Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Best of Show - Heart of the West


I am pleased to announce that I won the Best of Show award at the Heart of the West Invitational Art Show and Sale in Lander, WY. 40 western artists from throughout the U.S. are invited to this show & sale.


The winning painting is Summer Lightening, oil on canvas, 20" x 30"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

American Art Collector - Nov 2009


Here's an article about me in the current , Nov 2009 issue of American Art Collector magazine. If you click on the image it should be large enough to read

UPDATE: Here's a pdf of this article Courtesy of American Art Collector magazine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

K. Henderson's art in Gilcrease Museum American Art in Miniature


American Art in Miniature is an annual tradition at Gilcrease Museum. This year’s exhibition runs October 24 – November 8, 2009. To purchase a piece of art, plan to attend the American Art in Miniature Reception and Art Sale, Thursday, November 5, 2009. The Silent Auction begins at 6:00 p.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m.


American Art in Miniature 2009 offers work from 180 talented artists from across the nation. All works of art are no larger than 108 square inches (example: 9 x 12) exclusive of the frame. Sculptures are no larger than 1,728 cubic inches (example: 12 x 12 x 12) exclusive of base. 

Click Here to begin browsing the Art Gallery.

New this year is a Phone Bank for those unable to attend the sale but who would like to make a purchase. Starting at 6:00 p.m. November 5th call (918) 596-2761 to place a bid or BUY IT NOW. 

The online purchase price reflects the Reserve Price set by the artist. Artworks not sold on November 5, 2009, will be available online at the Reserve Price through November 15, 2009, and may be purchased by calling the Museum Store at (918) 596-2725 during business hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT, Tuesday – Sunday.)

All works are subject to availability. The sale closes November 15, 2009 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Top Hat - American Indian oil painting final stage


This is it. I added color to the face, also adding some darks and lights and finished the details on the painting.

I'll keep the painting around for a bit to make sure that it is truly finished before sending it off to a gallery

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Demo - Top Hat Oil painting

I've done Demos on my Other Blog and I was asked to do one of an American Indian painting.

First I do a drawing on tracing paper that is the same size as the canvas. Then with carbon paper I transfer the image to my canvas

Step 1. In this step I refined my drawing and block in the background color and the red and the blue.

Step 2. After the first layer has dried, I did an underpainting with raw umber to define the lights and darks. I also added some lights to the background

Step 3. Still using the raw umber and white, I put more detail in the face, and feathers. I started painting the hat, the emblem and the starred fabric.

Next: I'll add color to the face and continue adding details