I was commissioned to paint this watercolor portrait of a magnificent home in Guelph, Ontario as a Christmas gift from the homeowners' generous sister who lives in England - a thoughtful gift to be treasured. She sent me about 10 photos of the home that were taken from different perspectives in summer and in winter; however, she requested a detailed autumn watercolor painting because the colors would suit the decor of the home.
I used one of the winter photos as reference for the perspective of the home. It seemed to reveal the best view and included the front door, side windows, roof line and a good view of the landscaping. I used the summer photos as reference to determine where and what kind of foliage, perennials, shrubbery were in the garden. Then I transformed the green summer foliage into an autumn scene. The deep blue autumn sky is a good contrast to the golden ornamental grasses with white seed heads and yellow leaves of the birch tree. I created drama with sunlight, shadows and color contrasts. I painted as much detail in the home as I could for the size of painting without losing the watercolor look.
Goodness, how extraordinary! The painting is more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for, thank you.
The detail on the house and landscaping is stunning and I love what you have done with the autumnal
colours and lighting, so warm and beautiful. My sister will be absolutely speechless, that is, before
the tears start to flow! ...
I gave the gift to my sister and her husband on Christmas morning and she was completely surprised and overwhelmed by the gift. Needless to say, she loves it and it will take pride of place in their home...Heather
I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you so very much for the incredible work of art you created on my sisters behalf for us! I was speechless. It is truly incredible and captures every detail of our home. It will hang with great pride in our home. I am so grateful that you and my sister Heather connected for such a special project. She is my "everything" and I will cherish this gift from her always...Carol
Hanne Lore Koehler:
To all the outstanding contemporary artists below who took the time to visit my website and comment on my work, I am deeply touched by your generous comments and warm welcome into the international community of artists hosted by Fine Art America! Your overwhelming support and selfless promotion are heart-warming. I am honored to get to know you through your art.
Comments by other artists:
Stunning work Hanne! Love your watercolors. The colors in this piece are amazing! v/f
lovely watercolor, super detail and contrast, great tones and contrast Hanne.
Stunning artwork. So much detailing. Masterful color rendering and viewpoint. Class apart. L/F
Beautiful composition and lovely colors. L/F/P
Wonderful artwork l f
Your work is one of the Best here on FAA and no one can match you!!
Stunning creation and great POV, Hanne, lovely detail F/L
Truly wonderful work Hanne! L/F
The dedication and work put into this piece is extraordinary, Hanne! You're masterful! Like and faved!!
Love the upward POV and magickal color work. l/f
Wonderful architectural tour de force of watercolor painting and creative use of your source material to please your client, Hanne - L/F!
Magical, mystical, beautiful! F / L
Congrats on your Elvis Pick of the Week Hanne, superb details, love it. L
Congrats on your Elvis Pick of the Week! Amazing details on this wonderful painting! L&F
Congrats on your Elvis Pick of the Week feature in WFS Hanne ,superb details Love it L/F/Twt
Congratulations on your Feature on our homepage! L and F by your administrator of the group as well.
Re-visit Hanne, Congratulations on your ELVIS Pick of the Week Feature in WFS!...L/T
Congratulations Hanne on your feature as HIGHLIGHT ARTISTS FOR THE WEEK in the WFS group, lovely image.
Congratulations on being chosen for the big Feature, Elvis Pick of the Week, Your artwork was chosen to be FEATURED in this HOT spot on our homepage for this week. A truly lovely piece of artwork for all the world to view and enjoy. Thanks much for sharing! Randy “Elvis” Rosenberger Administrator of the Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery group
Congratulation, you r work is featured on the homepage of "Created by My Hands"!
Wonderful work Hanne... wishing you the best in '17! LF
Oh, the lucky owner to have such a beautiful remembrance of their most treasured home. Amazing work Hanne!
Love it Looks likes Niagara on the Lake. What detail!!
Excellent work !
Wow! Stunning and outstanding work! Awesome! v/f!
Dora Sofia Caputo Photographic Art and Design
Stunning painting of a magnificent home, Hanne! Your artwork is simply outstanding!
Your talent is amazing Hanne, I wish I had a thimble of it! Beautiful commissioned house portrait my friend!...F/L/T/G+
Beautiful watercolor with great detail and composition.
Beautiful piece of work hanne!!!
This is so beautiful ! Gorgeous work,dear Hanne ! L/F
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