Archive for May, 2014

Gotta Dance by K Henderson

May 31, 2014

Gotta Dance by K Henderson

Gotta Dance, 30 x 30, oil on linen

I attended ballet classes for years.I was in class 4-5 days a week. Alas, Ballet was not my true talent. But I was pleased to find a pair of my old toe shoes and use them in this painting.

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Cherry Splash

May 30, 2014

Cherry Splash by K Henderson

Cherry Splash, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This is another in my Cocktail series. I wanted to paint a red cocktail with cherries and this is the results.

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Space-O by K Henderson

May 29, 2014
Space-O by K Henderson
Space – O, oil on linen, 30 x 24

Here’s another painting of a Vintage ‘School Crayon’ box.  The boy and girl are in a Flying Saucer against a red background. These space age artists have done a great job coloring inside the lines (mostly)
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Jack in the Box

May 28, 2014

Jack in the box by K Henderson

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.

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One Eyed Jack

May 27, 2014

One Eyed Jack by K Henderson

One Eyed Jack, 8 x 10, oil on board

I did a similar painting to this last year and I enjoyed painting it so I decided to revisit the subject. These are some vintage toys from my collection. Wooden Blocks, spinning tops, playing cards, chess, and marbles are all toys or games that have been played with by many generations of children.
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No Man’s Girl – Cowgirls!

May 26, 2014

No Man's girl

No Man’s Girl ,oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

 You gotta love Cowgirls! The title comes from the pulp fiction book cover in the background. Red is my favorite color and this painting has plenty of it!

The painting includes vintage ceramic cowgirls, a dog (or is it a coyote?) cactus, a six-shooter and an Indian blanket to keep the cowgirl warm at night.

You gotta love Cowgirls! The title comes from the pulp fiction book cover in the background. Red is my favorite color and this painting has plenty of it!

The painting includes vintage ceramic cowgirls, a dog (or is it a coyote?) cactus, a six-shooter and an Indian blanket to keep the cowgirl warm at night.

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Ball Jar and Marbles by K Henderson

May 25, 2014

Ball Jar and Marbles by K Henderson

Ball Jar and Marbles , 9 x 12, oil on board

Glass, Marbles and Reflections: these are three of my favorite subjects to paint. The aqua ball jar is back in the studio and will appear in a new painting soon

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When the Dews Fall by K Henderson

May 24, 2014

When the Dews Fall by K Henderson

When the Dews Fall is oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″.

 The cherries are in one of my favorite glasses, the sun is shining through the window and a piece of battenburg lace drapes the table.

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Blue Vase and Silk by K. Henderson

May 23, 2014

Blue Vase and Silk by K Henderson

Blue Vase and Silk is 30″ x 30″ oil on canvas.

This painting took FOREVER to complete. I started it with a grisalle underpainting  (a black and white painting) and then applied layers and layers of color to the vase, each layer having to dry before the next layer was applied.

Many challenges in this painting. I had to paint the blue vase plus the fabric behind the vase  and the reflections in the vase.

And the silk! My favorite fabric. It seems to capture and reflect all the colors of the rainbow.

I can’t wait to do another painting like this

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Cherry Cake by K. Henderson

May 22, 2014

Cherry Cake by K Henderson

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.

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