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It was Neither More Nor Less Than a Pig

May 19, 2014

It Was Neither More nor Less than a Pig by K Henderson

It was Neither More Nor Less Than a Pig, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

 The title comes from a line in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The white porcelain was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. And the chocolate pig is living in my freezer. I don’t have the heart to eat him after he put in such hard work as a model.

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Operation Game by K. Henderson

November 2, 2013
Operation Game by K Henderson
Operation, 30 x 40, oil on linen
Here’s the finished painting. I worked on the lower right and the background. I thought the background looked a bit flat so I darkened 2 of the corners and brightened some other areas.
The game was invented by John Spinello as a school assignment while he was a student at the University of Illinois in 1962.  Milton Bradley released the game in 1965 featuring Cavity Sam with his light up red nose and many ailments; Bread Basket, Butterflies in the Stomach, Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone, Spare Ribs, Funny Bone, Water on the Knee, Charley Horse, Adam’s Apple, Writer’s Cramp, Wish Bone, Wrenched Ankle and Broken Heart.
Operationfinal detail

Operation Game – Day 3

October 29, 2013
Day 3
Operation, work in progress
More details today. I blocked in most of the lettering and worked on some of the tape
day 3 detail

Operation Game – Day 2

October 24, 2013
Day 2
Operation, Work In Progress day 2

I blocked in more colors and started adding some detail.

Wonder Woman by K Henderson

April 12, 2013
Wonder Woman by K Henderson
Wonder Woman, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

Wonder Woman is not technically a Super Hero because she has no Super Powers. She’s just your ever day Amazonian who is as Beautiful as Aphrodite, as Strong as Hercules, as Wise as Athena and as Swift as Mercury.

Wonder Woman first appeared in Comics at the beginning of World War II and fought along side our troops against the Evil Axis. That’s what this painting is about.

Wonder Woman’s war propaganda  included the “Keep ‘Em Flying” campaign. The slogan was used in recruiting for the Aviation Cadet Program.

Like Superman, Wonder Wonder disguised herself by putting on a pair of glasses. She instantly became Nurse Diana Prince.

I couldn’t find an invisible plane to use in this painting so this blue game piece represents both Wonder Woman’s plane and the plane that Steve Trevor crashed on Paradise Island

Rounding out the painting is the Golden Lasso of Truth and the bullet deflecting Bracelets

Wonder Woman – Almost finished

April 5, 2013

wonder woman Almost

Wonder Woman, work in progress

I thought I might be finished with this painting but after setting it aside for a few days it is blazingly obvious that the bracelet needs a LOT more work. So back on the easel it goes.

Wonder Woman – Work In Progress 2

March 28, 2013

Wonder Woman WIP 2 by K Henderson

Wonder Woman, WIP, 24 x 18

I’ve only had a few hours more to work on this painting but I thought I would show the progress so you can see how wild it’s becoming.

Wonder Woman- Work in Progress by K Henderson

March 24, 2013
Wonder Woman WIP
Wonder Woman Work in Progress, 24 x 18

I’m working on a few paintings at once. I have nothing new to share so I decided to show a Work in progress.

This is another of my Super Hero trompe l’oeils. I guess I should call this series ‘Super Heros in a Box’ sense I keep using the same cardboard box to define the elements. What do you think?

This photo was taking after 3 days of painting.

It was Neither More Nor Less Than a Pig

January 24, 2012

K. henderson painting contemporary realism

It was Neither More Nor Less Than a Pig, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

This is the finished painting. The title comes from a line in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The porcelain was a bigger challenge than I thought it would be.

I hope you enjoyed the Work in Progress. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question

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Porcelain Porcine – Day 4

January 20, 2012

K henderson Porceline pigs work in progress

Porcelain pigs, work in process

I decided to dull down the background a bit.I spent most of the day blending and smoothing the porcelain.