Al Aire Libre

Al Aire Libre
My photo
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Jean Hildebrant paints in oil and pastel mediums. Specializing in portraits and figurative works. Jean also teaches classes and workshops on how to paint the portrait and figure in oil and pastel. For portrait commissions, contact the artist. As Jean continued seeking out ways to improve her talents, she attended workshops held by local artists and enrolled as an art major in the local college. As a result of her efforts, she won two scholarships to Scottsdale Artists School, based strictly on the merit of her work. She has studied with nationally known artists Albert Handell, Richard McKinley, Phil Beck, Bob Lemler, Ben Konis and Clayton J. Beck 111. Artists that have influenced her work include John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla and Anders Zorn. Jean's favorite subject is the human soul. She desires to capture the essence and inner beauty of the human spirit through the use of light and color. She wants her paintings to speak to the emotions and spirit of each person who views them. She paints realism with the purpose of leaving an indelible impression. Jean has exhibited and won numerous awards in local and national shows.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sign up for Jean's Pastel Workshop

Drawing & Painting Portraits in Pastels
A series of four classes

Instructor: Jean Hildebrant

Tuesdays: January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010
Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2010
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2010
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$120 + supplies

Students at all levels are welcome in this portrait class where they will explore values,
shapes, colors and edges. Instruction will include structure and proportions of the head.
You CAN paint a beautiful pastel portrait from your own large photo reference or one

Sign up by calling Arizona Art Supply at: (602) 264-9514.

Arizona Art Supply
(Phoenix Store)
4025 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 86016

APAA Best of Show!

My pastel painting "Lipstick" was awarded Best of Show at the Arizona Pastel Artists Association. The lovely model is Elizabeth Portanova.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jim Coe's blog
A very pleasant surprise to find in my e-mail this morning. I have been featured on this site as the artist pick of the day!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Latest Pastel Painting

"Gold and Scarlet"

This is my latest pastel painting. The model is my beautiful daughter, Jessica. I feel that "Gold and Scarlet" captures a feeling of another time and place.

This painting as well as many of my other paintings and photographs can be seen on . Here you have the opportunity to purchase high quality prints and greeting cards of all my artwork.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Out of the Darkness"

This photo is from a recent photo shoot that I was privileged to do of a gorgeous Friesian stallion and his lovely owner, Stefanie. I entered this photo in the Equine Photographers Network contest. It has been chosen by the judges to be in the top ten to be voted on for peoples choice.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I am honored to report that at the Arizona Art Alliance Spring 2009 Fine Art Show & Sale, I received the Presidents Choice Award of Excellence! It is awarded for a body of work. In the photo you can see my four paintings that were included in the award. I also received an Honorable Mention from the jurors for the painting of my cat with a vase of sunflowers titled: "Feline Finesse" I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the President of AAA along with the board for selecting my work!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Winners Announced of ‘Opulence’ March 2009, Jean Hildebrant takes 1st Place

Winners Announced of ‘Opulence’ March 2009, Jean Hildebrant takes 1st Place

WINNER Opulence Contest on Fine Art America
The scenery is antique, classic, spells style.. The lady is wearing a beautiful silk dress, probably hand made, with fur wrap around her neck. Her whole stance is of a lady that is independently wealthy. She looks like she does not have to fake wealth as it comes naturally to her, (see her relaxed position.)
The image is set in a time of grandeur. The colours of the image, beautifully executed in pastel, are all balanced and set the tone.
The judges unanimously agreed on this image as a winner.