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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Aces and Eights - Settlers West


Settlers West Gallery in Tucson has been having an American Miniatures show for over 25 years. More than 200 artists will participate in this stellar event. I have been invited to send 2 paintings this year. The opening will be February 13, 2010

Aces and Eights is one of the pieces I will have at this show. It is 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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hubbard Museum's Biennale Grande


My painting Redwing has been accepted into the Hubbard Museum's Biennale Grande exhibition. The Biennale Grande is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West.

R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard founded the Hubbard Museum of the American West in 1992, then presented it to the City of Ruidoso Downs, NM in 2005. It has grown from its original incredible collection of Anne C. Stradling’s Museum of the Horse to being a truly first class historic Western museum.

The Biennale Grande exhibit will be on display Jan 30 - April 11, 2010

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Old Dog Trey, ever faithful


In your next life may you have sun shine to keep you warm, green pastures to run in, friends to love you and may you hear the songs of the birds

You will me missed


Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Newsletter - K. Henderson

                                                        Newsletter December 2009  
 
It's hard to believe that this year is almost over! I participated in lots of shows, got some awards and made an appearance in several magazine articles. All in all it's been a good year.
I want to thank everyone who bought my art, came to see my art in shows and galleries, took the time to email me or just visited me on my websites and blogs. Without you I couldn't do what I do. Thanks so much.
                                                                 Lovetts Gallery
                                                      6528 E. 51st ST, Tulsa, OK 74145


I've recently joined Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa. They are showing my still lifes. If you're in Tulsa, stop by and see the great art work they have.
                                                             Shows and Galleries

December gives me a break from doing juried shows but several of my galleries have new paintings including several small pieces.



                                                       American Art Collector

There was a nice article about my still lifes in the November issue of American Art Collector

If you missed it you can see it here, courtesy of American Art Collector magazine

http://www.fineartoils.com/AAC.PDF

  If you missed it, you can read it on my blog
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Still life


I'm a BIG fan of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I have over 300 copies of that book with many different illustrators.

I've been wanting to do a painting based on the book for quite some time. A Mad Tea Party is my favorite chapter  so that is what inspired this still life. "It's Always 6 O'clock" is oil on canvas, 24 x 30.

I've used this battenburg lace in several of my paintings and I think I'm finally figuring out how to paint it

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

American Art Collector - Nov 2009


Here's an article about me in the current , Nov 2009 issue of American Art Collector magazine. If you click on the image it should be large enough to read

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

K. Henderson's art in Gilcrease Museum American Art in Miniature


American Art in Miniature is an annual tradition at Gilcrease Museum. This year’s exhibition runs October 24 – November 8, 2009. To purchase a piece of art, plan to attend the American Art in Miniature Reception and Art Sale, Thursday, November 5, 2009. The Silent Auction begins at 6:00 p.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m.


American Art in Miniature 2009 offers work from 180 talented artists from across the nation. All works of art are no larger than 108 square inches (example: 9 x 12) exclusive of the frame. Sculptures are no larger than 1,728 cubic inches (example: 12 x 12 x 12) exclusive of base. 

Click Here to begin browsing the Art Gallery.

New this year is a Phone Bank for those unable to attend the sale but who would like to make a purchase. Starting at 6:00 p.m. November 5th call (918) 596-2761 to place a bid or BUY IT NOW. 

The online purchase price reflects the Reserve Price set by the artist. Artworks not sold on November 5, 2009, will be available online at the Reserve Price through November 15, 2009, and may be purchased by calling the Museum Store at (918) 596-2725 during business hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT, Tuesday – Sunday.)

All works are subject to availability. The sale closes November 15, 2009 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Marbles and Ball Jar - Oil painting


Marbles and Ball Jar is oil on board, 9" x 12"

I started this painting earlier this year and set it aside to paint some larger pieces. You can see the beginning of this painting here

One decision I had to make when painting this was "Should I paint everything in sharp focus or blur the edges of the outer marbles?" In the end, I decided to keep everything sharp.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Newsletter K. Henderson



 Newsletter Oct 2009  
 
 Lots of things going on for me in the art world these days. In fact, too much to squeeze into this newsletter. I would love to have you join me on my blog where we can share whats happening

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

nineteenth Annual Best of America!
Sept 27 - Nov 17
I was awarded the MOST INNOVATIVE PAINTING AWARD for my painting Blue Skies.
The show can be seen online here

American Art in Miniature 2009
October 24, 2009 - November 8, 2009
  Gilcrease Museum Tulsa, OK

American Art in Miniature continues to bring in leading artists from around the nation to exhibit their small-scale works at Gilcrease Museum. From its modest debut 25 years ago, American Art in Miniature 2009 will feature 180 artists with works on paper, painting, and sculpture.

Magazine articles
The Nov magazine isuues will be out later this month.  
American Art Collector will feature my still lifes in their magazine

Bosque Art Classic

I was awarded 2nd place in oil painting for The Making of a Cowboy

I'm on YouTube
My big experient this month is with video. You can find a short video of my American Indian paintings on YouTube. And while you're there take a look at my other videos spotlighting my still lifes and Vintage Toy Still Lifes  

Join me on FaceBook

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Redwing - oil painting



Redwing is 30 x 24, oil on canvas. It shows a mixture of old and newer icons of the American Indian. There is pottery, corn, beads, blanket, kachina as well as a turn of the century piece of sheet music "Redwing".

My favorite bit in this painting is the transparent tape holding the sheet music to the wall

Monday, August 31, 2009

Newsletter September 2009 - K. Henderson

Greetings. It's already fall here in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. The nights are cool and soon we'll be lighting up the fire in the wood stove
 
Breckenridge 18th Annual Juried Competition & Show
  August 25 through September 26

I know I had this image in last months newsletter but I wanted you to know that it was awarded the Juror's Choice award. There are 83 pieces of art in this show which is on exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Art Center in Breckenridge TX

 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

Nineteenth Annual Best of America!
Sept 27 - Nov 17

2009 Exhibit Opening, Awards Reception, and Ceremony
Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery
Bolivar, Missouri, USA
1 p.m.—4 p.m.

24th ANNUAL BOSQUE ART CLASSIC
September 12-27, 2009

The Bosque Art Council presents the 24th Annual Bosque Art Classic, September 12-27, 2009. Opening night is Saturday, September 12, by reservation only. The show remains open to the public through Sunday, September 27, during normal hours.

This year's competition attracted 975 submissions. Approximately 144 pieces of art were selected by judge Joshua Rose, Editor of Western Art Collector Magazine.

You can view the show online

http://www.bosqueconservatory.com

SIGNATURE ARTIST

I was just awarded Signature Membership in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters of America Society. They define this as:
The Signature Artists' Guild is an elite sector of the Society Artist members whose work is recognized for consistent excellence.
I don't know how "elite" it is but I've been accepted in their show 3 years in a row which qualifies me for membership
 
Upcoming Events
I have several events I will tell you about in next months newsletter. These include information about the Mountain Oyster Club, Gilcrease Museums American Art in Miniature, Lander, WY Heart of the West show, gallery shows and an upcoming magazine feature

To see more of my paintings and to be the first to see my current work please view these sites

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Juror's Choice Award - Breckenridge Fine Art show


Yippee! I found out today that I have been awarded the Jurors Choice award at the 18th Annual Juried Competition & Show at the Breckenridge Fine Art Center. I had 2 paintings in the show and the award was for my still life "I've Just got to be a Cowgirl"

This painting has cowgirls, a cowboy and a horse (ok, its a mule) . What more could you want in a western painting?

Monday, August 10, 2009

NOAPS


I got two of my paintings accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 'Best of America' show. The show travels to 3 different locations in Missouri starting Sept 27 and ending Nov 17.

Born to this Land, 20 x 16, oil on canvas is one of the paintings accepted.  The other is Blue Skies which is one of my favorite striped still lifes

Friday, August 7, 2009

Blocked by AOL

Open letter to friends family and customers:
I recently sent out my newsletters to my customers, friends and business associates as I've done for quite some time. Unfortunately, as an AOL customer, you didn't receive the newsletter. AOL has blocked me from sending emails to their members.

If you have an alternate non-AOL address please send it to me. Otherwise, please stay in touch through my blog. I'm sorry that I will no longer be able to have private communications with you through your AOL accounts. So far I can still receive AOL emails. I am just unable to respond to you
K. Henderson
http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 27, 2009

Marbles - Work in Progress


I'm getting paintings ready for a show in Santa Fe's Gallery 822 on Canyon Road. These paintings are my American Indain work and can be seen on My Other Blog

In the mean time, here's a painting I have put aside but hope to get back to soon. This painting of marbles and a ball jar is 9" x 12" oil on board

Monday, July 13, 2009

Richeson People Choice Award



I just got an email from the Richeson 75 art competition. I thought I'd share part of it with you

The recent Richeson 75 International Art competition "Still Life and Floral" has concluded. The internet truly has made the world a smaller place and all of us benefit from the interaction.  AND we're giving those people a voice by letting them vote for a People's Choice award! The voting was brisk for the winner of the Still Life & Floral People's Choice award and we have a first-time situation in that there was a tie for first place! The tie was actually between two paintings by the SAME artist! Congratulations to K. Henderson for "Grapes" and "Red Globes"

Yes! That's me. And I promise I only voted once. A big Thanks to all who voted for my paintings

You can view the show here

Sunday, July 12, 2009

You're the Tops - Oil painting still life


You're the Tops is a small painting, 8" x 10", oil on board.

The still life shows spinning tops, a marble, a block and jacks including a jack of hearts card (trust me, that's what it is) These are sitting on a chess board

I've never done a still life quite like this. I was experimenting with sharp and soft edges. The items in the foreground are fairly hard edged while those in the back are softer. I'm pretty happy with my results but Edges are something I will continue to work on

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 2009 Newsletter


                                                               Newsletter July 2009 

Greetings. July in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico is certainly different than our old home in eastern Oklahoma. Cool nights and rainy days means it's summertime. I continue to be busy painting for shows and galleries

National Society of Artists

5th National Juried Show
 July 7 - August 16, 2009

Hosted by The Center for the Arts & Sciences in Clute, Texas.
This is my first time to enter this exhibition. I'll have 2 paintings in the show including Strawberry Delight, 9 x 12, oil on board
 

Indian Market

What would August be without Indian Market in Santa Fe?

Once again I will be attending the festivities in Gallery 822 at Canyon Road. Be sure and save the dates: August 21 - 23.

I'll have more information for you in next months newsletter
   
International Guild of Realism
I became a member of IGOR in 2008. I will be entering 3 pieces in their next exhibion. The show will be held in California in 2010. I'll give you more information later but I thought I'd give you a Sneak Peek at one of the paintings I hope to be showing.

 

   
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Hour - Oil on canvas


Happy Hour, oil on canvas, 20" x 24". This is one of my most challenging paintings yet.

The draped black and white striped fabric reflects off the silver and brass goblets and cocktail shaker. The transparent glasses also pick up the reflections and the ambient colors.

Wow this was a real brain teaser and required a lot of observation to get everything just right

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Work in Progress - Cocktail Shaker


I haven't posted in a while because I've been working on a complicated painted. Stripes going every which way, reflections in silver and brass, transparent glass! What was I thinking?

Here's what it looks like so far. Still a long way to go. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blue Vase and Silk - oil painting


Blue Vase and Silk is 30" x 30" oil on canvas.

This painting took FOREVER to complete. I started it with a grisalle underpainting  (a black and white painting) and then applied layers and layers of color to the vase, each layer having to dry before the next layer was applied. 

Many challenges in this painting. I had to paint the blue vase plus the fabric behind the vase  and the reflections in the vase.

And the silk! My favorite fabric. It seems to capture and reflect all the colors of the rainbow.

I can't wait to do another painting like this

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Forever Brave - oil painting


I don't have anything new to post so I thought I would pull out a painting from My Other Blog

Forever Brave  is 12" x 9" oil on board. This little guy is one of my favorite vintage ceramic figures. He’s a little warrior with a tomahawk.

He is standing in front of a wool blanket. Can you tell that I love the color Red?

As I’ve said before, I love painting the different textures. The roughness of the wool, the shiny hardest of the ceramic and the satin reflections on the table all come together to make a nice contrast.

To purchase this painting contact me

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When the Dews Fall - Oil painting


This was going to be my entry in the Oil Painters of America Western Regional exhibit. But at the last minute I realized it was too big for the show requirements! Ah well.

When the Dews Fall is oil on canvas, 30" x 30". The cherries are in one of my favorite glasses, the sun is shining through the window and a piece of battenburg lace drapes the table.

If you are interested in this painting please contact me at K. Henderson Studio

Friday, May 29, 2009

June Newsletter


 Greetings. The Monsoon Season started a few weeks early and we are glad for the moisture here in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. The tomato plants are safe in the greenhouse being protected from the cool night, the elk and the deer. And I've been busy painting
      
SALMAGUNDI ANNUAL NON-MEMBER PAINTING & SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 10th

Salmagundi Club

New York, NY

Originally formed as the Salmagundi Sketch Club in 1871, the Club adopted its present name a hundred years ago after Washington Irving published his potpourri of wit and wisdom called "The Salmagundi Papers".


I'm am honored to be one of the selected artists with my painting "Summerfall". Summerfall is oil on canvas, 36″ x 30″. The toys are from my collection of vintage toys. The toys include a marionette from the Howdy Doody show, Japanese ceramics, and a mule from a 19th century mechanical toy. 

Western Art Show

The Center for the Arts Evergreen

May 29 to June 21 - Opening Reception May 29
32003B Ellingwood Trail,
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
 
This is the Art Center's first exhibition devoted entirely to artwork that is representative of western culture and heritage, sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine.
Only 26 artists were chosen to exhibit their work in this show. My painting "High Noon" is one of the chosen paintings

Richeson 75 Still Life Exhibition
Still Life & Floral—May 21 thru June 8, 2009
Each show is physically presented in the Richeson Art Gallery in Kimberly Wisconsin and virtually presented at the Richeson 75 web site. http://www.richeson75.com

I had all 3 of my entries accepted into this show.

My painting "Grapes" 14" x 11", oil on canvas is one of the pieces selected

My Galleries
I love each and every one of my galleries. They do a great job representing me. Please stop by and see my work
 
Heritage, Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona
Red Willow Gallery - Tubac, AZ
Spirits in the Wind Gallery - Golden CO
Atlanta Art Gallery - Atlanta, GA
Gallery at 822 Canyon Road - Santa Fe, NM
Miller, Gallery - Cincinnati, Ohio
Warrior’s Work Gallery - Hill City, SD
Mountain Trails Gallery - Park City, UT
Link Gallery- Cheyenne WY

To see more of my paintings and to be the first to see my current work please view these sites
http://www.khenderson.com/
http://www.fineartoils.com/
Blogs http://khendersonart.wordpress.com/
  http://fineartoils.wordpress.com/
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Strawberry Delight - Oil Painting


Strawberry Delight is oil on masonite, 11" x 14". It shows strawberries in a cut glass dish, on a piece of battenburg lace.

For such a small painting, it was really a challenge. This is my first painting of cut glass. I like painting glass and I really had to keep focused to get all the geometric shapes just right.

This painting has been shown at the Oil Painters of America  and the International Guild of Realism exhibits. It is slated to go to the National Society of Artists show later this month unless I sell it first.

It is available at my studio, K. Henderson Art

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grapes - oil painting


I've been traveling to art shows lately so I've neglected this blog. Shame on me. 

This painting is titled Grapes (ooo, how original! LOL) It is 14" x 11" , oil on masonite. I love the way the glass distorts the view of the grapes.

You can see a larger image of this painting on myK. Henderson Fine Art Oil website. This is available for purchase

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ball Jar - oil painting


 My painting Ball Jar is finished. It is 24″ x 18″ oil on canvas.

I had intended to use the Rose Red as an under glaze and come back with a cadmium red on top but it is such a strking color, I kept it as the final glaze. I like the contrast between the gray background and jar an the vivid colors of the candy

Monday, April 27, 2009

May Newsletter - K. Henderson Art

Newsletter May 2009
 
 Greetings. The April Showers didn't bring much moisture here in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico But we did have 8 wildfires in one day due to lightening. We are thankful for the volunteer firefighters. The hummingbirds are buzzing around the feeders and the return of the vultures are a sure sign that winter is over.Newsletter May 2009
  
 
 
Oil Painters of America

18th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Sage Creek Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 1 – 31, 2009

Over 1,500 artists entered the competition with a total of 2,400 oil paintings. Only 200 works of art were selected.

I'm am honored to be one of the selected artists with my painting "Jack in the Box". Jack-in-the-Box is oil on masonite, 16″ x 18″. The toys are from my collection of early 20th century toys. The toys include a jack-in-the-box, a spinning top, alphabet blocks, and a jointed doll with a china head. Also in the painting is an antique book.

I will be attending the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony Sage Creek Gallery and La Fonda Hotel 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009. I hope to see you there.

Gallery 822 Anniversary Show

I will also be attending this show . The opening reception is Friday May 8th 3-7 pm This show is featured in the May 2009 issue of Western Art Collector


 

Richeson 75 Still Life Exhibition

Still Life & Floral—May 21 thru June 8, 2009
Each show is physically presented in the Richeson Art Gallery in Kimberly Wisconsin and virtually presented at the Richeson 75 web site. http://www.richeson75.com

I had all 3 of my entries accepted into this show.

My painting "Red Globes" 30" x 30", oil on canvas is one of the pieces selected

  My Galleries
I love each and every one of my galleries. They do a great job representing me. Please stop by and see my work
 
Heritage, Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona
Red Willow Gallery - Tubac, AZ
Spirits in the Wind Gallery - Golden CO
Atlanta Art Gallery - Atlanta, GA
Gallery at 822 Canyon Road - Santa Fe, NM
Miller, Gallery - Cincinnati, Ohio
Warrior’s Work Gallery - Hill City, SD
Mountain Trails Gallery - Park City, UT
Link Gallery- Cheyenne WY

To see more of my paintings , a list of my galleries and to be the first to see my current work please view these sites

http://www.khenderson.com/

http://www.fineartoils.com/


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WIP - Ball Jar


I wasn't planning on showing more images of this painting until it was complete but someone asked me about it so heres what it looks like today