Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sweet face cow

Watercolor 9x12 (c) 2012
I started this painting as a sketch, I like the feeling of the loosnest so I decided to keep it this way!
When we go to Maine the biggest thrill my dog Clancy gets is to stop and see farmer Gabe's cows, he scans the fields so we stop open the window and talk to the cows, they might look dumb but I think they are very smart ,this one had a sweet face ,I might paint it again in acrylic .
again if you are interested in this painting email me

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A loon by the moon

#4  of my series,acrylic on paper
9x12 (c)2012
Nita Leger Casey
Two nights ago my friends and I were sitting by a campfire on the edge of the water when the moon started to rise ,what a beautiful scene ! the loons are always swimming by, I had taken a photo of one of them just an hour before ,so i combined the scene.
30 years ago when we came to Maine I did not know what a loon was, I remember the real estate agent telling me how wonderful it was to have loons on the pond, I learned fast about them and fell in love with them, my friends and I worry about them all the time, check if they are nesting, get mad a the dam owner who sometimes does not control the water level as he should, they have lost their nest a few times with the fluctuation of the water level.They fish all day long and are able to stay under water for a longtime. I love the sound they make at night, we also know when they feel danger they will let you know with their loud cry,they do not like planes flying over,in the winter they go to the ocean,and come back every year to the same lake or pond.
  again if you are interested
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Clancy as a pup

#3 Clancy as a pup,
9x12 acrylic painting on paper,(c) 2012
Nita Leger Casey
I had to make some descisions,what animal was #3,also made a list making sure I can make my challenge a reality and yes I will have 75 creatures that touched my life .
I am in Maine right now and what better place to paint Clancy on the rocks on the edge of the pond , his favorite place to be. Clancy is Irish wheatten Terrier about a year old when i took this photo, he is not a water dog and does not like to get his paws wet, that is why he likes the rocks and stands on it like a king! Clancy is a very energenic dog  that runs and jumps in the woods, no other dog can catch him.Clancy is my shaddow and follows me everywhere, If you have a wheatten you will know what I am saying, A real love bug!
This painting was fun to do this morning from my deck overlooking the pond ,Clancy by my side.
remember it will be available to anyone who wants to buy it ,11x14 mated ,certificate and greeting cards,$75.00 email me for details