Family Portrait From Photo

Natural light can be used to create a dramatic composition even when there is no background. The direct and reflective light in this portrait accentuates the feeling of movement and brings life to the action. In this baby's portrait, I felt that the spectacular lighting effect on the baby was climactic enough that a background was unnecessary and would only detract from the subject.

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.

Available Products With Baby Portrait Image

This watercolor painting is a commissioned baby portrait. 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


Portrait Artist

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:

Lynn R Morris
Cary, NC - United States
Incredible work

Mary Wolf
Allenton, WI - United States
Oh Hanne, what a wonderful portrait! Your watercolor of this sweet baby is just beautiful. L/F

Loretta Luglio
Quakertown, PA - United States
Love this, love your work!

Rosemary Colyer
Malaga, An - Spain
Just have to share another fabulous painting, Hanne! You work is stunning! L/F F g+ t P

Mahmoud FineArt
Frankfurt Am Main, He - Germany
Fabulous Artwork, Hanne. Masterpiece as always. F/V/TW.

Nina Silver
Toronto, ON - Canada
Adorable! Such sensitive work. L.

Henryk Gorecki
Starachowice, sw - Poland
Beautiful watercolor, Hanne! Wondrous, adorable and funny scene! Perfect title! L/F,Fb,tw,g,choice

HJBH Photography
Utrecht - Netherlands
Absolutely gorgeous! I so love your work Hanne!

Clotilde Espinosa
El Paso, TX - United States
Revisiting this gorgeous watercolor....just amazing artist talent dear Hanne!! F/L.

AnnaJo Vahle
Merritt Island, Fl - United States
Your talent never ceases to amaze me, Hanne! This is so smile inducing. Beautiful painting on every level. f/l/t

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju
Rishikesh, Ut - India
Very charming beauty of the child with a lovely expression!!!!!!!!!!!!!! L/F

Mahmoud FineArt
Frankfurt Am Main, He - Germany
Gorgeous portrait with great details, Hanne. V/F

Jack Zulli
Sussex, WI - United States
This is just great, a natural born leader in this work, delight to view!;)

Teresa Blanton
Katy, TX - United States
just plain adorable

Danielle Haney
Unadilla, NY - United States
HA! I LOVE this Painting!!! And the Title makes it EVEN GREATER! :O)

Emily Michaud
Ashburnham, MA - United States
Congratulations on your well deserved placing in the watercolor portrait contest. The baby is so cute with such personality. The colors, light and the suiting title are perfect. Bravo!

Chrisann Ellis
Phoenix, AZ - United States
A Big Congrats Hanne, for your Second Place win in my watercolor contest. This is announced on my face book wall for the world to see and visit your gallery. Keep in touch :) a Big congrats again

Dale Ford
Bronx, NY - United States
Amazingly lifelike paintings.

Greeshma Manari
New Delhi, De - India
Awesome.she is adorable and looks like she has a mind of her own already!!

Kristin Elmquist
Culleoka, TN - United States
Beautiful watercolor, Hanne. Giggling here. What a great expression! Congrats on your First Place win. Please feel free to join the Contest Winners First Place on FineArt America Group, if you haven't already, and upload this image to the group. Ties are considered wins in the group.

Daniel Kisekka
Kampala, Ns - Uganda
masterly work.

Susan Capuano
Wesley, ME - United States
Great portrait, Hanne, love the expression in this!

Gregory Scott
Alpharetta, GA - United States
Everybody's a critic! At least she's getting an early start!

Pamela Patch
Long Beach, WA - United States
Made me laugh out loud Hanne, excellent work!

Mickey Raina
Jaipur, Ra - India
Hey this child has attitude...I love it.

Lynn Bauer
Simi Valley, CA - United States
Wonderfully cute!!! F&V

Carla Parris
Tallahassee, FL - United States
How funny!! Exercising a very healthy set of lungs, it appears! You captured her personality so well!

Cheryl Cencich
Port Huron, MI - United States
Aww so precious!!!

DJ Laughlin
San Ramon, CA - United States
Just Precious. Voted

Sergei Selivanov
Lugansk - Ukraine
Stunning work!

Gregory Scott
Alpharetta, GA - United States
As we say in our family, "You tell'em, toothache!". This gal speaks to me! Her opinion settles all argument.

Rosy Hall
Melbourne - Australia
loooool Hanne this is priceless, what a great painting and what a big personality on such a little person :) VF

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