6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use "comment" below to inquire.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use “comment” below to inquire.

By now you may be getting tired of seeing my several attempts at these cheerful faces. This is the third and final for now. I have even given the plant away to a good friend who will try to save them by planting them in her garden. But what pleasure the humble flowers have given. One grows to such deeper understanding of the inner nature of things by the inner-seeing required to express them in paint or pencil.

7 Comments

  1. Bobbi on May 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Sister- I feel their essence. : ) Thank you for sharing them with us!
    Bobbi

  2. Bobbi on May 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Found this quote on my calendar this morning.
    “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
    What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint Expery

    I think you pansies are full of grace. : )

  3. Maresa Lilley, SND on May 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you so much, Bobbi. Ah, The Little Prince… such a gem of humble truth.

  4. Laurel Thomas on May 21, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I never tire of your lovely and joyful pansies. You are encouraging me to get back to painting!
    Thank you for this gift.

    • Maresa Lilley, SND on May 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Oh, yes, please get back to painting; you remember, I am sure, that it is soulfully refreshing! Thank you Laurel.
      Sister Maresa

  5. Christie Frenchie on May 31, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Your painting of cheerful pansies make me smile on this dreary day.

    Thank you.

    • Maresa Lilley, SND on June 3, 2015 at 6:49 am

      I just found your lovely comment on the pansies; thank you, Christie.

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