Archive for April, 2009

May Newsletter – K. Henderson Art

April 27, 2009

Newsletter May 2009

Greetings. The April Showers didn’t bring much moisture here in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico But we did have 8 wildfires in one day due to lightening. We are thankful for the volunteer firefighters. The hummingbirds are buzzing around the feeders and the return of the vultures are a sure sign that winter is over.

Oil Painters of America
18th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Sage Creek Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 1 – 31, 2009

jack-in-the-box1Over 1,500 artists entered the competition with a total of 2,400 oil paintings. Only 200 works of art were selected.
I’m am honored to be one of the selected artists with my painting “Jack in the Box”. Jack-in-the-Box is oil on masonite, 16″ x 18″. The toys are from my collection of early 20th century toys. The toys include a jack-in-the-box, a spinning top, alphabet blocks, and a jointed doll with a china head. Also in the painting is an antique book.

I will be attending the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony Sage Creek Gallery and La Fonda Hotel 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009. I hope to see you there.

Gallery 822 Anniversary showhorsenation-a-copy2

I will also be attending this show. The opening reception is Friday may 8th 3 -7 pm and Saturday may 9th 2-5 pm .

This show is featured in the May Issue of Western Art Collector

red-globesRicheson 75 Still Life Exhibition
Still Life & Floral—May 21 thru June 8, 2009
Each show is physically presented in the Richeson Art Gallery in Kimberly Wisconsin and virtually presented at the Richeson 75 web site.

I had all 3 of my entries accepted into this show.

My painting “Red Globes” 30″ x 30″, oil on canvas is one of the pieces selected

My Galleries
I love each and every one of my galleries. They do a great job representing me. Please stop by and see my work

Heritage, Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
Red Willow Gallery – Tubac, AZ
Spirits in the Wind Gallery – Golden CO
Atlanta Art Gallery – Atlanta, GA
Gallery at 822 Canyon Road – Santa Fe, NM
Miller, Gallery – Cincinnati, Ohio
Warrior’s Work Gallery – Hill City, SD
Mountain Trails Gallery – Park City, UT
Link Gallery– Cheyenne WY

To see more of my paintings , a list of my galleries and to be the first to see my current work please view these sites


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Work in Progress

April 27, 2009


I wasn’t planning on showing more images of this painting until it was complete but someone asked me about it so heres what it looks like today

Bar Jar – Work in progress – Detail

April 26, 2009


The most time consuming part of this painting was the lettering on the jar. But I enjoyed the challenge

Ball Jar – Work in progress

April 26, 2009


I’m happy with the way this painting is coming along. I did a grisalle underpainting and am starting to lay in the colors. The jar is filled with pastel candy easter eggs but I will make the eggs bright with multiple layers of color.

This painting is 24″ x 18″, oil on canvas

Wholly Cow – Demonstration – Finished Painting

April 21, 2009


And here’s the final painting

Wholly Cow – demonstration -Marbles

April 21, 2009


As you can see I’ve finished the marbles. After painting all the object I fell that it was a painting of a bunch of objects and not a cohesive painting so I did a final wash of shadows to darken the table and push some of the blocks into the background. That seemed to pull everything together.

Western Art Collector – K. Henderson

April 20, 2009


Woo Hoo! Gallery 822 in Santa Fe is feature in the May 2009 issue of Western Art Collector magazine and my painting, Horse Nation is on page 85

Wholly Cow – Demonstration – Day 5

April 20, 2009


Here’s the ceramic cow finished.Since I did a gray underpainting on the cow I didn’t need to add much color. I added the pink and yellow and a few spots of a very thin blue which you may not be able to see.

To get the lines on the blocks, I put a layer of color on the block and then used a white waxy colored pencil to remove the color (the pencil is not adding any color to the painting).

I’m still building color on the marbles. Most of the colors are very transparent so it’s slow to build up. I’m adding Liquin to may paint to make the color washes.

You can see the color that I’ve added to the table top for the reflections.

Tomorrow I will show the finished painting. Any questions?

Wholly Cow – demonstration – oil painting

April 18, 2009


More of the same. Building up the underpainting. Looks like the cow and blocks are ready for the first layer of color.I’ve added a thin wash of color to the marbles.

Wholly Cow – the cow

April 18, 2009


Oops. I guess I can only post one image per post. Here’s the ceramic cow