Family Portrait From Photo

It can be uncomfortable for children to pose for a portrait. The painting usually turns out to look unnatural and contrived. Try to capture them engaged in a favorite sport or pasttime. Informal action portraits of children playing in their own natural environment make pleasing compositions.

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.

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This watercolor painting features a girl riding a bike. 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


Child Portrait 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:

David Godbolt
Hockley, Es - United Kingdom
Superb watercolour painting Hanne, the shear joy on her face that you have beautifully captured brings back those memories of childhood....oh to be young again! :) Love it!.....l/f

Vali Irina Ciobanu
Bucharest, Bu - Romania
Wonderful watercolor, Hanne!! Gorgeous! LF

Lynda Lehmann
Fountain Hills, AZ - United States
Beautiful in every way, Hanne, truly masterful and joyous at the same time. FL!

Dennis Baswell
Kennesaw, GA - United States
Exuberant joy and life captured in the wonderful portrait.

Dominique Fortier
Quebec, Qc - Canada
This is "wunderbar", Hanne Lore! You are a "virtuose", simply! l/f

Marvin Spates
Tampa, FL - United States
This is one of those speechless moments for me!!! So beautifully done!!! L/F

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
The movement in this beautifully done painting of a happy young bicyclist really enhances the subject, Hanne! Your depiction of the girl's hair is superb - L/F!

Ali Mohamad
Kuching, sa - Malaysia it.

Asha Sudhaker Shenoy
Bangalore, Ka - India
Stunning! Awesome!

Sandi OReilly
Greensboro, NC - United States
This stunning work, Hanne, you captured the joy and movement beautifully, F/L

Anne Lacy
Chicago, IL - United States
Such a wonderful painting Hanne! Her expression is so delightful and I do remember those wonderful carefree days...This work brings a smile to my face!! l/f/t/g/su/pinned

Zulfiya Stromberg
Nalcrest, FL - United States
Outstanding painting, Hanne! L

Carlin Blahnik
Volente, TX - United States
Beautiful painting. Wonderful capture of expression of happiness! LOVE IT! L/F

Karen Stephenson
Jacksonville, FL - United States
Love the spirit of this one!

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
Stunning! Marvellous capture of light and energy! F

Hazel Holland
Coeur D Alene, ID - United States
Love the movement and action in this beautiful painting, Hanne! L/F

Shirley Sirois
Edmonton, AB - Canada
Beautiful painting....I'm enjoying the ride!....v.

Linda Phelps
Austin, TX - United States
V Beautifully painted. Love the simplicity of the portrait of the girl riding her bike. Nice color palette. ouststanding work on her face. It reminds me of my childhood.

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
Incredible details Hanne, your work is amazing!...t/g+/v

Dubai, DE - United Arab Emirates
What could be more beautiful and innocent! Simply marvelous and outstanding painting. Vote 35

Sharon Duguay
Kelowna, BC - Canada
Wow this is perfection Hanne...the details ,light & shadows are fantastic... love her joyful expression L/F

Heidi Smith
Long Beach, CA - United States
Beautiful work, dear Hanne! I love how you account for every detail! Magnificent! f/v/tweet/su/g+

Catalina Lira
Palma De Mallorca - Spain
Hanne, stunning work! F/V!

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Beautiful capture of a special time in one's life! Great model and expression on her face! F/V

Mihyoun Lee
Gary, IN - United States lovely...!! V/F/T

Shari Nees
Milford, VA - United States
Beautifully done!

Clotilde Espinosa
Providence Village, TX - United States
One more beautifully done and lovely painting Hanne...and such a happy expression on her cute face..Love it!! F/V.

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Such a beautiful work of art! The topic, her expression and all those gorgeous details! vf

Lisa Knechtel
Burnaby, BC - Canada
Love the abandon on her face! This is so special. Love how you created this undefined natural world behind her. WOW. The detail you can achieve is stunning! The spokes and gears, her HAIR. I am in awe of your talent. v/f

Debra and Dave Vanderlaan
Lake Worth, FL - United States
This painting just oozes joy Lori! It sure brings a smile to our faces too. We Voted! Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

Kathy Stiber
Saint George, UT - United States
This is so wonderful Hanne! The expression and the movement you pulled off beautifully~!

Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States
Hello--Hanne! It has been too long since I have dropped by--and I am missing the fun of pieces like this. My second visit--and it took another vote. :)

V/F This one has the joy of life Great!

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
Yes, it is so amazing, and when I see a Zinnia, I always remember an instance of a neighbor lady and her flower garden. To me it was a magical fairytale land, She let me pick Zinnias and I have loved them every since then. I often wonder is the many children who have been around me will carry any special memory.

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
I love this one as well! Everytime I smell the the grass being mowed it brings back memories of this very thing! v.f

Randy Rosenberger
Iola, WI - United States
What's more to say, Hanne, other than this is another masterpiece of pure beauty if I have ever seen it! Your talent and skills are beyond recognition by the average Joe, but to an artist, you works are totally resplendent! Love this beauty! fave and vote

Nava Jo Thompson
Bentonville, AR - United States I really like what Sharon said---and agree---you show children respect for who they are--and they deserve that. Thank you! f/v

Sharon Cummings
Tampa, FL - United States
You really "capture" children...not many can do them justice...yours are amazing! v/f

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
I love your paintings of children at play... you capture their enthusiasm and joy so well. vf

Phyllis Kaltenbach
Reno, NV - United States
WOW! Such a lovely painting and a beautiful girl! V/F

Barbara St Jean
Grand Forks, BC - Canada
Beautiful, excellent work!! F/V

Sorin Apostolescu
Azuga, PH - Romania
Very beautiful work !!!!

Bakhtiar Umataliev
Tibberton, Sh - United Kingdom
Captivating portrait!

Cathy Beharriell
Strathroy, ON - Canada
She looks like she's having fun! Beautiful work Hanne!

Bette Orr
Crisfield, MD - United States
Amazing work, Hanne! This is an outstanding watercolor painting - and yes, it certainly does bring back those memories. Beautiful!

Valerie Anne Kelly
Norwich, No - United Kingdom
Beautiful sweetheART a fab fave Valz

Vicki Greene
Lake Butler, FL - United States
Excellent watercolor!

Pit Hermann
Aystetten, Ba - Germany
Beautiful work , captured right out of the moment, great done Hanne

Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr
Lutz, FL - United States
Took a look around your gallery. You are an amazing water-colorist...and no formal training. Beautiful, beautiful artwork!! :)

Dinesh Dubey
Bhopal, Ma - India
fantastic control over water colors.

M-Brair Alhag
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
Beautiful & perfect watercolor technique, really beautiful artwork

Janina Suuronen
Torremolinos, Ma - Spain
It was me few years ago, where did you get the idea to make such a lovely painting of me. Lovely technique and so fresh look. I wish I was the girl on the painting, of course.

Kathleen Struckle
Clarence, NY - United States
Beautiful work. Congrats on your second place contest win. V&P

Kristine Plum
Des Plaines, IL - United States
Very nice, you really captured the mood

MiMi Photography
Gilbert, AZ - United States
Beautiful portrait! Love the candid and expression! V

Jeff Breiman
Hicksville, NY - United States
Such a beautiful portrait!

Sheila Preston-Ford
Anderson, CA - United States
this is very nice. I really like your detail and your use of color and light.

Sherry Gombert
Jacksonville, fl - United States
Congratulations on your feature in Children of the World group v7

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