Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winter condo

acrylic on board, 6x6  ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
Another small painting with a limited palette ,does work well with a winter scene. I know a lot of people don't like winter, but it sure create beautiful scenery like this frozen pond with a beaver house on it. Today I took a side road just to go by some farms and found about 20 cows sunbathing in the snow, they surely made my day I just love to see them .if you are interested in this painting ,just give me an email nlcasey@charter.net  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter stream

6x6 acrylic  ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
I just wanted to try a limited palette today with a scene out of my head, well these scenes of small steams with snow are actually everywhere right now, we have been covered with snow for months now, how could you miss them? I really was not in the mood to paint but forced myself to do something, after my daughter lost her beautiful dog today, from a virus and he was only 7years old.
We love these dogs and they break you heart when we loose them, painting was my escape today. Keeping my blog with new work has been a challenge lately, too many things to do, other projects and  daily chores getting in the way , hope to be more faithful to it !    

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Flowers from Valentine

Watercolor 11x14
Knowing it was going to snow last Thursday I was prepared with a still life arrangement in my kitchen , I had bought the flowers for that reason ! sure enough it snowed all day and still snowing tonight two days later. It had been a longtime since I worked on a still life painting, I really used to do them all the time when I was painting for greeting cards, I felt a little rusty doing it, my style is so much looser now, I had to stop myself trying to fix it, during the process of painting this I realize I love my studio away from the house, too many distraction at the house. email inquiry

Monday, February 10, 2014

Somewhere in Maine

watercolor 5x7  mated and framed to 8x10
© Nita Leger Casey
I just love this little painting and really wish someone would give a small space, on a nice wall in their house for it to find a nice home, specially if you are a regular in Maine, like in the Kennebunkport area ,you might of gone to that shop .I always say most painting will find a collector, sometimes it just takes time, over the week end I sold one I had painted 10 years ago, the lady who bought it was very happy . This one is $150.00 framed, free shipping in the US .email me if you are interested ? nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Saving energy!

Watercolor 6x8
© Nita Leger Casey
When I was a child  in France we surely didn't have clothes dryer, actually never heard of them!   after visiting my family in recent years , to this day very few people use them. Electricity is very expensive and most people still hang the clothes out, the smell of clean laundry from the fresh air is so much better, funny how clothes dry even in a cold frosty day, you bring the clothes in stiff as a board ,a few minutes in the house they are fine .
Well this is a house I captured in my travels in a small town in NH .
The light was just right and the clothes just said it all, I painted this a while back and would like to find a home for this gem!
email me if you are interested ? nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, February 03, 2014

House portrait

©2014 Nita Leger Casey

This was a recent house portrait for a Realtor of a house in Massachusetts . In the old days I used to do a lot of them , but when the house market went down it seemed to go as well ! This week end I got asked to do another one so maybe it is coming back? I really like when the house has some character  or style, it is a nice keepsake for the family!