Family Portrait From Photo

At the request of the girl in the pink dress when she was in her eighties, I painted this watercolor of two sisters from a black-and-white photograph that was taken in the early 1900's of the girls standing on the sidewalk in front of their home on their first day of school. Armed with a lunch pail and an apple for the teacher, these two sweet little girls were dressed in their best clothes.

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This nostalgic watercolor painting features two little girls on their first day of school. 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


First Day Of School Painting And Art Prints

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:

Maria Hunt
Indio, CA - United States
What a gift you gave her, Hanne. How wonderfully done. Voted in the "When we were Young contest. Bless you for this gift to "the Girl in Pink".. F/L V

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Wonderful painting and models! f/v

Lisa Knechtel
Burnaby, BC - Canada
This is so touching and nostalgic. Lovely feel to it. L

Norm Starks
Beloit, WI - United States
Excellent, Hanne! Wonderful production! L/f

Belinda Low
Singapore, SG - Singapore
Hanne - Had to come back and see this! I am in the midst of painting now. Will share hopefully soon....Trying to put in the colors as the reference is from a b/w photo. Refaved and revoted!

Mark Ashkenazi
Brooklyn, ny - United States
fantastic art, v

Linda Phelps
Austin, TX - United States
V, Darling prainting of these little girls! The one in the blue dress looks like a picture of my Mom when she was little. I like the dappled sunlight on the sidewalk and the victorian looking house in the background. My Mother rode to school of a school bus that was a house drawn wagon. In the winter (Iowa) they sat on each others feet!

Belinda Low
Singapore, SG - Singapore
Hanne! your works are so awesome! I especially loved the ones w the children. And this one reminded me of my sister and I when we were young. I wanted to paint a new one featuring us both wearing the same dresses! Thank you for sharing your great gift! f/v

Lainie Wrightson
Easton, Ma - United States
Hanne, you are amazing in your talent! I love this sweet memory! F&L

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
A beauty of a work Hanne, well done;) v/f

Madeline Ellis
New York, NY - United States
Hanne, she must have loved this watercolor that capture her youth. vote

Mark Ashkenazi
Brooklyn, ny - United States
fantastic art work , v

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Lovely!! vf

Randy Rosenberger
Iola, WI - United States
Another masterpiece by {Hanne)! Just outstanding as this is a true treasure trove of beauty! fave and vote

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
This is so beautiful, Hanne, and so riveting that it makes me want to learn more about the girls' stories. Your technique is flawless. vf

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
Oh Hanne, what a delight that must have been for her and how wonderful that you could do that for her. VF

Debbie Portwood
Morehouse, MO - United States
Aww! What a great story for this nostalgic work!! Such a sweet beautiful scene! I really love the way you created the shadows on the sidewalk. Wonderful work as always!! v/f

Arlene Crafton
Monrovia, MD - United States
I absolutely love this -- this is just precious!

Sorin Apostolescu
Azuga, PH - Romania
A beautiful painting !!!

Celene Terry
Enchanted Oaks, TX - United States
What a treasure! I love painting from old photographs.

Peggy King
Petrolia, On - Canada
Beautiful indeed, Hanne!! How special for her.

Marsha Elliott
Covington, Oh - United States
How adorable and so very special. Kids dressed pretty classy for school back then!!!

Salim Ahmad Gorwal
New Delhi, De - India
very very beautiful rock ...great job hane

Irina Sztukowski
Martinez, CA - United States
Ah, what a precious portrait! Thank you Hanne, Irina

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