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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Steve Scott Space Scout

Steve Scott Space Scout, 24 x 48,  oil on linen

Space Exploration. It was a busy time in the 1950's and our pop culture reflected it.

1952 -- Two Capuchin monkeys, Pat and Mike, and a pair of mice successfully recovered following a flight to 36 miles launched from Holloman Air Force Base.

 In this game Commander Steve Scott assigns his young Space Scouts exciting missions into outer space. The players  scout the universe, report on conditions, maintain outpost and police the planets.

The players must execute the orders as outlined on their Interplanetary Assignment Cards in addition to instructions on the Rocket Speed Indicator. The first player to complete his mission is the winner of the game.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Detective World

 
Detective World, 24 x 18, oil on linen

If you follow my artwork, you know that I collect Stuff to use as subjects for my paintings. I love 'Hardboiled' Detective pulp fiction and magazines. I love the men of action, femme fatales and witty dialogue. And the covers could be quite titillating. As I was planning a painting featuring a 1940's Detective Magazine I remembered the days when Risque publications were sent in Plain Brown Wrappers (are they still sent that way?) Ah! A new painting series is born.

This is the first in my Plain Brown Wrappers series. This Detective World from 1947 peeks out of the torn brown paper tied up in string.


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Merry Puppet

The Merry Puppet, 20 x 40, oil on linen

The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi 1883 is one of the creepiest children's stories I've ever read. I love it!

The mild Walt Disney movie animation was released in theaters in 1940.  It was initially a box office disaster.

In 1939 Milton Bradley created this board game based on Disney's motion picture.The box top depicts images of Pinocchio and his protector Jiminy Cricket.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Case of the Drowning Duck


 The Case of the Drowning Duck, 24 x 18, oil on linen


The Case of the Drowning Duck was written by Erle Stanley Gardner in 1942. I love the title of the book. It's about "a chemist who drowns ducks and becomes a murder suspect.".
The Book Cover Woman looks like she's trying to claw he way out of her Plain Brown Wrapper. 


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Friday, November 25, 2016

Grape and Strawberry by K Henderson

Grape and Strawberry, 16 x 20, oil on cradled board

I love peanut butter sandwiches. I eat them plain or with any kind of jam of jelly!



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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Space-O by K Henderson

 
Space - O, oil on linen, 30 x 24

Here's another painting of a Vintage 'School Crayon' box.  The boy and girl are in a Flying Saucer against a red background. These space age artists have done a great job coloring inside the lines (mostly)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rubens Crayola No. 18 by K Henderson

 
Rubens Crayola No. 18, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

 I have a few boxes of Rubens Crayola and this one is the oldest. Although I don't know the exact date of this box, the Rubens No. 18 (my box only has 17 crayolas) first came out in 1905.

The Rubens Crayola line, started in 1903 was directly targeted at artists and designed to compete with the Raphael brand of crayons from Europe.

I love the picture of Peter Paul Rubens and the filigree. The paper wrap on each crayon also has the word 'Rubens' and the face of  Ruben although he is facing towards the right instead of the left as on the box. These vintage crayons are over 100 years old and  in great shape. 

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