Family Portrait From Photo

This watercolor portrait of Mason is one of four portraits commissioned by his grandparents over the years of their grandchildren. Each child was painted at about the same age. Although the portraits were painted a few years apart, using the first portrait as reference, I was able to incorporate a similar background into the other three paintings to suit their room decor. 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. You can supply me with photos of your child or I can take them for you. Vibrant, energetic action paintings with movement and life are my specialty; however, I enjoy painting portraits, especially of children, even when there is no movement involved.

I am very comfortable working in either oil, acrylic or watercolor. Before I begin a watercolor painting, like the one shown here, I usually complete a detailed drawing on the paper canvas in order that the proportions of the subject are the same as those in the photo. This is difficult to change in watercolor so I make sure the drawing is correct before I begin the painting.

Available Products With Child Portrait

This watercolor painting is a portrait of a toddler.. 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 Commission

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:

Sandra Phryce-Jones
Bellingen, NS - Australia
Wonderful to view your talent the children's portraits are excellent in the worlds hardest medium what a gift you have Hanne this little mans face is full of joy so beautifully captured LF So crisp your application ,depicting his personality for us all to share.. delightful !

Victoria Lisi
Fort Collins, CO - United States
Delightful portrait!! Love the sparkle in the eyes. L/F/P

Nancy Pauling
Oamaru, No - New Zealand
A very beautifully painted portrait with lovely detailed work. His jacket looks so lovely and warm just like his smile. L/F.

Chris Flees
Charlotte, NC - United States
very cute portrait painting Hanne...l/f/t/fb

Sauerland, NR - Germany
Excellent painting Portrait , Hanne Lore ! F/L 20

April McCarthy-Braca
London, ON - Canada
Hanne, your painting of this child had portrayed a personality of a real person that has substance and charm. Excellent! l/f/p

Jolante Hesse
Pretoria, Ga - South Africa
Gorgeously expressive portrait, Hanne Lore. f/l

Sorin Apostolescu
Azuga, PH - Romania
Very beautiful work !

Marvin Spates
Tampa, FL - United States
Wow Hanne you bring the best out of all your subjects!!! Speechless again!!! L/F

Veikko Suikkanen
Salo, FI - Finland
Wonderful portrait Hanne! L

Karen Roberson
Experiment, Ge - United States
Excellent artwork Hanne!

Brenda Bostic
Surveyor, WV - United States
Awesome work and so adorable! fv

Mitch Shindelbower
South Lake Tahoe, CA - United States
Beautiful work Hanne ! l/f

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
Beautiful portrait with such wonderful expression, detail and light. Your watercolors are amazing, Hanne. LF FB

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
Love this little sweet, sweet face! So precious!! Children can be so expressive!! Great work! v.f

Oksana Semenchenko
Fort Myers, FL - United States
Like your gallery! The portraits are so beautiful and faces look real ! f/v

Kathy Stiber
Saint George, UT - United States
Fantastic! You are so talented.

Len Stomski
Cheshire, MA - United States
Wonderful portrait you have here Hanne So life like. v/f

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Adorable! Fabulous artwork! vf

Julie Niemela
Alexandria, VA - United States
Congratulations on this fine portrait. Great work.

Glenda Barrett
Hiawassee, GA - United States
Hanne, Great detail work Hanne!

Guy Ricketts
Livonia, MI - United States
As always, you manage to infuse your subjects with life and living energy, Hanne vf

Marsha Elliott
Covington, Oh - United States
Stunning portrait. The texture n the fleece jacket & the child's hair is incredible!

Tim Allen
Seattle, WA - United States
Beautiful!! Such a cutie.

Loretta Luglio
Quakertown, PA - United States
Your work is outstanding

Mona Edulescu
Lyon - France
What an exquisite portrait, Hanne! Love how you painted the texture on his jacket and the colors you've chosen for the background - beautifully done! F&V, mona

Cheryl Cencich
Port Huron, MI - United States

Ronald Tseng
Keswick, ON - Canada
Nice one, Hanne. Love the light on his face and the fleece jacket. v/f

Bob Orsillo
Storybrooke, ME - United States
Your portraits are so full of life and emotion! Making each so special. (I am captivated by the way you painted the zipper) - v/f

Buy direct from artist studio online or in person and save on original paintings and hand-painted portraits of children playing, boy portraits, girl portraits, baby portraits, infant portraits, action portraits in oil on canvas, watercolor or acrylic 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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