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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


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Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Tapestry II: Roses (First Stage)

12×24″ oil on canvas panel, second in series of four; contact artist for purchase information.

Paint is layered in the usual process of oil painting. In this first stage of “Roses,” the carefree placement of flowers is planned for good use of space; the board is already toned with a red-orange hue which, in the end, adds both unity and sparkle. Once I am satisfied with the arrangement and use of space, I start to block in large areas of the flower heads with deeper or darker color since it will serve as shadow area later. This is the second in a series of four similar paintings.

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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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