Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Intermission II

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

Here is a larger version of an earlier small painting sketch also posted on the blog. This ballerina is at momentary rest between scenes, and no doubt she is imagining her next dance before curtain call. Her long, graceful tulle gown helps create the unearthly world of the ballet. Dance has  power to transport dancer and audience to loftier visions, and ballet in particular does this with its power to paint the stage in graceful, moving beauty.

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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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