Portrait of a little girl wearing a pink sun hat.



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Details Of Portrait Painting In Progress

If you are a budding artist interested in my method, below is my PRETTY IN PINK watercolor portrait painting in progress.

child portrait step 1 Step 1:
Because this is a watercolor, I never use white paint. The white that you see in my paintings is always the white of the paper - I don't even own a tube of white watercolor paint- nor black, for that matter. Once the watercolor has been put on the paper, it is basically there to stay. That is why I complete a detailed drawing of the subject before I begin to paint. I begin by painting the skin tones, usually with yellow gambage. I add gentle layers of rose madder and blue, making sure to leave highlighted areas untouched by paint.

Child Portrait painting step 2 Step 2:
I continue to build layers of skin tones, adding to the depth of color. I begin working on the hair. In a watercolor sketch the hair is usually represented by a windswept wash that blows and fades into the background; however, in this case, the detailed painting that the clients requested, demanded that each curl be painted individually, a very painstaking process. As with the skin tones, I must be careful not to lose the white highlights.

Child portrait painting step 3 Step 3:
I continue to develop skin tones, hair details and facial features. I leave eye lashes and eyebrows until I am satisfied with the skin tones. Once the the payne's grey (not black) of the eyelashes is applied, any changes made to the skin tones around the eyes could smudge and muddy the area. I begin to develop the framework for the hat, making sure that the knitted splines follow the contours and textures in the photo. Subtle tones and shades of pink of the hat are developed with many layers of paint.

Child portrait painting step 4 Step 4:
I continue to develop the skin tones and details of the hat and hair, making sure to leave plenty of white highlights where the sun hits the subject. I finish the facial features, the eye lashes, the eye brows, the dark shadows of the nose and mouth. I paint the shirt and leave the dark background for last so that the subject does not blurr.

watercolor portrait of three childen


Original image size: 22" x 30"
Framed to size: 32" x 40"
Original commissioned painting is sold.

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Girl 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 paintings of children playing, 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.



Children Art Prints & Products

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 and more . . .


Portrait Art Prints Of A Young Girl



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:

Gail Butler
Chesterfield, VA - United States
Another marvelous wotk of art!!! You are amazing!

Cathy Lindsey
Conyers, GA - United States
Beautiful! Striking picture! v/f

HH Photography
Bradenton, FL - United States
WoW!!! A beautiful painting of this lovely child....with such fine detail. Your work is amazing. v67/f

ABeautifulSky Photography
Alexander, ME - United States
Wow Hanne, what a Gorgeous portrait--the expression on her face, the fine detail in her hair and the hat--beautiful work! F/V

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Fantastic detail and beauty! vf

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Stunning portrait! Amazing details and a great model! F/V

Heidi Smith
Long Beach, CA - United States
This is probably the most beautiful watercolor portrait I have ever seen, Hanne! This little girl's parents must have been thrilled with this piece created for them. f/v/tw/su/g+

Connie Valasco
Salem, OR - United States
This is stunning I mean stunning and so well done . Her eye are so full of life and the hat looks so real.

Allen n Lehman
Langhorne, PA - United States
A million comments............any sales??............this should sell.!!.........its beautifully expressive.!!................allen

Elizabeth Winter
Omaha, NE - United States
Such a realistic watercolor of a beautiful little girl! v

Susan McNeil
San Antonio, TX - United States
I just love this picture. I wish you would have won first in the contest.

Greta Corens
Peekskill, NY - United States
The astonishing hair alone shines above and should get first place by itself. Congratulations Hanne for this wonderful work. Love to follow you around!

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
Hanne this is such a beautiful portrait, your work is awesome! v/f

Joyce Dickens
Anderson, CA - United States
Each and every one of your paintings leaves me in total awe dear Hanne! This is so incredibly beautiful and the detail which you so expertly incorporate into your artwork is mind boggling - Lucy is so realistic and full of life's sweet energies......what a joy it has been this evening to view your outstanding artworks - thank you!!! Joyce

Tessa Fairey
Houston, TX - United States
Beauttiful little girl and beautifully painted! v/f

Deb Halloran
Sun Lakes, AZ - United States
Hanne, You do such amazing work. What a beautiful portrait and the eyes tell it sweet! v/f

Bonnie Willis
Union City, Tn - United States
Very nice watercolor treatment Hanne. You do beautiful work. V/F

Barbara Henry
Newcastle, WY - United States

Kelly ZumBerge
Shepherd Island, Bo - Panama
So talented-wonderful painting! v/f and watching:)

Melissa Nankervis
Faulconbridge, Ne - Australia
Fabulous portrait Hanne! The eye's are superb and indeed "Pretty in Pink" she is!! V MN

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
You never fail to present beautiful art Hanne, whatever your subject of choice. This is simply darling and so skilful... no surprises there :) VF

Gail Matthews
Orillia, On - Canada
What a precious masterpiece. Congratulations ! Cheers !

Stella Sherman
Biddeford, ME - United States
Amazingly beautiful painting of this little girl, Hanne. I really love your work.

Dianne Lacourciere
Sturgeon Falls, On - Canada
Wonderful painting of this lovely little girl in pink with her lovely blonde hair & blue eyes Hanne!~f/v

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
Such a lovely portrait, Hanne. The sweetness of childhood captured. vf & fb

Kaye Menner
Sydney, Ne - Australia
Such a beautiful and pretty watercolor, Hanne. I love the expression and the blue eyes. V&F

Deborah Benoit
Daytona Beach, FL - United States
Wow, what a gorgeous watercolor!!! f/v

Nadine and Bob Johnston
Cottonwood, Ar - United States
Congratulations, on The Publication of your work in - Artist News - an Internet Weekly...

Attendorn, NR - Germany
Simply gorgeous work, Hanne Lore! f/V

Zsuzsa Balla
Budapest - Hungary
WONDERFUL PORTRAIT. I'm sure, dear Hanne Lore that Lucy beautiful, her photo very good, but YOUR CREATIVE ARTWORK ABOUT HER IS A REAL WONDER!

Tania Baeva
Burgas, Bu - Bulgaria
Simply gorgeous!

David Simons
Rome, PA - United States
Oh my, her eyes are so beautiful, Hanne. v/f

Laura Bentley
Calgary, AB - Canada

Marlene Burns
Tucson, AZ - United States
breathtaking...and what a brilliant use of the curve! vote

Angela Davies
Gettysburg, PA - United States
Such a fantastic watercolor portrait! The parents must have been thrilled with the portrait. The colors are superb, and I especially love the beautiful blue eyes! f/v

Lori Ippolito
Nutley, NJ - United States
this is an outstanding painting! congratulations! v&f

Debbie Portwood
Morehouse, MO - United States
What a sweet face! Love those deep blue eyes and curly hair! Amazing work as always! v/f

Terence Davis
Burnham-on-Crouch, Es - United Kingdom
Hanne. a beautiful portrait with exquisite eyes.

Emily Maynard
Roanoke, VA - United States
Outstanding! This is soooo beautiful! How do you do that with watercolor!!! v/f!

Miguel Rodriguez
Juarez, Ch - Mexico
GOT NO WORDS!.... FANTASTIC! Incredible Work. f/v

Kristin Elmquist
Culleoka, TN - United States
What a beautiful little girl, and what an excellent job you did with this, Hanne. Vote and Fave.

Barbara St Jean
Grand Forks, BC - Canada
Absolutely beautiful, what a sweet little girls with such big blue eyes. Love it!! F/V

Eena Bo
Tokyo, to - Japan

Julie Brugh Riffey
Salem, VA - United States
This is wonderful, Hanne! So much detail in the hat and curls. You are a master. Such talent. I am sure her parents loved it and it will be a family treasure for years to come.v

Cheryl Young
Hawaii Kai, Shingle Springs, CA - United States
Oh Hanne, this is so adorable, you have truly captured her innocence and beauty!!! v/f

Bob Orsillo
Storybrooke, ME - United States
She is adorable! Those blue eyes and all the shades of pink make this such a special painting. Your detail is amazing as always. Wow! V/F/T

Jutta Maria Pusl
Buxheim, Ba - Germany
This portrait is simply fantastic, another masterpiece, Hanne Lore!

Cheryl Cencich
Port Huron, MI - United States
Absolutely precious!! V/f

Celene Terry
Enchanted Oaks, TX - United States
Incredible! I can only dream of painting such a stunning portrait--just love the curls, the eyes, the lips, well everything!

Ronald Tseng
Keswick, ON - Canada
Great watercolor portrait, Hanne. Its incredible how you made the cool blue of the eyes stands out against the different shades of pink. Its masterful how you balance the warm shades of pink with the cool shadows. v/f

Gina Cordova
San Bernardino, CA - United States
This is so beautiful....she looks just like my granddaughter!!!! Beautiful work!!

Barbra Drasby
Greenville, NY - United States
You have captured the innocence of this child. I love the use of texture in the hat. Absolutely beautiful!

Marsha Heiken
Cedar Rapids, Ia - United States
Hanne,This is AMAZING. LOVE IT. Thanks, Hugs, Marsha

Roena King
Tomball, TX - United States
This is so beautiful. The details are wonderful, and yet it still looks like art. Love everything about it. Colors are well chosen.

Carol Wisniewski
Randolph, NJ - United States
Hanne, This is so beautiful, a great painting capturing all the fine details and expressions. v&f Carol

Lianne Schneider
Strykersville, NY - United States
I don't believe I've ever seen such a fine watercolor artist Hanne - you are just so gifted. And this is an enchanting and adorable work - the expression is so full of wonder and innocence. Gorgeous color and detail. Fabulous!! F/V

Theresa Tahara
Kamloops, BC - Canada
Pretty gorgeous, Hanne. So very lovely. f/v ;-)

Randy Rosenberger
Iola, WI - United States
A true water color masterpiece on this beauty, Hanne! If I were to commission a portrait of a member of my family or a dear friend, I would definitely contact you, as this is absolutely stunning, and I bet the commission was adored by the recipients! It is totally a gorgeous piece of art work. Just love it. Your sure got my F/V on this exceptionally exquisite piece of work!

Judy Arbuckle
Shelton, WA - United States
She is fabulous! I bet her parents were delighted beyond words. What a masterpiece!

Cindy Wright
Grants Pass, OR - United States
I'm sure Lucy's parents are thrilled with your work as this is absolutely fabulous! You are one of the most gifted artists I've ever had the pleasure to "meet" here on FAA!!! v/f of course!

Joy DiNardo Bradley DiNardo Designs
Omaha, NE - United States the pink!! What a beautiful painting of this beautiful child!! F/V

Drinka Mercep
Belgrade, Se - Yugoslavia
Fantastic !!!

Madalena Lobao-Tello
Penaflor - Chile
Fabulous colours, treatment and composition!!F/V

Anne Lacy
Chicago, IL - United States
This is so precious! voted

Suzanne Macdonald
Chandler, Ar - United States
Perfect !!!! You captured such detail and beauty....Love this painting!

Julie Brugh Riffey
Salem, VA - United States
This is wonderful, Hanne! So much detail in the hat and curls. You are a master. Such talent. I am sure her parents loved it and it will be a family treasure for years to come. Voted/Fav

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