Grace to Paint

 

Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

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race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Asian Bouquet

This lovely bouquet was handed to a Vietnamese Dominican Sister on the day of her profession of Perpetual Vows. The wrap was a kind of plastic-like paper that could hold the moisture of the flowers quite well, but of course, I was fascinated with the folds.

Effusion

Here is a bit more floral drama. Could a bouquet have a bad hair day?

Inner Glow

Florals with a bit of drama always call to me. There is something about putting them into paint that is hard to resist.

Sunflowers in Formal Vase

Which is the star of the show, the lovely vase or the playful sunflowers? I couldn’t quite resolve this…is it apparent?

Happy Whites

Very loosely painted and purposely left a bit fuzzy.

Yellow Tulips in Blue Vase

The background and vase were successful; the tulips not so much. I just could not land the yellow I wanted, so this may be painted over (again).