Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Tapestry II: Roses (Middle Stage)

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

Now the block-in stage is complete for this second in a series of four large paintings. Only after the canvas is covered do I start to paint seriously. The joy of oil paint is that is very forgiving of any changes, or corrections. It is creamy, malleable, and sets up slowly, giving one plenty of time to think. The light neutral background will hopefully set off the imagined roses.

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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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