Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Garden Cascade (First Stage)

8×8″ oil on canvas panel; click on painting for purchase information.

Painting is a process of layering on color. As seen in the first stage of Garden Cascade, the darker tones often go first; the highlights later. So here is the very rough first layer. It shows some decisions about placement and color choice, as well as some thought about dark and light patterns that will help carry the eye around the piece. Notice there is no attempt here at a Michelangelo drawing. The first stage is often a “tryout” for testing the patterns.


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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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