Thursday, April 12, 2018

Denise's bed

 Denise's bed,©2018Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor
 While at the Inn at our February Art retreat, Denise and I rented this beautiful room with twin bed and this is when I decided to do a bed series, I painted this one there, just a small one 4x5 .  I have many other beds to do, but also have to paint a few commissions in between, so it is taking me a little longer then I though. So stay tunes!   

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Room at the Inn

Watercolor,6x8.©2018
Paula's room
Nita Leger Casey
In February ,my friends and I went to the Sunset Hill Inn for a mini painting retreat, and I decided to paint our rooms and beds, kind of a fun project ! and the beds had to be messed up, to be more interesting.  So here is one ,this room is very pretty and also has a fireplace. 
email me if you are interested,
nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, March 29, 2018

York Village,Maine

York Village
Watercolor, 6x8 ©2018
Nita Leger Casey
I love doing street scenes, this one had been on my mind for a longtime, I always drive around and try to find streets scenes that give you that sense of local New England feeling and this one is a typical scene along the coast of Maine.
 It is for sale, email me if you are interested. nlcasey@charter.net  

Monday, March 26, 2018

The blue Lobster boat

The Blue lobster boat
©2018 Nita Leger Casey
6x8 watercolor
Finely home from my travels and need to post again! I sometimes post on Facebook and then in Instagram but it is not the same as a blog .
  I went to France to visit my family after loosing my sister before my husband, and my brother  six months after I lost Tim.This trip was way over due, mostly visiting all my relatives, lots of nice dinners and memories.
Then I made a quick trip to Maryland to visit my son and his family
So now I need to get serious and get back to my routine of painting daily!
and also thinking Summer fun at the ocean like this nice Lobster boat I passed this summer while in my son's boat on the Saco River in Maine .
email me if you are interested ? nlcasey@charter.net
 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

View of Cannon mountain,NH

Cannon and Mt Lafayette mountain ,NH
Fog over the mountain 
Watercolor ©2018 Nita Leger Casey
I have just spend three magnificent days up in these mountains doing plein air painting with wonderful friends, our third mini retreat .
Staying at the  beautiful Sunset Hill at Sugar Hill. 
The weather was great just enough snow to make this place magical. I mostly painted in watercolor , the previous years I had painted this scene in oil and pastel.
this painting is 11x14  and it is available .
 email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net   

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sketch of Nubble rocks, Maine

Nubble rocks ,©2018
Nita Leger Casey
Sketch on the day I went and sketched the Lighthouse, it was a beautiful day with some nice breaking waves, and the best way to capture this was a quick sketch of a combination of watercolor and  gouache . In my sketchbook !   

Friday, February 09, 2018

Nubble Lighthouse

In my sketchbook  ©2018
Nita Leger Casey
I am fortunate to live in a beautiful area of New England, an hour and half drive North East  and I am at the beach in Maine, an hour drive North ,I am in Beautiful mountains of New Hampshire . So when a nice sunny day is coming before a storm, I like to get in a car for a drive and call it Winter therapy.
Right now, I am enjoying just sketching in my new sketch book , using gouache and ink.
I have painted this light house many times and never get tired of it .

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

let the Sunshine in !

Let the Sunshine in
5x7 watercolor ©2018
Nita Leger Casey

Wish I could of let the sunshine in today, it was a dreary rainy and icing all day, and not able to go outside, even my poor dog had a hard time walking on this ice.
So I was better off painting something that made me dream of a sunny day .
 Interiors are always a challenge trying to keep it simple, to make the light most important .
email me if you are interested in this one.
nlcasey@charter.net 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cardinal on a snowy day!

Cardinal on a snowy day!©2018
Acrylic on board  6x6
 Today was a snowy day in New England, it actually was a  beautiful peaceful day to stay home and paint, this was part of a challenge of paint something out of your window, well when it snows I have tons of birds at my feeder. This Cardinal comes to the feeder everyday so does his wife !
this one is available , email me if you are interested
nlcasey@charter.net

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Luncheonette.Lowell,MA

The Luncheonette   Sold
watercolor © 2018
Nita Leger Casey
My studio is located in a town with lots of history, and this painting of the Luncheonette has plenty, sad to say the owner has got old and the place is closed. I took a photo of it last year. of course added some life to it by adding people, I love to paint these little Street scenes, I did many in the passed ,some still need a home .  This scene is in Lowell Massachusetts .
email me if you are interested .
nlcasey@charter.net

Friday, January 12, 2018

Going for a walk

Going for a walk  Sold
5x7 watercolor ©2018
Nita Leger Casey
A watercolor sketch of one of my favorite town of Portsmouth  , this is a street in the Strawberry Banke area , it is so new England ,took the photo last year on one of my Sunday drive, when people come out of their house and take a walk, so refreshing !
this one is available ,email me  nlcasey@charter.net

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bluebird

Bluebird  Sold
Acrylic and ink
6x6.©2018
I have been fascinated these last few weeks with all the birds who come and visit my feeders daily, and the ones who only come just ounce and awhile like the bluebirds, mostly in the winter. I had captured this one on my deck on a pot of mixed greens and berries. I have taken beautiful photos of so many of them, it was actually funny this morning I must had 15 doves looking at the kitchen window, like saying the feeder is empty! a squirrel comes earlier and does a job on the food!
this one is available , email me : nlcasey@charter.net        

Monday, January 08, 2018

Snowed in!

Snowed in!©2018

I would say half the country has been snowed in this past week , well that was me at my son's house last week. I made sure I brought my sketchbook with me,  while we got about 15 inches, I was comfortable doing was I do best, a pen in my hand and a sketchbook!
Just added a little color with the American flag !
please check all my available work on my blog or daily painters! many need a home.
email me:  nlcasey@charter.net 

Friday, January 05, 2018

Dunstable farm

Dunstable farm ©2018
#2 sketch
I was on my way back from the studio a couple days ago  and this very familiar farm I see daily said, please sketch me today! I love when my sketches are from that moment when it hits me like i have to do this now, so I did! a sketch is really a simple drawing and not trying to do every details, it can be a challenge for me as I love details .  Adding the white gouache gives you that cold feeling of the moment .
These sketches are in my book , but if you look at this blog, I have plenty paintings who need a home, so feel free to email me if you see some  you like .
nlcasey@charter.net

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

First sketch of the year !

From my window
©2018 Nita Leger Casey
First I would like to wish all my followers a Happy New year! I think I have been blogging for 11 years now, how is that possible? where did the time go!
This past year has been a tough one for me after loosing my husband. I didn't get to blog that much, so many things I had to attend too.  I couldn't of made it without my wonderful family and my very supportive wonderful artists  friends.
Well we started this year with this very cold weather, and still going with a storm at our doorsteps . I wanted to challenge myself  with a new start with just sketching this month ,so here is the first one done from my window, enjoy!
more to come...  

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Kennebunkport St Anne in Snow.

Kennebunkport St Anne
pastel, 5x7
©2017 Nita Leger Casey
 My family and I made a quick trip to Ireland over Thanksgiving, a Memorial trip for my husband who passed away almost a year ago, the trip was a success, I am now just catching up on commission work . I really want to paint a few Irish scenes, it will be next !
but for now, I did this quick little pastel before I left and just posting now!  I love this little church on the coast of Maine, a special place for the Bush family .
It is available ,email me NLCASEY@CHARTER.NET 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sun Down on Gilman Pond

Pastel 16x20  by Nita Leger Casey
©2017 
My summer painting has been accepted at the 2017 Juried Members Exhibition, at The Whistler Museum of Art in Lowell Massachusetts.
The Whistler Museum is one of the oldest in the Country  .Whistler house Museum of Art
It's always an honor to be part of this prestigious Museum .
The painting is for sale at the show .

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Nostalgia at the beach

Nostalgia at the beach , Sold
Commission watercolor 20x28
©2017
The reason I have not posted for a couple weeks, because I was working on this commission and others. The client picked it up today and was very happy, what a relieve!
 This scene is from a very popular beach in New England .
      

Friday, October 20, 2017

Turner falls ,Pepperell

Turner Falls ,Pepperell 
7x7 pastel ©2017
Here is my my #2 plein Air painting from Yesterday's outing. We are having a wonderful month of October with above seasonal temperature, what we call Indian Summer, perfect for us outdoor painters . This painting is available, email me if you are interested  nlcasey@charter.net
 If you are local come and visit me at Open Studios at: www.WesternAvenuestudios.com
in Lowell Ma. Studio 407A

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Nissitissit River

The Nissitissit river , ©2017
Pastel 10x7
 Living in New England  this is the time to go and enjoy the beautiful colors. So yesterday my Friends an I went painting  a local scene less then a mile from my house, the weather was great and we truly enjoyed our Plein Air day ,sometimes beauty is just in your own back yard!  It sure felt good to share this day with my friends. this pastel is available ,will mat for a 10x14 .
Email me nlcasey@charter.net