Posts Tagged ‘demonstration’

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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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.

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Porcelain Porcine – Day 3

January 19, 2012

K henderson Porcelain pigs

Porcelain Pigs, work in progress

I skipped showing the image for day 2 because I think only I could tell that any progress was made. Day 2 was spent adding shape and form, darks and lights to the porcelain.

Here, at the end of Day 3, you can see that everything has started to solidify. The shapes are taking on more character.

More tomorrow

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Porcelain Porcine – Work in progress

January 18, 2012

Porcelain Pigs, work in progress
I had a Need to create a painting with bone china or porcelain. My first thought was ‘Teacups’. But as I browsed through my Cabinet of Curiosities I came across this sounder of pigs.

I draw the still life on a piece of tracing paper first then transfer the drawing onto the canvas or board.

Sometimes I do detailed monochromatic or Grisaille underpaintings and then build up the colors. This is a fairly monochromatic painting so I’m starting by blocking in the colors and the lights and darks.

This is how the painting looks at the end of Day 1. More tomorrow

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PB&J day 3

June 24, 2011

PB&J, Work in Progress

Today I worked on the bottom half of the Sandwich. The sandwich is about 95% complete. I blocked in some details on the cookie, the milk glass and the shadow to the right of the glass.

PB&J-work in progress

June 22, 2011

PB&J day 1, oil on linen, 30 x 40

I keep seeing other artists paint this subject matter and since Peanut Butter is one of my top 5 favorite foods, I thought I would throw my hat in the ring.

Some of my paintings are started with a monochromatic underpainting and built up with thin layers of color .I began this painting with large blocks of color which will also be finished with layers of detail.

One Fish, Two Fish – work in progress

February 21, 2011

One Fish Two Fish, oil on linen, 30 x 36

I promised to post work in progress photos of this piece. This is a complicated piece so I decided not to post images every day. This image is after the third day of work. The colors are blocked in and I’ve started adding some details to the fish.

Sunflowers – Work in Progress

September 26, 2010

Sunflowers, detail, work in progress

My painting is going along slowly as usual but I’m liking it so far

Black Cat – Work in Progress

September 4, 2010

My painting of vintage toys, Black Cat, is coming along. This is the lower left corner of the 36″ x 36″ canvas