Archive for April, 2013

Waitress – Vintage Card by K Henderson

April 28, 2013
Waitress by K Henderson
Waitress, 10 x 8, oil on board

This trompe l’oeil painting was inspired by a card from a vintage Old Maid game. I thought a coffee stain would enhanced the Waitress theme.

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The Dentist, Vintage playing card by K Henderson

April 23, 2013
The Dentist  by K Henderson
The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8

Welcome to my New Series of paintings. These are small, fun trompe l’oeil oil paintings of  cards from vintage games.

My first offering is The Dentist 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.

Fortune Telling Cat by K Henderson

April 20, 2013
Fortune Telling Cat by K Henderson
Fortune Telling Cat, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

Who can resist a cat that can tell the future? I really like these vintage fortune telling cards because they look like they were hand painted.

The Black Cat is against a green background, winking as though he holds all your secrets in his hand.

The transparent tape keeps the box together

Fortune Telling Cat detail


Old Crow at Huckleberry Fine Art

April 16, 2013
old crow by K Henderson
Old Crow,oil on cradled board, 9 x 12

I’m pleased to announce that this painting is available at my newest gallery Huckleberry Fine Art in  Rockville, Maryland 20852

I love vintage tin wind-up toys and this little Hopping Crow is one of my favorites.The painting is from my continuing series ‘Toys in a Box’

Wonder Woman by K Henderson

April 12, 2013
Wonder Woman by K Henderson
Wonder Woman, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

Wonder Woman is not technically a Super Hero because she has no Super Powers. She’s just your ever day Amazonian who is as Beautiful as Aphrodite, as Strong as Hercules, as Wise as Athena and as Swift as Mercury.

Wonder Woman first appeared in Comics at the beginning of World War II and fought along side our troops against the Evil Axis. That’s what this painting is about.

Wonder Woman’s war propaganda  included the “Keep ‘Em Flying” campaign. The slogan was used in recruiting for the Aviation Cadet Program.

Like Superman, Wonder Wonder disguised herself by putting on a pair of glasses. She instantly became Nurse Diana Prince.

I couldn’t find an invisible plane to use in this painting so this blue game piece represents both Wonder Woman’s plane and the plane that Steve Trevor crashed on Paradise Island

Rounding out the painting is the Golden Lasso of Truth and the bullet deflecting Bracelets

Wonder Woman – Almost finished

April 5, 2013

wonder woman Almost

Wonder Woman, work in progress

I thought I might be finished with this painting but after setting it aside for a few days it is blazingly obvious that the bracelet needs a LOT more work. So back on the easel it goes.