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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