This informal action portrait of Stephanie is a quick watercolor sketch, as opposed to detailed watercolor paintings of, for example, In My Opinion or "Haley" in this gallery. With the obscured background and concentration of energy on the subject, it is clear that the focus is on the girl in this watercolor.

This watercolor portrait was painted from a photo supplied by Stephanie's parents. The camera made it possible to freeze the action so that I could look at the photo for reference to paint this portrait as if the child were frozen in that position in my studio. Using the photo as reference for details, I painted the girl's natural expression and facial features in realistic detail and blurred and faded the wind-blown hair into the impressionistic background, back-lighting on the flowing wispy hair. This creates the sensation of movement while still keeping the focus on the face.

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This watercolor portrait sketch features a little girl sitting in the grass. 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


Watercolor portrait sketch

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:

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
You truly captured the personality of the very self-possessed young lady in your watercolor "sketch", Hanne - excellent - L/F!

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
So well capturing the feelings and expressing in a warm style, so pleasing to view;) v f

Debbie Portwood
Harviell, MO - United States
Back to like, pin and tweet Hanne!! Love all these beautiful smiling faces!! :D I followed you on twitter tonight! :D

Sharon Duguay
Kelowna, BC - Canada
A superb portrait & watercolor, she's adorable, love her smile v/f

Ilona Anita Tigges - Goetze
Attendorn, NR - Germany
Gorgeous artwork, Hanne Lore!

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Beautiful work and what a cutie! F/V

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
What a precious work! Love her sweet smile! v.f

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Gorgeous! vf

Sergei Selivanov
Lugansk - Ukraine
Stunning work!

Ken Day
Arlngton, WA - United States
What a very lovely work of art Lore.

Ronald Tseng
Keswick, ON - Canada
Great snap shot of the subject. The looseness in this sketch accentuate the beauty of watercolour.

Judy Arbuckle
Shelton, WA - United States
You captured her spirit so well! Beautiful painting!

Bob Orsillo
Storybrooke, ME - United States
She is lovely - what a charming smile! v/f

Cheryl Cencich
Port Huron, MI - United States

Yousef Hiari
Amman - Jordan
great image

Buy direct from artist studio online or in person and save on original paintings and hand-painted portraits of children playing, girl sitting in the grass, boy wearing a straw hat, children playing on the farm by portrait artist Hanne Lore Koehler. Commission your original Fine Art portrait in watercolor, oil on canvas or acrylic. Buy art reproductions including pictures of children playing as art prints, posters, art cards, canvas prints, metal prints and acrylic prints. When your original portrait is painted, you will be able to purchase prints of the image, such as art cards, and give them to other family members.

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