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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Southwest Art Magazine Features K. Henderson


Sunday Drive, 30 x 40, oil on linen

I was recently interviewed by Gussie Fauntleroy for the April 2015 Issue of Southwest Art Magazine. It's a 4 page article and I know you will enjoy enjoy it.

I'll post a link to a PDF of the article soon!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Calling All Cars


Calling All Cars, 24 x 48, oil on linen

This is another painting in my Vintage Board Games Series. 'Calling All Cars' game was manufactured in conjunction with the radio program of the same name, which aired from 1933-1939 on CBS.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Batman Game


Batman Game, 30 x 36, oil on linen

This is my most recent Vintage Game painting. The "Batman Game" was manufactured by Milton Bradley in 1966.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Mouse


Mickey Cards, 24" x 24", oil on canvas

This card game was manufactured around 1946 and was included in a 'six pack' of other card games. The box measures 2.75" x 1.875".

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Go Fish


Go Fish, 10 x 8, oil on board

I was digging through my card games with the intention of painting a Superman Card Box when I came across this great, vintage 1951 Go Fish game. I love the wear and tear on this box and the happy face of the fish.

Superman will have to wait for another day.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Captain Future

 Captain Future, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

The character, Captain Future,was created by Better Publications editor Mort Weisinger during the 1939 World Science Fiction Convention. 

The stories were published in the Pulp Magazine  from 1940 to 1951.

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