Team Sports Art
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. Team sports art includes baseball, hockey, football and soccer paintings. Racing team paintings of Boston Marathon running, Tour De France cycling and Formula One Grand Prix Car Racing are featured. Also included are Olympic figure skating and synchronized swimming paintings. Add a celebrity sports action portrait art print to your sports collectibles including a hand-painted watercolor portrait of MLB pitcher Tom Henke
autographed by the athlete and signed by sports artist
HANNE LORE KOEHLER
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With art prints, posters, art cards, acrylic prints and canvas prints available in many sizes framed or unframed, you can decorate your child's bedroom, playroom, cottage, sports bar, sports facility, sports injuries clinic or commercial sports center with this unique artwork at a price to suit every budget.
about the availability of an original painting, a price for ordering a painting of a favorite sports scene in your personal photograph collection or the commission of a sports celebrity painting for your fundraising project. From your favorite young back yard rink star to your World Series superstar or Olympic sports celebrity, your painting will be painted personally and with sensitivity by artist Hanne Lore Koehler. Satisfaction guaranteed. We deliver worldwide. International clients welcome!
COMPOSING A SPORTS ACTION PAINTING
HANNE LORE KOEHLER:
My love for action and fascination with capturing a flash of movement in this motionless art form should be evident in my sports paintings. Only the experience itself can compare with the delight I feel when I have captured an athlete in the excitement of the moment, in anticipation of the next fast ball, goal or break away
. Every athlete, professional or amateur, can identify with the adrenaline rush felt in that instant portrayed in each of my action paintings
. This work for me is revitalizing, refreshing, uninhibited.
When composing a sports action painting, I usually work from a number of photos of the same action from different angles and under different lighting conditions. Very seldom, is just one photo perfect enough to be the sole model for the painting. I usually combine my favorite elements from different photos to create the effect that I'm looking for - the expression on the athlete's face from one photo, the muscle action from another, the lighting from a third. My planning stage often takes as long as completing the entire painting. Photoshop sometimes comes in very handy for this process where I can combine photographic elements easily to see if I like the effect. When I am satisfied with this preliminary layout, I go on to the next phase.
Before I begin to paint, I complete a detailed drawing of the subject on my canvas using my preliminary layout as the model as if the athlete were posing in my studio, frozen in time. Facial expressions, muscle action, pose must be right in order to make the action look believable. When painting in watercolor, this is particularly important to my style since I do not use white paint. True to traditional watercolor techniques, the whites in my compositions are created by the white paper background; so, in order to leave the paper white in the right locations, a detailed drawing on the paper canvas is essential.
I begin by painting the detailed subject, concentrating on facial expressions, lighting, muscle action, fluidity of movement, combining these elements so that the composition of the sports action painting looks natural and not contrived.
The backgrounds of my team sports action paintings are impressionistic
. I concentrate on creating a balance in the painting - light and dark, warm and cool colors, rough and smooth texture, near and far spaces, high and low chroma, soft and hard edges, realistic focal point and impressionistic background, etc. These Yin and Yang elements create the tension in the painting, the impression of movement, the excitement of the game action.