Archive for December, 2013

Buck Rogers Crayon Ship by K Henderson

December 31, 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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Dark Kiss by K. Henderson

December 26, 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.

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Jolly Jumper Vintage Toy by K Henderson

December 22, 2013
Jolly Jumper by K Henderson
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.

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CowGirl Clarabelle Vintage Card by K Henderson

December 15, 2013
Cowgirl Clarabelle 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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Corny Cowboy by K Henderson

December 13, 2013
Corny Cowboy by K Henderson copy
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

See more of my Contemporary Realism on My Website

Rubens Crayola No. 18 by K Henderson

December 8, 2013
Rubens Crayola 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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