Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Hill and Vale (beginning stage)

9×12″ oil on canvas panel; click on painting for purchase information.

In September, a few of us of the plein air type set up our easels to paint the beautiful landscape surrounding our home in Chardon, Ohio.  Nothing is more immediate than filtering through you all that you sense to the end of your brush, from the smell of the earth to the sounds in the trees. Whenever I produce a painting outdoors as I did this one, it later has the power to recall all facets of the experience. This is the first half of development in the painting.


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2 Responses

  1. This had to be on campus of Notre Dame in Chardon. Even before I read the explaination. You are so talented Sr. Maresa. Everyday, I look forward to seeing your work. Thank you for sharing!

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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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