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This blog is hosted by Hanne Lore Koehler, artist, author, illustrator. I will try to post a new article every day, including new work, painting tips, art news. Hope you will join me and leave a comment!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bluenose II Sunrise

RED SKY IN THE MORNING


I have just completed this painting of Canada's famous schooner, Bluenose II as a fire red sunrise sets the East Coast Lunenburg Nova Scotia harbour horizon ablaze  This detailed oil on canvas 48" x 36" took me many weeks to complete. The painting continues around on the 2" museum wrapped edges so that it can be hung without a frame to suit your contemporary decor or it can be framed with a traditional frame.

Prints are available as art prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints,metal prints and art cards.

I took many photos of Canada's famous schooner Bluenose II as she was docked in Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia in February of 1989; however, none of the photos seemed to have the angle or light to inspire me to paint this beautiful tall ship. A year or two later in the summer, it was among many of the tall ships came to Toronto Harbour where I took more photos but the day was dull and light was not what I was looking for. I painted this painting of Bluenose II in April 2015 using one of my Toronto Harbour photos as reference; however, I painted the Atlantic ocean sunrise background and misty morning foreground from my imagination. This meant I had to adjust the light on the boat to suit the light source in my painting. The light in my photo was ordinary dull daylight from above. The light in my painting comes from the low sun on the horizon and its reflections in clouds and water which meant that the light on the ship would have to come from below. The light on this ship is based on my experience and painted entirely from my imagination.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weeping Willow Sighs

WEEPING WILLOW SIGHS

WEEPING WILLOW SIGHS is my watercolor painting of a vibrant colorful autumn sunrise streaming through a weeping willow tree that overlooks a peaceful valley. The early morning mist rises from the tall grasses beneath the tree and makes it appear as though the tree is sighing. Colors range from blue to purple violet to red to yellow.
Reproductions of this watercolor are available as art prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, posters, metal prints, art cards, pillows and phone cases.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mill Creek Autumn Woods Sunrise Painting

MILL CREEK AUTUMN WOODS SUNRISE

I have just completed this original oil painting on hardboard of Mill Creek winding through autumn woods over waterfalls and boulders in early morning sunrise. For details and more autumn landscape paintings, please visit my website.

Art prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, posters and art cards are available for purchase!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AWESOME CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA!

WEAPONS OF CHOICE

Sincere thanks to the art collector who purchased a framed art print of this hockey watercolor painting this morning! ENJOY! 

Buy your posters, art cards, acrylic, canvas and art prints! Awesome Christmas gift idea!


Friday, October 17, 2014

FREE PRINT OFFER

COME OUT 'N PLAY TEDDY!

FREE PRINT

WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY ORIGINAL PAINTING  INCLUDING COMMISSIONED WORKS OF ART ON MY WEBSITE:

www.koehlerart.com

I AM OFFERING A FREE 12" x 16" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINT OF MY WATERCOLOR PAINTING CALLED

"COME OUT 'N PLAY TEDDY!"





Monday, July 28, 2014

HAPPY FISHING, EVERYONE!

 MISTY FISHING MORNING

Sincere thanks to the collector from Calgary AB who purchased an art print of my watercolor painting called MISTY FISHING MORNING! The early morning mist rises through golden rays of the sun in this mountain stream fly fishing scene.

Prints are available in many sizes and styles at prices to suit every budget!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

TOUR DE FRANCE ART PRINTS

TOUR DE FORCE


The"flying" colors of this Tour de France watercolor painting appear to trace the path where the racers had been moments earlier and give the impression of wind and speed. The blurred colors coming off the clothing of the racers give the feeling of urgency and movement. My technique of painting realistic figures against an impressionist background is intended to make you feel like part of the race, not just a spectator. 

The original watercolor painting is 22" x 30" framed to museum quality standards to inside frame size of 32" x 40". To check on the availability of the original painting, please contact.

Visit Koehler Art Studio Gallery for more sports paintings and prints.

Friday, April 25, 2014

LETTER FOR NANNA

LETTER FOR NANNA

This is my latest portrait commissioned by a Florida Grandpa of his granddaughter at their mailbox. I composed this painting using a number of photos as reference. The watercolor painting is a gift for the little girl's graduation from university this year!

Art Prints, canvas prints, art posters, acrylic prints, metal prints and art cards are available for purchase.

Visit Koehler Art Studio Gallery to see more of my paintings of children and commission an original portrait of the child or special person or pet in your family!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Olympics Coming Soon!


 Looking forward to the Olympics next month! Love to watch snowboard-cross racing! You can purchase reproduction prints as art prints, canvas prints, art posters, metal prints, acrylic prints, cell phone cases and art cards in many sizes  of my watercolor painting called MOGUL MANIA at a price to suit every budget!
  HAPPY SKIING!!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Child Sports Art Decorator Prints

TOBOGGAN TERRORS

HAVE A FUN WINTER!

Time to decorate your child's bedroom?  How about a unique child's sports art print of an original watercolor? Prints are available in many sizes as art prints, canvas prints, art posters art cards, metal prints and acrylic prints.