Friday, December 27, 2013

Ghost Stars by K Henderson

 
Ghost Stars by K. Henderson, 30 x 24, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers in his hair to show the many honors he has won. His buckskin shirt is beaded and is painted as a Ghost Shirt would be painted.

He carries a shield and is draped with a trade blanket. The stripe on his face represents tears for the fallen warrior.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Southwest Pottery 2



Southwest Pottery 2, 8 x 10,  oil on canvas

I've painted this piece of Southwestern Pottery several times. It's one of my favorites. I love using strong lights in my still lifes.


Available

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Beyond Tomorrow by K Henderson


Beyond Tomorrow,36 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian woman wears a striped shawl (Trade Blanket).

Trade blankets have long been an integral part of Native American culture. They're used for clothing, bedding, warmth, ceremonial dances and gifts for important occasions.

 The original Indian trade blankets were the multi-striped point blankets imported by the Hudson's Bay Company from English woolen mills. Trade blankets were among the earliest items of exchange between American Indians and Europeans fur traders in the 1700's. From 1780 to 1890 the blanket was a staple in every fur trader's inventory and thousands upon thousands found their way into indigenous hands.

See more of my American Indian paintings on my Website http://www.khenderson.com 

SOLD

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cowgirls and Indians book by K Henderson Order Now


Cowgirls and Indian Book
 I only have 5 books available. If you want a book by Christmas please purchase by Dec 15th.

More copies of the book are available on the Blurb site but the shipping price is much higher.

 A big thanks to every one who has purchased my book

The book has 40 images of my Cowgirl and American Plains Indian paintings.


The book size is 7" x 7" and is soft cover
View the Book before you buy.

Purchase with Paypal, $19.99 + $3.80 shipping (USA only). This is first class mail with a tracking number. Contact me for other shipping outside the USA.






First Ride by K Henderson


First Ride, 36 x 36 oil on linen

This painting shows a young Cowboy out for his first ride on a Carousel Horse. This image was inspired by a vintage sepia tone photograph. The colors are glazed on to emulate a hand colored photo.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Beaded Moccasins


 Beaded Moccasins, 8 x 10, oil on board
 

These Plains Indian Moccasins are heavily beaded with red, white, blue and green seed beads.

This is one of my few small oil paintings available. It is framed and ready to hang.

Contact me when you are ready to purchase.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sings to the Morning Sun


Sings to the Morning Sun, 36 x 30, oil on linen

As you know, I create very few American Indian Women paintings but I've had several  requests for these lately so I have 2 that I will be offering.

'Sings to the Morning Sun' shows a young woman with a striped shawl. She wears eagle feathers in her hair and a shell and bone necklace.

Available directly from me until Dec 1. Thereafter, purchase will be available through one of my galleries. Contact me for more information.

See more of my American Indian paintings on my Website http://www.khenderson.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Art Show Openings this week



Who Was That Masked Man?, 30 x 40, oil on linen

I will have paintings in 2 great art shows that will be opening this week.

'Who Was That Masked Man?' will be for sale at the Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery , Scottsdale, AZ

100 works from nationally known artist will be on display Nov 7th - Dec 31. The Grand opening will be Thursday, Nov 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, with the awards ceremony at 7:30



'Felix Paints En Plein Air' and 'Bonzo Paints in the Studio' are  available at the North and South Show  at Robert Lange Gallery in Charleston, SC. 35 artists were invited to participate in this show. Each artist created 2 paintings representing their version of North and South. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cowgirls and Indian Book by K Henderson


Cowgirls and Indian Book
Wow! I've sold the last book I had on hand and have placed a new order for more. A big thanks to every one who has purchased.

The book has 40 images of my Cowgirl and American Plains Indian paintings.


The book size is 7" x 7" and is soft cover
View the Book before you buy.

Purchase with Paypal, $19.99 + $3.80 shipping (USA only). This is first class mail with a tracking number. Contact me for other shipping outside the USA.




Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Buckaroo by K Henderson


Buckaroo, 40 x 20, oil on linen

In the not too distant past, before computers and big screen TV's we had small black and white televisions (or so I've been told). In the afternoons we watched The Lone Ranger, Zorro, Roy Rogers and a number of other Western Icons.

 And of course we wanted to grow up to be just like our Western Heroes. The first thing we needed was a cool outfit complete with hat and a pair of Six Shooters.

This Buckaroo is wearing all the right stuff for an afternoon of fighting the bad guys.


Contact me for price and availability.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cowgirls and Indian Book -Ready to ship!


Cowgirls and Indian Book

40 images of my Cowgirl and American Plains Indian paintings.


The book size is 7" x 7" and is soft cover

View the Book before you buy.

Purchase with Paypal, $19.99 + $3.80 shipping (USA only). This is first class mail with a tracking number. Contact me for other shipping outside the USA.



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cowgirls and Indians Book by K Henderson


Cowgirls and Indians book by K Henderson

I've just published my book 'Cowgirls and Indians' ,Characters of the Wild West. It has 40 images of my Cowgirl and American Plains Indian paintings.


The book size is 7" x 7" and is soft cover and you can  purchase one directly from me. I'll have a Paypal 'Buy' button as soon as I can determine the shipping cost.

View the book and let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Lone Ranger Rides Again


The Lone Ranger Rides Again, 40 x 30, oil on linen

The good folks at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa requested I create a painting of The Lone Ranger. I thought it would be a good match for my Silver Screen Cowgirls series.

The Lone Ranger television series  ran from 1949 to 1957,  mostly starring Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Rain Bird - American Indian


Rain Bird, 48 x 24, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a feathered headdress with bells. His face is painted white with red stripes.

The shield he holds has red trade cloth and has an image of a Rain Bird. Some mythology tells the story of a large bird gathering the clouds with its wings and bringing much needed rain.

This painting is on its way to Heritage Gallery in Scottsdale along with 5 other paintings.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

K. Henderson Prints Now Available


Longing of the Soul, prints and cards available

Did you know that I have prints and cards available now? YES!! I can provide prints for most of my paintings. Contact me for more information.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Running Bear by K Henderson


Running Bear, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This shield shows a bear, red trade cloth, flicker feathers, eagle feathers and bells. The Plains Indian has his face painted white with red dots.

This painting is available for purchase.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Signs of Courage


Signs of Courage, 48 x 24, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a eagle feather Headdress with ermine tails and beads. His face is painted with a Coup Mark

His buck skin shirt is painted with stars and embellished with quills and feathers.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Photo Book Cowgirls and Indians, Characters of the Wild West by K Henderson



Cowgirls and Indians Photo Book by K Henderson

I just 'published' a new photo book. It's viewable online. I hope to be able to have the actual book soon. A lot depends on if anybody is interesting in purchasing so let me know what you think.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ghost Stars by K Henderson


Ghost Stars by K. Henderson, 30 x 24, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers in his hair to show the many honors he has won. His buckskin shirt is beaded and is painted as a Ghost Shirt would be painted.

He carries a shield and is draped with a trade blanket. The stripe on his face represents tears for the fallen warrior.

See more of my Western Art and American Indian paintings on My Website


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Delight Maker


Delight Maker, 20 x 30, oil on linen

One of the purposes of the Pueblo Clown is  to  provide their own humorous interpretation of popular culture, re-enforcing taboo and communicating tradition.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Fears Nothing by K. Henderson


Fears Nothing, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers in his hair. Why do American Indians wear eagle feathers?  The eagle flies high and is thought to be a messenger from the heavens or a link between the spirit world and man.The feathers are given to tribal members when certain deeds, such as bravery, are preformed

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Hano Clown by K Henderson


Hano Clown is oil on canvas, 20 x 30.

The Hano Clown, also known as a koshari, wears a black and white head dress with horns made of sheepskin. The horns are stuffed with grass and have cornhusk tassels at the tips. Tufts of cornhusks are also worn at the ears.

Available

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

CocaCola Cowboy by K Henderson

 
CocaCola Cowboy, 30 x 30, oil on linen

Lets step into the Way Back Machine and go to our childhood days. After school we sit at the kitchen table, listen to the Lone Ranger on the Radio (or watch him on TV). We have a snack of CocaCola and a Hostess Cupcake. Yum!

To assist the Masked Man in his adventures we have our Pony Boy six-shooter, holster with horse head and genuine plastic jewel, Lone Ranger Comic, a Silver horse figurine, and Lincoln logs.

Life is good!

See more of my Contemporary Realism Paintings on My Other  Website

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summers That have Been


Summers That Have Been, oil on canvas, 36 x 30

Q: Do you ever paint women?

A: Yes, but not often

I did a commission of a young American Indian woman earlier this year and felt a need to paint another. And I wanted to keep it simple yet interesting.

This young woman wears a striped shawl and a red scarf and captures you with here gaze and slight smile.

Available   Sale Pending

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Indian Market 2013 in Santa Fe

Longing of the Soul, 20 x 30, oil on linen 
Indian Market 2013 kicks off the third weekend in August. My paintings, including 'Longing of the Soul' are available at Huey's Fine Art just off The Square at 129 W Palace Ave.
If you would like to purchase this painting but can't make it to Santa Fe, give the gallery a call. PH.505.820.6063

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Passes His Days in Singing by K Henderson


Passes His Days in Singing, 24 x 48, oil on linen

The Sacred Fool, or Sacred Clown is a pueblo Indian. These clowns participate in ceremonies trivializing important matters & exaggerating trivial events. Their purpose is to show how NOT to behave. They are teachers and keepers of tradition.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Unforgiven by K Henderson


Unforgiven,20 x 30, oil on linen

This  Plains Indian wears eagle feathers wrapped with trade cloth. His face is painted white, red  and  blue/black.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Print Available - Winds of Change


Winds of Change, limited edition print, approx. 21 x 14 inches

The time has come to re-introduce some of my work from the past. As many of you know, when I first started painting American Indians, my subjects were modern day pow-wow dancers. My medium was pastel, pencil or colored pencil.

I had some off-set lithograph prints made of a few of my paintings and drawings. I still have some and I'm offering them for sale again.

The first print available is Winds of Change. The original art work was created in colored pencil. This is a signed limited addition of 915.

The price is $25. FREE shipping within the USA 48 contiguous states.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Traveler


The Traveler, 48 x 24, oil on linen

Breastplates had originally been worn as armor and for protection in both battle and hunting.
Later breastplates became a status symbol among many  Americans Indians.

History of the Hair Pipe

About the year 1880 the Plains Indians began to obtain a cheaper and much less fragile hair pipe.

Trader Joseph H. Sherburne's first year of trade with the Ponca, had among his wares a quantity of corncob pipes. The corncob bowls were equipped with bone stems. These pipes sold readily but without comment from the Indians. Upon his next trip to the Ponca, Mr. Sherburne found the corncob pipes in great demand. White Eagle, chief of the tribe, showed him an elaborate neck ornament made of the bone stems of the pipes strung on buckskin thongs. He wanted more pipestems in quantity. This began the commercial trade of the 'hair pipe'.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Mystery of Time


Mystery of Time, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This young  Plains Indian's gaze captures you in a moment in time. You can see his accomplishment with the many eagle feathers in his headdress.

His face is painted white, red and black

Available

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sacred Spirit by K Henderson



Sacred Spirit, 30 x 30 , oil on canvas

This  Plains Indian wears a headdress of feathers, trade cloth and beads. His face is painted blue which is a sacred color in some tribes. The hand on his face represents a battle honor. It is a Coup mark which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. Native Americans considered this braver than killing from a distance.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Longing of the Soul by K Henderson



Longing of the Soul, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Plains Indian with his face painted Red, White and Blue.

He wears eagle feathers in his hair.

In earlier times the US Government gave the flag to American Indians as a sign of peace. The flag was flown, worn, and used for decorative purposes.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Redwing - American indian Still life by K Henderson

                            
Redwing is 30 x 24, oil on canvas.
This painting shows a mixture of old and newer icons of the American Indian. There is pottery, corn, beads, blanket, a kachina as well as a turn of the century piece of sheet music "Redwing" featuring an image of a Native American woman with a feathered headdress.


My favorite bit in this painting is the transparent tape holding the sheet music to the wall
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Reflections- American Indian by K Henderson



Reflections, oil on linen, 36 x 30
This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Native American with his face painted white with a brown Coup Mark (Hand on Face).

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors. You can see them in many Western Paintings and Historical photographs.
Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sacred Honor - American Indian



Sacred Honor, oil on canvas

I haven't completed any new American Indian paintings lately so I thought I would post an older piece. I wonder where this painting is now.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Looks to the Past - American Indian



Looks to the Past, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian Warrior is glancing behind. He wears honors from past battles. Each eagle feather represents a brave deed and the hand painted on his face tells of an act of courage.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Strong Wind by K Henderson

Strong Wind, 30x20, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with bells and lots of red ribbons.

His face is painted white with a brown Coup Mark.

Available

Monday, June 3, 2013

On the Fringe by K Henderson


On the Fringe, oil on linen, 40 x 30

This Cowgirl oil painting is my most recent in my Silver Screen Cowgirl series. Don't you love those crazy fringed cowhide cuffs? I can't get enough of the retro cowgirl style.

I love Western Movies especially those with Classy Cowgirls. The sepia tone brings back the feeling of the Saturday Matinee western serial.

Prints available http://khendersonartbuy.blogspot.com/p/thumb.html

Friday, May 31, 2013

Whispering Spirit


Whispering Spirit, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers, shells and silver . His face is painted white with a brown hand print.
The hand painted on the face is a Coup Mark, a sign of bravery. To be first to touch the enemy was regarded as the bravest deed of all. It was even a point of bravado for a single warrior to rush in among the enemy and strike one with quirt, coup stick or gun before attempting to fire, thus risking his own life.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cover art by K Henderson


Maybe you can judge a book by it's cover!

Coming in June, by Goldminds Publishing, OBLIVION'S ALTAR, in hardcover and eBook. Written by David Marion Wilkinson

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Brother of the Land


Brother of the Land, 48 x 24, oil on linen

This is the second of three Striped Shawl paintings that I'm working on.

I love the way the stripes and fold interact

Available

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Brother of the Sky


Brother of the Sky, oil on linen, 48 x 24

I was looking at my photos of paintings that I had created in the past and remembered how much I liked my Striped Shawl paintings. Time to paint a new one!

Actually, I started 3 Striped Shawl paintings and this is the first one completed.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Destiny



Destiny, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian is wearing a scarf slide made of German Silver.  When fur traders first made contact with  American Indians they traded small items in exchange for furs. Silver objects were one of the items that were popular

Eventually, items were made expressly for the purpose of trading. Around the mid 19th century these items were made from "German Silver",  an inexpensive silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel.