Posts Tagged ‘Toys in a box’

Old Crow

April 27, 2015

Old Crow DETAIL

Old Crow,oil on cradled board, 9 x 12

 This is a detail of my painting  Old Crow. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16

This tin wind up toy represents one of the crows from the 1941 Disney animated film Dumbo.The toy was produced eight years after the film’s release to correspond with its 1949 re-release. It was produced in Japan, but under the Marx Toys.

This vintage toy is one of my favorites and has a place of honor on my desk next to my easel.

A Cowboy’s Life

May 8, 2014

A Cowboys Life by K. Henderson

A Cowboy’s Life, oil on cradled board, 18 x 24

I had so much fun with this trompe l’oeil painting! Howdy is at rest with his horses and his gal.

I hope you are enjoying my “Toys in a Box” series as much as I am because there are more to come.

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The Faces We Wear by K Henderson

April 29, 2014
The Faces We Wear by K Henderson
The Faces We Wear, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

I got a vintage Pinocchio paper doll earlier this year and fell in love with the Long Nose Mask. I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to build a painting around it. Then when I found an Edwardian Era paper mask, the trompe l’oeil still life came together.

Also included in the still life is a Joker with a mask, a wooden Block (M is for mask), and a cover from Black Mask pulp magazine. The magazine also has a bottle of poison on it (covered by the ribbon)so I added a bottle to the mix. The ribbon? I just liked it and wanted to paint it.

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April 26, 2014

double sealedby K. Henderson

Double Sealed, 24 x 12, oil on cradled board

This is my from my series “Toys in a Box” . I was interested in this composition because of the contrasts in the painting: the light and the dark, the shiny metallic seal and the flat surface of the wooden seal. One seal in confined in the box and the other is free with the floating ball.

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Music Box

April 21, 2014

Music box by K henderson

Music Box, 10 x 8, oil on cradled board

 

I love vintage tin wind-up toys. This cheery little big was begging to be painting. He looks ready to great the spring day emerging from the cigar box into the morning light.

This is from my continuing series ‘Toys in a Box’

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Old Crow at Huckleberry Fine Art

April 16, 2013
old crow by K Henderson
Old Crow,oil on cradled board, 9 x 12

I’m pleased to announce that this painting is available at my newest gallery Huckleberry Fine Art in  Rockville, Maryland 20852

I love vintage tin wind-up toys and this little Hopping Crow is one of my favorites.The painting is from my continuing series ‘Toys in a Box’

Astroray Gun by K Henderson

March 22, 2012

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Astroray Gun, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

This space gun is one of my vintage tin toys. I like ‘Setting the Stage’ in a box because of the light and shadows.

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Astroray Gun by K Henderson

March 22, 2012

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Astroray Gun, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

This space gun is one of my vintage tin toys. I like ‘Setting the Stage’ in a box because of the light and shadows.

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Car Key by K Henderson

November 21, 2011

Car Key, oil on cradled board, 18 x 24

I recently bought a few diecast cars and this Chevy is one of my favorites. This is another in my ‘Toys in a Box’ series

In addition to the car, I’ve included a key and vintage blocks. All of them are in a wooden box.

Flight of Fancy

October 20, 2011

Flight of Fancy, 12 x 12, oil on canvas

This Trompe L’Oeil features a page from a coloring book showing Mickey Mouse in his airplane. The page is artfully colored with the crayons shown in the tin box. The owl on the vintage chalk board completes the Flight theme.