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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Francoise’s Place (First Half)

As explained in the earlier posts, I was taken with this way of memorializing a life… this time, it is a place setting for a noblewoman of France, Francoise Blin de Bourdon. She became the friend and companion foundress with St. Julie Billiart in the beginning of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur. In contrast to Julie, she was a highly educated member of the aristocrats of France in the late 1700’s. This painting will be the complement to the previous one for St. Julie. Now it is only half finished.

11×14″ oil paint on canvas panel; companion piece to “Julie’s Place”

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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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