Posts by Maresa Lilley, SND
Sweet and Petite
Plucked right from the garden, trails of greenery and ranunculus balls of petals make a gentle statement.
White dress and red shoes captured my attention, as does any child musician.
I painted the Lady Liberty statue a few times in red, white, and blue, so I thought I would memorialize Abraham Lincoln the same way. The board has painted sides in bold red that tie all together into a patriotic statement. I used a free photo of statuary which clarifies planes of light and dark.
The lighting and play of warm and cool colors caught my attention here…so I tried to memorialize this chef in paint.
Of David’s royal line, Mary no doubt bore the genetics of her race…perhaps a bit more Mediterranean in her earthly presence.
I remember a peach tree that grew outside the back of our house when I was young. My mom made jams and pies with its fragrant fruit, so here is a tribute to such gifts of the earth.
It’s a Bing Thing
Backlit Bings are enticing enough, but the dancing stems completely won me over.
This composition is a close match to the free photo on a site called Pixabay. I liked it for it’s simple, bold statement, and it was fun to translate it into paint.
This special commission is destined to be a gift for a woman who loves to visit Brazil. It is meant to pull smiles.
I gravitate toward impressionistic paintings with lots of paint and line design. My paintings are weak in both categories, but I keep trying. Bold and beautiful color is another plus! As for bouquets of flowers, to my way of thinking, the more unplanned and cascading the better!