STRAIGHT FROM MY HEART
Painting Of Little Girl Mailing Letter
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The above image has been revised from the original to blank out the house numbers on the mailbox for customers who wish to order prints with their own name or numbers.
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PAINTING OF GIRL MAILING A LETTER
The original watercolor painting (bottom image) was commissioned by a gentleman from Florida. Initially he wished to purchase my original painting of two little girls at a country mailbox called GRANDMA'S LETTER (also shown in this gallery); however, the painting had been sold. When he told me about his granddaughter who grew up fascinated by their mailbox, I offered to paint her at their own mailbox. He sent me some photos of her in ponytails holding a favorite stuffed animal at about age 10 and some photos of their mailbox. I painted her quite a bit younger, changed the perspective of the mailbox from top-side view to front-side-bottom view, and created the dramatic back-lighting of this scene entirely from my imagination.
The setting in this watercolor painting is based on the photos of the beautifully landscaped Florida street lined with wonderful Victorian mailboxes that I used as reference for my painting; however, I wanted to keep the focus on little Brittany with her stuffed animal and on the classic Victorian mailbox containing the letter for Nanna with a red heart. In my opinion, painting a detailed landscape would detract from the main subject. Keeping the background impressionistic with the organic feeling of foliage and trees keeps the eyes focussed on the subject and background in peripheral vision. I'm afraid that, with emerging new technology, this mailbox painting may be a bit nostalgic and soon these familiar structures that house our mail will no longer exist. They purchased the painting as a gift for their granddaughter who is graduating from university this year.
LITTLE GIRL AT MAILBOX
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PAINTING OF A LITTLE GIRL AT A VICTORIAN MAILBOX
Original image size: 22" x 15"
Framed to size: 30" x 24"
Original Painting Was Commissioned.
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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:
Orillia, On - Canada
Hanne, another of your Magically detailed works of Art ! You always bring out wonderful memories ! Congratulations on your Feature in WFS ! /v
Jeannie Rhode Photography
Allentown, PA - United States
Hanne, Congratulations on your Featured Image in WFS ! Beautiful painting with very nice colors. V
Halifax, NS - Canada
Congratulations on this marvellous painting being FEATURED on BEST REPRESENTATIONAL OIL ACRYLIC WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS OF FAA! and of course my Vote group administrator, John Malone
Mena, AR - United States
Very beautiful and sweet artwork! LF
Sussex, WI - United States
Such a delight to view and with so much detail! I enjoy the way you worked the stuffed animal;) A beauty of a work!! v/f
Miami, FL - United States
Wonderful and heartwarming!
Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States
Hanne----Congratulations on all your WFS features----I love all of your work---as you already know. This is a new fave---too soon to take another vote!
Chicago, IL - United States
What a delightful image Hanne! She is so sweet..and eagerly waiting that special letter!!. Love this :). v/f/t/g/pinned/su!
Monee, IL - United States
Hanne, Congratulations on your WFS Homepage Features for your Delightful artworks! Each one touches me in a very special way. (Coincidently, I own this same style mailbox.) This one reminds me of all the letters members have been mailing Randy. Thank you for your kind expressions posted in the WFS Thanks thread. L/V&F
Prescott, MI - United States
My favorite, beautifully done.
Monroe, CT - United States
Excellent work & so adorable, F&L twt
Valley Springs, CA - United States
Love this. Joni
Sunrise, FL - United States
Hanne, Brilliant Watercolor Work. I just love your style! like.add
Stuart, FL - United States
Hanne, an evocative concept and masterful execution ! .........Fave +L
Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States
Hanne---I love this 'story'---all the details make it extra special--the rabbit holding on--as if fearing a fall--the heart on the card---detail on the summer dress--and all the beautiful colors. :) lvf
North Windham, CT - United States
Oh I love this painting and your work, Hanne!! F/V
Latha Gokuldas Panicker
Dubai, D - United Arab Emirates
What an outstanding work of art,Hanne !!!! Love the feel of a rainy morning in this fabulous painting !!! (F/L)
Easton, Ma - United States
Hanne, I am always delighted when I look into your galleries .... I loved finding this splendid creation. What a super gift this will make! F&L
R B, CA - United States
Fabulous work Hanne !!!
Tucumcari, NM - United States
Lovely, heartwarming work!
Strykersville, NY - United States
That's what I called my beloved Grandmother too - and I wrote her often as a child (with an occasional nudge from Mom). This is such a touching and beautiful evocative image Hanne. Gorgeous work. F/L T G P FB
James Bo Insogna 3 Days Ago
Longmont, CO - United States
Outstanding work! Love it! L.V
Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom
Very charming subject well caught. The bunny is so funny as well! I'm sure the granddaughter will be delighted with this painting to cherish for the rest of her life! L
Oamaru, No - New Zealand
His granddaughter will be thrilled with this fabulous painting. I love how the little toy is holding fast to her leg. Outstanding work.
Hicksville, NY - United States
What a precious moment. Beautiful painting Hanne! F&L.
Olkusz - Poland
Very beautiful Hanne! Like the description! L/F
Castrop-Rauxel, NR - Germany
A gorgerous painting and a wonderful description Hanne. Love the expression of this great work (F/L/T/Su/g+)
Pueblo, CO - United States
For a child especially, that sense of anticipation when opening the mailbox is always a special feeling. You've captured it beautifully here. v/f
Sun Lakes, AZ - United States
Hanne, This is so precious and I am sure the gentleman who commissioned this will be very pleased with this masterpiece. Beautiful work of art, my friend. Nicely done. v/f
Grayland, WA - United States
Such a sweet and beautiful painting. They will be so delighted to have this masterpiece. L/f
Grand Junction, CO - United States
This is a gorgeous watercolor. Such rich and vibrant colors on this adorable subject.
Wesley, ME - United States
What a treasure you have created Hanne, truly wonderful artwork! L/F
Maine - United States
Hanne this is completely enchanting! I can imagine the delight when the client and his granddaughter saw this. This is something that will passed down and enjoyed for generations to come! Wicked awesome painting! l/f/t/su/g/p
Mali Vrtop, Se - Yugoslavia
What a beautiful summerly painting and a lovely story to go with it too. The girl will treasure this gift all her life. L+F+Fb
Music of the Heart
Bellingham, WA - United States
Wow.. I read your thought and description Hanne and it really touch my heart that you made this university girl so young and so sweet. She is going to adore it all her life!!! Yes the light and the kind of background that you have used is absolutely stunning. I love love love this painting!!!LF
Carol Allen Anfinsen
Fort Myers, FL - United States
Pretty and precious! Well done!
Sioux City, IA - United States
Wow it so beautiful and sweet work Hanne!! L/F
Marietta, GA - United States
Fantastic image! Love how the stuffed rabbit is holding on.
Nagpur, Ma - India
Fantastic artwork-Beautiful color combination, very nice work on little girl and bunny. Love the work of little girl dress frills...................L/F
West Vancouver, BC - Canada
Love this ! .. a sweet sensation ; the light here is fabulous , too ;)))
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Awesome story telling scene! Very natural pose too! f/v
Utrecht - Netherlands
Hanne this is so so beautiful! The lighting, the colors, the details you've painted it so perfectly. Exquisite work Hanne! fl
Goodyear, AZ - United States
Incredible work, Hanne!
Culleoka, TN - United States
Love this, Hanne. What a heartwarming painting. :)
Climax, Ga - United States
Beautiful Painting and a sweet story also, I know the granddaughter will be in awe!! Great artwork, Hanne!! L/F
Port Huron, MI - United States
Paradise, CA - United States
It is so delightful to discover a recent addition to your gallery, Hanne! The darling child posting a letter to her nana is lit so charmingly. Cute addition of one of your bunny characters as her toy - L/F!
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