Family Portrait From Photo

When composing a portrait, I prefer to have the child in his/her favorite environment as opposed to a formal living room setting. When the child is relaxed and happy you can capture a more natural posture and cheerful expression. When I look at the happy faces in this portrait of our grandsons and their girlfriend I always catch myself smiling.

Like most of my children's action paintings, this is a hand-painted portrait from photo. 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 portraits are hand-painted original paintings done by looking at a photograph of the subject as if the subject were sitting in my studio. They are NOT painted over top of a reproduced photograph.

Available Products With Child Portrait

This watercolor painting features three children playing on a bale of hay. When your portrait has been completed, you will be able to purchase art prints for family members, Christmas cards and other products with your image online. For prices, sizes, information about art prints, posters, art cards, canvas prints, acrylic prints, framing, throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, tote bags, phone cases


Painting Of Children Playing playing On A Hay Bale

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:

Jackie Burlingame
Anoka, MN - United States
Wonderful piece! l/f/t

Ann Horn
Livonia, Mi - United States
A wonderful painting of this smiling threesome, Hanne! f/l

Katy Mei
Poole, Do - United Kingdom
Smile can catch! I can't stop smile looking at their happy face. Your painting is so real, feel like I was there smiling with them. Love your work Hanne.

Mary Wolf
Allenton, WI - United States
Amazing portrait, Hanne! You certainly have captured such a natural looking pose and expressions on these three happy children. Your talent with the paint brush is remarkable! L/F

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
This is such a delightful, natural portrait of these children, Hanne! Brilliant composition and execution, as ever, my friend. l/F f g+ t P

Elaine Mikkelstrup
Tiny, ON - Canada
Wonderful family portrait l/f/t/g+

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
What a delight painting! It brings back memories of warm summer days at my uncle's farm! LF G+

Minding My Visions by Adri and Ray
Cedar Rapids, IA - United States
Fantastic work Hanne! This looks like a photo! Beautiful details and colors! L/F/Su/P

John Houseman
Dalton, MA - United States
Oh yes! I'll be following you.

Melly Terpening
Sayre, PA - United States
Stunning watercolor, Hanne! Masterly done! F&L

Kirt Tisdale
Goodyear, AZ - United States
Beautiful series, Hanne! Love it! l/fvtw

Shirley Sirois
Edmonton, AB - Canada
This is the way childhood should be.....wonderfully happy!.........L.

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
Superb painting Hanne!...f/l

GP Images
Pula - Croatia
Simply adorable! Very lovely artwork! l/f

Laurie Search
San Lorenzo, CA - United States
Aww, this is so, so adorable, Hanne!!! I especially love the little girl's sweet smile and pose!! :)))vf

Mitch Shindelbower
South Lake Tahoe, CA - United States
Beautiful work Hanne you got the mood perfectly !! l/f

Bill Caldwell - ABeautifulSky Photography
Phoenix, AZ - United States
Always love the way you capture their faces Hanne--Beautiful work! f/v

Sandi OReilly
Greensboro, NC - United States
Hanne, your work is fabulous and you captured this moment with such beautiful detail and color, beautifully done, F/L

Brenda Bostic
Surveyor, WV - United States
Hanne, I can almost hear them laughing! Excellent work! fv

Darrell MacIver
Vancouver, BC - Canada
This is a lovely portrait of these three youngsters.

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
This triple portrait is wonderfully painted, Hanne! You can really tell they are siblings, beautiful lighting around the faces and amazing detail in the straw - L/F!

Nancy Pauling
Oamaru, No - New Zealand
They all look to be really enjoying the day in this very happy painting. I love how you really capture their characters in your paintings. L/F.

Zornitsa Tsvetkova
Sofia - Bulgaria
So beautiful ! Wonderful work,dear Hanne ! L/F

Nava Thompson
Backroads, US - United States
A special capture of children and their playfulness-- :) Already a fave--took vote 23

Debbie Portwood
Harviell, MO - United States
Back to pin this fantastic happy image Hanne!! Amazing work!!! :D

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
A beauty of a work capturing the personality of each with great expression, well done;)

Randy Sprout
Los Angeles, CA - United States
Wonderful freshness!

Dubai, DE - United Arab Emirates
They are like three angels...fabulous art work and full of beauty. Vote 18

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Another beautiful work that perfectly captures a special time in a youth's life! F/V

Jan Dappen
Ellijay, GA - United States
awesome painting of these children, f/v

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Outstanding work.....such joyful expressions! vf

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
Fantastic work Hanne! Im like you, I would rather take pics outside and preferably when they don't realize I am taking it! But my youngest grandaughter love to pose an make all kinds of faces! :D The is just so wonderful and I know it brings you happy memories! :D v.f

Deb Halloran
Sun Lakes, AZ - United States
Hanne, I love this painting...the sound of children's laughter is the best:) Excellent colors and detail your talent is amazing. Well done! v/f

Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States
Voted in Happiness contest! :)

Serran Dalmak
Istanbul, Si - Turkey
great art work.. 9th vote and FB ..

Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States
What is more fun than hearing children playing and laughing---you captured that---fave and voted!

Yogendra Sethi
San Francisco - United States
Truly a delight to watch!!

Annmarie Vierick
Richboro, PA - United States
Just amazing! Congratulations on your win

Joyce Ann Burton-Sousa
Asheville, NC - United States
Your work is so exceptional. I really am in awe of your talent. Wonderful.

Peggy Selander
White Bear Lake, MN - United States
Very nicely done. A wonderful snapshot view of the life of a child. I like your work a lot! Peg Selander :)

Kathy Dolan
Sarasota, Fl - United States
Absolutely the most well done watercolour portrait that i have ever viewed!

Wilfrid Barbier
St-Eustache, QC - Canada
Wonderful ! I like very much this one.

Lynn Bauer
Simi Valley, CA - United States
So cute!! F&V

Sergei Selivanov
Lugansk - Ukraine
Stunning work!

Diana Gunning
Glendale, AZ - United States
This is wonderful! Just love it to bits! V/F

Susan Lee Clark
San Miguel, CA - United States
Gorgeous group portrait!!!!! V F fbL

Sarah Kovin Snyder
Washington, DC - United States
Love it!

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