Maureen Jistel

Painting Portraits in Oil

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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
22 days ago 
Texas Beauty, The Artist's Mother, c. 1987 by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Portrait of the artist's mother.
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Kryssy Byrne 12 days ago
this is very beautiful
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Sagnik Biswas 7 days ago
Both your parents' portraits are awesome ... one can feel their personality through these! Great work indeed!
Maureen Jistel 7 days ago
Thank you so much, Sagnik!!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Major David D. Andes USA, Ret., The Artist's Father by Maureen Jistel
14 x 11
 
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Maureen Vezina 29 days ago
What an amazing portrait! Yes, they were the greatest!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Sister by Maureen Jistel
Oil 10 x 8
 
Painting of the artist's granddaughter.
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Sharon Hernly 21 days ago
So sweet and loved the colors used.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Her Gentle Smile by Maureen Jistel
18 x 14
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Her Orange Hat by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of woman wearing large orange hat waiting...
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Lana by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of fellow artist and good friend, Lana, who embodies warmth, sunshine, joy.
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Svetlana Howe 3 months ago
Beautiful work,very positive and good character
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Mimi Cernyar-Fox 3 months ago
Thank you Maureen for your likes!
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karen israel 2 months ago
fabulous
Maureen Jistel 2 months ago
Thank you so much Svetlana!
Maureen Jistel 2 months ago
Thank you so much Svetlana!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
MAUREEN-2 by Maureen Jistel
 
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Maureen Jistel 3 months ago
This was painted by my friend and fellow artist, Gene Dillard.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Sheltering Arms by Maureen Jistel
Pencil 12 x 9
 
Drawing of young child and her grandfather.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Study in Pencil from Stock Photo by Maureen Jistel
15 x 12
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
IMG_0109 by Maureen Jistel
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Brother by Maureen Jistel
12 x 9
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Her Red Bow by Maureen Jistel
Oil 18 x 14
 
Painting of artist's granddaughter wearing a red bow.
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Linda Briesacher 5 months ago
Wow!!
Maureen Jistel 5 months ago
Thanks, Linda!
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Sagnik Biswas 4 months ago
Great work!
Maureen Jistel 4 months ago
Thanks, Sagnik!!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Study from Stock Photo by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
This was begun from a photo in our Portrait II class as an exercise first in drawing; drawing being the most important element in getting a likeness. Only when the drawing was correct could we then progress to adding value/color.
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Clyde Finlay 4 months ago
Beautiful Painting.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Theo by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of woman with hat.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Theo by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of woman with hat.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Karla by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of Karla with hat.
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Sagnik Biswas 7 months ago
After a long time Maureen .. but it's worth the wait! Merry Christmas!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Maggi by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of woman with earring.
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Sagnik Biswas 7 months ago
Beautiful!
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Sharon Hernly 6 months ago
I love the softness. Lovely
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Lily by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of young girl with stripe background.
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Sagnik Biswas 8 months ago
Beautiful work, Maureen!
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Maureen Jistel 8 months ago
Thank you very much, Sagnik!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Illuminate by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Light illuminates our path and our soul.
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Sagnik Biswas 9 months ago
Beautiful sfumato effect!
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Maureen Jistel 8 months ago
Thank you, Sagnik, I'm not sure what sfumato effect is?
Sagnik Biswas 8 months ago
Hi sent you s mail as the comment is not getting posted .. Thanks!
Maureen Jistel 8 months ago
Thank you, Sagnik! I appreciate you!
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Sagnik Biswas 8 months ago
You're most welcome, Maureen!
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Crystal Lawrence 9 months ago
Hi Maureen, love your portraits.

 
Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
His Skull Bandana by Maureen Jistel
14 x 11
 
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Biography
When you ask most artists it's difficult for them to pinpoint when their interest in art began.  We remember moments of clarity: a drawing that looked like the person; seeing a painting and being so absorbed you wanted to become a part of it to see how it was done; the struggles as you began to learn to see so you could capture in pencil or oil what was before you.  Those moments were woven throughout our lives.
 
I was fortunate to be able to study for one year at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.  I so loved drawing the models and being immersed in and surrounded with the creating of art.  It was with deepest regret that I left when I realized I would be unable to learn to paint in oil; but my love and gratitude for that year of study remains with me still.  
 
During my last year of nursing, I felt a deep hunger to return to what I loved and needed; a spark was struck that I couldn't deny. I began taking lessons in oil portraiture with a group of artists and felt as though I had come full circle and returned home to my roots.
 
With retirement my journey began in earnest with workshops; an ongoing portrait class; immersion in portrait conventions surrounded by artists and instructors yearning to grow and excel; as well as countless, solitary hours before the easel learning and honing my ability to see and capture in oil the beauty I see around me.
 
Today we are so blessed and privileged to be able to learn from Master-level artists who feel compelled to share the skills and techniques they learned from the Masters before them.  
 
It is said it takes 10,000 hours to become proficient in a skill.  I am finding [...]

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