Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New England farm in Winter

pastel 11x14
copyrighted by
 Nita Leger Casey
This is a farm in our town of Pepperell, I just love this farm in winter,I think it is the red barn,i am re posting it for people who have missed it and it needs a home. I am also working on a larger version of my Winter golf course painting and getting ready for open studio this week end at Western Avenue,
so if you are in the area stop by the  Mill is expanding so a bit of construction will be apparent so excuse some of the mess, but please do come by studio 407 a .
if you are interested in this farm email me  
$200.00  pastels have to be framed with a glass   

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter marsh

6x8 pastel 
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
Boy is it cold outside! woke up to only a few degrees this morning ,went to 18 during the day and back down again tonight.
This is a scene I captured in town from my car and painted it in the comfort of my warm studio. Two years ago I had experienced painting Plein air in the White Mountains of New Hampshire at 14 below, so I know how it feel to be out in that kind of weather, I am glad I did it two years in a row,it was a challenge, but my arthritis couldn't take it anymore.
In this scene I liked the warm colors of the weeds and still the cool colors of the snow and icy waters.
this painting is available email me, $100.00 as is now ,when I frame it it will be $175.00

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter farmhouse

Pastel 6x8 copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I painted this old house last week as a small watercolor, and I went by the house after the snow storm and loved the way the branches had snow on them and framed the whole scene, today I  decided to do it in pastel. Boy is it cold outside tonight! just went out to put the light on for my chickens, only the second time this year so it's not that bad, and we are in New England and that's the way it is.
If you would like this pastel , email me  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Stream #4

Pastel 20x25 ,copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I must say I am having fun painting these winter scenes, also loving the large format after being on Daily Painters since 2006 and most of the time just painting small works, I feel a little liberated, I don't know how long it will last ? and how fast I will get these framed, just hoping clients will buy them as it and they can frame them themselves.
It's very hard to frame and try to please everyone.
This one is not totally finished ,would like to tweak a few things. 
Pastel can be shipped sandwiched between foam board if you are interested.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Something blue

Pastel 9x12  copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
We have a challenge going on amongst my friends at the artists Breakfast club in Nashua, it was to paint something in blue one kind of blue and only with white and back , so this was my choice today, yesterday we had a fresh coat of snow and on my way to the studio I took a bunch of photos this one was at a Country club golf course on the river,i just couldn't resist that fresh look,i only used three sticks of pastel ,that is a challenge in itself! i did it fast and had fun doing it .

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Farmhouse in Dunstable

Miniature watercolor 2,5x3,5
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I was running errands today and no time to go to my studio but on my way back home I decided to take a couple small roads, I am always looking to capture new scenes, I actually drive by this house a lot but mostly see the front of it but by taking this small road I had a different perspective, a very different view and liking  this little red door, with my camera on hand at all times I took a few photos,down the street also took some cows that were so cute !Well tomorrow we are supposed to get more snow so I will again be inspired to continue my snow scenes. Email me if you are interested in this original miniature
my miniatures are $25.00  ready to be framed .

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Heald Pond #3

Pastel 6x8
copyrighted 2013 
Nita Leger Casey
Our snow is melting fast with this warm weather we are having but I am keeping up with my mood of painting these scenes in town before it all goes, actually today Tim and I took a Sunday drive to another favorite place of mine about 60 miles from here by the ocean thinking I would capture some snow scene there, no snow to be found! I did manage to get a few fog scene with some marsh land , also made a stop at a nice gallery in the town  of Newberryport. Clancy got to walk in town where many people gave him lots of attention, tons of dogs were out for a walk .
This particular scene of the frozen pond I could keep on painting it,i just love this place ,I love how the sun was coming through the shadows. 
this painting is available now email me, $100.00

Friday, January 11, 2013

At the edge of the brook

6x8 pastel (c) 2013
Nita Leger Casey
 From my winter series #3, I am still driving around to look  at some winter wonders! on this one I liked the reflections in the water, then I decided to use a different board, when you use pastels, it is amazing all the different papers and boards you could use, this one was a mat board I primed with a special medium called colourfix primer ,it gives you a fine tooth and perfect for for what I wanted  to achieved, this was a smaller one being a 6x8, the first two were large paintings who need to be framed properly.
this one is available now as a daily painting, and easy to ship, if you are interested in this one email me

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Winter on Heald pond

Pastel 12x24 
Copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
This is my second pastel since the 1st of January, I have been driving around the town I live in , a small New England town with so many beautiful places to paint, so I decided to make a Winter series ,you may drive by and never see the beauty but it is everywhere, nature is God's creation!
These will be on display at my studio in Lowell after being framed .

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Heald pond in winter

Miniature watercolor (c)2012 Nita Leger Casey Today I went arround and took a lot of winter photos just in my town,it's amazing the beauty you can find in your own town, scenes you take for granted, this is a small sketch of a pond, I always like the light there, a few back post I have a pastel of that same pond in the afternoon light. Winter is a great time to find the scenes also because when the foliage is in full you do miss a lot. these miniature are fun to do and collectors like them,this one is for sale only $25.00 mailed to you in a nice card. email me if you are interested

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Somewhere in Pepperell

Pastel (c)2012 Nita Leger Casey This is actualy my first painting this year, it sure felt good to paint again after two weeks of cooking and cleaning. This is a large 20x25 pastel of a scene close to my house in Pepperell, you don't have to travel far to capture the most beautiful scene in the winter. after doing this scene, i really wanted to do another one but I had a meeting to go to and tomorrow I have to gallery sit and the day after we have open studio, i will paint during open studios.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Winter path

Pastel 6x8
(C) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
Well winter has arrived in New England, we have a nice white blanket of snow, I do love the look of it ,it has a magical look about it and for a pastel artist, I think it's perfect! It was also perfect for my grandchildren who came over for the Christmas week, being from Maryland they sure had fun going sledding, now as for me I love the look but i don't like to walk on the icy part that comes with it, I did not mind it when I was younger, but now I am always afraid I will fall, the fun of getting older ! Yesterday Clancy and i decided to go for a car ride instead and took some beautiful photos of steams, woods,paths etc.. so i hope to work from then in the week to come, I might go back to some spots to start them as well and finish them at the studio, will see what the weather looks like .
This one is available for $100.00 free shipping in the US. email me