Fuchsia Poppies I


6x8" oil paint on gessoed canvas paper; use "comment" below to inquire.

6×8″ oil paint on gessoed canvas paper; use “comment” below to inquire.

Poppies are always attractive to me for their simplicity, their bold colors, and their ease to slide into paint. I had not seen poppies of such a luminous pink until I saw these heads bobbing in Germany. I did not do them justice though; they are even more lit up by sunlight in reality.


  1. Jacq on August 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Dear Sister Maresa,

    This blog is amazing! Your paintings are amazing! I love the colors that you use and your style. 🙂 I have never met a nun who paints and who blogs!!! This is so cool and I praise God for creating a new evangelist like you.

    If ever you have free time, I hope you could make a painting of a Stargazer lily which is my favorite. 🙂 Please 🙂

    I hope to hear from you soon and I hope I could link your blog up on mine if that’s okay with you.

    God bless you! 🙂

    Much love from the Philippines,

    • Maresa Lilley, SND on August 28, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Dear Jacq,

      Thank you for taking the time to send me your kind message. Yes, I served Catholic education for many years, and now instead of chalk, I use a brush! And, yes, I would be happy to paint “Stargazers;” I will keep them in mind for coming paintings.
      I would be quite willing to be linked to your blog; thank you for asking. I promise, this day to check into your blog. Isn’t it the best use of modern technology to proclaim our Faith?
      Are you really writing from the Philippines?
      I served there recently, and started my blog after returning home to the States.

      Sister Maresa Lilley

      • Jacq on August 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

        Dear Sister Maresa,

        Thanks for your reply and thanks for allowing me to link your blog. 🙂 Yes I am writing from the Philippines. Thanks for being a missionary here! I wish I met you. 🙂

        You are right. It is awesome that blogs are now used to proclaim the faith. 🙂 I understand now more than ever that we need new evangelists at this day and age. 🙂

        I will be waiting for those Stargazers. Haha! When I have saved enough, I hope to purchase your paintings. 🙂

        God bless you!


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