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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Sand Sifters (Final Stage)

9×12″ oil on canvas panel; click on painting for purchase information.

The scene is the beach on the west coast of Bataan in the Philippines. You can tell the time of day is about noon from the shadows and the highlights. The contrasts are purposely strong, and the white hats are the show stealers. This painting is more about the design elements than actually capturing a moment in time, so the figures are more symbolic than spelled out. But any time near the sea is memorable ,and this day was no exception. Sun, surf, and sand….perfect!

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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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