Archive for the ‘southwestern art’ Category

Objects of Beauty at CK Contemporary Gallery

September 5, 2014

Rubens Crayola by K Henderson

Rubens Crayola No 18, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

I’m excited to be participating in Objects of Beauty show at CK Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco, CA. I have 5 paintings in the show.

The opening reception is September 6th, 6pm to 9pm at 357 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Can’t make it to the show? See the show online!

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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.

Yippee Ki Yay!

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Shining Star by K Henderson

June 19, 2014
Shining Star by K Henderson
Shining Star, 10 x 8, oil on Board

This is the first in my most recent Old Maid Cards trilogy. The theme of these three is Cowboys and Indians.

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The Making of a Cowboy by K Henderson

June 9, 2014
The Making of a Cowboy by K Henderson
The Making of a Cowboy ,oil on canvas , 24″ x 18″

This Trompe L’Oeil oil painting is all about our favorite cowboy, Howdy Doody. With his patent, and accessories you can see how to make a cowboy. What cowboy is complete without his badge, handkerchief, garters, boots and plaid shirt? He is shown hanging from a rustic wood panel . Howdy was the first tv character to have a copyright.

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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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Ride ‘Em Cowboy by K. Henderson

May 21, 2014

Ride Em CowboyDETAIL

Ride Em’ Cowboy, detail, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

Ok, my secret is out. I love vintage cowboy figurines. Alright, it wasn’t much of a secret. I collect them. I display them. I love them.

The background features a silk scarf with a wonderful picture of a cowboy on a horse.  Each ceramic cowboy has his own palomino  horse and a cactus to show us he is in the Southwest.

I like the hard, shiny figurines against the soft texture of the scarf and rug.

Ride Em Cowboy by K Henderson

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Forever Brave by K Henderson

May 14, 2014

Forever Brave

Forever Brave,12″ x 9″ oil on board.

 This little guy is one of my favorite vintage ceramic figures. He’s a little warrior with a tomahawk.

He is standing in front of a wool blanket. Can you tell that I love the color Red?

As I’ve said before, I love painting the different textures. The roughness of the wool, the shiny hardest of the ceramic and the satin reflections on the table all come together to make a nice contrast.

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I See by Your Outfit by K Henderson

May 12, 2014

I see by Your Outfit by K Henderson

I See by Your Outfit, 30 x 20, oil on canvas

The title of this painting comes from a line in the song “Cowboy’s Lament”: I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy

This Trompe L’Oeil painting has everything you need to be a cowboy (or cowgirl). First, you have your fringed shirt with a sheriff’s badge. Add your boots, gloves and a scarf signed by the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers. You can’t go anywhere without your horse,your six shooter and favorite Dime Novel. Take along your pardner, Howdy Doody, and you’re ready to hit the trail. Yee Haw!

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Summerfall by K Henderson

May 11, 2014

Summerfallby K Henderson

Summerfall, 36″ x 30″, oil on canvas

Summerfall is another of my contemporary realism oil paintingsfeaturing 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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