge !

Friday, November 01, 2013

I am so cool!

 Rooster  6x8 Watercolor  ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
Yes , Mr Cool was walking at a  local farm where my friend and I bough  some pumpkins a few days ago, he was walking around like he owns the place ,sure made me miss my own chickens ,but then again I would have a hard time  taking care of them at this point,   I am  going on Monday for the knee replacement ,a bit anxious !  
 I am framing him with a black and gold frame and white mat ,he his going to be on display for open studios this Saturday , he is available  email me if you are interested

Monday, October 28, 2013

Orleans #3

Orleans #3
Watercolor  6x8
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
Just another view of my home town, with a little drama  of light, I had fun and a  little bit of a challenge to achieve the look I wanted . I was pleased at the end !
One more week before I get my new knee, I think I am ready , I have too many thing to do just sitting around .
I will be at open Studio this Saturday.
 if these watercolors are of interest please email me for the price
reminder all my work is copyrighted.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A rainy day in Orleans #2

Watercolor 6x8 sold
© 2013 ,Nita Leger Casey
This one also from my last trip to France, I had met a friend at that corner restaurant  for coffee.
This past week I really was tempted to paint the fall here in New England, it has been so beautiful but I  knew I wanted to paint this one first and I forced myself to focus , a hard thing to do for me!  Having a lot on my mine with my knee replacement surgery ,but all appointments are falling into place and now looking forward this new knee .
any questions ?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A rainy day in Orleans!

watercolor 5x7
Nita Leger Casey
This morning I decided to paint what I wanted to do since I went to my home town in February and just never got around to do it, what happen you go somewhere and you want to paint them as soon as you get home ,but them another small trip or a change of seasons and you are painting something else, it comes down that you need to focus, that is one of the hardest thing to do for me , just focus!Since i am not able to do much until I get my new knee ,I will try to focus on small paintings I  have been wanting to do!
This is place du Martroi in Orleans ,France 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The fields of Gilman road

5x7 pastel,©2013
Nita Leger Casey
New England is at it's best right now! everywhere you look you see these beautiful colors ,it is truly an amazing show of natural beauty.
I have been out  of commission with a bad knee ,so this week end we stayed close to home, normally we are at our pond, I was lucky to see it two weeks ago ,this is the road going out to the main road ,i just love the long shadows.
Well it looks like i am getting a new knee , a bit scared of the process , many of my friends had it done and happy with it so I am going to look to the positive and forget the horror stories!  so the next few weeks I probably will be posting some works that need a home . email me
$99.00 mated   

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Winter's Inn in Kingfield

5x7 watercolor
©by Nita Leger Casey
You may have stayed in the lovely Inn in one of the cutest village in Maine .At the time of year it sure a beautiful place to visit,I would love to find a home for this paintings , Email me

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Evening shadows

Large pastel 19x25  ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
I have just finished this one, still on my easel!  not sure if I will have time to frame it before the open studios this week end, I captured this scene on our way to our favorite restaurant couple weeks ago, the shadows made me totally turned the car around to this field ,these moments of the perfect light only last minutes .At the same time I  was working on the door project at Wester Avenue, it looks great , a few minor details to finish. The week will be very busy for me party on Friday night, opening of our  show at the Loading dock gallery Saturday night,and two days of open studios with lots of visitors!  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A proud farmer!

6x8 watercolor
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
This is an older watercolor that I would love to find a home for, it's a beautiful farm in Maryland ,I love the way they keep their farms so beautiful and clean, and this farmer was proud to be an American  I also love the color red  for a barn .Sometimes a farm reminds us of our grandparents or where you  spent a lot of fun times as a kid ,it would make a nice present !
 this is a Sale   $75.00  mated  + $5.00 shipping .
Email me

Sunday, September 22, 2013

door mural in progress

Door mural at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell MA

Just wanted to post this to show you that I  am painting , I am working on a door at our mill and it does take time, it will look like a store front when finish, trying to represent some of the artists in the mill so a little bit of everything!  hopefully it will be done by open studios  the first week end of October.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Seen better days, in Maine

6x8 watercolor
Watercolor © 2013  sold
Nita Leger Casey
Just came back from Maine, after a nice week there, you can tell  it's the end of the summer and fall is right around the corner a few picking colors here and there , we took a ride across our pond to find a friend who had moved when I came up on this old corner store  who had seen better days ! over the years I have seen this country store with different owners, a little sad when no one can seem to be  able to make a living there. Maine as a lot of these small places sometimes so far remote from populated area and yet needed by many! I decided to paint the poor thing in a watercolor ,maybe someone will recognize it. email if you are interested

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Cutler, Maine

The Fishing shacks .
Nita Leger Casey
     A watercolor, I would love to find a home for, it was done on location few summers back I always love that special place to paint ,I know many tourist visit this special village on the coast of Maine .If you want to collect art and memories here is one for you! email me for details
$75.00  plus shipping

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Original Miniature , Mink Island

Colored pencil 
6x3 ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
At the present I am working on some large paintings for a show in my own studio , sort of a whole new collection of work for all the big open studios and Holidays coming up, yes the summer is just about done!  so for now I am going to post some miniatures I have done this summer while at my retreat in the Lubec area.
When these small  gems one are framed they do look good in a grouping and are all original. so start collecting!  email me for more details ,

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunset commission

A triptych in acrylic
3 18x24 
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey  sold
This was a commission done from a client 's photograph, I truly enjoyed the process because it was the most beautiful scene to paint in a triptych style .

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rooster with a good attitude !

Pastel 9x12
© Nita Leger Casey sold
I named him a rooster with a good attitude! because he is one of the few I know who is very nice , I can walk in front of him and not worry about my leg being attack , he is my neighbor's rooster and he comes and visit often. Today I was sitting on my deck cleaning my pastel box when I decided to paint him,  I have painted him before in a smaller format .
I really need to get back in my routine of daily painting , but I have enjoyed the summer doing other things, Life is too short not to enjoy this beautiful month of August.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Big bundle of love

pastel 19x24
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
After working on a commission all week at my studio that I cannot post yet because it is a surprise for someone who might see my blog. I was so dying to do this dog portrait, it had been on my list for awhile, this bundle who is 150 pounds is my grand dog Bradley, a Bernese mountain dog . I want to use him as an example for possible commission in the future, and before open studio in the fall. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The wedding flowers

Watercolor 11x14
©2013 Nita Leger Casey  sold
My husband and I just attended a beautiful wedding ,my best friend's daughter just got married at this very nice resort in Massachusetts , the scene was spectacular!  the table where decorated with these beautiful arrangements, at the end of the reception the person  at each table who had the closest birthday got to take it home, I was the one ! This morning I made my priority to capture part of it on paper before they dyed , I choose watercolor to do it in a very loose style .The bride will get it when she returns from her honeymoon!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Humming bird flowers

(C) 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I love this time of year at the pond where these beautiful bright red flowers grow at the edge of the pond , the Humming birds loved them! it's actually really called, Cardinal flowers,I imagine for it's bright red color ! Wild flowers are amazing ,so much beauty.
After a week at the pond and doing a lot of cleaning around the cabin I did take a break to paint the scene .The pastels stay in the back of my car so it's easy to take a quick break and paint something, that is our view that we have loved for over 30 years , I have painted this view so may times ,it always looks different. going home tomorrow I must get back to my studio at least for a few days, the Summer is so short , I am trying to enjoy every minute of it!
If you see any paintings in my blog that you are interested, please Email me    

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Maine coastal rocks

Miniature acrylic
(c)2013, Nita Leger Casey
Playing around with texture, after seeing my friend Colleen do some last week , I though I would try it surely worked well with rocks and water as this scene, so many ideas so little time! These miniatures  are very affordable , at $25.00 just email me for details ,

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Bailey's lobster boat

Miniature  colored pencil
2,5x3,5 ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
While in Maine after a day of painting or touring I would work on a miniature with colored pencil, they were kind of fun to do. The colored pencil gives it a different feeling . This boat is always there after a day's lobster catch, I like to see  the fisherman's come back in their dory with lots of lobster boxes, they don't have time to talk much as they must  bring it quicky to the fish market.
Nothing is better than a Maine lobster!
this miniature is available, just email me for details .

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mink Island

10x10 Pastel (C) 2013
Nita Leger Casey

I am back from my art retreat after two weeks in Maine and Canada, we had great weather the first week ,OK weather the second with some fog and rain ,but all in all it was nice. The only thing was not great was the Internet so I was not able to post as much as I wanted, this was the last painting I did the day before I left, this was our view from the window, miss it already but Tim was happy I was back home so did Clancy.

Friday, July 19, 2013

sketch from Lubec

Pen and ink,
by Nita Leger Casey
(c) 2013
Having a great time sketching and away from the terrible heat at home, today was 68 ,while it was in the 90's at home.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Maine marsh

Pastel 9x12 (c)2013
Nita Leger Casey
I am in Maine at my yearly retreat, the weather has been great! I know that everyone else is suffering from the heat, while I am posting this I  am wearing a hooded sweat shirt ,no air conditioner here!
this is my first real painting since we arrived, I have been busy doing a lot of sketching, will post some tomorrow. 

Monday, July 08, 2013

A touch of Summer

Acrylic 5x7 © painted on board
Nita Leger Casey
After a wonderful 4 th of July week end I am posting something that says Summer ,a great present for someone who has a birthday in July or August, at a Special price for today $75.00. email me if this fits your pocketbook, a painting will last forever !

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Morning on the pond

Miniature, Acrylic
 2,5x3,5 (C) 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I have been at my cabin for a week ,and this was the first time I was able to go out and paint ,it has rained  most every day! it's a good thing I had some other projects to do. I really though I would of painted a lot more ,I did do some sketching! I really want to do more of it, I enjoy the process and love the turn all my pages at night to see what I have done .
this miniature comes in a lovely card and can be framed in a 5x7.
email me if you are interested $ 25.00 + $ 1.00 shipping , ,

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Evening fog on the pond

watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2030
Nita Leger Casey
As I was walking Clancy this evening ,after a day of rain, huge downpours ,sun and rainbows ended the day with a nice fog over the pond ,I tried to catch what I saw. A wet on wet affect is always tricky to do, the photo of the painting is not the best it looks a lot better ,but I am remote and away from my scanner. email me if interested

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gloucester bay at Sunset

8x8 watercolor
© 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I had a wonderful week with my children from Hilton head Island, we had a graduation party for my granddaughter, and many fun days with the rest of the family, so no painting this past week!Sometimes  you need to take a break and concentrate on the ones you love, family first!
I would love to find a home for this watercolor , it was done in Rocky Neck in Gloucester,I caught the sunset one evening with the sun shinning on the boats and buildings. the town is a beautiful fishing and art community. email me for details

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Pine on the point

9x12 pastel ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
Still posting paintings from my recent trip at Pemaquid Point in Maine.This was done on a beautiful sunny day in Plein air! when the pines grows by the ocean they do take a funny shape and grow under or over a rock in a amazing way ! you couldn't plant that if you tried ,but nature has a way to do magical tricks! this past week i was not able to paint much with family duties and more to come this week so it is a good thing I had painted  some backup.
this painting is available,  $225.00  email me

Friday, June 14, 2013

The bell tower at Pemaquid

Pastel, image 8x12.
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
If you have visited Pemaquid point in Maine, you have seen the Bell tower ! If you are a collector of Maine lighthouses, this would be a nice addition. email me if you are interested I ship everywhere
I also take Paypal , this pastel is mated ready to frame to a 12x16

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A gift for Dad

A little bit of Maine
oil on canvas
6x6 ©2013
Happy father's day
Let Dad dream about going on vacation early ! buy him a small painting for his office ,sure would make the perfect gift! I take paypal
 Framed $100.00 email me

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Pemaquid point,Maine

Pastel 11x14 framed
white mat with a dark wood frame
©2013 Nita Leger Casey
This is a  pastel painting done on location (Plain Air ) who needs a home to go to, maybe for
Father's day !
Maybe a Dad has gone to the Maine coast and loved it and he would like this for his office, it's all professionally framed $350.00, email me for more details.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Cottage with flowers

Pastel 9x12
copyrighted by
Nita Leger Casey
I would love to find a home for this lovely cottage with lots of flowers,and by the sea! It would be the cheapest way to own  a cottage and you wouldn't have to take care of it.
I painted this some years back while I was in Campobello Island  ,$200.00 all you need is to frame it ! a nice present to someone.
email me if you are interested

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Maine coast rocks

6x6 Pastel,©2013
Nita Leger Casey
This was the first small painting done when we just  arrived at the retreat,I zoomed on a cluster of rocks it was a abstract design! This painting is available,
It would make a nice Father's day present!
just email me

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Rocks and more rocks

Pastel Plein air Pemaquid
16x20 © 2013
I have been absent from the computer!
 I was on a mini retreat with the Pastel Painters of Maine, and decided not to go on the computer,  just a little facebook post from my phone that's all !
I just wanted to enjoy this wonderful week end with lots of friends and wonderful artists , the weather was incredible, it was the perfect week end for the start of the summer .
We caravan  up the cost in four cars, a 3 1/2 hours ride to Pemaquid , as we got to the park many of the artists where already painting , it did not take us long to set up ourselves and totally get in the zone of Plein air painting and with a view like this and the smell of the fresh salt air it was perfect !
This was one of the painting done there .if you are interseted email me

Saturday, May 25, 2013


watercolor 8x8
©2013,Nita Leger Casey
This is my # 1300 post
We went to Maine for the week and did not get to paint due to the really bad weather and doing other small things around the cabin that took time from my painting, anyway today I couldn't stand it anymore it was raining still and decided oh well I will paint the dog!  It felt so good to paint again! if you like this painting email me

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A touch of Spring in the woods.

Nita Leger Casey
Love the wild little flowers that comes up in the Spring, like violets and these blue ones not sure of the name ? it's a bit of magic every year! my friend's yard was covered with them. This was a plein air painting.
This pastel is available, just email me if you are interested ,

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Single house anyone?

6x6 pastel © 2013
Nita Leger Casey
What a beautiful day today,perfect to paint this scene, a single family home for  happy birds ,not sure what type goes in but looks homey ! I love Spring except for the pollen who is giving me problems, never had it before  last year, i guess when you get old you get everything, not good! email me if you are interested

Monday, May 13, 2013

Red poppies

miniature series sold
acrylic on board © 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I came upon this scene a few years ago where the sun was shining on this barn and  the red poppies , I just wanted to paint it right then but on the side of the road was not possible, but thought to myself I will some day, so it took a while, I have many scenes like this that keeps coming back to me but sometimes just no time , I sometimes think I need a couple lives to achieve all the things I want to paint. With the good weather the yard keeps calling my name as well! 
at least my cold is better!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Miniature series  sold
Nita Leger Casey
I had a wonderful trip to Maryland  and nice visit with my children and grandchildren and watched a lot of baseball games, one grandson had two home run in one game, so I wanted to paint this for him . the one thing I came back with is a bad  case of bronchitis that has me tired, and the pollen in full bloom is not helping .Hopefully my life will get back to normal soon!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Spring at Pemaquid

miniature series  sold
(C) 2013
Nita Leger Casey
At the end of the month my friends and I are painting at this lighthouse ,I think my fifth year painting there with the Pastel painters of Maine. Will be in Maryland for a few days to see my grand son make his first communion and also watch lots of baseball games from two grandsons,hope to get a little painting done as well ! if you are interested on some miniature like this one email me

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The cove

Miniature series Sold
(C) 2013 Acrylic
Nita Leger Casey
Just a small gem of a favorite spot of mine in the summer. I have painted this scene in many different style and medium, and never get tired of the scene.
Just came back from  a nice week end in Maine with Tim and my doggy, just to open up our small mountain cabin, It is so nice to see everyone back at the pond after a long winter, the loons are back as well as the ducks and geese. Looking foward to paint from there part of the summer.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tower Hill beauty

Miniature series  sold

copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
Last year I visited this beautiful garden in Massachusetts called Tower Hill gardens, they had the most beautiful big garden pottery and off course the most beautiful flowers.
I am having fun painting these miniatures ,but also can't wait to get back to my larger work!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flowers on deck

Miniature series  sold
Copyrighted 2013 
Nita Leger Casey
We have just experience a week of unthinkable terror on our wonderful city of Boston, it had us glued to the TV this entire week, it was hard to concentrate on painting while people were in such pain and terror until they were arrested. We our proud of our Boston police !
The miniature painting is from a scene in Maine a place I would like to visit soon ! the weather is warming up so I hope it will be near future.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Carrabassett river

Miniature series sold
Nita Leger Casey
(c) 2013
Just another one of my miniature series on order from a collector. I will post the whole series but if anyone is interested on one very similar please let me know. at
The Carrabassett River is a beautiful river along the Western Mountains of Maine ,also another place where my kids and grand children love to go in the summer for a cool swim.