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Friday, August 1, 2014

Space Pilot by K Henderson



Space Pilot, 24 x 48, oil on linen

I haven't created a Vintage Board Game painting in a while and when my newest galley, CK Contemporary in San Francisco, requested one, I was more than happy to oblige.

I've been wanting to paint this Vintage Board Game for a long time. The graphics are bright yet the box has seen better days. My kind of game!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pink Betty


Pink Betty, 20 x 16, oil on cradled board

I love doing commissioned paintings that included old photos and memorabilia. The painting creates a very personal image of loved ones.

This photo used for this painting includes a Mother and daughter, a child's drawing and a hand crocheted doily.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Aces and Eights by K Henderson


Aces and Eights,12 x 9, oil on board. 

Aces and Eights is known as the Dead Man's Hand in a two-pair poker hand. The hand gets its name from the legend of it being the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok at the time of his murder (August 2, 1876). It is accepted that the hand included the aces and eights of both the black suits. There is still debate about what the 5th card was.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

D is for Dog by K Henderson

 
D is for Dog, 9" x 12", oil on board  

I have a nice collection of vintage toys and figurines. I like painting the different textures and the  reflection of light. 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Cordial Cherry by K Henderson



Cordial Cherry , 9 x 12, oil on masonite.

 I don’t know if I wanted to simply capture the beauty of the cordial cherry or if I was just looking for an excuse to buy myself a box of chocolates! Yum!

Read about the History of the Cordial Cherry Here and  Here, too. 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Contemporary Realism Biennial



Singing Cat, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

I'm pleased to announce that my oil painting Singing Cat has been accepted into the Contemporary Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The works were chosen from a field of 144 artists.
The exhibition will be in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art galleries September 20th- November 30th.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Apples and Stripes by K Henderson


 
Apples and Stripes , 9 x 12, oil on board

Apples and Stripes is a continuation of my series of black and white striped paintings. It shows a group of apples in a silver bowl against a striped background with the stripes reflected in the silver.

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