Monday, December 28, 2015

House portrait

Watercolor of a commissioned House portrait in New England
©2015 by Nita Leger Casey
Now that Christmas is over, I am posting a few homes I had to do in December. This one was a beautiful home with a late fall landscape and nice late sun light, I had fun doing it, the owner has  been in the house for thirty years, so if she ever decides to move she always will have her memories of her beautiful home, The owner was happy when she picked it up !  It was time for me to relax! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Moon

5x7 original  pastel
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 I was looking through some older paintings and this one just hit me, because I  had just gone  outside with the dog and just saw the moon , except we have no snow,  9:30 at night, it's 51 degrees,and this is New England !  I remember when I painted this, I took an old farm house from a summer scene and created a winter one. It is available if you are interested  at 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A little Wintah

watercolor sketch 5x7,
Nita Leger Casey
I was just thinking about Wintah like they say in New England, well it has not arrived yet! I am not complaining, I am sure it will come, today was a raw rainy day, sometimes a snow storm feels warmer. So I was sitting at my drawing table just thinking about sketching a quick little snow scene, when I was teaching kids ,this one was one of their favorite to do.
Very simple!
available, email me

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mini Blue bird

3x4  pastel ©2015
Nita Leger Casey
Last winter during a snow storm ,a flock of blue birds came on my porch to get some  winter berries I had in a big bucket , they actually have done this every year ,they only come for a few days and I never see them again . A few days ago I went in the yard to get some of the berries so I will be ready for their visit  when we do get winter, I know it will come !
I have many other birds that comes everyday, I just love them!

Friday, December 11, 2015

The red train

Watercolor mated and framed  8x10
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
My studio is in one of the  old Mills in Lowell called Western Avenue Studios, The railroad tracks goes right by the Mill and trains often stops  right there for a period of time. So I  had the opportunity to paint a few of them. I think this one would make a perfect present for someone who loves trains ,it's frame ready to go under a Christmas tree , email me if you are interested ,  $175.00 framed  

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Red roof house by the sea

4x5 pastel  sold
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I came upon this house last winter while taking a drive on the coast of Maine , I just taught about  Edward Hopper at that time, it reminded me of some of his houses he painted , over the years I  have painted many houses that way, I called them lonely houses !
I always feel they need to be loved.  It is available ,email me
$75.00 mated and shipped .

Monday, December 07, 2015

Memories of Summer

At Good Harbor beach ,Rockport Mass. 
watercolor 6x12 ,©2015
Nita Leger Casey
This would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to go to this beach  at Good Harbor.
I went there to capture my scene in June,  what a  great place to go with the kids, and of course I love that big house! you know me with the houses ,they always call my name!
I painted this one in a quick style ,i just wanted to capture the atmosphere of the day!
email me , I take PayPal  . $100.00 matted +shipping

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Somewhere in Portsmouth

Watercolor 6x8 matted and framed with a simple black frame. 
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
This painting is looking for a home for Christmas, If you love Portsmouth NH, and you have nice memories of the town ,this would make a perfect present! we have open studios the next two week ends at,
Come by and see it, or email me  

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Mill

7x7 watercolor of a Lowell Mill
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Lowell has Mills throughout the entire city, this one happens to be where the Brush Gallery is located, one day I was going there and the light was just right and wanted to do it in a really loose way, you know how I paint ! I have a way to ad too many details sometimes, so this time I stooped myself and left it  loose, I figured I got the light!
This painting is available ,
$100. email me    #lowellpark#themill#theBrush

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Downtown Lowell

watercolor 8x10  framed
Having a studio in one of the old mills in Lowell, I have come to really love this Old Mill City full of History ! This week end alone we will have open studios  at our Mill the Western Avenue Studios from noon to five both days,  also a wonderful show at the loading dock gallery, called Winter Lights . Friday night  A wonderful gala at the Whistler Museum with an auction to help raised money to keep the Museum going , it is one of the oldest one in the Country!
This painting is available at my studio or can be mailed anywhere in the Country .
 $225.00 , free shipping in US
#DowntownLowell, #Massachusetts #NewEngland#Westernavenuestudios

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Full moonTonight

 Miniature ,sold
Just a quick one tonight! it is a full moon and it is beautiful ,watching it while cooking for Tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner.
 Still working on many commissions , will post them later!
Happy Thanksgiving to all ! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Summer garden House Portrait

Work in progress , watercolor 11x14 ©2015
I had all intention do blog more after I got back from my trip to France, well it didn't happen yet because I have many commissions to do before the Holidays .
Yes, we had a wonderful trip visiting my family and celebrating birthdays, the weather was great ,the food was excellent and just being with the family it was priceless! So happy to be back before this horrible attack in Paris ,these last few days have been with sad emotions and not knowing where this will take us. The world is in Turmoil!
 Good thing I am busy with all this work! Last year I had done the front of this house, it was all decorated for Christmas and now I am doing their beautiful back yard.
 Next I have a house on a lake so more houses to come....
#houseportrait #summergarden #watercolor 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A simple fall scene

16x20 Pastel
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Fall has arrived and it is beautiful everywhere,sometimes I don't know where to look, I spent a week at my cabin watching the colors changing everyday, but we know when fall is here Winter is right around the corner ,so enjoy everyday now!
I was asked to do a demo at the Hollis Art Association few days ago and this was the result, I was pleased with it, the audience loved it. It will be available at my studio in a couple weeks, as I am going on a trip.
If you email me be patient, it might take me a few days to get to it.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Apple picking!

pen &ink  Nita Leger Casey
This deer has been coming to my apple tree these last few weeks, not alone usually 4 of them ,but this one was watching me and kind of cute with an apple in his mouth.This year the apples have been plentiful. Coming to an end of my 30 days sketching challenge ,it has been fun!
if you are interested in this sketch email me

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sunrise #2

Watercolor 6x6 ©2015
Nita Leger Casey
This was a quick watercolor done the same morning as the previous two , when the sky changes, you must be fast! different papers will also gives you different affects, fun but tricky to control at times.
 email me if you are interested , .

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunrise #one

5x8 watercolor ©2015
Nita Leger Casey
Another Sunrise painted on location as it was happening ,it was still dark when I was doing it ,good thing I knew where my colors are on my palette,it goes so fast ! great time to be loose with your watercolors.  I am busy getting ready for our  Artoberfest , it should be fun if you live in the area .
 I have been sketching a sketch a day , a nice challenge for my friends and I here is one from yesterday,the house across the street . email me if interested

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunrise on Gilman pond

Watercolor 5x7
I just came back from a wonderful week in Maine ,continued to do my 30 day sketching challenge ,and also painted a few pond view at different times of the day , here is one about 5:30 in the morning I went outside with my pad and palette ,still dark but managed to catch this beautiful Sunrise. if you are interested  email me 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Sketch challenge for the next 30 days

 Pierre and the girls  ,©2015
Pen and Ink sketches , a challenge for the next 30 days with my Art friends, sketching can be very rewarding and relaxing, the challenge is fairly easy for me , I sketch all the time ever since I was a small girl,it got me in trouble a few times when I would sketch on very important papers at my father's desk.
So to all my art friends ,keep on sketching!    

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

North Anson Tower

Watercolor 11x14
Nita Leger Casey
I am not too sure of the History of the tower?  I was told it was a "World war 2 "look out tower. It's located at a farm where I get vegetable in Maine, the building is so interesting, looks like a cross between a windmill and a  lighthouse, I always been intrigued by it , and for years it has been on my list to do,  it was a very hot day when I started  the painting, after I sketched must of the details, I went back to our cabin to finish it.
I will get more info on my next trip to Maine ,not for sale at this time, but please check my inventory of other New England scenes.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Dam Dinner

Watercolor 11x14
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
This summer has been so busy for me with projects on our cabin in Maine, traveling back and forth, that my time to blog has been minimized, I figured I needed a brake anyway, I started almost 10 years ago, I can't believe where the time has gone. Sometimes we need to change our routine!
But I still did a lot of painting and this one is one of them ,a local place in a small town in Maine .not for Sale at the moment , but i have plenty of paintings in my inventory so please look ,you might see something you like . always email me .
Also we have open studio at  WESTERNAVENUESTUDIOS.COM  this Saturday noon to 5 

Monday, August 03, 2015

Beach roses

 Original watercolor 8x8
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Who doesn't like beach roses! they are a Summer's beauty on the coast of Maine ,they grow wild all over roads, walks, rocks...  the bees love them ! couple weeks ago in Maine the bees were feasting on these beautiful flowers.
A perfect present for someone who loves flowers!
email me

Friday, July 31, 2015

Market Street

Watercolor  ©2015  Market Street, Portsmouth NH
Nita Leger Casey 
I really love a busy street scene! Portsmouth has been a town where I have done a bunch of them,  loving this town helps ! Tim and I sometimes drive an hour to get there just to get a cup a coffee and sit outside and enjoy people watching, at the same time check out the little shops and galleries .
If you are interested in this painting email me

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maine yard

8x10 watercolor
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I was on the coast of Maine for a week painting with Friends, being a new area for us ,a lot of time was spent looking for the new spots to paint, and they was plenty,mid coast Maine is really beautiful!  and yet I picked a typical Maine yard with a boat and a truck.
If you have travel the back roads of Maine,you know what I am talking about.
if this painting talks to you and would like to buy it ? email me at

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy 4th of July " Pemaquid "

Watercolor 12 x16
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I painted this last month on location at the Pemaquid lighthouse , I saved it to post for the 4 th of July week end, it just has that feeling of a family 4 th of July holiday visit to a famous lighthouse on the coast of Maine, I had fun painting this scene with some friends in a mini art retreat, we stay there in a beautiful Antique hotel  with other artists who enjoy painting as I do. Actually will be going back in a couple weeks with another group of friends, I just love the coast of Maine!
this painting is available email me if you are interested ,

Monday, June 29, 2015

Merit Award for "Sweet Face"

This past Saturday,it was an honor to received an Award for my Pastel Painting of "Sweet face "
at the 16 th International Juried Exhibition of The Pastel Painters of Maine.
It was at the Portland Library/Lewis Gallery.
 I don't usually post my large paintings on my blog ,that is why this one was never posted, I have a series of big cow faces in my studio, but this one is the cutest!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pemaquid evening

Pastel 3x5
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 After my recent trip to Pemaquid , I wanted to paint this little one. While I was there I did a watercolor on location ,will post it tomorrow ,but I always wanted to do an evening one.
That scene is about the hour my friends and I come out of the restaurant located next to the light house, it's always so beautiful with the light on, and many different sky behind, sunset, fog, many different colors and always different!
email me if you are interested

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Irish cow living on the edge

6x8 watercolor ©2015
Painted this one from my last Ireland trip, she was at the B&B where we stayed right on the    Ring of Kerry, she had the most beautiful view!  they was about 35 other ones , she was not alone! and lots of sheep as well. I love the butter that comes from that area ,"the Kerry Butter" it is available everywhere now ,that is all I use .
email me if you are interested ,

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vace of peonies

 Original Pastel 14x16 framed
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Computer problems and traveling is not a good thing when you don't have the time to fix it between trips to Maine painting ,so I will post when I can ,it's not that I have not been painting ,I just need to get myself organized with  all this .
 My daughter in law had arranged this lovely bouquet of flowers from her garden, I just had to paint it ! but now i would like to find a home for this framed under glass painting. if you are interested email me 
$450.00 +shipping  a lovely present for someone! Collect Originals !

Monday, June 01, 2015

Plein air retreat in Maine

 10x10 pastel" The point" ©2015
I just came back from Ireland  about 10 days ago and barely home I was off to a Pastel painters of Maine retreat, my yearly Spring one! We had a great week end painting with beautiful weather ,It was also very nice to see friends you have painted with for many years. Here is one of the scene I did ,the true color of the painting is the one on the easel ,just wanted to show you the scene outside .This painting is available ,just email me

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sketching in Ireland

©2015 sketches by Nita Leger Casey
To all my fans who follows me , I am still here ! just have been very busy with Life in General    we also just came back from Ireland after a wonderful week there, I did do some sketching that I am sharing with you .
 I always try to take my ink pens and watercolors, easy to carry and quick to do, the first two are while waiting for our food at some Pub, the one on the right is a scene from the Ring of Kerry , and the bottom one is the view from our B&B. Life is Good!
More paintings to come from this trip!

Friday, April 17, 2015

On the New Hampshire coast.

Pastel ,Plein air painting 9x12
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
This past  Wednesday my friends and I from the Breakfast club ventured out to the coast for the first time this season, after a long Winter it felt good, the temperature was good but a little windy but I did managed to capture these few houses in a short amount of time before the wind got to me. Sometimes it is better not to fuss over a painting and capture the important elements of the shape and light, and that is what happen! I did not touch it after, otherwise I will ruined  it.
the Coast of New Hampshire might be small but it is beautiful.This was on "Great Island Common in New Castle,NH
If you are interested on this painting painted on location ,email me

Monday, April 06, 2015

Time to come out !

Watercolor ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
 this painting is 4x8
Couple weeks ago the snow was finely melting around the coop,  I opened the door for the chickens to come out ,well they were so afraid to step on that snow, it  took two days for them to step down in the yard , here they are peeking and thinking about it! It was a long Winter to be cooped up you would of though they would of jump at the chance, but that is why we say : what are you chicken?
email me if you are interested

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Sunset on the hill

Pastel on board  8x10 ©2014
Nita Leger Casey
We have been having wonderful sunsets lately, we still have snow on the ground ,but melting faster than I taught  after the amount we had,  but it is a good thing because I really want to see some Spring after such long Winter! 
This pastel is available just email me if you are interested.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Commission of a New England beauty

House portrait ,©2015  Nita Leger Casey
This was a lovely commission to work on, I love houses with character and history ,this one had it all, I delivered  the painting today ,the owner was pleased !
A House portrait always makes a great present for anniversaries,and Christmas .

Friday, March 20, 2015

Somewhere in Co.Kerry

Watercolor 4x10 ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
I am still on a St Patrick mode! I went trough  some photos I took on my last trip to Ireland and while I was gallery sitting yesterday decided to do this watercolor, I remember the scene well, my husband's family is from Kerry just down the road from this small beach. I just love that part of Ireland! If you have traveled the Ring of Kerry , you know what I mean? this painting is available just email me

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's day!

Happy st Patrick's day ,
On Ryan's beach ©2015
 Sorry for my absence on my blog! sometimes life gets on the way of painting , lots of other commitments take over my life . This painting is available if you have been to The Dingle Peninsula in Co.Kerry  Ireland , you will recognize the seen ! I painted there a few years ago . Wish I was there now! email me

Friday, February 27, 2015

Late shaddows

pastel 4x5
Nita Leger Casey ©2015
Just playing with some new pastels yesterday ,sometimes you just have to have fun!  also want  less details in my paintings so this was a quick one!
I want to go outside and paint  but we still have so much snow ,1 it will take another month to melt!  so for now I will play with different colors!
if you like it ? it is for sale .email me

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Antique Ford Fairlane

Watercolor 9x12
©2015 Nita Leger Casey  Antique ford Fairlane ,not sure of the year?
I have two sons who have trained me well, their love of old cars has rubbed off on me, when driving around New England I can spot an old car  a mile away. I took a photo of this one in a small neighborhood  where we had lived some years back. If this car could talk it would say: I can't wait for Spring ! because I am sick of being in this snow! and this was when we didn't have much snow , by now this poor car must be buried !
This might be the car you always wanted?
This painting is available ,just email me

Monday, February 16, 2015

Blue bird and berries

4x5 pastel ©2015
The last few days during our New England snow storms, blue birds have come to visit , I have been fascinated with them and taking a lot of photos and sketching them, every year they do come looking for the Christmas berries I usually have for decoration on my deck .It was snowing like crazy and they had a feast! today I went to the feed store and got more food for them ,they like meal worms hoping this will keep them around.
email me if you are interested in this small painting.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The red shed

watercolor 8x10
© Nita Leger Casey
The last two weeks have been a real challenge living in New England, after receiving 6 feet of snow, I have spent my days cleaning and shoveling snow paths for my dog and a way to get to my chickens. We all complain about the snow of where we are going to put more snow that is coming !  but late  this afternoon  it was just beautiful to see the late sun hitting the buildings and long shadows  across the fields and then a beautiful sunset! I guess as an artist I see beauty in any weather!
This painting was done awhile back, it's a scene in Pepperell, I just love this little red shed!
it is available , email me

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Lonely house in the snow.

Watercolor 5x7
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
We have been snowed in!  We have had two major snow storm in a week , the snow is as tall as me at some places, today I had to go over a mountain of snow to get to my chickens, poor guys they will be cooped up for awhile.  Sunday we did get a nice sunny day so Tim and I took a ride to Plum Island off the coast of Massachusetts, it was beautiful and worth the ride, this lonely house sits at the entrance of the island in the marshland , I think it is abandoned ! I always feel bad when I see it, looks so lonely out there by itself, I am sure in the years past it was a beautiful place,if the walls could talk? I just painted a small watercolor ,this is the second time I have painted this house .I know one day it will be gone ! this small painting is available , just email me .

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

After the storm!

pastel 5x7
 ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
We just had a big snow storm in New England over 30 inches of beautiful white powder.  Yesterday while watching the snow falling, taking pictures of birds who came to the feeder by the hundreds, walking back and fourth to see how much snow we were getting, picking at food every time I went by the kitchen, a storm will do that to you!  So at one time I decided to sit and paint a  little and this is what I did, just a simple winter landscape!
all my paintings are available ,just email me

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lowell's Bon Marche building

Watercolor 8x10 matted and frame 
©2014 Nita Leger Casey
My last post was a street scene of Lowell so I decided to post one from my collection at my studio who  needs a home, it's matted and framed with a simple gold frame . Lowell has a lot of history, this building at one time was probably the best place in town to shop, downtown has a lot to offer the tourists who come and visit the old mills , my studio is in one of them ! email me if you are interested,
 $150.00 , free shipping in the US

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dark sky in Lowell

8x10 Casein paint
on paper .©2015
It has been awhile since I posted, I had a husband with a bad cold, a sick chicken and extreme cold in New England left me a bit behind in my work !  the husband is fine ,the chicken didn't make it, but I must get back to my routine. I started painting this today,after the drawing was done I realized it was the wrong paper, I picked up a new paper on the market for oil painting,well watercolor does not work with that ,almost trashed it but after supper decided to experiment with it and used casein paint I think I saved it!  a lesson learn with the paper .This is a scene from Lowell very close to my studio . email me if you are interested   

Friday, January 09, 2015

Light on the porch

Miniature 2,5x3,5, Casein paint  on board
©2015 Nita Leger Casey
   Monday I was all exited to go to my studio and trying to get back in the routine by doing a painting of the sketch  I posted last week, well the painting didn't come the way I wanted, not all lost but still working on it . Then the weather got very cold snow etc... so i am home working on miniature paintings, this is my neighbors house from our TV room, I love the way the light hits the snow at night .
if you are a collector of miniatures , email me

Friday, January 02, 2015

Sketch of a Lowell Mill

 Sketch ©2015 Nita Leger Casey
Happy New Year to all my followers! may you all have a great year!

This sketch is in preparation to a possible painting ,I need to decide what medium I should do it with, loving most of them sometimes it gets to be a challenge for me to make that big decision. I know they have been painted by many artists before me and many will after me, if you love architecture  this is the place! Lowell has a lot of Mills, it make the town very Historical  and a destination for summer visitors, all these Mills have been converted into apartments,businesses  and studios. if you ever one to visit one come and visit me at my studio at Western Avenue .