Baby Portrait From Photo

A detailed subject with a dramatic contrast in hues along with an indiscernable, implied background puts the focus on the subject (not the floral couch background). To paint the details of the couch would not only date the painting but would certainly detract from the baby's portrait. Movement is implied in this portrait where some details of the subject fade into the background (i.e. the hair and the dog's ear on the left).

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 mechanically reproduced photograph.

Available Products With Happy Baby Image

This watercolor painting commission features a happy baby with a stuffed dog plush toy.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


Portrait Of A Happy Baby With Plush Toy

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:

Lee Nixon
Orange, VA - United States
Your work brings a smile....very positive!

Maya Bukhina
Ashkelon - Israel
Absolutely gorgeous portrait !!!

Shirley Sirois
Edmonton, AB - Canada
This is a wonderful portrait!........L.

Carol Allen Anfinsen
Fort Myers, FL - United States
Such fun! What a beauty. Wonderful portrait.

Amy Vangsgard
Los Angeles, CA - United States
The expression and colors are perfect! L/F

Dagmar Helbig
St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria
Hanne, das am Morgen zu finden erhellt jeden grauverhangenen Winterhimmel, das Lachen steckt an - weil Du es wieder in so einer meisterhaften Manier gemalt hast, Dagmar (LF)

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju
Rishikesh, Ut - India
Great expression and lovely action too!!!!!!! L/F

Janet Gupta
Hong Kong, ne - Hong Kong
Precious! So beautiful painting Hanne! L/F/T/P

Debby Pueschel
Visalia, CA - United States
Pure Joy! V

Lenore Senior
Pueblo, CO - United States
How delightful! Can't imagine not smiling at this!! v/f

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
Wonderful work, that smile is just great!

Debbie Portwood
Harviell, MO - United States
This is such a sweet happy work Hanne!! I just love that cute giggly face! :D f/l/p!! :D

Nora Shepley
Ashkelon, is - Israel

Laur Iduc
Bacau, Ro - Romania
Wow, this is so very beautiful Hanne!!! Like/fv

Brian Tarr
Southport, Me - United Kingdom
What a great portrait, you have captured innocent happiness perfectly.

Carlin Blahnik
Volente, TX - United States
This is a very happy painting! You captured the feel of this laughing child beautifully. Great colors and textures, the face is almost photo realistic. Wonderful watercolor! L/F

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
Delightful portrait, Hanne! Yes, just have to smile..... must have been a joy to paint! Exquisite! L/F f G+

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
You have given so much life to this delightful portrait of a happy child, Hanne! L/F!

Ginny Barklow
Sequim, WA - United States
Wonderful portrait!! I can hear him laughing!! What a joyful image!! Excellent job!! V L F

Elizabeth Winter
Omaha, NE - United States
What a wonderful moment! Made me smile! v

Sue Smith
Sandy, UT - United States
I love your title on this image, Hanne! From his expression, I can hear him laughing just as if he was being tickled! A very wonderful painting!!! v/f/t/g+

Leone Lund
Gray Creek, BC - Canada
such gorgeous work - I can feel the joy coming through! v/f

Anne Lacy
Chicago, IL - United States
So sweet Hanne!! What a happy little boy this child must be...your painting of him is just delightful!!! v/f/t/su :)

Sweet Moments Photography
Toronto, ON - Canada
Very sweet, v :)

Kume Bryant
Tucson, AZ - United States
Very beautiful painting Hanne! vf

Angela Stanton
Anaheim, CA - United States
I guess I am into terrific kids in watercolor. I just love this one. L/F/g+/Tweet

Donika Nikova
Sofia, So - Bulgaria
So sweet, so cute! So lovely and colorful, full of joy and happiness! I love it! v/f/shared

Lianne Schneider
Strykersville, NY - United States
How adorable Hanne - you just have such a way with children's expressions. Amazing work...superb details and color. F/V

Dubai, DE - United Arab Emirates
Superb painting, marvelous smile over his face, great details and wonderful colors. Liked

ABeautifulSky Photography
Alexander, ME - United States
Love the way you capture these expressions Hanne! Once again you put a big smile on my face! :) f/v

Dagmar Helbig
St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria
Hanne Lore, this smile is going round the world - will take its place on every viewer. Thank you for sharing!! LF - Dagmar

Alfred Motzer
Furth, Ba - Germany
Wonderfully joyful and charming painting, Hanne,..chapeau..!!! v/f

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju
Rishikesh, Ut - India
Wonderful expression and beautiful coloring.Congratulation on sale of Original.

Cheryl Young
SHINGLE SPRINGS & Hawaii Kai, Ca - United States
V18 , so cute!!

Karol Livote
Monroe, CT - United States
So adorable, Hanne F&V

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
Such a delightful image Hanne! You captured the expressions perfectly!...f/t/v

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Wonderful work and capture of a priceless moment in ones life! F/V

Zulfiya Stromberg
Nalcrest, FL - United States
Beautiful, excellent work! v

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Awesome capture and colors! vf

Lisa Knechtel
Burnaby, BC - Canada
I can imagine how thrilled these parents must have been to receive this magnificent portrait. You captured so much joy here. Wonderful use of colour. v

Catalina Lira
Palma De Mallorca - Spain
Hanne, great artwork! It adds gladness to everybody! F/V!

Tessa Fairey
Houston, TX - United States
Precious painting Hanna! v/f

Mercilla Camacho
Sacramento, CA - United States
How fun it this. Wonderful.

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
Awwwww! This is so wonderful!! Fantastic work! v.f

Rosanne Jordan
Wheaton, IL - United States
Adorable and fun! Makes you smile! vtd

Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States
Hanne--you have such a special gift of being able to capture the softness and yet the playful energy of children---magical! fave/voted

Randy Rosenberger
Iola, WI - United States
It is truly my pleasure and honor to FEATURE this fine piece of beautiful artwork, on your behalf, to all viewers of our HOMEPAGE FEATURED ARTWORK section, as it is a wonderful example of what great artwork is. I am so proud to have you as a member of our family of friends and fine artists here in the WFS group, as your work is an inspiration to all who set their eyes upon the beauty of this work! Thanks much for sharing. FAVE and VOTE

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
A beautiful moment captured. Fabulous work, Hanne.

Glenda Barrett
Hiawassee, Ga - United States
Hanne, This is adorable! I enjoy your work!

Fania Simon
Greenacres, FL - United States
I love your work - great talent!

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