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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Blush Roses (Last Stage)

9×12″ oil on canvas panel; not yet available for purchase.


Hopefully, the same labyrinth-like structure that drew me into these roses is now drawing you. There is something so beckoning in the spiral petaling of a rose; it is always intriguing to paint them. The final light areas have been better developed, and some warm tones have been added to some of the shadows. Another Sister of Notre Dame took the beautiful photo of these roses. Many thanks to your eye, Sister Mary Seton.

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Meet Sr.Maresa

I am Sister Maresa Lilley, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame, located in Chardon, Ohio, USA. For many years, I have enjoyed a passion that permits me to reflect upon simple reality with a brush in hand. To capture a simple essence on canvas and to discover inherent beauty is a daily immersion.

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