Saturday, December 17, 2011

That Kiss

That Kiss
, oil on cradled board, 12 x 12

I had fun with this Trompe L'Oeil. I found this cartoon panel and immediately thought of Hershey's Chocolate Kisses.

I would like to paint a larger version of this oil painting to get more detail in the red foil.

That Kiss detail

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sunday Drive oil painting by K Henderson

Sunday Drive, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Toys! I love them. This Sunday Drive of the future includes tin rocket ships, robots, a poster from Forbidden Planet and an alien landscape. The rocks are all from my yard.

This is another in my Flight series

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Big Delight

A Big Delight, 6 x 6, oil on cradled board

I'm fascinated by artists who paint on small canvases. Every once in a while I decide to give it a try.

I love Junk Food and Hostess Cupcakes, "A Big Delight in Every Bite", are something I indulge in on occasion. I love the shiny chocolate frosting with the white squiggles, the creamy center and the airy cake. The different textures in this snack food make it worth memorializing in a painting.

Monday, November 28, 2011

One Eyed Jack

One Eyed Jack, 8 x 10, oil on board

I love vintage toys. I can't get enough of them. These are some 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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Car Key

Car Key, oil on cradled board, 18 x 24

I recently bought a few diecast cars and this Chevy is one of my favorites. This is another in my 'Toys in a Box' series

In addition to the car, I've included a key and vintage blocks. All of them are in a wooden box. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Key to the Future

Key to the Future, 12 x 12, oil on cradled board

This small Trompe L'Oeil focuses on the Tarot's High Priestess. She is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Also included are a Key (key to knowledge) and an Owl's feather (symbol of wisdom)

Contact me for purchase information

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ace 92

Ace 92, 12 x 12, oil on cradled board.

This is another card Trompe L'Oeil painting. It has the Ace of Spades from the Bee Brand deck of cards with bumble bees.

This painting will soon be on it's way to Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Flight of the Bumble Bee, 12 x 12. oil on cradled board

Yes, I know these are Honey Bees and not Bumble Bees but I like the title. And it fits in my my current Flight Themed paintings.

My favorite playing cards are the Jokers because they are so varied and this one with the bee is one of my favorites.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Air Mail

Air Mail, 24 x 20, oil on cradled board

This is another painting in my Flight series. I have a fondness for well played with vintage toys. This airplane has almost all of the paint worn off as well as a missing propeller.

The Trompe L'Oeil painting also has a torn pulp magazine cover, an airmail letter dated 1946, and airmail stamps.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here, 14 x 11, oil on board

This Trompe L'oeil painting is all about 'Having a wonderful Time, wish you were here'.
A hula girl, postcard of a tropical beach, a candy palm tree and a cookie airplane all sum up that summer holiday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Flyers

The Flyers, 12 x 12, oil on canvas

I love old books! I buy them at library book sales, thrift stores, get them as gifts or pick then up where ever I can find them. I love them in pristine condition or old and torn. This book, The Flyers by George Barr McCutcheon, was published in 1907 and was read by many at the Muskogee, OK, Public Library before it was retired and purchased by me about 15 years ago.

Don't you love the little portrait on the cover? It's a separate print pasted to the blue, embossed cloth cover.

This Trompe L'oeil is the second in a series of Flight Themed paintings.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Kiss – Weiler House Fine Art Gallery

A Kiss, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

This Chocolate Kiss Painting in oil is available at Weiler House Fine Art Gallery. To purchase it please stop by the gallery at 3126 Handley Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76112 or contact them 817-457-3343

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy, 12 x 12, oil on canvas

This Trompe L'Oeil features a page from a coloring book showing Mickey Mouse in his airplane. The page is artfully colored with the crayons shown in the tin box. The owl on the vintage chalk board completes the Flight theme.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lovetts Gallery

Cordial Cherry, 9 x 12, oil on board

This painting is available at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK . To purchase, stop in the gallery or give them a call 918-664-4732

Monday, October 3, 2011

Best of Trompe L'Oeil International Guild of Realism

Key to My Heart, 12 x 9, oil on board

I have the great pleasure to announce that my painting Key to my Heart received the Best of Trompe L'Oeil award at the international Guild of Realism show.

The show can be seen at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, NM until Oct. 22 or online

Saturday, September 24, 2011

International Guild of Realism

Heart of Gold, 12 x 9, oil on board

Please join me at the opening of The International Guild of Realism: 6th Annual Juried Exhibition at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Opening Night Reception: Friday, September 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Two of my oil paintings have been selected for this highly anticipated exhibition.

The world's leading realism artists are brought together in IGOR's 6th Annual exhibition, IGOR's biggest show ever. The wide spectrum from contemporary to classical realism, created by artists from all over the world, will give you the best of what is happening in realism today. The exhibition is open to the public from Sept. 30-Oct. 22, 2011

Can't make it to Santa Fe? See and purchase the art through the Online Exhibit

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Foiled Again - Work in progress

Foiled Again, 40 x 30, oil on linen, work in progress

I have a love/hate relationship with aluminum foil. I love the way it looks, I even love painting it. But I hate the amount of time it takes to paint it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Noaps and Bosque Art Classic

Blue Skies, 18 x 24, oil on canvas
I am exhibiting in 2 shows that open this weekend

National oil and Acrylic painters Society Best of America!
2011 Exhibit Opening and Awards Reception
Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Bolivar, Missouri
1 p.m.—4 p.m.
The Exhibit continues through October 28, 2011 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1 – 4 pm.
See it online

Bosque Art Classic
Bosque Art Center
215 College Hill Drive
Clifton, Texas 76634
Opening reception is Sold Out
The Show is open to the public for free starting September 11-25
See it online

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

International Guild of Realism

Key to my Heart
, 12 x 9, oil on board

The International Guild of Realism upcoming show at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe is now online

And if you like videos, here's a little info about IGOR and the show

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eye Candy

Eye Candy, 24 x 36, oil on linen

I really enjoyed painting Licorice Allsorts so I thought I'd paint this delicious and beautiful candy again.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sweet Stripes

Sweet Stripes, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Last Year I painted the Candy Painting, Red and Green. My favorite part of the painting was the cellophane. I liked the way the light bounced off of it and the colors that were reflected from the items around it.

That inspired this painting. I chose the dark background to give a good contrast with the cellophane and the bright colors of the candy.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wings Like a Dove

Wings Like a Dove, oil on board , 9″ x 12″.
The painting shows light reflecting through a transparent glass dove. It is surrounded by colored marbles. I loved painting the light on the glass and the reflections on the surface.

If you would like to purchase this painting, click HERE

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bosque Art Classic

Heart of Gold, 12 x 9, oil on board

Of the 776 entries in the 26th Annual Bosque Art Classic, 152 pieces were selected by the juror, Tony Alterman.

I am pleased to have 2 paintings selected.

The Artist Reception and awards ceremony will be Sept 10 in Clifton Texas (no, I won't be able to attend). For more information about the reception and exhibition contact the Bosque Art Center

The exhibit hangs through Sept 25.

Blue Skies, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

Monday, August 15, 2011

Art Kudos International Exhibition

Licorice Allsorts, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board
I'm pleased to announce that this painting was accepted into the 2011 Art Kudos international exhibition 7th annual online juried competition.Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts.

The award selections were made by Holly Koons McCullough, former Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. This year 157 artists representing 23 countries were accepted into the show.

This painting can be purchased at Chasen Galleries in Richmond, VA

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Art Institute and Gallery

Red Tootsie, 12 x 9, oil on board

This painting has been accepted into the AI&G 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition in Salisbury, MD

The Opening Reception will be Sunday, September 11, 2-4 pm The Gallery Building 212 West Main Street, Suite 101 Salisbury MD, 21801

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Art Renewal Center International Salon

Strawberry Reflections, 30 x 30, oil on linen

I'm thrilled to announce that two of my paintings were selected as Finalists in the Art Renewal Center International Salon.

Strawberry Reflections
is available at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa.

Red and Green will be shown and available at The International Guild of Realism Show. Inquire here if you are interested in purchasing before the show.

Red and Green, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Faces We Wear by K Henderson

The Faces We Wear, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

I got a vintage Pinocchio paper doll earlier this year and fell in love with the Long Nose Mask. I've been waiting for the opportunity to build a painting around it. Then when I found an Edwardian Era paper mask, the trompe l'oeil still life came together.

Also included in the still life is a Joker with a mask, a wooden Block (M is for mask), and a cover from Black Mask pulp magazine. The magazine also has a bottle of poison on it (covered by the ribbon)so I added a bottle to the mix. The ribbon? I just liked it and wanted to paint it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Faces We Wear - WIP

The Faces We Wear, detail, work in progress

Here's another segment of the painting. It should be finished today.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Faces We Wear - Work in progress

The Faces We Wear, detail, work in progress

This is a small segment of a trompe l'oeil I'm working one. I thought I might finish it today but I see I have quite a way to go on it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pink Kiss

Pink Kiss, 20 x 20, oil on canvas

Here's another Chocolate Kiss painting. This one was a bit of a challenge because I wanted the reflection to be less vibrant than the main subject and I struggled to get the color 'Just Right'

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

International Guild of Realism

Red and Green, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This is one of two paintings that I will be exhibiting with the International Guild of Realism's 6th Annual International Juried Exhibition at the Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico September 30 through October 22, 2011.

The opening reception will be Friday September 30, 2011, from 5 to 8 pm. This is one of the few art show openings I will be attending this year. I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

International Guild of Realism

Heart of Gold, 12 x 9, oil on board

I have 2 paintings accepted into the International Guild of Realism show.

I'll post more information tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ball Jar and Marbles Revisited

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

The great thing about oil paintings is that you can make changes. I like that. This painting has been to shows and even won awards but I was never completely satisfied with it.

I recently returned the painting to the easel and reworked several of the marbles and the shadows. The changes are not drastic and I'm probably the only one who will notice but I like the painting better.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Midnight Snack by K Henderson

PB&J, 30 x 40, oil on linen

You may not be able to see much difference but I spent the day working on the waxed paper and the milk glass.

Now the painting is Resting. Other than a few shadows and smoothing of color transitions in the milk, I think the painting is finished.

I'm thinking of titling this painting Lunch but would love to get some other imaginative titles. Suggestions?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PB&J Day 3

PB&J, Work in Progress

Today I worked on the bottom half of the Sandwich. The sandwich is about 95% complete. I blocked in some details on the cookie, the milk glass and the shadow to the right of the glass.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PB&J Day 2

PB&J, work in progress, day two

Today I worked on the detail of the top half of the sandwich, the texture of the bread and put another layer of paint of the bottom half of the sandwich. I also drew the detail of the glass with a white pencil.

Here's a detail of the sandwich

Monday, June 20, 2011

PB&J-work in progress

PB&J day 1, oil on linen, 30 x 40

I keep seeing other artists paint this subject matter and since Peanut Butter is one of my top 5 favorite foods, I thought I would throw my hat in the ring.

Some of my paintings are started with a monochromatic underpainting and built up with thin layers of color .I began this painting with large blocks of color which will also be finished with layers of detail.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tin Rabbit

Tin Rabbit, 24 x 36, oil on linen

I always enjoy painting my vintage toys. And this is my first attempt at painting transparent plastic. That is a subject I will be painting again. The foiled eggs? Well, I think I've had my fill of them for awhile but I am pleased with they way they turned out.