Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dream Caster by K Henderson

Dream Caster, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian is adorned with lots of feathers. His face is painted with red pigment.


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Straight Arrow by K Henderson

Straight Arrow, 30 x 40,  oil on linen

"Nabisco Shredded Wheat presents Straight Arrow, a thrilling new adventure story from the exciting days of the Old West!"  That's how the radio show opened twice a week.

"Straight Arrow was a Western designed for kids. The show was broadcast between 1948 and 1951. Howard Culver played Steve Adams in the series. Steve was a ranch owner who really was a Comanche Indian named "Straight Arrow". He wore his Indian garb and rode a palomino horse named "Fury" while he fought outlaws."

This Straight Arrow board game was manufactured by Selchow & Righter co. in 1950. Included in the painting is a spinner from the game, a wooden Tomahawk and a feathered headdress.

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Thursday, January 2, 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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