Sincere thanks to Carmen Kuntz for her wonderful article about me and my kayaking paintings
in PADDLING magazine September 2015 issue. I am honored!

whitewater kayaking painting by sports artist Hanne Lore Koehler

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Hanne Lore Koehler:

"Most of my sports paintings could have the same title: ANTICIPATION. They depict that moment when you hold your breath and wonder if the athlete will "make it". 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 delight I feel when I have captured an athlete in the excitement of the moment, in anticipation of the next jump, wave or whirlpool. Every athlete, professional or amateur, can identify with the adrenaline rush felt in that instant portrayed in my painting. This work for me is revitalizing, refreshing, uninhibited."

When composing a sports action painting, I usually paint my subjects in detailed realism, concentrating on a focal point, an area of the painting to which I want to draw attention. Contorted faces straining to keep a canoe on course through white water rapids, beads of water sliding down the sides of a colorful kayak as it emerges from a swirling eddy, muscles tensed on the mountain biker, the thoroughbred race horse, the wind surfer soaring high above a monster wave - it is the capture of this action that fascinates me.

In contrast to this detail, my backgrounds are impressionistic. A spray of water as a wave smashes against a boulder distorts details of the background in actuality; so, why not paint it that way? In reality, the eye tries to focus on the action of the subject and details of the background do not register on the brain. Details disappear into peripheral vision. It is this contrast in styles - the realism against the impressionism - that creates the tension, the excitement, the movement in my painting."

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

skiing, skating and winter sports art prints and paintings
WINTER SPORTS ART ........ Gallery 2

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

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

Summer action sports includes original paintings, summer sports art prints, sports art posters, sports collectibles, sports art cards, canvas prints and murals. Choose from summer kayaking painting, kayaking art, kayaking art prints, kayaking art posters, kayaking prints, kayak art prints, white water canoeing art, white water canoe prints, wind surfing prints, surfing action prints, surfing art prints, Tour de France cycling poster, Tour de France art prints. Buy direct from artist at artist studio gallery, summer Olympic sports painting, synchronized swimming painting, synchro-swim prints, synchronized swimming art, diving prints, scuba diving art prints, surfing art prints, water sports art prints, white water rafting prints, mountain biking art prints, white water canoeing art prints, summer sports art prints. Purchase gallery direct buy, thoroughbred horse racing art, equine art, horse racing art print, horse racing painting, horse racing poster, Triple Crown prints, Kentucky Derby art prints, Preakness Stakes painting, Belmont Stakes art prints, Queen's Plate prints, Prince of Wales Stakes images, Breeders' Stakes art print and more.

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