Order original paintings in watercolor, oil on canvas or custom hand-painted acrylic wall murals. With art prints, posters, art cards, acrylic prints and canvas prints available in many sizes framed or unframed, you can decorate your child's bedroom, playroom, cottage, cabin, ski chalet, sports bar, sports facility, sports injuries clinic or commercial sports center with this unique artwork at a price to suit every budget. Add a celebrity sports action portrait art print to your sports collectibles.

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Hanne Lore Koehler:

"My love for action and fascination with capturing a flash of movement in this motionless art form should be evident in my sports paintings. Only the experience itself can compare with the thrill I feel when I have captured an athlete in the excitement of the moment, a skier in anticipation of the next mogul, heli or gate, a figure skater in the midst of performing the best quad ever, a snow boarder out-maneuvering three formidable opponents in a snowboard cross race. Every athlete, professional or amateur, can identify with the adrenaline rush felt in that instant portrayed in my painting. This work for me is exhilarating, unrestricted, satisfying."

When composing an action painting or portrait, I usually use a number of different photos as reference, combining elements that I like from each to create the composition that I'm looking for - the action from one photo, the facial expression from another, the lighting effect from a third, etc. Using today's technology makes planning a layout of a composition fun. I try different arrangements and combinations until I reach a desired effect and I catch myself smiling.

After sketching a detailed drawing in pencil of the subject on my watercolor canvas so that I know what areas of the composition to leave white (since, true to traditional watercolor techniques, I never use white paint), I begin by painting the subject, usually in quite a bit of detail in some areas. To portray movement or speed, I let some of the paint pigment run into a wet background in the opposite direction of the action in a sort of controled abandon. Finally, I paint an impressionistic background by splashing colors and water onto the wet paper canvas to add life and excitement to the piece.

Just as life and technology have evolved over the past century, contemporary action art has also evolved, reflecting today's lifestyle and using today's technology. In my opinion, the artist with vision is the one who uses modern technology to his advantage. Even a traditional painter like me can take advantage of modern technology. Digital cameras make it feasible to take hundreds of photos of the same action and computer software can aid in combining different elements from different photos to create a layout of a composition to the artist's satisfaction. It is no longer necessary for artists to expect their subjects to pose for long, exhausting periods of time. With the aid of modern technology, today's artist can paint action-packed detailed images looking at a computer layout of photo combinations to produce contemporary realistic and action-packed paintings."

To be clear, I only use photographs as reference material for my original paintings, often producing detailed pencil drawings on the canvas before I paint. My snowboarding and skiing action paintings and action figure skating portraits are hand-painted original paintings done by looking at a photograph of the subject as if the subject were posing frozen in time in my studio. They are NOT painted over top of a mechanically reproduced photograph."

Hanne Lore Koehler

Written and painted by , owner of Koehler Art Studio Gallery. An artist who has painted many watercolor, acrylic, oil paintings and murals of landscapes, portraits, still life, architectural and sports art, she is also an author and illustrator of children's books. You can find her on Google, follow her on Facebook and also on Twitter.

See also:

baseball, football, hockey team sports art prints and paintings
TEAM SPORTS ART ........ Gallery 1

kayaking, canoeing and summer sports art prints and paintings
SUMMER SPORTS ART ........ Gallery 3

art with children playing and sports pictures for kids
KIDS SPORTS ART ........ Gallery 4

sports wall murals
SPORTS WALL MURALS ........ Gallery 20

The winter sports art in this art studio gallery features hand-painted original watercolor, oil on canvas or acrylic paintings by contemporary sports artist, Hanne Lore Koehler. The winter action sports art includes original paintings, winter sports art prints, sports art posters, sports collectibles, sports art cards, canvas prints and murals. Choose from winter Olympic sports art, Olympic downhill skiing prints, Alpine skiing paintings, fine art winter sports paintings, snowboard cross art prints, figure skating art prints, cross-country skiing paintings, freestyle skiing prints, aerial skiing prints, mogul skiing art prints, ski jumping art prints, ski action paintings, sports celebrity portraits, sports star portraits, action paintings, skiing prints, ice climbing prints, Super-G racing art prints, ice skating prints, Alpine skiing prints, kids skiing paintings, downhill skiing paintings, cross-country skiing prints, sports art for kids, action sports art, extreme sports art prints, extreme skiing art posters, sport prints, sports celebrity prints, ski art prints, skating painting, figure skating art prints, ski jumping images, snowboarding paintings, telemark skiing painting, figure skating prints, snowboard cross art prints, and ice climbing paintings and more.

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