Maureen Jistel

Painting Portraits in Oil

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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
8 days ago 
His Skull Bandana by Maureen Jistel
14 x 11
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
25 days ago 
Hari by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Portrait of man wearing blue shirt.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Yellow Boy by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
The model, Cindy, is a Western Reenactor and modeled with her 1866 Winchester Rifle nicknamed by the Indians, Yellow Boy, due to the brass frame.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Mike by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of bearded man with beret.
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George Jennings 2 months ago
Fantastic!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Derek by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of a man with a blue shirt.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Shillpa by Maureen Jistel
14 x 11
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
IMG_0407-2 by Maureen Jistel
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Red Box Ornament by Maureen Jistel
Oil 8 x 10
 
This still life was inspired by the ornament shaped like a red gift box. The little figures were added to give some whimsy.
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Vic Mastis 4 months ago
Love it! Great composition and complementary colors!!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Bur Oak Acorn by Maureen Jistel
Oil 10 x 10
 
Painting of autumn leaves with acorns, decorative pears.
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Paul Kethley 5 months ago
very nice - soft and peaceful feel to your work
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Autumn Study with Checkerboard by Maureen Jistel
9 x 12
 
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Sweet Memories by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
I recently inherited the lovely clown figurine from my Mom when she downsized. Everything added to her was a labor of love with assist from my two granddaughters. I wanted to evoke the joy and love that children have for cherished objects.
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Janet Alsup 8 months ago
Maureen, this is beautifully done. It looks like pastel! I love the composition-the marbles lead my eye in then forming a triangle to the top of the clown.
Maureen Jistel 8 months ago
Thank you, Janet! I really enjoyed positioning them and when I did the first layer for the foreground at the left, I liked the effect of the slightly darker colors that also lent movement. Plus the marbles were so fun to paint!
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Barbara Brace 8 months ago
Nice composition, lovely rendering. Love the marbles but I think I love your colors and shadows for walls and table best. The pastel really sets off the bright colors of marbles an figures.
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Sandra T Bell 8 months ago
Beautifully done!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Chasing Tide by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 18
 
Painting of my Mother's great-granddaughter walking along the beach.
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Carol Szabo 8 months ago
I love the way you took an overcast day and were able to show the subtleness of shadows. Carol Szabo
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Point of View by Maureen Jistel
12 x 16
 
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Stuart Dunkel 12 months ago
beautiful work! brava
Maureen Jistel 12 months ago
Thank you so much, Stuart!
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Ali Newton 11 months ago
Beautiful Maureen!
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Christeena Brubaker 11 months ago
Such nice painting!
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Teresa Dominici 11 months ago
Beautiful work, it reminds me a lot of my twenty two years in East Africa.
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Svetlana Howe 10 months ago
Great work. Very loose
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Vivian by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
Painting of a woman holding a fan in traditional dress.
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Kathy Wittman 13 months ago
Very Expressive Portrait!
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Teresa Dominici 11 months ago
Excellent portrait work!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Discovery by Maureen Jistel
Oil 16 x 20
 
I wanted to capture the moment of discovering beautiful refracted colors within the glass orb.
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Kathy Wittman 13 months ago
You've captured the joys of childhood!
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
14 months ago 
Desi by Maureen Jistel
Pencil 14 x 11
 
During the annual Portrait Society convention, they added a new feature...drawing from a model. After being so inspired, it was wonderful to be able to sit and draw.
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Susan Gutting 14 months ago
Very nice.
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Maureen Jistel 14 months ago
Thanks, Susan.
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Mary Dove 13 months ago
Love you comment working from a model. Reminds me of my College days. Nice sketch. Like the way you signed the sketch and I also enjoy the way you handled the shirt, the lower part of the drawing which balances the wonderful detail and value of the face and hair. I'm a big negative space person. Happy drawing.
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Maureen Jistel 16 months ago

On one of the FineArtViews Newsletters, it listed as a possible venue for artists to sell their work Saatchi Art. Has anyone had any experience with this site?
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Mary Dove 15 months ago
Maureen Jistel wanted thank you for enjoying my 36x24 oil painting of Track in the Desert Sand. To have fun painting the background I added a sand texture into the wet oil before paint the desert flowers. I was pleased with the final painting. I've enjoyed your portrait paintings and drawing. Your drawing are very sensitive. As a pencil artist I relate to your drawing style. Nicely done. It's a pleasure to meet you. Take care and happy painting. Mary Dove / Sedona Artist
Maureen Jistel 15 months ago
Nice meeting you as well, Mary! Look forward to your new art!
Mason Mansung Kang 15 months ago
I have some experience with Saatchi Art. I have sold one painting and a print of another painting. Is there any specific point you want to know on Saatchi Art?
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Maureen Jistel 13 months ago
Hello, Mason, just saw this...I was only wondering if it was a good venue for selling art.

 
Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
16 months ago 
Tyler by Maureen Jistel
Oil 11 x 14
 
The model's strength and presence led this painting.
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Clyde Finlay 16 months ago
Great art work and creations of your Portraits Maureen !
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De Faria Studio  14 months ago
I like this. It is intense.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
16 months ago 
Caroline by Maureen Jistel
Oil 14 x 11
 
A classically beautiful model with upswept hair and earrings.
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
17 months ago 
Petit Gateau by Maureen Jistel
24 x 18
 
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Robert Templin 16 months ago
I appreciate the perspective. Sometimes, no all of the time it is difficult to bare yourself to the World
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Maureen Jistel 16 months ago
Thank you Robert!
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George Jennings 14 months ago
This is adorable! I particularly love the running shoes which indicates the latent energy that is being controlled for the sake of the painting!
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Maureen Jistel 13 months ago
Thank you George....I got a lot of grief for painting those tennis shoes...but I'm glad you appreciate them!
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Danielle Piloto 13 months ago
So sweet
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Maureen Jistel Posted Artwork 
20 months ago 
Darnell by Maureen Jistel
11 x 14
 
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Sandra Cherry Jones 16 months ago
Beautiful portrait!
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Timothy Fontenot 16 months ago
Geez .. looks like a photograph. AMAZING!
Maureen Jistel 16 months ago
Thank you, Timothy. He was an amazing model, a stand-in for the model who was sick. There are some models that I find are a joy to paint and he was one.
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Biography
As with all artists, I have been drawing since childhood.  When I was quite young my grandmother would place me in a chair in the room where she sewed, with a board across the arms of the chair so she could place crayons and paper before me and I would be lost in the experience.  I remember being especially captivated by the photos of shampoo ads and striving to capture that model in pencil and the thrill when I succeeded.  The first time I saw a print of a Norman Rockwell painting I was deeply absorbed and lost in the imagery before me. How could he do that? I kept asking myself.  That sparked a longing in me to be able to create beautiful paintings and a life-long love of standing before art as close as the museum guards will comfortably allow to try to absorb each brushstroke, each nuance of color.
 
I was fortunate to be able to study for one year at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.  How I loved drawing the models and being immersed in the creation of art.  It was with deepest regret that I left when I realized I would be unable to learn to paint in the style of the masters.  Fortunately, there has of late been a resurgence in the love of and appreciation for fine art and the wisdom handed down through the centuries.  How can anyone not be humbled when standing before a masterpiece?  There is so much to learn, to glean from works skillfully rendered.
 
During my last year of nursing, I felt a deep need to return to what I loved and needed.  I began taking lessons in oil portraiture with a group of artists and rekindled that love of creating, of being immersed in the joy and [...]

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