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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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Peanut Butter and Jelly


Peanut Butter and Jelly, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches are among my top three favorite foods (the other 2 are ice cream and pizza)

Not only are these sandwiches delicious, they are also beautiful. The texture of the bread, the smoothness of the peanut butter and the shine and luminosity of the jelly all combine to create a feast for the eyes. 

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Merit Award at Contemporary Realism Biennial 2014


Singing Cat, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

As I announced awhile back, my painting 'Sing Cat' was accepted into the Contemporary Realism Biennial 2014 at the Fort Wayne Art Museum. Here's some more info and good news.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial is an invitational and juried exhibition which highlights the strength and innovation of the most compelling trends in American and international realism.

Only 34 works were juried in from more than 700 entries from around the country, and 22 works were selected by invitation from the world’s masters of realism. This year marks the first time when the number of invited artists rivals that of the juried artists, a decision made by FWMoA President and CEO Charles A. Shepard III that was meant to elevate the status of this exhibition as a showcase for not just emerging realists all over the country, but also for the powerhouses of realism in established circles. This hybrid of emerging and established artists presents a dynamic exhibition with a diversity of artistic perspectives.

Read More about the show HERE http://tinyurl.com/nkqlwjd

And as Icing on the Cake I was awarded one of the Jurors Merit Awards! This work was chosen by
Frank Bernarducci, Director and Partner of Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery. See the Winners HERE http://fineartoils.com/CRB_14_Awards_List-1.pdf

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Post Modern Times


Coca Cola Cowboy,30 x 30, oil on linen

I was thrilled to receive the newest Post Modern Times magazine recently. I'm included on pages 70-71of Vol 1 No 3 of this great publication. I don't know if its available on the newsstands but you can get a copy HERE  http://www.birminghamfreepress.com/PMT/


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