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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Madonna of the Streets (Stage 2)

11×14″ oil on stretched canvas; not yet available for purchase.

In the second stage, you can see that I worked on intensifying the darks; later they will accent the statue’s lights. Compare this to yesterday’s post of Stage 1.  Though I am working on a mainly monochromatic image, I also worked some beautiful color into the shadows; later, this will add some richness to the painting. You can see that the painting often moves from large to smaller detail, so at this point, I am not concerned with facial features yet. If I can get the shapes of dark and light correct, I will know, for example, where to put an eye, mouth, etc.

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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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