Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Strawberry banke neighborhood

Strawberry Banke neighborhood Sold
 Pastel 11x14
After a week or more not painting I was dying to go to my Studio and make a painting , of a scene I  have been wanting to do for awhile, I have painted this neighborhood before in a watercolor, not the exact location, but this is a great place to paint,  a lot of the houses are from the 1700 .I really love this town of Portsmouth NH .
I need to look at it again with a fresh eye, and after it will be available ,email me if you are interested . nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Lubec sardine factory

 Original pastel 18x24
Nita Leger Casey 
Available at the www.loadingdockgallery.com 
To all my followers,I am still here! these past couple months I have been very busy working for a show I am having at the loading Dock gallery in Lowell,MA.  All the paintings are larger work then small daily paintings so I  was reluctant to post them on my blog, but here is one of an old Sardine factory in  Lubec Maine ,a place I  have gone painting for many years.
 This month I am in the LDG gallery in Lowell with a dozen paintings, I also have three paintings at the Whistler Museum of art in Lowell,Ma.  I also have a painting in Portsmouth NH at The New Hampshire art association  with the Pastel painters of Maine . I also have a Facebook page  as  Nita's atelier at Western Avenue studios ,   I am also on Instagram as NitaCasey if you want to follow me. 
 If interested sent me an email nlcasey@charter.net


Monday, April 25, 2016

Forgotten dory

Forgotten dory ,6x8 watercolor ,©2016 Nita Leger Casey
Found this dory on one of our Sunday drive a few weeks ago while visiting Kittery Point, Maine. I think it had seen better days, but wondering how many times this fisherman went out to his lobster boat with it, I am sure every small dory's have a story to tell! ‪#‎kitterypoint‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎dory‬ ‪#‎watercolor‬ 
This watercolor is available email me nlcasey@charter.net

Monday, April 18, 2016

Kittery Point, Fort McClary

Watercolor 6x8
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I am a bit behind on posting this past week , sometimes life gets in the way, also the good weather and the yard calls your name,so many flower beds needs your attention , this was from last week end trip to Kittery Point, Maine. I wanted to capture the late sun on this beautiful Historic site
 This watercolor is available , email me nlcasey@charter.net
‪#‎watercolorpainting‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎Historicbuilding‬

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Maine Fishing shack

A Maine Fishing shack .©2016 Nita Leger Casey .
Watercolor 6x8
After a trip to the coast yesterday I was in the mood to paint a little fishing shack, sort of painted this from memories of a beautiful Sunday in Southern Maine. I wanted to give it a mood of a nice sunny day with clouds. Also wanted the watercolor do it's magic and not overwork it. email me if interested nlcasey@charter.net
#‎watercolorpainting‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎Fishingshack‬

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Water Street, Lubec

6x12 watercolor
©Nita Leger Casey
For over twenty years, My friend and I drove to Lubec,Maine every summers  rented a farm house and painted there for two weeks. We got to know the town very well and it's wonderful people who live there. We got to paint all the back roads, fishing spot, boats and lobster shacks, including all the lighthouses and wonderful State parks. last year I didn't get to go,and really missed it. I am hoping to make a short trip there this year!
 This street scene is by the old sardine factories . if you have gone to Lubec you will know where it is! this watercolor is available , email me nlcasey@charter.net   

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Busy square in Portsmouth

 Watercolor 6x8 © Nita Leger Casey
From the Southern Street scenes to the North, here is another street scene in New Hampshire in the lovely town of Portsmouth , a place I love to walk and admire the little shops and have coffee at our favorite place on the square, part of  our Sunday rides. Portsmouth has so much history, you can find houses from the early 1700 still lived in , one of the oldest port I believe. It also has beautiful galleries and restaurants. I should be a tour guide in my next life!  This painting is available $100.00 mated , email me nlcasey@charter.net    #portsmouthnewhamphire #NitalegerCasey #NewEngland 

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Savannah's front street

5x7 watercolor
 ©  matted to a 8x10
Nita Leger Casey 
This was another scene I had done in Savannah on a past trip there, these are the only two left  I have, the one I posted yesterday and this one, if you love Savannah and have been there visiting the front street where all the fun little shops and restaurant are, it would make a nice gift.
.email me nlcasey@charter.net  ,this one is a little smaller . $75.00 + $8.00   shipping

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Paula Deen's restaurant

7x9 watercolor 11x14 mated
©  Nita Leger Casey
Will be posting a few of my small watercolors of street scenes, I would love to find a home for them, all my street scenes are of places I have been, I always love the energy some of these quint scenes with shops and restaurants  give me. This is in Savannah Georgia, one of the most  beautiful Southern  town I have seen , I am lucky to get to visit this one ounce in awhile.
all are at a very good price .$100.00 + shipping. Email me nlcasey@charter.net

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sunset hill Inn golf house

6x8 watercolor
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
Last month my friends and I had gone painting in the White mountains, this year being a strange Winter, we went with all intentions to paint snow, but all we found was dormant grass that would turned gold with an Alpine glow in the evening and this was the golf course in front of the Inn, I had gone previous years and painted this same scene with lost of snow! I am not complaining because last year we got more then our share .  This watercolor is available, email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net  

Friday, March 18, 2016

After the storm.

Acrylic ink on watercolor paper
6x8  Nita Leger Casey
©2016 this is a small daily painting where I used a new medium for me, I just got a new set of Acrylic inks and this was my trial painting of a scene from one of my trip on Cape Ann on the coast of Massachusetts, that was after a storm recently.
 I was happy with this new product ! will do more...
This little seascape is available just email me nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This old house #5

pastel, 18x24
Nita Leger Casey
I have been worried about this old house in Lowell because it looks like they might take it down, or totally fix it ? I keep watching. Anyway I decided to paint it my way! just as it is! pastel 18x24 . It will be in my show in June at the Loading Dock Gallery.  copyrighted 2016 ‪#‎loadingdockgallery‬ ,‪#‎westernavenue‬,‪#‎lowell‬

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

the green dory

 The green dory
pastel 16x20 ©2016,
Nita Leger Casey
 This dory was on my list to paint for some times, a few years actually ! I always see it when i go visit Plum Island . I first did a miniature of it and was happy with it, so this past week decided to do it larger, it will be in my atelier this week end during open studios. So come by and see it at 407 A westernavenuestudios.com
Lowell .MA 

Monday, February 29, 2016

A Charolaise

A charolaise,
 pastel 11x14 ,©2016
A popular French breed of cows, while in France in November, I stopped and took pictures of some.They are a very soft off white color, I have not seen any in New England, I am sure some farm have them, but not seen with my own eyes . If you come to my atelier, you will see many different cows, I love to hear the visitors talk about them ,great conversations! we have open studios this Saturday! noon to 5 , I am on the 4 th floor 407A

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain ,pastel 6x8 ©2016 sold
Nita Leger Casey
This one was done last Tuesday Plein air at Sugar Hill NH ,we didn't have much snow on the ground at the time, I took my artistic license to have some . So we have a couple versions of the scene, paintings available ,email me nlcasey@charter.net. ‪#‎cannonmountain‬ ‪#‎SugatHill‬ ‪#‎newHampshire‬ ‪#‎pastelpainting‬ ‪#‎nitalegercasey‬

Friday, February 05, 2016

Alpine glow on Mt Lafayette

This is Mt Lafayette with an evening Alpine glow ,
5x7 watercolor ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
My friends and I had a wonderful two days Plein Air painting up in the White Mountains of NH. We didn't have snow but the scenery was just beautiful, the company was great! when you get six artists together who have the same interest ,paint, paint and more paint ....and we did, non stop! the first day was warm weather perfect for Plein air, the second was a rain storm, but nothing stopped us, the accommodations at the Inn is perfect, we could paint from inside with the view of Mt Lafayette under the clouds. In the evening we found a couple restaurants that accommodated our taste for the local culinary.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Maine sky

pastel 6x8 ©
Nita Leger Casey
I didn't paint today, I really wanted too but other commitment that comes in your life and sometimes you have to take a break like going to church to say good bye to a  dear friend who lost her battle with cancer. Then it made me think of Maine and missing the beautiful sky by our place where we have a cabin ,when we close in October ,I  know it will be six months before I see it again, so it is something to look for, we are half way there!
This painting is available ,just email me nlcasey@charter.net 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Murphy's pub

pastel 4x5  sold
©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I am an a Irish mode right now! I was there last Spring ,and really wanted to do more scenes from there,the year just flew by as usual! I remember being in this Pub two trip ago on a Good Friday  and no liquor was serve, but we had a nice meal! my husband 's grandmother was a Murphy, a very popular  Irish name.  This is in Dingle Co.Kerry, these are small paintings but great if you want to start a collection ,email me if you are interested nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, January 22, 2016

A bit of Ireland

A bit of Ireland ,pastel 4x5 ©2016 sold
I was thinking of Ireland this morning ,a place we love so much !
so I decided to look at some old photos of the the village where the Casey's come from, where Tim is related to about everyone in Town from both sides! The village is Castlecove ,Co.Kerry.
‪#‎Ireland‬ ‪#‎Castelcove‬ ‪#‎pastel‬

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Somewhere in New England

pastel, 5x7 ©2016
Nita Leger Casey
This scene can be anywhere in New England you wanted to be! I was playing with colors and came out with this scene ,while I am driving I am always looking at colors in the landscape .
This is quick post for tonight!
painting available,just email me nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, January 18, 2016

House portrait

A house by the lake! watercolor
 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
This house was  commissioned for a present for someone. It always makes a great present, where memories are made! This was done for Christmas ,but I am just getting around to post it!
email me if you are ever interested on a similar gift.
Always email me for details.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Maine Summer

Maine Summer ,©2016,
Nita Leger Casey
A few summers ago I visited Scootic National park on my way home from Lubec ,it was so beautiful! I wanted to go back, but didn't, so many places to go and so little time. I did take lots of photos of the coast and this pastel is from one of my photos .This is small one 5x7. it gives me a chance to see if I want to do it larger.
This painting is available just email me nlcasey@charter.net  ‪#‎ScooticNationalparks‬ ‪#‎NitalegerCasey‬ ‪#‎Westeravenuestudios‬ ‪#‎pastelpaintersofMaine‬

Monday, January 11, 2016

Maine Rocks.

Just a little bit of Maine rocks . ©2016 Nita Leger Casey .
I had a pastel board with a no so good painting from a couple years ago, so I decided to add some texture to it with some Gesso and grounds for pastel, when it dried I could see rocks. Being so familiar with those rocks ,that is what I painted !
 Also today I started a larger painting at my Atelier, a full  pastel sheet of a house I have admired for years in Pemaquid , exited to go back tomorrow and finish it .
This 5x7 is available , just email me nlcasey@charter.net
 ‪#‎Mainerocks‬ ‪#‎pastelpaintersofMaine‬ ‪#‎Westernavenuestudios‬ ‪#‎Nitalegercasey‬

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hollis Motif # 2

Hollis Motif #2,Pastel ©2016 Nita Leger Casey. This old ice house or  now an  Apple shed ? it is about 5 miles from my house, and probably am the only local artist who never had painted this scene, it is a very popular one ! it sit on top of a hill in a Apple orchard.
 I am truly lucky to live in a beautiful part of New England ! except today, it is raining on a winter day and a dreary Sunday! but will take it for now last year we had 9 feet of snow! this pastel is available, email me  at : nlcasey@charter.net 
  #HollisNewHampshire #pastel #Westernavenuestudios #NitaLegerCasey

Friday, January 08, 2016

Mount Lafayette

Mount Lafayette,NH 
 Pastel  5x7©2016 Nita Leger Casey .
 About five years ago I went painting with a group, it was called Snow Camp ! Stapelton Kearns was our teacher, and believe me it was cold 14 below 0, I did couple oils from that location on Sugar Hill. It was great fun and a big challenge not to freeze to death! So this morning I was looking at the painting that was done on location and decided to paint it again ,in a small format and different medium. When I came back, I remember everyone saying did you paint freeze? FYI oil paint does not freeze!
 ‪#‎sugarhill‬ ‪#‎Newhampshire‬ ‪#‎Nitalegercasey‬ ‪#‎Westernavenuestudios‬ ‪#‎pastelpainters‬. this painting is available email me nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Small NH pond

Original  Pastel 5x7 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
A small pond from our Sunday drives to New Hampshire. I am In the pastel mode right now at the Atelier, after cleaning my box of Pastels. Painting small works post card size for the beginner collector, a great way to collect originals! The Studios are open every first Saturday of the month. Come by and see all the artists! if you are interested email me ,

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Early morning fog

"Early morning fog" pastel 5x7  ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I worked from a photo I took a few years ago, my friend and I had gone to Keene,NH early in the morning when we came upon this fog lifting from a bog. The best time to take really nice photos is early in the morning and at sun down with it's long shadows . I have so many reference photos to work from because I believe what ever I paint, I must have experienced that scene with my own eyes, and that is what I feel it's an original for me. This painting is available .
Email me nlcasey@charter.net
$100.00 matted to an 8x10, ready to put in a frame and free shipping in the US

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Winter Stream

Winter Stream ,original pastel 5x7 on board ,©2016
Nita Leger Casey
  I went to my Atelier today, just to get back in the routine after the Holidays, it's like you forget what project you were working on! so decided to start cleaning my pastel with some cornmeal, it works like a charm!   I had these beautiful colors cleaned and I looked around at an oil I had painted on location before, then I decided I would do it in Pastel, I was happy with the result! 
this painting is available email me,   nlcasey@charter.net
A great little gem for a collector ! $100. free shipping in the US

Monday, January 04, 2016

Red Roof house on a sunny day

Red roof house on a sunny day" ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
I am fascinated with this house, the way it sits on it's own little island in the Middle of the road on Hills Beach,on the coast of Maine. I painted a winter scene earlier this year ! as you know I love architecture and I am always attracted to houses . I wonder if that is a Maladie ?  Hillsbeach‬ ‪#‎Mainecoast‬ ‪#‎Biddeford‬
email me if you are interested ,nlcasey@charter.net 

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Cape Porpoise, Maine

Original watercolor, Postcard size  5x7 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
Here is my second small painting of the year, my husband and I drove there to this cute Village  the week before Christmas. Cape Porpoise is located On route 9 pass Kennebunkport , I think it is part of the town. I  have always liked this small village with a couple restaurants and Galleries. I decided to do it in watercolor, for the past year I have neglected my watercolors, I have used it but mostly for commission work where I do a lot of details ,but my goal is to stay loose for these small post card size. email me if you are interested , nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, January 01, 2016

Hills Beach marsh,Maine

Happy New year to all my wonderful followers and collectors! To start the new year, 
I am challenging myself to do a painting most days in January, they are small works ! perfect for the beginner collector.     email me nlcasey@charter.net
" Hills Beach marsh " pastel 5x7 ©2016 Nita Leger Casey
‪#‎hillsbeach‬ ‪#‎Maine‬ ‪#‎Biddefordpool‬ ‪#‎CoastofMaine‬