Posts Tagged ‘vintage toys’

Print Now Available – The Making of a Cowboy

December 6, 2015

The Making of a Cowboy by K Henderson

The Making of a Cowboy ,Giclee Print on Matte Paper

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. This painting has been shown in several juried exhibits winning awards each time.

This 23” x 17” (approximate image area)  print is on high-grade Epson Enhanced Matte paper for the price of $175 plus $10 shipping/handling, a total of $185. Other sizes available.What is a Giclee Print? What is a Giclee Print? Giclée (/ʒiːˈkleɪ/ zhee-KLAY or /dʒiːˈkleɪ/) is a neologism coined in 1991 by printmaker Jack Duganne for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. The name originally applied to fine art prints created on IRIS printers in a process invented in the late 1980s but has since come to mean any inkjet print

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Buck Rogers Crayon Ship

April 28, 2015
Buck Rogers Crayon Shipdetail
Buck Rogers Crayon Ship, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board, detail

This is a detail of my painting  Buck Rogers Crayon Ship. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery. Show opens May 16

This is “school crayon” No. 019 made by American Pencil Company New York in 1936.  One side of the box depicts Buck and Wilma looking through a porthole . The opposite side depicts “Buck Rogers Crayon Ship” with die-cut square on right where pencils are visible and completes the ship design. The box contains six  multi-colored pencils.

The ‘chalk drawings’ (yes, these are painted with oil paint) are also based on the graphics from this box.

Old Crow

April 27, 2015


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.

The Merry Puppet

April 20, 2015

The Merry Puppet detail

The Merry Puppet, 20 x 40, oil on linen, detail

 This is a detail of my painting  The Merry Puppet. The painting will be shown at CK Contemporary Gallery.

The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi 1883 is one of the creepiest children’s stories I’ve ever read. I love it!

The mild Walt Disney movie animation was released in theaters in 1940.  It was initially a box office disaster.

In 1939 Milton Bradley created this board game based on Disney’s motion picture.The box top depicts images of Pinocchio and his protector Jiminy Cricket.

Batman Game

February 23, 2015

Batman by K Henderson

Batman Game, 30 x 36, oil on linen

This is my most recent Vintage Game painting. The “Batman Game” was manufactured by Milton Bradley in 1966.

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My Favorite Cowboy by K Henderson

January 18, 2015

Trio Howdy

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

Saturday Matinee, 24 x 20, oil on canvas

The Making of a Cowboy, 24 x 18, oil on canvas

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Air Mail by K Henderson

January 8, 2015
Air Mail by  K Henderson
Air Mail, 24 x 20, oil on cradled board

This is another painting in my Flight series. I have a fondness for well played with vintage toys. This airplane has almost all of the paint worn off as well as a missing propeller.

The Trompe L’Oeil painting also has a torn pulp magazine cover, an airmail letter dated 1946, and airmail stamps.


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Wonderful Cat by K Henderson

November 15, 2014
Wonderful Cat by K Henderson
Wonderful Cat, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

I came across this Felix the Cat Crayon Box  while engaged in my never ending search for vintage toys. The colors of the box and the pencils screamed out “Paint Me!” so I did. I don’t know if any of the pencils are original to the box but I don’t really care.

This Trompe  L’oeil shows a box of colored pencils manufactured by the American Lead Pencil Company. These were called School Crayon Boxes although these are obviously pencils. Felix the Cat is painting up a storm!

By the way, Felix is one old cat! He first appeared around 1919 and is still going strong!


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The Banker by K Henderson

August 22, 2014

Banker by K Henderson

The Banker, 10 x 8, oil on board

I had a request for a Banker vintage card painting so here it is. This card is from the 1938 game ‘Who’s the Thief?’


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Space Pilot by K Henderson

August 1, 2014

Space Pilot by K Henderson

Space Pilot, 24 x 48, oil on linen

I haven’t created a Vintage Board Game painting in a while and when my newest galley, CK Contemporary in San Francisco, requested one, I was more than happy to oblige.

I’ve been wanting to paint this Vintage Board Game for a long time. The graphics are bright yet the box has seen better days. My kind of game!


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