Portraits Of Children
Commission a portrait of your child direct from portrait artist Hanne Lore Koehler online or in person at Koehler Art Studio Gallery
. Order a hand painted portrait in watercolor or oil on canvas of your child or grandchild. All commissions are hand-painted personally by artist Hanne Lore Koehler with sensitivity and attention to detail. My general PRICE LIST
will give you an idea of the cost for painting your child's portrait. For a definite price quote, search through your personal photograph collection, email
your favorite photos, size and details you want added, omitted or combined with another photo. I would be delighted to see your photos and reply with your free price quote for the portrait. Satisfaction guaranteed. We deliver worldwide. International clients welcome!
Some samples of my portrait paintings are shown below. There are baby portraits, toddler portraits, portraits of young children and portraits of teens. Included are lively informal action portraits, formal posed portraits, family portraits, single, double, triple and group portraits. When your child's portrait is added to this gallery, you will be able to order art prints, canvas prints, posters, art cards, acrylic prints and metal prints of the original painting in various sizes to share with relatives and friends. You can click on one of these examples to give you an idea of print prices. All paintings by artist
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MY STYLE AND TECHNIQUE
When composing a portrait, I prefer to see the child in his/her favorite environment as opposed to a formal living room setting. In my experience, when the child is relaxed and happy you can capture a more natural posture and cheerful expression. When I look at the happy faces in the portrait of our grandsons and their girlfriend I always catch myself smiling. But where you take your photo is your decision and I would be happy to paint your child however you like.
Contemporary portraiture, like today's lifestyle, is becoming less formal and rigid now that a subject can easily be captured in a natural composition with the aid of photography. Formal portraits of the past were generally rigid, sterile poses for the simple reason that a person would have to sit in one position for hours in order for the portrait artist to capture the nuances of his subject. Today's formal photographic portraits are still based on our perceptions of those formal oil paintings.
Just as life and technology have evolved over the past century, I believe that portrait art should also evolve, reflecting today's lifestyle and using today's technology. In my opinion, the artist with vision is the one who uses modern technology to his advantage. With the marvelous invention of the camera, it is no longer necessary for artists to expect their subjects to sit still for long, exhausting periods of time posing for a formal, rigid, unrealistic portrait. With the aid of modern technology, today's artist can paint action-packed detailed images from photographs to produce contemporary realistic and informal portraits. A child's portrait is more likely to evoke happy memories if the subject is engaged in a favorite activity in natural surroundings.
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.