Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sioux Shirt - oil painting

Sioux Shirt is oil on canvas, 30 x 40. This painting is a bit different then my other paintings. When I paint my Plains Indians, I sometimes spend more time on the clothing than I do on the face so I decided to do a portrait of a shirt. This buckskin shirt is embellished with quills, beads, hair and paint.
Let me know what you think of this.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Indian Market Santa Fe

I'm off to Indian Market for a show. I've sold one painting already and our opening isn't until tomorrow. Wish me luck

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Step in Time - Oil painting

Finally! I have all my paintings finished for my show at Gallery 822 , Indian market weekend in Santa Fe.
Step in Time is oil on board, 11" x 14". I enjoyed painting all the little beads on these moccasins


Friday, August 7, 2009

Blocked by AOL

Open letter to friends family and customers:
I recently sent out my newsletters to my customers, friends and business associates as I've done for quite some time. Unfortunately, as an AOL customer, you didn't receive the newsletter. AOL has blocked me from sending emails to their members.

If you have an alternate non-AOL address please send it to me. Otherwise, please stay in touch through my blog. I'm sorry that I will no longer be able to have private communications with you through your AOL accounts. So far I can still receive AOL emails. I am just unable to respond to you
K. Henderson

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 2009 Newsletter

 Newsletter August 2009

 Greetings. It's hard to believe that its August already. My tomatoes in the greenhouse are turning red faster than we can eat them. And it seems that I spend half my time filling the hummingbird feeders. We have hundreds of Broadtail and Calliope hummers this year.
Breckenridge 18th Annual Juried Competition & Show.
  August 25 through September 26

This is a national juried show and I will have 2 paintings exhibited including my still life I've just Got to be a Cowgirl
The show is held at the Breckenridge Fine Art Center in Breckenridge, TX

Indian Market Santa Fe

This will be my biggest showing at Indian Market. I will have over a dozen new paintings at The Gallery at 822 Canyon Road. Get a sneek peek at my paintings on my Blog I will be adding new images over the next few weeks
The gallery will have a special opening with the artists in attendance.
The opening times are:
Aug 21, 5:00 - 7:30
Aug 22, 3:00 - 5:00
Aug 23, Noon - 2:00

I hope to see you there!

What is the meaning of the face paint in my American Indian paintings?

American Indians painted their faces for decorative purposes and for protection against the wind, sun, snow and insects. Designs of various kinds were used to designate membership in certain societies, to prepare for ceremonies, to mark achievement and to mourn the dead. When used for personal ornamentation there was no guide to the way the paint should be applied beyond the fancy of the wearer or for personal identification.
To see more of my paintings and to be the first to see my current work please view these sites

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rabbit Bowl and Peppers - Indian Market

Pots and Peppers, 30" x 30", oil on canvas. This will be one of my paintings that will be at Gallery 822 during Indian Market weekend in Santa Fe.
Indian Market takes place Aug 21 - 23. It's one of the few shows that I actually attend. Hope to see you there

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Courage and Honor - American Indian

Courage and Honor is an oil painting on canvas, 20" x 30".
This Plains Indian  with his face painted in red, white and black, is wearing a hair ornament made of beads , feather and a thimble.  The American Indians would use metal object such as thimbles, mirrors and brass cartridges for ornamentation.
This painting can be purcahse from K. Henderson Studio for a few days. After that, it will be one of my paintings that will be for sale at Gallery 822 in Santa Fe.