Archive for August, 2015

Coffee and Strawberries

August 31, 2015
Coffee and Strawberries by K Henderson
Coffee and Strawberries,24″ x 18″ on canvas.

It’s Strawberry season again! I love strawberries. I think they are the prettiest of all the fruits (until cherry season. Then they are the prettiest fruit)

The coffee pot is a 19th century family  heirloom which has been past down to me.  I chose this subject because I like painting reflections in silver.

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No Man’s Girl – Cowgirls!

August 30, 2015
No Man's girl by K Henderson
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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Cherry Turnover

August 29, 2015
Cherry Turnover by K Henderson
Cherry Turnover, oil on canvas, 18 x 24

I love to paint pastry. I love to eat pastry. A marriage made in heaven.

The flaky pastry and the red cherries provide the perfect contrast against the antique bone china and the linen napkin.

Wings Like a Dove

August 28, 2015

Wings like a Doveby K henderson copy

Wings Like a Dove,  oil on board , 9″ x 12″

The painting is light reflecting through a transparent glass dove. It is surrounded by colored marbles.   I loved painting the light on the glass and the reflections on the surface

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Last of the Mohicans

August 27, 2015

Last of the Mohicans by K Henderson

Last of the Mohicans, oil on board , 9″ x 12″

The vintage American Indian ceramic figurines are shown with several antique books.

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In the Wind

August 26, 2015

In The Wind by K Henderson

In The Wind, oil on cradled board, 20 x 16

This is a Trompe L’oeil painting. Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”, pronounced [tʁɔ̃p lœj]) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

The ‘frame’, (not a real frame but painted onto the board) encircles a photo of an early aviatrix, an airmail envelope, parts from aviation games and more.

This painting will be included in the Traveling the West art show in Dallas later this year. More info to come about this show. Stay tuned.

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Summerfall

August 23, 2015
Summerfallby K Henderson
Summerfall, 36″ x 30″, oil on canvas


Summerfall is another of my contemporary realism oil paintings featuring my vintage toys and ceramics. The main figure is the Indian Princess marionette, Winterspring Summerfall, from the Howdy Doody television show. Also included is a vintage scarf, a chalk figure (the kind you used to be able to win at carnivals) and a mule from an 1800’s mechanical toy.

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Batman Puzzle

August 22, 2015
Batman Puzzle by K Henderson
Batman Puzzle, 30 x 36, oil on linen

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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Licorice Allsorts

August 21, 2015

Licorice by K Henderson

Licorice Allsorts, oil on cradled board, 16 x 20

I love licorice! Any kind, any where, any time. Allsorts is my favorite. Not only is it tasty but it’s also beautiful. It’s truly Eye Candy.

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The Dentist

August 20, 2015
The Dentist  by K Henderson
The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8

Welcome to my Vintage Card Game 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.

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