Family Portrait From Photo

I painted this watercolor portrait about seventeen years ago for young Borden's mom and dad. Apparently, Borden, like most boys his age, wanted to be just like his dad, who was the supervisor of a road building crew and operated enormous earth moving monsters and heavy road building equipment. After a hard day at play with his heavy Tonka trucks, graders and excavators in the dirt pile, Borden always needed a bath. As reference for my painting, I used a photo taken by his mom who wanted him to be squeaky clean in a portrait, which seemed to occur only right after a bath. Sweet little Borden, so huggable here in his cuddly bath towel, is now in his twenties. Recently, I was delighted to receive an email from Borden's mom:


Over 15-16 years ago my husband Leo worked on your street and placed some large landscape rocks in your yard. As a thank you, you painted a portrait of my son coming out of the tub. Leo wants to say hello and we both want to thank you for the much enjoyment the portrait has brought and is still bringing to us. By the way, Leo still brags about what a wonderful artist you are! Thank You!

Laurette from Brantford, Ontario

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Portrait Painting of young boy after bath

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:

Henryk Gorecki
Starachowice, sw - Poland
Fantastic, warm portrait, Hanne! Excellent description and title!L,F,Fb,tw,g+

Victoria Lisi
Fort Collins, CO - United States
Beautiful portrait!!! I love the realistic skin tones and loose background. You've really captured a personality here. L/F

Debbie Portwood
Harviell, MO - United States
Back to like and pin this beautiful blue eyed boy!!! :D

Deyanira Harris
Wylie, TX - United States
Another incredible painting dear Hanne!! lfv

Laur Iduc
Bacau, Ro - Romania
Love your works, very, very beautful! Love all! Like/Fav

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
What a wonderful portrait, Hanne! The modeling of the child's body and color palette is superb. The expression of the face is so beautiful - L/F!

Cristina Mihailescu
Highlands Ranch, CO - United States
Charming, wonderful portrait, splendid work dear Hanne!! Fv/L

Anne Lacy
Chicago, IL - United States
Such a delightful portrait..He is adorable Hanne!! :) v/f/t/g+!!

Patricia Overmoyer
Bloomfield, NY - United States
What a beautiful portrait, lovely composition and so well done!! His mom must have been so pleased with the outcome!

Carlin Blahnik
Volente, TX - United States
So beautifully done!!! L

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju
Rishikesh, Ut - India
Marvelous Portrait of a child,with beautiful look.Love the skin tones here.L/F

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
Beautiful skin tones! Wonderful portrait painting, Hanne! L/F

Dee Dee Whittle
Fort Worth, TX - United States
Oh, my! This is beautiful!javascript:%20submitcomment1();

Dubai, DE - United Arab Emirates
One of the best watercolors paintings I have every seen until now. Look at his innocent face, look at the fantastic details, look at the gorgeous colors combination. 5 star art work and vote.

Melly Terpening
Sayre, PA - United States
Wonderful, and lovely portrait! F&V

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
Wonderful portrait and story Hanne!...f/v27

Sweet Moments Photography
Toronto, ON - Canada
Very sweet, beautifully done...v :))

Carol Wisniewski
Randolph, NJ - United States
Lovely Portrait, great detail! v.

Katy Mei
Poole, Do - United Kingdom
So... sweet! Beautiful painting, Hanne!

Bob Orsillo
Maine - United States
I can hear the wheels turning in his head :) Marvelous work Hanne! v/f/g/su/tw

Heidi Smith
Long Beach, CA - United States
Beautiful portraiture, Hanne! I'm certain the family was thrilled when you presented them with this artwork. :) f/v/tweet/su/g+

Martin Davey
Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom
Lovely work, beautifully painted with so much attention to detail! v

Gun Legler
Bollebygd - Sweden
Lovely and clean. Could it be better? Sweet portrait!

Clotilde Espinosa
Providence Village, TX - United States
Anything your paint turns into are sooo talented dear Hanne!!! F/V.

Sharon Burger
Lakeland, FL - United States
what a marvelous work, I just love your portraits Hanne...v/f

Nadine and Bob Johnston
Cottonwood, AZ - United States
Thank You for Submitting your Artwork.... Liked the subject, description, technique, composition, and color... So Today it was Published in the Internet publication ARTISTS NEWS.... YOU or Friends Can use Ctl-C to copy the link: and Ctl-V to put it into your the Browser Address bar, to view the publication. Then, Tweet, FB, and email, etc a copy of the publication, to just anyone you feel would be interested. Happy Promoting! :-)

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
Love this little sweet, sweet face! 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

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