Archive for January, 2014

K. Henderson Celebrates National Puzzle Day

January 29, 2014
Batman Puzzle, 30 x 36, oil on linen

Batman Puzzle by K Henderson
Today is National Puzzle Day.

Basic puzzle:  pieces are intended to be put together in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution.

British engraver and mapmaker, John Spilsbury, created the first jigsaw puzzle in 1700 when he mounted a map on a sheet of wood which he then sawed around each individual country.  Spilsbury used his product to aid in teaching geography.

My Batman Puzzle was manufactured by Milton Bradley in 1966.

The Batman Cookies (also a puzzle since they are pieces put together in a logical way) were baked by me last week.

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Barbie, Queen of the Prom by K Henderson

January 22, 2014
Barbie by K Henderson
Barbie, Queen of the Prom, 24 x 36, oil on linen

All the the Vintage Game Board paintings I’ve been creating recently have been ‘Boy’ games (Cowboys, Indians, Super Heroes). I decided it was time to do a ‘Girl’ game. And what could be more Girly than Barbie, The Famous Teenage Fashion Doll?

My favorite barbie accessory is the Cat-Eye sunglasses. This game includes Boyfriend cards and  Formal cards among others. And what teenage girl could live without her Telephone?

This game has a copyright date of 1960 from Mattel. In this game you are Barbie. You win if you are the first player to be crowned Queen of the Prom. But in order to win you must have a steady boyfriend, a prom dress and be elected president of a school club.

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Love Me Tender by K Henderson

January 8, 2014

Love Me Tender by K Henderson

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Love Me Tender, 16 x 20, oil on cradled board

Who doesn’t love Elvis? Those dark good looks, those swivel hips, that lip curl! Oh yeah and the singing. *swoon*

And those Conversation  Hearts say it all. Did you know that these heart candies have been around since 1866?

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K. Henderson Celebrates National Science Fiction Day

January 2, 2014

K. Henderson Celebrates National Science Fiction Day

Sunday Drive, 30 x 40, oil on linen

Toys! I love them. This Sunday Drive of the future includes tin rocket ships, robots, a poster from Forbidden Planet and an alien landscape. The rocks are all from my yard.

This is another in my Flight series

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Martini Splash by K Henderson

January 1, 2014

Martini Splash by K Henderson

Martini Splash!, oil on cradled board, 18 x 24

This is the second in my Cocktail Series. I wanted to add some Action to the still life so I experimented with photographing olives dropping into a martini. What fun! I tested several different glasses and amounts of liquid. I used several photos to work from

This oil painting is the end result.

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