Family Portrait From Photo


The contemporary vibrant colors of this watercolor painting reflect the intense concentration of the toddler in the image. Using a photograph of this little boy as reference, I did a fairly detailed pencil drawing of the child on the 300 lb. cold-pressed Arches rough watercolor canvas (my favorite) before beginning to paint his portrait. After painting the child's face, hands and clothing, I moved on to paint details of the Tonka truck. As I painted elements further away from the child, details became less important and my painting became more fluid and impressionistic.

Contemporary portraiture, like today's lifestyle, is becoming less formal and rigid now that a subject can easily be captured in a natural unpretentious composition with the aid of photography. 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 toddler playing with a new toy truck. 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:

Donna Kennedy
Reno, NV - United States
I think all of us can relate to this image dear Hanne! Outstanding artwork as always!...F/T/L

Paul Freidlund
Aitkin, Mn - United States
Tonka toys, I wish I still had mine, l/f

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
I love this painting, Hanne. It brings back so many memories of a child covered in dirt, playing with his toy truck outside the sandbox in the mud. l/f/p/t/g/fb

Michele Myers
Paradise, CA - United States
A wonderful portrait of of child's concentration on a beloved object - his big Tonka truck, Hanne! You've painted the child so well and lavished amazing detail even on the truck - love the sense of a muddy play yard - L/F!

Elizabeth Winter
Omaha, NE - United States
Mud, Sand and Trucks! Love the little boy's intense concentration! Wonderful painting Hanne! v

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
Lovely childhood delight, well done, Hanne!

Christelle Grey
Maitland, NS - Australia
This is such a beautiful watercolour painting! I love the detail.

Mary Machare
Mequon, WI - United States
How sweet this portrait is, Hanne. It brings back so many memories of my son at this age. You capture tiny moments so beautifully. LF Pin

Sheri Keith
Tucumcari, NM - United States
Exquisite! Brings back memories of my boys when they were little!

Patricia Overmoyer
Bloomfield, NY - United States
What a sweet image of a boy and his truck! I especially like your treatment of the background. Such beautiful colors!

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
Wonderful portrait painting Hanne! Perfect capture of this little chap's intense concentration! Delightful! L/F

Heidi Smith
Long Beach, CA - United States
I've never seen anyone do watercolor portraits as well as you do, Hanne! f/v/tweet/su/g+

Jim Fitzpatrick
South San Francisco, CA - United States
Wonderful story telling work! Beautiful details right down to the dirt! F/V

Nan Wright
Minnetonka, MN - United States
I absolutely LOVE this painting! voted/fav

Bener Kavukcuoglu
Philadelphia, PA - United States
beautiful work, voted

Deena Stoddard
Rogersville, MO - United States
absolutely amazing work! v/g+

Carol Montoya
Asheville, NC - United States
Wow, stunning watercolor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! v/f/w

Edward Crestoni
Mt.Prospect, IL - United States
WOW! vf

Mary Beth Landis
Bedford, PA - United States
Hanne Lore Koehler, Superior!! V Mary Beth Landis

Greta Corens
Peekskill, NY - United States
A beautiful storytelling watercolor with incredible textures. Complete V/F

Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography
Hemet, CA - United States
Absolutely gorgeous work Hanna. A great mastery of your media. (v)

Aaron Spong
Firestone, CO - United States
Wow! Exceptional watercolor painting! Great attention to details!

Darren Robinson
Wheaton, IL - United States
Wow!!! Awesome Watercolor

Zinvolle Art
SJ, NL - Canada
Nice work! V

Kandy Hurley
Kelseyville, CA - United States
Wonderful work..v/f

Kay Novy
Kenosha, wi - United States
Love it, brings back pleasant memories....v.f.

James Aiken
New York, NY - United States
Great piece! v

Nina Fosdick
Mena, AR - United States
Fantastic artwork! vf

Debbie Portwood
Doniphan, MO - United States
So awesome and cute!!! Not only beautiful details, but you always manage to capture expression and mood so wonderfully! He is really concentrating on his task at hand! :D v.f

Lenore Senior
Pueblo, CO - United States
Great portrait of a boy's childhood! v/f

AnnaJo Vahle
Merritt Island, Fl - United States
You are a master of watercolor, Hanne! I love the rich and the bright colors and the beautiful way that you blend them perfectly. Great expression. f/v

Phyllis Kaltenbach
Reno, NV - United States
Absolutely wonderful! I used to play like this but I was a little blond girl with Shirley Temple curls, a very long time ago. I vividly remember times like this, all by my self, on the ranch. I think Mother was very happy to have me occupied. ;-)

Madalena Lobao-Tello
Penaflor - Chile
CONGRATULATIONS!! Featured on Female Artists - Creative Women!!! Absolutely fabulous work. Very well done!!!!!

Liz Viztes
Cleveland, OH - United States
Beautiful work, Hanne! Bravo!! :)

Michael Cuozzo
Cottonwood Heights, Ut - United States
almost a photo, WOW !

Colleen Barnhart
Sheffield Lake, OH - United States
I just looked at your gallery and your art is AMAZING!!!!! Big fan here! Just amazing..




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