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Monday, December 30, 2013

Buck Rogers Crayon Ship by K Henderson

 
Buck Rogers Crayon Ship, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

I enjoyed painting my Felix the Cat pencil box so much that I went looking for more pencil boxes. Buck Rogers Crayon Ship caught my eye because of the bright colors and, well, it's really cool!

I'll be creating another painting using this box because it has great graphics on the back, too. The 'chalk drawings' (yes, these are painted with oil paint) are also based on the graphics from this box.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Singing Cat by K Henderson

 
Singing Cat, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

I love these vintage boxes of 'School Crayons'. I wish I could find more of them.

Felix the Cat sings along as a young boy plays the pipe organ. The box has seen better days but the cat keeps singing.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

The Dentist by K Henderson

 
The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8

This is from my series of  small, fun trompe l'oeil oil paintings of  cards from vintage games.

  The Dentist is from the 1938 game 'Who is the Thief'.

Note: No vintage card was harmed in the making of this painting. I scan my cards and print them on card stock. I them take the print and rip, smudge, stomp and tape to give them the Character that I want.

Available  at Huckleberry Fine Arts.

Black Cat by K Henderson



Black Cat, 36 x 36, oil on linen

Yes, I love vintage toys. These tin wind up cats and lead dog are set up on a reflective surface. The Black Cat  cigarette tin completes the composition.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dark Kiss by K Henderson


Dark Kiss, 20 x 20, Oil on linen

I've painting chocolate kisses several times. I'm not sure why because the colorful foil is one of the most challenging things I've ever painted. But I'm pleased with the way this turned out.

See more of my Contemporary Food Paintings on My Website

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jolly Jumper Vintage Toy


Jolly Jumper, 9 x 12, oil on cradled board

I think everyone likes toys at Christmas time. Some of us like toys all the time.

Jolly Jumper is a Fisher-Price pull toy made in 1954. In this painting he is sitting on a colorful game board from the game Frantic Frogs.

See more of my Vintage Toy and Game paintings on my Website

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Foiled Again by K Henderson


Foiled Again, 40 x 30, oil on linen


What can I say? This is a painting of stacked cookies and their reflection.

I love those windmill cookies, don't you? Yum!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

CowGirl Clarabelle Vintage Card by K Henderson


CowGirl Clarabelle, 10 x 8, oil on board

This is the third painting  in my most recent Old Maid Cards trilogy. The theme of these three is Cowboys and Indians.

The three paintings can be seen and purchased at Lovetts Gallery

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Corny Cowboy by K Henderson


Corny Cowboy, 10 x 8, oil on board

This is the second  in my most recent Old Maid Cards trilogy. The theme of these three is Cowboys and Indians.

The three paintings can be seen and purchased at Lovetts Gallery

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Felix Paints En Plein Air by K Henderson


Felix Paints En Plein Air, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

This vintage box of colored pencils makes me smile. It shows Felix the Wonderful Cat feverishly painting En Plein Air.

In this painting the box of pencils is surrounded by coloring book images that any cat would love : a cat friend, a mouse and and fish

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Shining Star by K Henderson


Shining Star, 10 x 8, oil on Board

This is the first in my most recent Old Maid Cards trilogy. The theme of these three is Cowboys and Indians.

The three paintings can be seen and purchased at Lovetts Gallery

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Buck Rogers by K Henderson


Buck Rogers, 36 x 30, oil on cradled board

I love books. I collect books. I have lots of books. Oddly enough, I rarely have books in my paintings. 

As a first step in remedying the situation I gathered up my Buck Rogers Big Little Books for this painting.


Buck Rogers first appeared in Phil Nowlan's science fiction tale titled Armageddon—2419, published in Amazing Stories in August of 1928. The Big Little Books were published between 1933 - 1943.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rubens Crayola No. 18 by K Henderson


Rubens Crayola No. 18, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

I have a few boxes of Rubens Crayola and this one is the oldest. Although I don't know the exact date of this box, the Rubens No. 18 (my box only has 17 crayolas) first came out in 1905.

The Rubens Crayola line, started in 1903 was directly targeted at artists and designed to compete with the Raphael brand of crayons from Europe.

I love the picture of Peter Paul Rubens and the filigree. The paper wrap on each crayon also has the word 'Rubens' and the face of  Ruben although he is facing towards the right instead of the left as on the box. These vintage crayons are over 100 years old and  in great shape.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

K. Henderson Celebrates National Cake Day


Cherry Cake, 9 x 12, oil on canvas


I love creating paintings with lost of different textures. The shine of the bone china, the rough cake and the fluffy whipped cream were all a joy to paint.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vintage Cards Music Theme by K Henderson


Tooty Tutor, The Singer, The Pianist each 10 x 8, oil on board

I like to paint these vintage game cards in groups of 3 with a similar theme. This is  my Music trilogy.

They are available at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

K. Henderson Celebrates National Play Monopoly Day



Monopoly Game, 12 x 9, oil painting on cradled board

National Play Monopoly Day is celebrated every year on November 19.  
Known as one of the most popular board games in the world, the game that was originally based on a board game designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1902, Monopoly has been played by an estimated more than 5 million people since 1935.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

And Your Little Dog, Too!


And Your Little Dog, Too, 28 x 22,  oil on linen

Ok, so I'm a little late with this Halloween themed painting but I prefer to think that I'm early for next year.

The title of the painting comes from the line in the Wizard of Oz "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!" spoken by the Wicked Witch of the West.

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Pianist by K Henderson

The Pianist, 10 x 8, oil on board

It's been a while since I've created a small painting based on a Vintage Game Card.  This card is from a game called Who's the Thief?

I like to paint these cards in groups of 3 with a similar theme. This is the third card in my Music trilogy. The other two are Tutor and The Singer


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Art Show Openings this week

 
Who Was That Masked Man?, 30 x 40, oil on linen
I will have paintings in 2 great art shows that will be opening this week.
'Who Was That Masked Man?' will be for sale at the Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery , Scottsdale, AZ
100 works from nationally known artist will be on display Nov 7th - Dec 31. The Grand opening will be Thursday, Nov 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, with the awards ceremony at 7:30 
 
 
 
'Felix Paints En Plein Air' and 'Bonzo Paints in the Studio' are  available at the North and South Show  at Robert Lange Gallery in Charleston, SC. 35 artists were invited to participate in this show. Each artist created 2 paintings representing their version of North and South.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sea Shells #2 and #3 by K Henderson



Sea Shells #2 and #3, 12 x 12 each, oil on cradled board


There is something intriguing about sea shells. I lovethe odd rough shape is contrasted by the smooth pink inside, don't you?

I chose a limited palette using only raw sienna, white and cadmium red.

Available







Saturday, November 2, 2013

Operation Game by K. Henderson


Operation, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Here's the finished painting. I worked on the lower right and the background. I thought the background looked a bit flat so I darkened 2 of the corners and brightened some other areas.

The game was invented by John Spinello as a school assignment while he was a student at the University of Illinois in 1962.  Milton Bradley released the game in 1965 featuring Cavity Sam with his light up red nose and many ailments; Bread Basket, Butterflies in the Stomach, Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone, Spare Ribs, Funny Bone, Water on the Knee, Charley Horse, Adam's Apple, Writer's Cramp, Wish Bone, Wrenched Ankle and Broken Heart.

SOLD

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Operation game - Work in Progress



Operation, WIP, 30 x 40

I had a request to create a painting of the board game 'Operation'.  I decided to post the images of the Work In Progress.

My first step, which I'm not showing, is the drawing on tracing paper. When I'm happy with the drawing I transfer the drawing to the canvas. Then I start blocking in the colors. I like to loosely block in the colors over the entire canvas so I can get a 'feel' for the painting and composition.

This is how the painting looks at the end of the first day.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

K. Henderson Fine Art - Prints on Demand


Print - Who Was That Masked Man?

Did you know that I have prints and cards available now? You can purchase them through Fine Art America Currently I have only a few small prints available but if you let me know which print you want and what size I can make it available.

The prints I’ve purchased on paper have been very nice. And Fine Art America has a Money Back guarantee.

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-k-henderson.html?tab=artwork

Monday, September 23, 2013

International Guild of Realism Show - K. Henderson


Baked Goods, 24 x 30, oil on linen

Don't forget. The International Guild of Realism (IGOR) 8th annual exhibition is coming up. The show dates are October 5 – November 30, 2013.

There will be a Private Opening Reception on Friday, October 4, 2013 and  a Public  Opening Reception on Saturday, October 5, 2013

Where is the show? Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Want more information? Click HERE

Want to See the show  from the comfort of your Easy Chair ? Click Here

Want to buy one of the paintings? phone 480-350-5679

Thursday, September 12, 2013

North and South Art Show


Felix Paints En Plein Air, 16 x 20, oil on cradled board
Bonzo Paints in the Studio, 16 x 20, oil on cradled board

I was invited to participate in an art show at Robert Lange Gallery in Charleston, SC. The opening in Nov 1, 2013

The artists were given these instructions: "Each artist will make two pieces that are the same size depicting the North and South. Each piece can have a different vantage point, different tones, different angles, subject in different positions, different subjects etc…but where they sit together nicely and one represents the North and one the South."

I didn't take the North and South literally but interpreted it to mean 'Opposite' and these 2 paintings are what I came up with. 

I have way too much fun painting!


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society Best of America 2013


Martini Splash, 18 x 24. oil on cradled board

  I'm pleased to announce that my painting  Martini Splash has been selected for the 23nd Annual 2013 NOAPS ‘Best of America’ Exhibition!

 The show and sale will be exhibited October 13 - 27, 2013 — Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art, Bolivar, MO and November 2 - 20, 2013 — The Vine Wine Bar & Gallery, Osage Beach / Lake of the Ozarks, MO

The NOAPS 2013 ‘Best of America’ Exhibit will soon be viewable on www.noaps.org

This painting was great fun to create. I took hundreds of photo of olives dropping into a beautiful green crystal glass that belonged to my mother. And no martinis were harmed in the creation of this painting. It's just water standing in for the real thing.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Licorice Allsorts by K Henderson


Licorice Allsorts, oil on cradled board, 16 x 20

I love licorice! Any kind, any where, any time. Allsorts is my favorite. Not only is it tasty but it's also beautiful. It's truly Eye Candy.

I enjoyed painting the glass lid. The abstract shapes of the reflections and highlights made it a real challenge.

Available

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Car Key by K Henderson


Car Key, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board by K Henderson

I think this is my favorite car from my toy car collection. It's a 1948 Chevy. I love the details and that bright blue color.

This is from my Toys in a Box series which features vintage toys 'displayed' in a wooden box.

Available

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CocaCola Cowboy by K Henderson


CocaCola Cowboy, 30 x 30, oil on linen

Lets step into the Way Back Machine and go to our childhood days. After school we sit at the kitchen table, listen to the Lone Ranger on the Radio (or watch him on TV). We have a snack of CocaCola and a Hostess Cupcake. Yum!

To assist the Masked Man in his adventures we have our Pony Boy six-shooter, holster with horse head and genuine plastic jewel, Lone Ranger Comic, a Silver horse figurine, and Lincoln logs.

Life is good!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Coca Cola Cowboy detail #2


Coca Cola Cowboy, detail Cupcake

What goes better with a Coke than a Hostess Cupcake? Yum! I love painting cellophane.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coca Cola Cowboy Detail #1


Coca Cola Cowboy detail, Coke bottle

It's been a while since I've posted because I've been  working on a painting, Coca Cola Cowboy, and it's taken me longer to complete it than I expected. Since it took so long to paint it I thought I should take some time in posting it.

With that title, of course it has to have a Coke Bottle in the painting. I've had this bottle for some time now and finally got to use it in a painting. Wow! Definitely more complicated than I expected but I'll be painting it again. 

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Prints Available K. Henderson Fine Art


Prints available

I have people ask for prints of my paintings so I'm testing to see if this is true. I have 5 small prints available through Fine Art America. 
They have a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee so what do you have to loose? 

Click on the link (or http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-k-henderson.html?tab=artwork) and choose a print or greeting card.

The prints available are Deadliest Enemy, Space-O, Hi -Yo-o-o-o Silver!, Who Was That Masked Man?, and Little Feather.

Interested in a print not listed? Let me know.

More prints will become available if there is an interest.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hi Yo-o-o-o-o Silver! by K Henderson


Hi Yo-o-o-o-o Silver, 20 x 24 oil on canvas

The Lone Ranger rides again in this Trompe L'Oeil oil painting.

This Contemporary Realism Oil Painting includes a game from 1938 and comics from 1948.

See more of my Vintage Toy paintings on My Website www.fineartoils.com

P.S. I believe the artist who originated these comic book covers is Charles Flanders.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Who Was That Masked Man? by K Henderson


Who Was That Masked Man?, 30 x 40, oil on linen

The Lone Ranger is a true American Icon. He made his first appearance in 1933 as a radio character and has been going strong ever since in books, comics, television, movies and more.

This Contemporary Realism Oil Painting includes a game from 1938 and comics from 1948 as well as a vintage cap pistol.

See more of my Vintage Toy paintings on My Website www.fineartoils.com

Monday, July 22, 2013

Secret Identity by K Henderson

 
Secret Identity, oil on cradled board, 24 x 18

This Trompe L'oeil is another oil painting in my Super Heroes series.

We all know that Superman, visitor from another planet, disguises himself at Clark Kent. He does this by putting on a pair of glasses. Not even Lois Lane, girl reporter , has a clue as to his true identity.

detail 
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

EatSleepDraw and K Henderson Fine Art

 Airmail, 24 x 20, oil on canvas
This painting was featured on EatSleepDraw a few weeks ago. Cool!

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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,Sky Fighters, an airmail letter dated 1946, and airmail stamps.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Black Cat Vintage Toys by K Henderson

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

I love my vintage toy collection. The tin wind up toys are my favorite (this week) They are small and have a lot of character.
 
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.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Little Feather Vintage Card


Little Feather, 8 x 10, oil on board

I haven't created one of my Vintage Playing Card paintings in a while and when I found this "Little Feather" character I knew he would be perfect for a Cowboy and Indian painting. Dastardly Bad Bill Bunion is a good counterpart for the young brave.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Deadliest Enemy


Deadliest Enemy, 24 x 30, oil on linen

This is another oil painting in my Vintage Game Series. The Box is from the 1965  'Superman Game, Superman's Deadliest  Enemy'. Looks like Superman is getting ready to do battle with Lex Luthor.

The game board in the background is from the 1954 game 'Calling Superman'.

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