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.


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.