Let It Be So

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 19, 2017 · 0 comments

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8x8" oil paint on artist board; use 'comment' below to inquire.

8×8″ oil paint on artist board; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

I have painted some more modern day ‘icons’ of Jesus; this one seems to speak Mt. 3:15 when Jesus says to his cousin John who was refusing to baptize him, “Let it be so for now…”

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Daisies II

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 18, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use 'comment' below to inquire.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

This is the second daisy painting I did for a customer, the one not chosen, so eventually it will go on my store: www.etsy.com/shop/paintgrace

 

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Daisies

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 16, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; sold.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; sold.

Recently, I was asked to do a small painting of daisies only. So I did a couple of  samples for the customer to choose. Of the two, this is the one preferred.  I will show the alternate next.

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Generosity

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 13, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; one in a series of 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; one in a series of 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

For the time being, this is the last of the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit, in angel, star, and dance mode.

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Seamstress (Dorcas)

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 11, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on canvas sheet; for a book on New Testament persons.

6×8″ oil paint on canvas sheet; for a book on New Testament persons.

Recently I was asked to paint a scene for a book on New Testament figures, being composed by one of our Sisters. Dorcas was a seamstress and follower of Jesus who is mentioned in the New Testament, the Acts of the Apostles. Here is an imagined version on canvas.

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First Communion

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 11, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on canvas sheet; page in a booklet on St. Julie for young children.

6×8″ oil paint on canvas sheet; page in a booklet on St. Julie for young children.

Astute with her catechism and the things of God, Julie was permitted at an earlier age than the required 13 to make her First Communion. This will be the final painting for the booklet on the early life of St. Julie Billiart.

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The Teacher

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 9, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on canvas sheet; for a page in a children's book on St. Julie Billiart.

6×8″ oil paint on canvas sheet; for a page in a children’s book on St. Julie Billiart.

Julie loved to teach the nearby children about God. Later, even adults joined her catechism classes in the fields.

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At School

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 6, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on canvas sheet; page for a story on the young Julie Billiart for children.

6×8″ oil paint on canvas sheet; page for a story on the young Julie Billiart for children.

When young Julie was in school, she was greatly inspired by her catechism lessons.

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Flowers for Mary

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 4, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on canvas sheet; meant for a page in a booklet on St. Julie Billiart for young children.

6×8″ oil paint on canvas sheet; meant for a page in a booklet on St. Julie Billiart for young children.

The above is another page in the story of Julie Billiart’s early life. Julie’s mother taught her to bring flowers for the statue of Mary in the church.

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Julie at Play

by Maresa Lilley, SND on January 2, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; illustration for a children's book on St. Julie.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; illustration for a children’s book on St. Julie.

I am continuing to show the pages of a future children’s book on St. Julie Billiart’s early life. She found it difficult to leave a game that she was involved in. The above may be an illustration in a booklet for young children.

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