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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Robot Sam The Answer Man


Robot Sam The Answer Man, 36 x 30, oil on linen

Here's my most recent Vintage Game oil painting. Robot Sam is an electric quiz game made by Jacmar Mfg. Company in 1954. It's a battery operated game with question and answer cards. You touch a wired probe to the question and try to match the answer using the second probe . If you answer correctly a small light glows.

This yellow and red box with the image of a happy robot has taped corners.
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See more of my Contemporary Realism Vintage Toy paintings on My Website

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Game of Cootie


The Game of Cootie, 20 x 16, oil on cradled board

This children's game was created by William Schaper in 1948 and sold millions in its first years. The object of the original game is to be the first player to build a "cootie" piece by piece. Body parts are acquired with a roll of the die.

The game has changed manufactures over the years but can still be purchased today.

This painting, based on a game in my personal collection, shows the original Cootie box.

What is your favorite childhood game?

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See more of my Contemporary Realism Vintage Toy paintings on My Website

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PB&J #2


PB&J #2, oil on linen, 24 x 36

In a recent survey when asked about Peanut Butter and Jelly preferences 36 % say strawberry jam is favorite (grape is 31%); favorite bread is white bread (54%); favorite type of peanut butter is smooth (56%) and a whopping 80 % like their PB & J with the crust left on the sandwich.

This painting reflects 3 out of 4 of the top choices. I'm fond of Apricot jam, wheat bread, Crunchy (!!!) and crust on. How about you?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wonderful Cat by K Henderson

 
Wonderful Cat, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board
I came across this Felix the Cat Crayon Box  while engaged in my never ending search for vintage toys. The colors of the box and the pencils screamed out "Paint Me!" so I did. I don't know if any of the pencils are original to the box but I don't really care.

This Trompe  L'oeil shows a box of colored pencils manufactured by the American Lead Pencil Company. These were called School Crayon Boxes although these are obviously pencils. Felix the Cat is painting up a storm!

By the way, Felix is one old cat! He first appeared around 1919 and is still going strong!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man


GI Joe, 24 x 12, oil on cradled board

I was asked to paint a GI Joe themed painting in the same style as my Vintage Games series. GI Joe first appeared in 1964 and was sold in a "lidded box with dynamic graphics that illustrated the specific branch of the military offered". Read about the history of the doll and the packaging on this website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe:_America's_Movable_Fighting_Man

This painting will be included in the Wild Bunch Art Show at Lovetts Gallery , 6528 E. 51st ST, Tulsa, OK 74145 in the Farm Shopping Center beginning  November 8, 2014 10am - 5pm.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Flying Aces by K Henderson


Flying Aces, 24 x 48, oil on linen

This is my my most recent painting from my Vintage Board Games series. FLYING ACES No.72  was published by Selchow & Righter Company , New York, NY. 1940. Artwork by William Longyear.

This painting will be included in the Wild Bunch Art Show at Lovetts Gallery , 6528 E. 51st ST, Tulsa, OK 74145 in the Farm Shopping Center beginning  November 8, 2014 10am - 5pm. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Deja Vu All Over Again


November 1988 I married my Hubby in Muskogee OK. Our honeymoon? We spent it at an art show in Tulsa, OK.

Fast forward to Nov 2014. How are we spending our anniversary? We'll be at an art show in Tulsa, OK

Join us at Lovetts Gallery , 6528 E. 51st ST, Tulsa, OK 74145 in the Farm Shopping Center on November 8, 2014 10am - 5pm. 

The show, "The Wild Bunch",  features me, Paul Rhymer  and Robert Caldwell. The 3 of us will be at the gallery creating our artwork.

Stay tuned. Over the next few weeks I will be posting images of paintings I will be taking to the show.