Friday, March 29, 2013

It's sugar time !

7x10 watercolor
copyrighted by
Nita Leger Casey
It's this time a year! the nights are cold and the days are warm a perfect time for Sugar maple syrup, if you live in New England right now, you will see buckets on the trees , I love the old buckets! I am not too happy with the new plastic one you see or bags, times have changed ! Our snow is almost all gone, crocuses  and snow bells are out, I am eager to start cleaning the yard !
Happy Easter to all my followers.
This watercolor is available ,$100.00 mated ,email me if you are interested

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sepia sketch

watercolor sketch
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
Today I was on duty for gallery sitting  at a special Francophonie exhibit in Nashua ,NH.  I wanted to do something to pass the time and brought my paints with me just to sketch a little, I had no pencil to draw, just decided to use my brush and use a sepia color, it came out better than I expected, sketching is always fun to do, it is a French farm house one of my nephew restored years ago.
Thank you for all the people who gave me comforting words about my chickens ,I do miss them ! 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Down in the village

Watercolor 8x10
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I painted this during the week but just getting to post it now, this was a scene from my recent trip to France, I just wanted to capture this great light, that got my attention while I was at this village visiting a castle above this little town, and the scene called for a watercolor .
Today was a bad day for me, my beautiful hens that I have painted a few times ,well this morning  a predator  killed them ,we think a fox my neighbor thinks a hawk ,not sure? I feel so bad for my little rooster who survived and now is all alone, he did put out a fight ,feathers all over the place.
email if you would like this watercolor    

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hamilton cove ,pastel

Pastel 16x20 copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
Thinking of Summer made me paint this scene, I was looking through some quick sketches I had done on location, I knew I wanted to paint them again and this one was one of them, I love this small cove in Maine where my friends and I go every summer. Sure wish Spring was here for tomorrow but no such luck we must of got 14 inches of snow today and still  coming down ! today was my youngest son's birthday and thirty eight years ago he was born during a snow storm in Germany and I remember to be it as bad as today!
Any paintings you see on my blog are available, just email me for details 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy st Patrick's day

Ryan's beach on Dingle Peninsula
watercolor 8x10
copyrighted 2012
A little bet of Ireland  on this Special day! If you are Irish you will understand it!  I am not but after being married to an Irish man I feel like I am. I painted this scene last year on location when we went there about this time and had a great week there .I call it Ryan's beach but it's not the real name ,it's where they made the film Ryan's daughter year ago in the 70's
so to all my Irish family and friends ,have a great day !
this painting is available for $100.00 email me if you are interested ,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

L'allee du chateau

16x20 pastel
copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
Just coming back from France, it has me in a French scenes mode, I took this photo a few years back when I used to go visit my mother it was always in November, I had captured this row of trees that leaded to a small chateau, I just loved the shadows across, I had painted this scene in oil and always wanted to try it in pastel! It sometimes takes years to actually try something you always wanted to do, So this was the day! this painting will be framed under glass in a 16x20 frame .  If you are interested in this painting ,email me

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Chateau de l'etang

pastel 9x12,copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
Snowing again! but I used the day to be productive and paint at the studios ,my friend Paula asked me to stayed and paint at her studio with Peggy ,it was a perfect day for the company! we talked while painting, I decided on this subject, the first house Tim and I lived at when we got married in France. Today was our anniversary, so I went down memory lane talking about living there in this small chateau ,this was the back of it ,the front was more elaborate ,and the landlord lived downstairs,we also had our first child there. During my last visit I stopped there,it is now an art center, it was converted like thirty years ago .

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Coming in the village

pastel 9x12, copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey
I am back! I was in France for ten days with all attentions of painting and blogging, but it did not happen,I visited with my family and had a wonderful time, I visited with 26 relatives and 15 friends, lots of catching up on a few years not being there, some friends were from my school days so it was a lot of years! the weather was not the greatest,but managed to still take a lot of photos to work from.We had snow a couple of the days ,it had been so many years since I had experienced snow there, I am used to it living in New England but it was still nice to see the difference in the landscape. A lot of wonderful meals not weight watchers and I enjoyed every bit of it .
So today was my first day going to my studio to painting this scene, just a simple village! just liked the way the sun was hitting the buildings .
if you are interested in this scene email me