First Communion

by Maresa Lilley, SND on June 29, 2016 · 0 comments

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16x20" oil paint on stretched canvas

16×20″ oil paint on stretched canvas

My blog has been unattended too much lately, as I have tried to finish up a six painting project and have been away out of my studio, but hopefully, I will soon be on track once again. The above is a request of my client: six paintings of his color scheme and each one of a different celebration. Now maybe I am ready to show them all, though I am still doing some touching up.

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Atlantic Life

by Maresa Lilley, SND on June 24, 2016 · 0 comments

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ultra simple watercolor; about 5x5"

ultra simple watercolor; about 5×5″

I have been away, and now you know why. So all my oil paints are back home while I tend the morning light with the dolphins of the Outer banks of North Carolina.

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Torah

by Maresa Lilley, SND on June 13, 2016 · 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.

I have been working on a series of celebration paintings, and one of them is “Bar Mitzvah”. The young man above is a detail of the larger painting.

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La Salsa e Tutto

by Maresa Lilley, SND on June 6, 2016 · 0 comments

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

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

Indeed the sauce is everything. This is a painting from a photo I took of an Italian-food-service friend at work.

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Peony Clarity

by Maresa Lilley, SND on May 31, 2016 · 0 comments

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11x14" oil paint on canvas panel; use 'comment' below to inquire.

11×14″ oil paint on canvas panel; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

How beautiful the shapes of peonies, whether as buds or as blooms. These I took from the far corner of our garden where they would have certainly been overlooked. What a joy to immortalize them in paint. Oh, and yes, I used the little maple syrup bottle again. Sweet!

 

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Maple Syrup

by Maresa Lilley, SND on May 23, 2016 · 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.

Finally, our flowers are emerging from our late snows and cold. This iris posed for me in a syrup bottle once filled with our local sap flows.

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Curb Appeal

by Maresa Lilley, SND on May 16, 2016 · 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.

I found this young flower lady along the roadside in Connecticut. She was opening up for a busy Saturday morning.

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At Home

by Maresa Lilley, SND on May 9, 2016 · 0 comments

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

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

Still life set ups are always interesting for me. The daisy, though, came out of imagination.

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Birthday

by Maresa Lilley, SND on April 28, 2016 · 0 comments

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Birthday

16×20″ oil paint on stretched canvas; one in a series of 6 celebration paintings destined for the entrance way to a banquet hall.

My last few months of painting daily have largely been on a project for a restaurant’s lobby to a large banquet hall. The owner asked for certain colors and for specific celebrations. I think I am near finished with “Birthday”. Each of the six paintings will carry the same basic colors and tones as requested. The photo does not pick up all the richness and clarity, even though I tried a couple of different photo shoots for it, but you can see the main effort.

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Spring Bouquet

by Maresa Lilley, SND on April 26, 2016 · 0 comments

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c final Spring Bouquet

This floral is the larger version of the previous post. I painted the centerpiece from a special dinner a couple of weeks ago.

 

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