Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Child of Grace

A reading child has always meant much to me. This lovely child seems to be reading from a small prayerbook. I found her in the form of a graceful statue, about 3 feet tall,  in Coesfeld,Germany. She is dressed like a  school girl of the 1800’s with black velvet bodice, white blouse and blue skirt. I was told it was the “uniform” of the time in Coesfeld. The painting above was an attempt to bring the dark bronze of the statue to life from my reference photos. I will probably still fuss with it a bit.

9×12″ oil paint on canvas panel; contact the artist for purchase information.

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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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