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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 (First Stage)

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

This painting is about the bold color contrasts in the hot sun. In this first stage of the painting, I have blocked in the underlayers of darker tones and planned for the accents of lit up whites in the bright sun. The figures are roughly stroked in to test overall design of lights and darks. Any beach lover could relate, I think, to the activity of combing for shell, glass, or creature treasures at the water’s edge.

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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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