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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Breakfast Nook (Second Layer)

20×24″ oil on canvas panel; not available for purchase.

The second layer of paint is usually called the “block in,” or simply covering the canvas with undertones of color that will be developed further later on. Now the interplay of light areas and dark areas is getting expressed in the application of flat tones of paint. The painting already states that the light will be “cool” and so the shadows need to be “warm.” This is a rather large canvas, taking a lot of muscle and paint, but there is still much more work to do…

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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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