Archive for June, 2014

Saturday Matinee by K Henderson

June 30, 2014

Saturday Matinee by K Henderson

Saturday Matinee, 24 x 20, oil on canvas

 Remember when movies cost a dime and the cowboy serials were all the rage? Ok, neither do I. But this painting Saturday Matinee brings those time back with a  Tom Mix poster, our favorite cowboy, Howdy Doody, a cowgirl sweetheart, American Indian, a horse and a six shooter. What more do you need?

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Waitress – Vintage card by K Henderson

June 26, 2014
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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Kitchen Maid Vintage Card

June 26, 2014
Kitchen Maid a by K Henderson copy
Kitchen Maid, 10 x 8, oil on board
This Trompe L’oeil was inspired by a card in the 1938 game, Who is the Thief . I wonder who she is calling.

 

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Chef Vintage Card by K Henderson

June 25, 2014
Chef Vintage Card by K Henderson
Chef, 10 x 8, oil on board

This trompe l’oeil painting continues my Food Service themed Vintage Cards. This was inspired by a card from a vintage Old Maid game. And why is it that cooks always have such spotless aprons? Not in my world!

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Cowboy Vintage Card by K Henderson

June 25, 2014
CowboyVintage Card by K Henderson
Cowboy, 10 x 8, oil on Board

This trompe l’oeil painting was inspired by a card from a vintage Old Maid game.  A few bullet holes were added to create authenticity.

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Tutor Vintage Card by K Henderson

June 24, 2014
Tutor by K Henderson
Tutor, 10 x 8, oil on canvas

Music. That is my current theme for my Vintage Card trompe l’oeil oil paintings.

First up is Tooty Tutor. He is from an Old Maid card game

 

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Super Powers by K Henderson

June 23, 2014
Super Powers by K Henderson
Super Powers, 20 x 16, oil on cradled board

I had great fun putting this trompe l’oeil painting together. I chose each object to symbolize Superman or his powers.

The blue, red and yellow shield, of course, is Superman’s trademark.

Superman has Xray Vision. This came from a comic book ad selling those cool glasses.

“splo…” is one of those comic book words we’ve all come to identify with Super Heros.

The round magnifier is used to symbolize Superman’s Super Vision. He can see tiny things no one else can see as well as the ability to see far distances.

The ‘S’ from a scrabble board just stands for Superman

Superman is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

“Kryptonite Is Superman’s Worst Enemy”. Well, that’s the way they put it in the old radio shows. That makes it sound like kryptonite is going to sprout legs and go chasing after Superman.

Superman is faster than a speeding bullet

He’s more powerful than a locomotive.

The stamp is just cool.

The steel ball is there because Superman is known as ‘The Man of Steel’ and because I really like painting it.

Where would Superman be without Lois Lane? Probably in a lot less trouble!

And the rocket, of course, because Superman arrived on earth in a spacecraft from his home planet of Krypton.

And the cardboard box? That’s where most of us have stashed our toys and comic books from our childhood

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The Singer Vintage Card by K Henderson

June 22, 2014
Singer by K Henderson
The Singer, 10 x 8, oil on board

This is the second of three in my Music themed Vintage Card trompe l’oeil paintings.

My Contemporary Realism still life paintings tend to be complicated with lots of ‘stuff’ in them. With these vintage card paintings, my goal is to keep them simple and add nothing outside the card. I broke my rule by adding a scrap of sheet music.

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Little Feather Vintage Card

June 21, 2014
Little Feather by K Henderson
Little Feather, 8 x 10, oil on board
I haven’t created one of my Vintage Playing Card paintings in a while and when I found this “Little Feather” character I knew he would be perfect for a Cowboy and Indian painting. Dastardly Bad Bill Bunion is a good counterpart for the young brave.

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The Pianist by K Henderson

June 20, 2014
Pianist by K. Henderson
The Pianist, 10 x 8, oil on board

This card is from a game called Who’s the Thief?

I like to paint these cards in groups of 3 with a similar theme. This is the third card in my Music trilogy. The other two are Tutor and The Singer

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