Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


10 x 8″ oil paint on canvas panel; special commission

For the birds, life as usual. Prayers for all during this time.

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2 Responses

  1. I also paint. I have often felt the need to loosen up my style. Your renderings are very free and I hope by studying them I can learn to be less precise as well. I especially love the birds and have several bird pictures I want to paint this spring. Birds are such sweet and colorful creatures. I am inspired and enlightened by your work.

    P.s. I also love the lambs

    1. Dear Leslie,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment. Maybe you can see that I love looseness in my paintings, and I lament when I get too tight, my natural inclination. I prefer impressionistic, symbolic, leave some guesswork to the viewer style. I would only say to you, paint your heart out. Make no serious judgments on your work that would limit your pathway through paint. Bless you and stay well!

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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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