Monday, June 29, 2009

Circle of Life - oil painting

Circle of Life is 40" x 30", oil on canvas.
This painting is different that my current work in that is shows a full figure. The American Indian is holding a sheild representing the Circle of Life. He wears a striped scarf, a blanket and beaded Moccasins.
This painting can be purchased at Red Willow Gallery in Tubac, AZ or contact K. Henderson Art


Monday, June 22, 2009

Frequently Asked Question

Question: Do you have people sit for your or do you paint from photos? And is the clothing original on your portraits or from your imagination?

All of the above! I work from photos that I have taken. My goal is NOT to paint a portrait of my model but to use the face, the lighting, the expression as a starting point. I exaggerate features and combine different faces. What I'm painting is an expession or feeling not a specific person.

The same with the clothing. I have hundreds of books on the American Indian so I do research to find the clothing I want or I attend Pow Wows and take photos. I usually don't reproduce any of them exactly as I find them.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Watchful Heart - American Indian Oil painting

The Watchful Heart is oil on canvas, 20" x 30".
The Warrior stands against the background of the Grasslands of the plains.  He is painted with white clay and black and red accents.
The American Indians painted themselves for ceremonial reasons, personal recognition or protection from the sun.
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please contact me at K. Henderson Studio


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I Listen and Watch - oil painting

I Listen and Watch is one of my smaller Warrior paintings. It is 24" x 20" , oil on canvas.
The shield has red and blue paint representing the Earth and Sky. The symbols in the center are Deer tracks.
The red stripe on the face represents tears for the fallen.
This painting will soon be available at Mountain Trails Gallery in Park City, UT


Monday, June 8, 2009

Buying art online

                                                    Into a Slumber 30 x 36

Here's an article I thought you might be interested in

Save Time and Money Buying Art Online!

By Tony Moffitt

It always comes back to these two factors.
With busy lives, finding the time do discover new and exciting artists is getting harder. As more bricks-and-mortar galleries close down, the opportunities to do so are becoming less frequent. Getting to a gallery during their opening hours might not be possible.
Purchasing art online suddenly makes even more sense.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the Blogs and Websites of artists around the globe are displaying the work of their creators. They're permanent showcases that not just display the work itself, but often reveal amazing insights into the creative process behind each piece, and insights into the artist's mind.Modern transport and shipping remove the last worry to online buying.
Who wouldn't want their favourite piece of art delivered to their door?

Subscribe to artist blogs
Many art collectors are now subscribing to the Blogs of their favourite artists.You might be surprised to learn that many art galleries also subscribe to Blogs.
And perhaps this is the key to buying art online successfully.
By subscribing to the Blog of your favourite artists, you then have the first opportunity to view fresh works.
A blog subscription is a free service offered by most artists. When a prospective art collector subscribes (two clicks and it's done) their information is stored through services such as Feedburner.It's a totally free service.Then, each time your favourite artists post new works on their Blog, your email address is sent a copy of that artist's post. It arrives to your in-box within hours of the art being shown on the net.
No more waiting in lines. No more sifting through catalogues. No more standing in the weather. It's a free notification service, and it's provided to you every time you find an artist whose style you appreciate.

Be first to see new paintings
Many keen collectors subscribe to several artist blogs. My advice would be to subscribe to 5 artists at any one time. Not all artists will post new works daily. It depends on the creative process. Some days you may receive a couple of free email notifications. These will be artworks from your favourite artists... delivered to you as a service! From there you will easily be able to monitor the new work of each artist until you find the works you wish to purchase.You can see why buying art online, and dealing directly with your favourite artist has become the new way to invest in art!