Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Quick Gesture Bird (Middle 1)

Since the space has been divided, as also the placement of the bird, now I begin to think about a circular shape and a more refined tail. Some strokes of finer definition are added, always with the question…Can I make this stroke once only? The more strokes I make, the tighter my work becomes, so I aim at economy of brushstrokes to keep the image loose and free.

6×8″ oil paint on canvas paper; middle phase of the painting.

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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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