…A Coin in Its Mouth

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 27, 2016 · 0 comments

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After 2,000 years, we read the passages of Scripture with such serious awe for the sacred text, that we forget that the Son of God had a great sense of humor. He told Simon to open the mouth of the first fish he caught, and there would be the tax to pay the Emperor. Even the fish could not keep a straight face. (Mt. 17:27)

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Jesus (Mediterranean Appearance)

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 23, 2016 · 0 comments

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I have been painting Jesus with some mix of ethnicities.

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Trust Me

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 21, 2016 · 0 comments

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These Siamese cats come out of a childhood memory of our next door neighbors who had the most beautiful and aloof members of this breed. However, they were greatly loved.

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Out of Catnip, Are We?

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 19, 2016 · 0 comments

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Two of my cat paintings escaped getting posted, so I am now catching up with them. Pardon more Siamese smiles. This one is similar to an earlier posting, since the cat on the left was painted again. The one of the right is different.

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Light Effects

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 16, 2016 · 2 comments

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This is another imagined sunflower, but I do have the bottle. These bright paintings were just for fun and provided the freedom to simply throw around paint.

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Roses in Brass

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 14, 2016 · 0 comments

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This is a simple experiment in simplicity and Indian Red.

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Daisy Curtsy

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 12, 2016 · 0 comments

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I have been wondering how I may ever use all the Indian Red I have received from donated paint boxes…

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Sunflower and Blue Glass

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 7, 2016 · 0 comments

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OK, I just could not come up with a better title. This is simply another flexing with the paintbrush after more intensive portrait work…just for fun.

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I Must Go

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 5, 2016 · 2 comments

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“The Father goes on working, and so do I.” (Jn. 5:17) Well, I think this is an appropriate thought for today, Labor Day.

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Sunlit (Finished)

by Maresa Lilley, SND on September 2, 2016 · 0 comments

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Originally, I had tried a warm background for the scene, but I like the cooler blue better.

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