Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Emily (before details)

12 x 9″ oil paint on canvas panel; special commission

If you have been following, you may remember that I received a special commission to paint a fictional saint for a Catholic film maker. This is “Emily” who is a mystic and a stigmatist. Above shows the last stages of my painting before adding a wound on the hand, a scar over her right eye, a Mallen streak in her hair, a crown of thorns, a soft blue halo, (and lots of finessing)… all details required for the story. August 4 I will post the final approved painting with all the details. (If you scroll back about 8 posts, you will see my first mention of this project). I was able to work from an excellent photo of the actress who will play Emily. She is lovely!

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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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