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Friday, November 18, 2016

Portrait For Christmas


Its not too late to order your child portrait for Christmas but time is running out! Visit my child portrait page for examples of watercolor and oil paintings by artist Hanne Lore Koehler. Look through your photos of your child or grandchild and choose your favorite. Then check out my portrait options and price list to choose the option perfect for you!

Email your information for a free price quote. Place your order soon to receive your original portrait painting in time for Christmas! International clients welcome!

Friday, September 16, 2016



Sincere thanks to the art collector from Singapore who purchased a large art print of my DEW DROPS ON PEONY watercolor painting!

Visit KOEHLER ART STUDIO GALLERY online to shop for products with this painting today or inquire about the availability of the original watercolor painting!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Olympic Kayaking


Taming Of The Chute painting by artist Hanne Lore Koehler, is an original watercolor painting of a kayaker in white water on a river. Shop for art prints, canvas prints, posters, acrylic prints and metal prints of this painting. Commission a painting of your favorite athlete!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Olympic Rowing Excitement


Olympic rowing excitement! A Rower's Dream Painting by artist Hanne Lore Koehler  - original painting has been sold but you can shop for art prints, canvas prints, posters, acrylic prints and metal prints of this painting. Commission a painting of your favorite athlete!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rowboats, Dinghies, Dories Art


 Original image size: 14" x 24"
Framed to size: 20" x 30"

DOWN EAST DORIES AT DAWN is a watercolor painting of rowboats strung together in the misty morning sunrise of this east coast Atlantic Ocean maritime scene by contemporary artist, Hanne Lore Koehler. 

Buy canvas prints, art prints, posters, metal prints and art cards of these Atlantic coast fishing boats painting direct from artist studio gallery online. Inquire about the availability of this original watercolor painting or request a quotation for painting an unforgettable scene in your personal photograph collection. Commission your own original watercolor, oil on canvas or acrylic painting or wall mural of your favorite photograph of a summer lake or forest creek landscape taken anywhere in the world. We deliver worldwide. International clients welcome! Satisfaction guaranteed.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Paddling Magazine Article - Thank You!

Sincere thanks to Carmen Kuntz for her wonderful article about me and my kayaking paintings in September 2015 issue of PADDLING magazine! I am honored!

See more of my Kayaking Action Art!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

University Professor Portrait


Oil On Canvas Portrait

University Professor Portrait: 20" x 24" 

My oil on canvas portrait of Professor McKeegan is displayed in the new B.Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences on the campus of Niagara University in Lewiston, New York (near Buffalo, NY). Professor McKeegan was a faculty member of the Biology Department for 42 years. The painting was commissioned by his son and daughter who sent me a number of photos to use as reference which they felt captured the essence of his personality, while at the same time provided suitable detail on which to base a portrait painting. The painting required that he be attired in his university alma mater robe. They also provided separate photos of the robe, crest and medal.

After studying all the photos, I got the impression that Professor McKeegan was a dynamic bright lively character who cared about his students, expressed his own opinions without offending and had amazing charisma and charm. He looked very distinguished yet he had that mischievous twinkle in his eye and warm genuine smile that defined his remarkable personality. His hair is fantastic in one of the reference photos I used for this portrait and gives him that look of Albert Einstein brilliance that I felt would distinguish his portrait from the rest and leave a memorable impression.

I wanted my unconventional portrait style to convey his extraordinary character, personality and individuality. I hope you find that my vibrant contemporary style adds life to this memorial portrait and stands out from the rigid stoic portraits one normally finds in a university portrait gallery.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bluenose II Sunrise


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 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


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!