Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


16×20″ oil on stretched canvas; click on painting for purchase information.

Backstage– a reflective pause for a ballerina. Perhaps it is intermission and she has a few minutes to rest and prepare herself for the next stage appearance. This is a small sketch for a larger piece, so I was working out design possibility and color contrasts. It is always fun to try to brush on these billowy tulle skirts. In ballet, the art is in the moment of the dance, and gone in a flash. Could this be why artists try to capture only a gesture of it?

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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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