Family Portrait From Photo

The impressionistic background of this painting ensures that the focus of attention is on the detailed realistic subject. Sherri's wind-blown hair adds life and excitement to the piece and, although the hair is blown into the background in an impressionistic style, this brings an air of realism to the artwork. In reality, the eye cannot focus on the moving hair and to paint each strand of hair in a realistic style would be unnatural and contrived. Even a simple portrait of a girl reading such as this one can be full of life, excitement, drama, movement.

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 sitting on a tree stump reading. 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


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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:

Tami Quigley
Allentown, PA - United States
Delightful portrait, such wonderful work Hanne! L/F

Meg Shearer
Wayne, PA - United States
Charming and sweet and so beautifully done! L/F!

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
Another stunning portrait Hanne! Your work is unique and always compelling! L/F f g+ t P

Janet Pancho Gupta
Hong Kong, ne - Hong Kong
So precious and love her happy face! l/f//t/p/g+

Carl Rolfe
Bendigo, Vi - Australia
Simply beautiful portrait, skilfully painted L

Minding My Visions by Adri and Ray
Cedar Rapids, IA - United States
Beautiful painting, wonderful work, you definitely captured the happy mood of this bookworm! :) L/F/FB share on Amazing Art and Artists page!

Jerry Bokowski
Vail, AZ - United States
World Class Watercolor here, Hanne. Your work is extraordinary! F/L jerry

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
Incredible detail Hanne, a stunning watercolor painting!...f/l

Zori Minkova
Beverly, MA - United States
Fantastic painting if this young girl! Love it! f/l and pinned:

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
What a wonderful theme and wonderful portrait of this lovely girl, Hanne! As a devoted bookworm child myself, I can appreciate the happiness of your model - L/F!

Sandi OReilly
Greensboro, NC - United States
Awesome endearing painting, Hanne, love this, F/L!!

Victoria Lisi
Fort Collins, CO - United States
Adorable! L/F/P

Donika Nikova
Sofia, So - Bulgaria
Such a lovely painting! I love it, Hanne! v/f

Yumi Johnson
Sioux City, IA - United States
Very precious image Hanne, it just wonderful!! f/v/t/g+

Mihyoun Lee
Gary, IN - United States
Love her smile always.. :)

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
I know that feeling, opening a new book and getting lost in the world inside the pages. Lovely Hanne. vf

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
Love this wonderful portrait of a young girl... you seem to have captured her spirit as well as her image. Lovely watercolor work with rich color and detail. vf and g+

Greta Corens
Peekskill, NY - United States
A remarkable painting, with every different texture so splendidly rendered. You bring life to portrait painting, Hanne

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Another wonderful work and I love the expression you captured on your model's face! F/V

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Wonderfully painted! Love her expression! vf

Greta Corens
Peekskill, NY - United States
What mastery. Voted in girls contest and V/F

AR Annahita
Cornelius, NC - United States
Beautiful work and great colors!!

Tessa Fairey
Houston, TX - United States
Oh WOW Hanne! Beautiful waterpainting ! The deatails are absolutely amazing! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! v/f

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
What a wonderful work! Love her beautiful smile, her freckled face and the natural surroundings! v/f

Jeff Breiman
Hicksville, NY - United States
Very sweet painting!

Mark Ashkenazi
Brooklyn, ny - United States
fantastic, v

Mihyoun Lee
Gary, IN - United States lovely...- love her smile also ! f/v

Jeffery Fagan
Freeport, FL - United States
She is beautiful! All of your work captures the true spirit of your subjects. Fantastic! v/f This one reminds me of mine.

Bette Orr
Crisfield, MD - United States
Amazing painting, Hanne! She is so lovely and you really captured the essence of a young girl.

Swindon, P8 - United Kingdom
adorable what a fantastic capture of time. i love the way you control the water flow and your lines are crisp exactly where they need to be . nice piece

Marsha Heiken
Cedar Rapids, Ia - United States
Hannah,This is a wonderful watercolor painting. Your work looks real life. I am a Huge Fan. I can tell you feel your work. Thanks for comment. Hugs,Marsha FAV

Joan Minchak
Richfield, OH - United States
Look at that expression! This is wonderful! Great painting, Barbara! You certainly are very talented!

Joan Minchak
Richfield, OH - United States
Sorry, Hanne! Called you, Barbara..

Xueling Zou
Silicon Valley, CA - United States
Gorgeous watercolor figurative work! Love the way you captured the expression! I really appreciated your nice feedback on my "1st Day at School", thank you!!!

Lenore Senior
Pueblo, CO - United States
Greetings, Hanne!~I recognize your name as being well known on FAA for some time, but welcome to Old MASTERS! We're honored to have you! I chose to comment on this fun and cheerful artwork as I just love it. And I'm a book lover from way back so really identify with this beautiful work of art. A vote & fave.

Jane Bucci
Springfield, IL - United States
She sparkles! Truly lovely work! And as always, your background is wonderful!

Patricia Taylor
Jacksonville, FL - United States
So expressive and beautiful!

Carol Allen Anfinsen
Fort Myers, FL - United States
So nice. A lovely, heartwarming painting!

Bob Orsillo
Storybrooke, ME - United States
This s one of those painting you can look at forever and feel good every time you do. She is so cute, I love her expression. The feeling of youth, discovery and the magic of written of word. .. v/f

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
Beautiful in every respect Hanne and such a lovely subject :)

Judy Arbuckle
Shelton, WA - United States
Every brush stroke is filled with emotion. She is lovely, so beautifully painted!

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