A portrait of my daughter, Jessica, painted in Pastel. We dressed her in a gown that had been my Mother’s and tried to replicate the era with her hairstyle, makeup and jewelry. This was painted with soft pastels on Canson paper which was a brown color. Hard pastel and pastel pencils were used sparingly where fine lines and details werre needed. 24″×18″


gold, green, portrait, woman, female, fine, pastel, vintage

I am an artist working in oils and pastels as well as photography. My subject matter is mainly portraiture and figures. I have been painting for many years and have won awards for my paintings including a first place award in the Pastel Journal Magazine’s Pastel 100 competition and first place in the Richeson 75 competition.
I am married with two grown children and reside in Scottsdale, AZ.

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  • Tron
    Tronover 5 years ago

    Very nice work here jean, beautiful portrait!

  • Thank you, Mark! :-)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • jwinman
    jwinmanover 5 years ago

    very cool picture! nice tones, and great composition!

  • Thanks so much! I’ll come visit your gallery as soon as I have more fee time!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • RebeccaT
    RebeccaTover 5 years ago

    Classic beauty. Amazing work!

  • Thank you so much, Rebecca!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Meagan Miller-McKeever
    Meagan Miller-...over 5 years ago

    This is lovely. Beautiful composition.

  • Glad the composition is good! Thanks, Meagan :-)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • © Helen Chierego
    © Helen Chieregoover 5 years ago

    Jean, you’ve created a beautiful vintage mood with this pastel. The clothes, jewellery and hairstyle really compliment her pose. Wonderful work!

  • Thanks,Helen, I’m so glad it comes accross vintage!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • sonia
    soniaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful style of clothes, hair, etc, beautiful girl, beautifully painted! So…..basically pretty beautiful all round!

  • Sonia, thanks for the “beautiful” compliments too! ;-)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • mowphoto
    mowphotoover 5 years ago

    Jean, did you paint this one or make a picture and then painting, its so Authentically beautiful as a painting:) wonderful work!

  • Molly this is a painting of my daughter. I am a painter, mostly portraits and figures :-)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Valerie Simms
    Valerie Simmsover 5 years ago

    Your pastel work is amazing! This looks like an oil painting

  • Thanks, Valerie! Do you paint in Pastel also?

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Nikki Collier
    Nikki Collierover 5 years ago

    This is a classic for sure!!! Beautiful Beautiful!!!

  • Jean Hildebrant
    Jean Hildebrantover 5 years ago

    Sweet of you,Nikki! Thanks!

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