Family Portrait From Photo


A photo of this young girl on a swing would capture every detail of the subject and her surroundings; however, the portrait painter can focus on what is important in the painting, like the eye focuses on a subject. Everything else is unimportant and leaves a blurred impression as in peripheral vision. The organic impressionist background suggests movement as do the girl's hair and T-shirt.

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 young girl on a swing. 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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Girl on Swing Art Print





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:

Daniel Eskridge
Marietta, GA - United States
This IS a fantastic portrait!

Susan DeLain
Neshkoro, WI - United States
Your breathtaking level of skill with watercolor is amazing, Hanne! Perfect composition and the untied shoelace is a great touch....F/L

Mary Wolf
Allenton, WI - United States
Hanne, your incredible skill with your paintbrush never ceases to amaze me! What a wonderfully executed and beautiful portrait of this young girl. L/F

Eduardo Tavares
Woodstock, ON - Canada
Fantastic painting. stunning attention to detail. I love the untied shoe lace! L/F/T/FB

Dominique Amendola
San Francisco, CA - United States
This painting reminds me of the work by Norman Rockwell! Great movement! Superb design! L&F

Elizabeth Winter
Omaha, NE - United States
Love the freckles! and untied shoe laces! Such great detail and beautiful and always! v

Franky Casal
Angers, Va - France
Magnifique pour la precision et la justesse des details ! une superbe realisation Hanne ! .... v&F

Kelly ZumBerge
Shepherd Island, Bo - Panama
All of your work is so detailed and wonderful. This one captured me bringing back childhood memories. While I was swinging, I would always recite The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson; How do you like to go up In a swing, up in the air so blue . . . Lovely color, movement, background treatment, lovely everything! v/f

Heiko Koehrer-Wagner
Kiel, Sc - Germany
V/F .... this is sooo fantastic Hanne Lore, we had to come back and give a bit support! ... Heiko and Helga

Alessandro Della Pietra
Rome, La - Italy
You're so great on watercolor, hard to see something similar!

Randy Rosenberger
Iola, WI - United States
Hanne, just when I thought I have seen your best, you hit me with this masterpiece of beauty! I am so very impressed with your style, colors, and textures in all of your great works, but this one really takes the cake! Just absolutely gorgeous! fave and vote

Anjali Vaidya
Troy, MI - United States
So nice, very fresh colors and nice composition!

Kathy Braud
Little Falls, MN - United States
Great motion painting and portrait, Hanne. Love the liquid background abstract. Very good! v/fav/SU

Omar Hafidi
Whitestone, NY - United States
love the swinging movement you captured in this painting,,,,v

Bill Cannon
Philadelphia, PA - United States
Nice work!!

Debbie Portwood
Morehouse, MO - United States
Hello Hanne, Thanks so much for your comment on my great nephew! We were all at the creek that day, those baggy shorts finally came off and he went skinny dipping! I will upload that shot of my grandaughter for you! :D
Love this fantastic work! I have a picture of one of my grandaughters on a swing like this! Hair flying and feet in the air! v.f
Maddy Swan
Canterbury, Ke - United Kingdom
This is really beautiful!

Michel Verhoef
Zoetermeer - Netherlands
Fantastic Hannelohre :)

Dianne Lacourciere
Sturgeon Falls, On - Canada
Beautiful painting, lovely colours & movement! f/v

Danielle Parent
Hamilton, On - Canada
Ohhhhhh that is a Master piece! You are so talented! The colors, the movements both of the swing and the fluidity of the background colors..her hair swaying towards her face, the folds in the clothing ! The sadows and lighting trough the whole work..wow..I want to paint like you do when I grow up! :-D Big V and Fav!

Tania Baeva
Burgas, Bu - Bulgaria
Very well done!

Juergen Roth
Brookline, MA - United States
Such stunning work Hannelore!

Jean Walker
LICHFIELD - United Kingdom
This is a glorious piece of work Hanne.....real fresh & summery....lovley!!!!

Debra Vatalaro
West Decatur, Pa - United States
A Beautiful piece of work !!! A happy childhood image!!! Stunning :^) Debi

Anne Lacy
Chicago, IL - United States
you have captured the movement very well and your description is perfect! v

Suzanne Macdonald
Chandler, Ar - United States
Wow what a fabulous painting!

Kume Bryant
Tucson, AZ - United States
Very beautiful painting! f/v

Peggy Franz
Hillsboro, MO - United States
Just wonderful !! even down to the details of the freckles ! AMAZING v/f

Gun Legler
Bollebygd - Sweden
Just wonderful child painting! She is so sweet with her freckels, and the motion of the swing is so well seen! FV

Guy Ricketts
Livonia, MI - United States
Awww, such a cute kid enjoying the simple pleasure of riding a swing. Great capture of expression and movement, Hanne. v/f

Dusan Vukovic
Belgrade, Se - Yugoslavia
wow, excellent!

Evgeny Pisarev
Yaroslavl, Ya - Russian Federation
Beautiful image! V

Tori Lawrence
Huntsville, AL - United States
Incredibly realistic!! Wow... voted!

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
So joyful! Beautiful

Madalena Lobao-Tello
Penaflor - Chile
Absolutely fabulous watercolour!!! F/V

Shakhenabat Kasana
London - United Kingdom
I am lucky to enjoy your beautiful watercolor gallery Hanne!!! Do you have any video in which you were painting..it would be my absolute pleasure if I could ever see you making this wonderful colour effect in front of my eyes...a definite V/F and image pick for today 14/07/2012

Cindy Wright
Grants Pass, OR - United States
You are a masterful watercolor artist as exemplified by this wonderful painting! The wet on wet background that creates movement in this piece and the exquisite details of the portrait itself are amazing! From the freckles on her face to the untied shoe and flowing hair... I love your work! You have been blessed with exceptional talent... v/f

Sergei Selivanov
Lugansk - Ukraine
Beautiful painting!

Ray Agius
Williamstown, Vi - Australia
You are my newest on my Watchlist. Most exceptional Portfolio.

Peter Sit
Toronto, ON - Canada
Beautifully painted. join us here http://fineartamerica.com/groups/transparent-watercolors-for-sale.html?tab=overview

Angel Ortiz
Playa Del Carmen, Qu - Mexico
great work Hanne

Vanessa Hadady BFA MA
Stockton, CA - United States
She is just charming. You are such an extraordinary artist!

Cheung KING MAN
Hong Kong, HO - China
Hi Hanne Lore , Very awesome painting artwork , wonderful colour hues and lights focus on the young girl's hair . Beautiful backdrop colours , great done . Bravo !!! My best wishes on you and yours.

Adel Jarbou
Benghazi - Libya
So beautiful work.....

Bob Orsillo
Auburn, ME - United States
Tracy is captivating! I love her shoelaces flowing in breeze. Hanne amazing as always! .. v/f

Kaytee Esser
Jacksonville, FL - United States
Thank you for your comment on my painting. I just love the action and personality you put into your portraits. This one is especially terrific! Wonderful watercolors!

Carol Wisniewski
Randolph, NJ - United States
Absolutely Beautiful

Hanne Lore Koehler
Cambridge, ON - Canada
Thank you, Sharon, for featuring this painting in the group DIMENSIONS.

Glenda Barrett
Hiawassee, Ga - United States:
Such a lovely watercolor painting! Good job with movement as well.

Ken Day
Arlngton, WA - United States:
What a marvellous piece of artwork Hanne. Great show of movement.

Michael Kenny
Saint Petersburg, FL - United States:
Awesome painting Hanne. Hope to see more of your work.

Juergen Weiss
Montreal, QC - Canada:
Wonderful work, Hanne Lore ! So realistic ... - excellent ! All the Best, Juergen

Chrisann Ellis
Phoenix, AZ - United States:
Oh this is truly outstanding. I love this

Allen n Lehman
Langhorne, PA - United States:
Tracy.....this is very cute.......cool.......allen

Nancy Rucker
Nashville, TN - United States:
So sweet!

Arti Chauhan
New Delhi, Ne - India:
Never seen a lovelier portrait of a child! You are just great.

Theresa Stites
Barstow, CA - United States
Beautiful from her freckles to her feet, a masterpiece! Theresa Stites

Valerie Anne Kelly
Norwich, No - United Kingdom
Aww this is so nostalgic sweetheART a fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

Xueling Zou
Silicon Valley, CA - United States
Love the movement you captured, well done, Hanne! Have a wonderful New Year!!!

Dinesh Dubey
Bhopal, Ma - India
very well done water color, kudos

Heiko Koehrer-Wagner
Boquete, Ch - Panama
Hallo Hanne Lore Koehler, zunaechst bin ich auf den Namen aufmerksam geworden, ist meiner doch aehnlich. Dann sah ich die Aquarellmalerei und ich bin stark beeindruckt. Es ist fantastisch mit welcher Detailgenauigkeit die Werke gemalt sind. Einfach wunderbar.

Julie Palencia
Palatine, IL - United States
Lovely watercolor, sweet.

Andreia Medlin
Big Spring, TX - United States
Everything everyone else has said. This really caught my eye and made me stop. Congratulations!

Celene Terry
Mabank, TX - United States
Hanne, you are the master watercolorist! Never in a million years could I paint like this.

Freddy Kirsheh
Damascus - Syria
Great piece full of life action.

John Scates
Milford, CT - United States
Wonderful painting; you are a great Artist....

Lenore Senior
Pueblo, CO - United States
CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place win in the contest sponsored by Old Masters, "A Portrait - in Acrylic and/or Watercolor". Excellent work and gets a vote & fave!

Mark Dallmeier
Peoria, AZ - United States
the wash behind the figure really helps drive the movement and pulls your eyes back and forth - nice work!

Renate Nadi Wesley
Winchester, ON - Canada
This is a real heart warming painting...the blue background balances it...so wonderful!




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