Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

With Lemon, Please

24 x 18″ Oil paint on stretched canvas

What fascinated me about the free photo I used were all the line designs (laborious!) as well as the colors, so I attempted to paint the image on a large canvas. Below I include early stage photos:

Middle stage

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2 Responses

  1. Dear Maresa, I love it when you show us the stages of a painting. It makes me appreciate your artistic skill even more. What I love about this painting are all the lines (as you mentioned): on the cloth, the glasses, and the plate–and how the sun shines through everything. This is simple lovely! Melannie

    1. I am so glad you like the lines too, Sister Melannie. I thought maybe I had a very wierd way of seeing things! This one took many hours that I could not even guess how many ticked by. The color in the actual painting is a bit richer than the camera can catch. Thank you for your kind remarks.

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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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