Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cowboy Still Life


Cowboy Still Life, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

What cowboy wouldn't want a fancy pair of boots, a nice set of spurs and a six shooter?

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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Delegate by K Henderson


The Delegate, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This will be my last 'New' American Indian painting available directly from me for the next few months as I prepare for upcoming shows. Of course, I have several paintings still available at my wonderful galleries. You may contact them or me for information about available paintings.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Flames of Many Colors by K Henderson

 
Flames of Many Colors, 24 x 30, oil on linen

I had an urge to depart from my usual neutral colored background. Yep, this is colorful.

The title comes from a Quote from Black Elk Speaks, by John G. Neihardt

"And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me."

The American Indian girl wears a striped shawl. An eagle feather adorns her hair.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Whispering Storm


Whispering Storm, 16 x 20, oil on linen

This Plains Indian  wears a black robe and a red scarf. He has eagle feathers in his hair.

His face is painted white with a  Coup Mark.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Seeks the Sun

 
Seeks the Sun, oil on linen, 18 x 24
American Indians painted their faces for many reasons: Protection from the sun, ceremonial, personal recognition and others

Here, he wears white paint, white being the color of light, life and the Southeast - where the Sun rises with life-renewing power. The heavy white paint or clay is a prayer for long life.

The lines of flesh represent the straight roads that lead to the Great Spirit

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Truth of the Spirit


The Truth of the Spirit, 18 x 18, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a feathered headdress. His face is painted white.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Time of Enlightenment


Time of Enlightenment, 18 x 18, oil on canvas

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

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Forgotten World by K Henderson


Forgotten World, 16 x 20, oil on linen

This Plains Indian is painted red, white and blue. He wears eagle feathers in his hair.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Evening Star


Evening Star, 16 x 20, oil on linen

I had a request for a few American Indian women paintings. Here's the first one.

This Plains Indian women  wears eagle feathers and a red ribbon in her hair.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Wild Bunch


Wildlife. Wild paintings. Wild sculpture. Wild art.

On November 8, 2014, 10am to 5pm, that’s what you can expect from Paul Rhymer, K. Henderson and Robert Caldwell. We’re calling them … The Wild Bunch, and they are the next exhibition from Lovetts Gallery.

Paul Rhymer spent 25 years at the Smithsonian as a taxidermist and uses that experience to create bronze sculptures that capture the living essence of the animals.

“Twenty five years doing taxidermy and model making really prepared me well as a wildlife sculptor,” says Rhymer. “Being exposed to an incredible diversity of specimens and curatorial knowledge gave me a wealth of experiences. I still do some taxidermy to keep up with anatomy and reference for my sculpture.”

You want wild? K Henderson lives off the grid in Weed, New Mexico (population: 63). She spends her time soaking up the wilderness and creating paintings of whatever she feels like, from biscuits to antique toys to Native American portraits.

Henderson is much lauded and collected. She has some renown in at least three completely different art circles. You’d compare her to a best-selling author who’s achieved success using three different pen names.

Henderson is from Tulsa, and always looks forward to her trips back to see her friends and family.

Robert Caldwell always loved the outdoors, exulting in his adventures as a Boy Scout. It was only natural that he merge that passion with another – drawing.

Caldwell draws inspiration from North American and African wildlife. He’s made several trips to the Continent the past few years, and the artwork he’s produced as a result is among the best of his career.

We can't wait to show you what these talented artists have created for the show. We'll see you Saturday!

Lovetts Gallery | 6528 E. 51st ST | Tulsa | OK | 74145

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sioux Quilled Moccasins by K Henderson


 Sioux Quilled Moccasins, 8 x 10, oil on canvas

These moccasins are decorated with dyed porcupine quills, seed beads and blue fabric.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stronger Than Thunder by K Henderson


Stronger Than Thunder, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a beautiful beaded shirt. His shield has a painting of a buffalo.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Teach My Heart to Sing by K Henderson

Teach My Heart to Sing,36 x 30, oil on canvas

This plains Indian carries a shield adorned with trade cloth. He wear eagle feathers in his hair. his buckskin shirt is beaded

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tomorrow by K Henderson

Tomorrow, 30 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a striped trade blanket. His face is painted with a lightning symbol. The symbol brings speed to the wearer and ill fortune to the enemy

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

When We Once Sang by K Henderson


When We Once Sang. 30 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains  Indian wears eagle feathers in his hair. He holds a feather wing fan. His shirt is beaded.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Heart Beat by K Henderson


Heart Beat, 30 x 40, oil on linen

It seems like forever since I posted a new painting. I hope you find this worth waiting for.

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with ribbons. Many years ago I was allowed into the Vaults of the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. I was shown a beautiful old War Bonnet. What a shock to find that the crown was made from a Stetson felt hat!!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Honor by K Henderson



Honor, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears an eagle feather headdress or War Bonnet, a painted buckskin shirt and a silver Thunder Bird.

Feathered war bonnets are worn by honored Plains Indian men. The bonnet had to be earned through brave deeds in battle and each feathers signified the deeds themselves.

The golden eagle, also known as the “war eagle,” is particularly associated with warriors and courage in battle, and it is golden eagle feathers that were earned by Plains Indian men as war honors and worn in their feather headdresses.
The Eagle flies higher and sees better than any other bird. Therefore, its perspective is different from other creatures that are held close to the Earth. The Eagle serves as a messenger between humans and the Creator. The Creator chose the Eagle to be the leader of all the birds... the Master of the Sky.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With Troubled Spirit by K Henderson

With Troubled Spirit, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian has his face painted white with black Stripes. He wears eagle feathers in his hair and a beaded bag around his neck

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Cochiti Pot by K Henderson



Cochiti Pot, 8 x 10, oil on canvas

This pot is painted with black and red paint

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Show of Power by K Henderson

Show of Power, 48 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield with Red Trade Cloth and eagle feathers

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Directions by K Henderson

New Directions, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

The red paint on the face symbolizes a tear for a fallen warrior

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Acoma Pottery by K Henderson


 Acoma Pottery, 9 x 12, 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.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

I Shall Not Fail by K Henderson

I Shall Not Fail, 30 x 36, oil on canvas

The face is painted White and Black. The shirt is adorned with Glass beads

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Power of the Soul by K Henderson



Power of the Soul, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a buckskin shirt decorated with glass beads. The first European explorers and colonists gave American Indians glass and ceramic beads as gifts and used beads for trade with them.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

I Witness and Wait by K Henderson

I Witness and Wait, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

Porcupine quillwork is an art form completely unique to North America. Before the introduction of glass beads, quillwork was a major decorative element used by the peoples who resided in the porcupine's natural habita

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Cheyenne Moccasins by K Henderson

Cheyenne Moccasins, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

These Moccasins are decorated with silver and beads

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

To Hold in Honor by K Henderson

To Hold in Honor, 30 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian has his face painted Black and White. He wears a silver Scarf Slide

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sioux Moccasins by K Henderson

Sioux Moccasins, 9 x 12, oil on canvas

I love painting moccasins. These beauties are decorated with beads, quills, metal cones and horse hair

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Painted Dreams by K. Henderson

Painted Dreams, 28 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian has his face painted Black and White and stands next to his Pinto horse.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Assiniboin by K Henderson

Assiniboin, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This American Indian wears a hair style that is associated with the Assiniboin Indian. He holds a shield and has a coup mark painted on his face which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.  

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Hour of our Dreams by K Henderson

The Hour of our Dreams, 36 x 36, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted red, white and blue. He wears a Trade Blanket and eagle Feathers.

Originally, paint used by the American Indians was made from clay, grease, plants or minerals.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We Pray for Rain by K Henderson


We Pray for Rain, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield painted with Thunderbirds. These supernatural creatures are said to control rainfall.
Eagle feathers are worn in the hair of this American Indian. His face is painted white and red, he wears a Trade Blanket and a beaded shirt.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Remuda by K Henderson

Remuda, 42" x 62", oil on canvas

This heard of pinto horses are waiting to be saddled up for a day of work.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Honor and Power by K Henderson

 Honor and Power, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

 This Plains Indian wears a beaded shirt. His hear is adorned with eagle feathers and ribbons. He hold a feather fan and a shield with the image of a bear.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ghost Shirt

Ghost Shirt, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

This type of shirt would have been worn in the Ghost Dance. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not, 36 x 30, oil on canvas.

A lot of work went in to creating shirts like these. They were created by the women of the tribe to honor the wearer.

 This buckskin shirt has strips of beads and horse hair wrapped in trade cloth.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Far from Home

Far from Home, 24 x 28, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian is wearing a buckskin shirt painted Blue and Red. His face is painted black and white. His hair is adorned with eagle feathers.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Faith in the Future

Faith in the Future, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian is painted Black and White. Originally "paint" was made from clay, ashes and ground minerals mixed with grease.

He wears a trade blanket and hold a shield which is painted with the image of a bear.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sacred Honor by K Henderson



Sacred Honor, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

The American Indian was quick to assimilate European items into their culture. Did you know that many 'War Bonnets' are made on the crowns of felt hats? The feathers on this bonnet are attached with red Trade Cloth.

The scarf is silk. The vest and skirt could be bought at any mercantile or might be government issued. Even the bones in his 'sash' are cow bones manufactured specifically for Indian Trade.

The eagle feathers and elk teeth are traditional symbols of honor and wealth.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Earth and Sky by K Henderson


Earth and Sky, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a beaded shirt. His shirt is painted Red (the color of the earth) and Blue (the color of the sky)
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. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.  

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dreams of Fear and Glory


Dreams of Fear and Glory, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a beaded shirt. He necklace is made of shells. 

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. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.  

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Christmas Cactus now showing at The Art of the Flower


Christmas Cactus, 30 x 36, oil on canvas

This is one of 2 of my paintings which can be seen and purcahsed at the New Mexico Art League's exhibition 'The Art of the Flower'


Exhibition Dates: June 7 - July 25, 2014

Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10:00am to 4:00pm
 Artists' Reception: June 14, 5 - 7:30pm

New Mexico Art League Gallery
3409 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque NM
Hours: 10-4 Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat(505)293-5034
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Monday, June 9, 2014

The Hour of Glory by K Henderson


The Hour of Glory, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian carries a shield with the symbols of hail and lightning. These symbols were meant to protect the shield bearer from the forces of nature and prayer for hail  and lightning to fall on the warrior's enemy.

His hair is adorned with eagle feathers. His face is painted red, white and blue

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Battle Weary by K Henderson


Battle Weary, 28 x 24, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield painted with Turtle.

 He wears eagle feathers in his hear and a trade blanket. His face is painted white and red.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Battle of Honor by K Henderson

Battle of Honor, 42 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield painted with 2 battling animals. It is adorned with trade cloth and a beaded antler.

He wears eagle feathers in his hear and a beaded shirt.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Age of Wisdom by K Henderson


Age of Wisdom, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

These three women wear striped Trade Blankets.

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.

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