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Friday, December 31, 2010

Reflections in Red - Work in progress 2





Reflections in Red, work in progress 2

I love red. I love stripes. I love glass. I'm having a great time painting this!

This image shows the progress of the background and the silver bowl.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Reflections in Red - Work in progress



Reflections in Red, Work in Progress, 24 x 24

You'd think that I would have had enough stripes and reflections with my last painting but Nope, here's another one.

After some false starts, this is the end of one day of painting. The colors are blocked in. Next, I'll work on the background

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bird in Box - Vintage toy



Bird in Box, 8 x 10, oil on board

I needed to take a break from my Striped painting. This is the result. This is a vintage red, tin, windup toy bird in a cigar box.

I'm searching for a better title. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Richeson Small Works Exhibit



One Eyed Jack, 8 x 10, oil on board

My painting 'One Eyed Jack' has been accepted in Richeson's Small Works Show. The exhibit and sale will be at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, WI Feb 7- March 25, 2011 as well as online. I'll send the link to the online show when it is available.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Red and Green still life - work in progress




Red and Green, work in progress

38 hours into the painting. I've decided to painting the 'white' stripes of the background a cool gray the the white of the candy is a warm white. This is , of course, subject to change.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Red and Green - Work In Progress



Red and Green, 30 x 40, work in progress

Inspired by the Christmas season and my love of stripes my new painting is off and running. This image shows the results of 24 hours of painting.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gumballs and Crystal study - K. Henderson



Gumballs and Crystal study, 6 x 6, oil on cradled board

I don't usually paint this small but I'm fascinated by artists that do. I thought I would give it a try and do a study for a larger painting. I'm glad I did because I've decided to change the lighting for the Big Painting. But this was fun.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Red Globe II - K. Henderson Still Life



Red Globe II, oil on linen, 30 x 30

Stripes and silver and red: My favorites! I've been working on this painting, off and on, for a while now and I'm pleased with the results. The still life had a brass goblet in it but I decided not to paint it. The gold reflections still remain in the bowl adding additional color and design.

Any suggestions for a good title? Ghost Goblet?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blossoms II - Honorable Mention Award



Capturing the Sun, oil on linen 30 x 20.

About Blossom II ~ Art of Flowers sponsored by Susan Kathleen Black Foundation

In the world of floral art, there has not been a recent, major competition or exhibition equivalent to the blockbusters of other specialty subjects such as animals, birds, national parks, or the West. Blossom ~ Art of Flowers was conceived to fill this void and showcase the quality and diversity of the best work with a floral theme being produced today.

I don't usually get too excited about Honorable mention awards but I'm thrilled with this one. First of all, I don't normally paint flowers so it exciting to get recognition for this painting. Second, there were 2300 paintings entered so the Honorable mention is truly an honor.

The show will be online soon and I will let you know when that happens

Monday, November 8, 2010

International Guild of Realism


Black Cat, 36 x 36, oil on linen
I'm excited to announce that I got two paintings accepted into “The Illusion of Reality” museum exhibition sponsored by The International Guild of Realism. This traveling museum exhibition will be on tour for two to three years, visiting between ten and fifteen museums across the United States.

Peanuts and Gumballs, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hopping Crow - Vintage toy



Hopping Crow, 10 x 8, oil on board.

I wanted to take a break from my larger work and paint something small and fun. This little fellow is a tin wind-up toy from my vintage toy collection. I hope to use him in a larger painting soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Strawberry Reflections - Still life in oil



Strawberry Reflections, 30 x 30, oil on linen

I started this painting several months ago at the height of Strawberry Season. Its a pleasure to put the finishing touches on the canvas now that it is autumn and the strawberries are just a delicious memory.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Capturing the Sun - Sunflowers



Capturing the Sun, oil on linen, 30 x 20

I rarely paint flowers but I had the desire to paint these sunflowers. To me, sunflowers are the symbol of summer.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Black Cat - vintage toy oil painting



Black Cat, 36 x 36, oil on linen ©K. Henderson

I still have a little bit of tweaking to do on this painting but for the most part it's finished!
I really enjoyed painting the dog. He is a lead dog with black paint. The paint had fallen off in many places. The challenge was painting a series of little abstract shapes to create the whole image.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vintage Toys - Work in Progress




Black Cat, detail, work in progress


Yep, I'm still working on this painting. I hope to finish it this week. I have to enter it in a show soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

No Rest for the Weary


Black Cat , detail, work in progress

I have four juried art shows and one publication I have to have art work for during Sept. Who could ask for a better life?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oil Painters of America


The Making of a Cowboy, oil on canvas, 24 x 18

Oil painters of America has announced the paintings accepted into their Western Regional show. I've been told that only 90 paintings were accepted so I'm pleased that my painting, The Making of a Cowboy, was among those selected.

The exhibit and sale will take place at Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY Oct 9- Nov 10.

This painting is one of my favorite paintings of a vintage toy from my collection and has won several awards.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

painting, painting, painting - Vintage Toys


Reference photo for Cats and Dog, detail

I really want to get started putting the paint on the canvas for a new Vintage Toy painting. It's taken me hours (days) to get the drawing done.


But first, I need to take advantage of the blooming sunflowers and photograph them. You never know when you might want to paint one.

Friday, July 23, 2010

25th Annual Bosque Art Classic


Wings Like a Dove, 9 x 12. oil on board.

Of the 705 entries, 143 pieces of art were selected for the 25th Annual Bosque Art Classic. I am pleased to announce that all four of my entered paintings were among those selected.

This international juried art show and sale, held each year in September, will take place September 11 - 26 at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton TX.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mine is a Long and Sad Tale


Those words were spoken by the Mouse in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865. This book has never been out of print since that time.

Mine is a Long and Sad Tale is oil on canvas, 12 x 16.

I created this painting for Steve Worthington's Mouse Project.  Steve has asked several artists to create a painting featuring one of his bronze mice. The images will then be compiled in a book and the proceeds from the book will be donated to animal shelters.

As many of you know I'm a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. I've collected over 300 copies of this book, many with different illustrators. Yes, those are copies of the book in the painting (well, actually on of them is Through the Looking Glass). Since the book was written during the Victorian  Era I wanted to give the painting a Victorian feel.

You can see the Mouse has arrived after someone has extinguished the oil lamp and put her glasses down after spending an evening reading. The reader has stopped on the page featuring the Long and Sad tale which is written to resemble the shape of a tail.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

One Eyed Jack


One Eyed Jack, 8 x 10, oil on board


I did a similar painting to this last year and I enjoyed painting it so I decided to revisit the subject. These are some vintage toys from my collection. Wooden Blocks, spinning tops, playing cards, chess, and marbles are all toys or games that have been played with by many generations of children.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mouse Project


I'm almost finished with my Mouse Project painting. I just need to darken the background objects so the foreground pops out more.

In the mean time heres more details of the painting "Mine is a Long and Sad Tale"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Strawberries on Wood


Strawberries on Wood, 12 x 9, oil on board

This is a small experimental piece that I just finished. I wanted to paint an uncomplicated piece as a change of pace.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Painting Strawberries


                                                  This is my model, NOT my painting

I can't resist painting strawberries this time of year. The problem is they look so innocent but are really a devil to paint! I like to put in all the detail so painting  all the dents, the bumps and the seeds, each with it's own shadow and highlight can really be a lot more work than I first image. 

I hope to finish and post my newest painting in a few days

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Steve Worthington Bronze Mice contest


I'm still working on my Mouse Project painting.

In the mean time the creator of these bronze mice is having a contest and will give away 2 mice. check out the details on Steve's blog

Thursday, June 3, 2010

K. Henderson Newsletter June 2010

I've cut back on some of my juried art shows this year and I'm focusing on getting new paintings to my galleries. If you travel this summer be sure and check my website for the location of galleries that show my work. And if you find a gallery that you think my work would fit into, drop me a line.
 
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society- signature show
"Visions for A New Decade"
June 5 through July 4, 2010

Last year I was awarded a Signature Membership in the NOAPS. Since it's inception, only 103 have achieved this honor.
This year's show has 82 paintings by 42 signature members and will be held at the Cultural Arts Council Gallery in Estes Park, CO.
My painting 'Ride 'Em Cowboy' ,22 x 28, oil on canvas, will be in the show
 
The Mouse Project

A while back I heard about The Mouse Project and I knew I had to get in on it. Sculptor Steve Worthington asked about 20 artists to paint a still life that includes one of his bronze mice. These paintings will then be collected into a book, and profits from it's sale will go to support animal shelters.

My painting is still in progress and I will be posting images on my blog as I complete it. This is just a small section of the 12 x 16 oil painting
 
   
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mouse Project - Work in progress


Here's a bit from my Mouse Project painting. Instead of showing the whole painting as I progress I decided to post 'teasers'.

The Mouse is close to completion. This is just a small part of the 12 x 16 painting

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cherry Turnover - food art


Cherry Turnover, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

I Love painting food! American Art Collector magazine is doing a feature on artists that create Food Art in their upcoming July issue. I've decided to participate. Look for this painting in the editorial. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Mouse Project


Nosey Mouse, bronze by Steve Worthington

A while back I heard about The Mouse Project and I knew I had to get in on it.  Sculptor Steve Worthington asked about 20 artists to paint a still life that includes one of his bronze mice. These paintings will then be collected into a book, and profits from it's sale will go to support animal shelters.

I finally started my still life yesterday. No, the mouse on my printer is not the still life set up that I'm painting. I just wanted you to see the little guy that will be featured in my painting "Mine is a Long and Sad Tale". Stay tuned for further updates.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Newsletter may 2010 - K. Henderson Art

Newsletter May 2010
 

Spring at last! The crazy wild winds we've had lately have blown several pieces of glazing out of my greenhouse and my tomatoes are ready to be planted. April was a month of Art Awards and I'm trying to get caught up on my paintings for my galleries
 
My painting Happy Hour, 20 x 24, oil on canvas was awarded 3rd place at the Art Renewal Center Salon exhibition. The same painting was also one of the purchase awards.When the Dews Fall was included among the Top 100 Finalists
 
 
 My painting Peanuts and Gumballs, 18 x 24, oil on canvas was awarded Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence at the Salon International 2010 exhibition in San Antonio, TX
 
My painting Blue Skies was awarded 2nd Place in oils at the MasterWorks of New Mexico 12th annual Fine Art Show





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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Art Renewal Center Salon - Award



Great News! I've been awarded 3rd place in the Art Renewal Center's Salon exhibit for my painting 'Happy Hour', 20 x 24 oil on canvas.

My painting 'When the Dews Fall' is also in the top 100 of the show.

The show will be online soon. I'll let you know when. It's well worth spending time viewing these paintings.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Newsletter April 2010 - K. Henderson

Ah, the first signs of spring: the vultures have returned to the Sacramento Mountains, the jonquils are blooming and the first humming birds have arrived. Thanks goodness. We had a white winter and I'm glad to see it gone.
 
MasterWorks of New Mexico
12th annual Fine Art Show
April 9 – April 30
Hispanic Arts Building, Albuquerque, NM

The Opening Ceremony and Preview will be held Friday, April 9th, 2010, 5:00 - 8:00 pm . The show will remain open to the public April 10 - April 30, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, except Mondays.

My painting, Blue Skies, 18 x 24, oil on canvas, has been accepted into this exhibit
   
Salon International 2010
Greenhouse Gallery

6496 New Braunfels, Ave San Antonio , TX
April 10 - 30, 2010

Salon International 2010 is the ninth annual juried exhibition sponsored by the International Museum of Contemporary Masters. Artists entered 1288 paintings and 392 were accepted in the show.

My paintings Peanuts and Gumballs and Ball Jar and Marbles will be exhibited in the show.
This show is Online
 
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Salon International show at Greenhouse Gallery


Peanuts and Gumballs, oil on canvas, 18 x 24

For those of you who will be in San Antonio,TX between April 10 - April 30, be sure and stop by the Greenhouse Gallery  and see the Salon International exhibit. Artists entered 1288 paintings and 392 were accepted in the show.

If you can't make it the gallery have a look at it on their website

Monday, March 8, 2010

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