Painting Of Child On The Beach

This is a close-up portrait of an avid reader running on the beach. The young girl in this contemporary informal action portrait was apparently always accompanied by a book. The camera made it possible to freeze the action so that I could look at the photo for reference to paint this portrait as if the child were frozen in that position in my studio. Using the photo as reference for details, I painted the girl's natural expression and facial features in realistic detail and blurred and faded the wind-blown hair into the impressionistic background, back-lighting on the flowing whispy hair. This creates the sensation of movement while still keeping the focus on the face.

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This watercolor painting is a portrait of a young girl running on the beach. 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


painting of child on the beach

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:

Lynda Lehmann
Fountain Hills, AZ - United States
Dynamic, deft and gorgeous work, Hanne! LF!

Maggie Terlecki
Val-d'Or, QC - Canada
I'm amazed at how talented you are. This is beaitufl!

Kelly Mills
Vancouver, BC - Canada
She's Gorgeous! l/f

Marvin Spates
Tampa, FL - United States
Wow Hanne you seem to have a great way of showing the happy energy in children's faces and the innocent love that they have for everything around them!!! L/F

Sergey and Svetlana Nassyrov
Renton, WA - United States
So beautiful portrait! Lovely eyes and smile. Very well done.

Jean OKeeffe Macro Abundance Art
Tumwater, WA - United States
Delightfully impish image, love it! FL

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
Fabulous portrait expressing so well the exuberance of youth, Hanne! The hair and big smile are wonderful - L/F!

Henryk Gorecki
Starachowice, sw - Poland
Wonderful portrait, Hanne! Beautiful, cheerful scene, marvelous eyes and smile! L,F,Fb,tw,g

Claudia Mottram
Salem, NH - United States
Absolutely lovely, Hanne! l/f :)

Jeanette Brown
Mesa, AZ - United States
I love the excitement in her face and actions! Your watercolors are the most photorealistic I think I've ever seen!

Carlin Blahnik
Volente, TX - United States
You capture the excitement and feeling and expression wonderfully!!!! L/F

Cat Culpepper
Gilchrist, OR - United States
How precious, you are so talented girl!

Eliza Donovan
Moscow, Mo - Russian Federation
Absolutely wonderful capture of her joy! L+F+Tweet

Dominique Amendola
San Francisco, CA - United States
Another lovely child in action beautifully rendered!

James Canning
Barrie, ON - Canada
Stunning Hanne

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Wonderful portrait and capture of her excitement! f/v

Meryl Goudey
Santa Clarita, CA - United States
Great flow and expression. L/F

Daliana Pacuraru
Bucharest - Romania
Your skills amazed me! Great paintings! My compliments!

Linda Phelps
Austin, TX - United States
V.Excellant detail in the girls smailing face.

Hazel Holland
Coeur D Alene, ID - United States
You have so beautifully captured this little girl's energy and joy, Hanne!!! Another gorgeous work of arr! V/F

Deepagargi Kadam
Gwalior, ma - India
great work

Karen Adams
Columbus, OH - United States
Wow! wow! wow! this painting is another treasure by you! You have certainly captured this little girl's energy and joy! . . .fav/v15

Selma Glunn
Wautoma, WI - United States
Wow you are some artist. Thanks for commenting on my one snap photo. I say that cause you put so much work into your pieces. Just beautiful.

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Love her eyes and smile! Outstanding artwork! vf

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
Your choice of subject is just great as in this work; such a natural, refreshing style of work you create;) v

Marilyn Zalatan
Lawrenceville, GA - United States
Astoundingly realistic.

Phyllis Kaltenbach
Reno, NV - United States
Your welcome Hanne. Your painting are very beautiful! You have a wonderful talent!

Phyllis Kaltenbach
Reno, NV - United States
Absolutely delightful! So beautifully painted! V/F

Guy Ricketts
Livonia, MI - United States
Your portraits and landscapes are all so beautiful, Hanne. I love the pure joy on her face, and how you have the light caressing her hair against such a beautiful backdrop v/fav/G+/tw/SU

Barbara St Jean
Grand Forks, BC - Canada
So beautiful, love these children's painting, they speak of love and great memories!! F/V

Karen Fulk
Wheatland, CA - United States
spectacular hair!!

Pam Fries
Port Angeles, WA - United States
Congratulations on your featured art! I love this picture. It evokes happiness. You smile with her.

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
She's gorgeous Hanne, so full of life and joy. VF

Clotilde Espinosa
Providence Village, TX - United States
I am sure they are going to love it Hanne!

Bob Orsillo
Storybrooke, ME - United States
Awesome portrait painting! You really captured her energy V/F

Kate Black
Tarnow - Poland
Beautiful painting. v

Jeff Breiman
Hicksville, NY - United States
Lovely portrait. Really captures "youth".

Robin-lee Vieira
Rehoboth, MA - United States
Jt beautiful Hanne!

Robin-lee Vieira
Rehoboth, MA - United States
Just Beautiful Hanne!!!

Xueling Zou
Silicon Valley, CA - United States
Beautiful portraiture, gorgeous lighting, wonderfully done! Always nice to hear the positive feedback from you, Hanne! Thank you:)!

Cheryl Cencich
Port Huron, MI - United States
Adorable!! V/F!

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