Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Morning shopping in France

6x8 watercolor ©2013
Nita Leger Casey
A watercolor from my last trip in France where I stayed in a small town in the Sologne region  /Loire Valley, my relatives live there and this was our morning shopping routine to the baker,the butcher ,the newspaper and stop at the end for a nice cup of coffee ! this scene could be anywhere in a small french town!
I have other French scenes on my other blog as well
this painting is available email me

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Petit village de France

Watercolor 6x8 ,copyrighted 2013
Nita Leger Casey    sold
I have not posted on this blog in a longtime, way too long! I wanted to be only French scenes. After five years I am going back to visit my family ,when my mother was living I was there two or three times a year,then my life changed a bit and five years went like a flash,I am making this trip a surprise to my brother and sister who are much older than me.So today I wanted to get in the mood to paint something French,the scene is a typical village with your church in the middle the white building on the right has to be the Mairie and the one on the left the school .Email me if you are interested in this painting, 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hotel du Midi

Watercolor by 
Nita Leger Casey ,copyrighted 2011
Thinking about France made me look at some of my old photos, this is a hotel that my Aunt owned in the town of Checy, it was called L'hotel du Midi , I probably could write a book about it, a lot of Family history happened there, weddings, religious events, births and funerals the family would gathered  at the hotel after, I have just about every relatives photos in front of this old hotel even  during World War two as well , the name is changed now, but the memories live on .
This was from a photo I took about 4 years ago  now called Bar de la Diligence .
If you have a photo of a place that you would like to have  a painting for  memories ,
email me

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

La petite Ferme

Acrylic on board 5x7 copyrighted 2010

I has been a long time since I posted something on The French series , it's because I have been so busy with other projects , it seems like I don't have enough time in a day to do all the things I want to paint and do . I also need to go visit my relatives soon and get inspired by new scenes there . This scene was very familiar to me and a very nice neighbors of my late mother .
email me if you are interested . $100.00 free shipping in the US.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The French thinker

"The French thinker " original miniature watercolor
Nita Leger Casey
I don't often post portraits of people , it's not something I am very comfortable with , I painted this because it was a old man sitting at a French cafe thinking , you see so many of these man sitting in front of their glass of wine just thinking ! and do not seem to worry about the rest of the world .
this is a miniature ACEO , if interested let me know

Monday, March 8, 2010

The French dog walker , Nita leger Casey

Watercolor 8x10 (c)2010,by Nita Leger Casey
A typical scene in France , I painted this on location ,I had concentrated in the flowering bush at the time , but was not happy with it until I added the figure with the dog for a more complete look , French people love their dogs! and remembering a few had passed by when I was painting this from my car .
This painting is available at a very reasonable price $ 100.00 matted and a certificate of authenticity , free shipping in the US, email me

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pleine Lune , Nita Leger Casey

8x10 oil on canvas (c) 2010
I sometimes start a painting set it aside, few years pass , look at it and wondered why I never finished it, today was the day to finish this one . A scene in France , lots of small fishing ponds where my two sons used to love to go while visiting their grandmother .
email me if you are interested sold

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Village life

Village Life , watercolor 5x7 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey

A scene where a mom is taking her children to school and run ahead of her , I remember those days and you are calling them while they ignore you !
I started just to paint this house with a wonderful shadow,but I was thinking I need life in this village in France.
All my French scene are from actual places using some artistic license .
French country is very much in style now for many decors.
email me if you are interested .
also visit my primary blog The Gingerbread art studio for more paintings

Friday, January 8, 2010

Back from the market

"Back from the market "watercolor 5x7 (c)
Nita Leger Casey
Just another very country scene in France ,where the ladies go to the fresh market to get the vegetables and bread every morning ,this was a Spring day as you see the clematis flowers on the fence . I use to drive by this house all the time on my way to the village of Chabris .
email me if you are interested in this watercolor.
also visit my other blog ....

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Blue Shutters, Nita Leger Casey

"Blue Shutters" 5x7 (C) watercolor
Nita Leger Casey

I love blue shutters on a house , actually my house has them now !
This watercolor is a house in France in a small town of Nibelle ,where many of my relatives live , an area where I used to spend my summer vacations when I was growing up.
Can you tell I love to paint architecture , even as a young child , I would draw houses on everything .
This is a lovely watercolor and would make a nice addition to someones collection.
email me if you are interested , , check my other daily blog of the Gingerbreadartstudio for more paintings .

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Le grand village

"Le grand village " watercolor 6x8 (c)
Nita Leger Casey

I painted this watercolor on location few years ago , while I was visiting my mother who lived down the road from this farm , I could walk from their back garden and chat with the farmers while I was painting ,they were always concerned about her because she lived alone and she was approaching 100 at the time . French people always have nice gardens and they are very proud of them.
I miss not going there ,I was going there twice a year , I am due for a trip there soon ! I f you love France , this is a true French original painting painted on location . email me if you are interested
visit my other gallery at the Gingerbread art studio

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Passing the gate

Passing the gate , (c) 2009 Nita Leger Casey
Watercolor 5x7
French scene of a person possibly coming back from the market in a small alley way ,a typical scene in most small town .
email me if you are interested .

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Le Village de St Julien

Le village de St Julien , oil on board 8x10
copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey

Small village in the Sologne region , I Always liked this village ,I think it was the name ,because it was my father's name Julien . The Cher river run through, a beautiful river where people relax and fish from it, lots of small farms who mostly raise goats, the area is famous for their goat cheese .Email me if you are interested in a painting of France .

Monday, October 19, 2009

Le petit chemin , Nita Leger casey

Oil on canvas 16x20 , copyrighted Nita Leger Casey
From my French series ,this was a small path on a walk i used to take when visiting my mother in the Sologne region, I was always sure to meet someone from the village who was taking their daily walks , it was really peaceful ! I miss my visits their , two years have passed , the time goes so fast !
If you like this painting Email me it's a 16x20 $650.00


Saturday, June 27, 2009

La ferme de L'etang ,by Nita Leger Casey

La ferme de L'etang,
copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
oil 22x28 this painting is sold
This is a typical scene of a small french farm with a small duck pond , this is a larger painting .
this scene was close to my mother's house in France , when my children were little ,they had made a friend there , a male duck who follow them like a dog , it was too funny!
commissions are always welcome ...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Maison de campagne ,french series

18x24 oil on canvas , copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey
I painted this for a show I had last year , called the back roads of France , as you see I love architecture , I always look for that special house , it can be in Maine ,NH, Massachusetts, South Carolina , Maryland, Ireland or France , I am always very attracted to all different architecture of the world . This is also why I live in the cutest house in Town , a Gingerbread house !
This is a large painting framed with a gold plein air frame .I welcome commissions of a house! email me

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Village de Chabris , French series

I am working on two different blogs , wanted to keep all my French scenes together .

A quint village in the Sologne region, where not much is happening , still close enough to have Parisians use it for summer residence , some are only two room antique houses, ou "une petite maison ancienne "" maison de campagne ", Parisians don't stay in the city when not working . When I was painting this one , I was thinking , spring scene with the light bouncing on the building.
10x10 oil on canvas , $200.00, my email

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chateau de Chenonceaux

10x10 oil on stretched canvas , copyrighted 2009
A very impressionistic style view of the Chateau , who is in the Sologne region of France , where I come from, I think I have said in a previous blog they are so many castles in France , growing up I took them for granted , but I must say , they are beautiful !

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chemin du Chateau

copyrighted by Nita Leger Casey Sold
oil on canvas 22x28
This is a typical small road to any small castle in France , it keeps the roads nice and shady in the summer ,I love the light coming in trough the foliage . Commissions are always welcome . email me

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

La charboniere

Pastel, 20x25 , copyrighted Nita Leger Casey
This is a lovely Chambres d'autres as they say in France , Bed and breakfast that is , in a small Sologne village, I love the antique farm and the landscape was perfect for this pastel .
this painting is available , it is framed with a beautiful ornate frame . email