Posts Tagged ‘work in progress’

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.

If you missed my Work in Progress photos you can see them starting HERE


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Beau Brummell Work In Progress Day 1

April 25, 2014

Beau Brummel 1 WIP

Beau Brummell, WIP Day 1


Welcome to my New Series of Paintings: Hats!

As you know by now I collect things. And, yes, Vintage Hats are among those things. Time to add them to my paintings subjects.

This painting shows a Derby (or Bowler), a walking Cane with a silver handle, a pair of kid gloves and a hat box.

Stay tuned for the next installment

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.

Operation game – Work in Progress

October 21, 2013

Day 1

Operation, WIP, 30 x 40

I had a request to create a painting of the board game ‘Operation’.  I decided to post the images of the Work In Progress.

My first step, which I’m not showing, is the drawing on tracing paper. When I’m happy with the drawing I transfer the drawing to the canvas. Then I start blocking in the colors. I like to loosely block in the colors over the entire canvas so I can get a ‘feel’ for the painting and composition.

This is how the painting looks at the end of the first day.


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.