Monday, November 30, 2015

Pale Fire


Pale Fire, 40 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a headdress of feathers, beads, ermine tails and a bird. I left the headdress partially out of focus to make the painted face the focal point of the painting.

This painting was inspired by a photo taken by Edward R. Curtis

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Whisper of Twilight


Whisper of Twilight, Giclee Prints on matte paper


 Eagle feathers are worn in the hair of this Plains Indian. His face is painted with white clay and he wears a striped Blanket.
This 23” x 23” (approximate image area)  print is on high-grade Epson Enhanced Matte paper for the price of $190 plus $10 shipping/handling, a total of $200. Other sizes available.

You can pay by credit card (through Paypal) or check. If you pay with a credit card, I will ship as soon as the payment posts to my account which usually only takes takes a day or two. The print will be shipped in a heavy weight 3” mailing tube by Priority USPS.
 
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Moon Gazer II American Indian


Moon Gazer II, 60 x 40, oil on canvas

It was common for hair locks to be attached to 'War Shirts' of the Plains Indians. The hair may be that of a family member, taken in battle from an enemy or be animal hair. Whatever the case, it is a symbol of personal honor

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Tales of the West - American Indian


Tales of the West, 24 x 20, oil on linen

This is another in my series of American Indians based on photos of performers in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

[New York, 3 October 1789]

 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
George Washington

 

Wild West!


Wild West!, 36 x 36, oil on linen

As I reported recently, I'm painting a series of oils based on the American Indians that preformed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. I'm using photos from the late 1800's as my reference and inspiration.

But what would this series be without a painting of Buffalo Bill Cody?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cowboy Girl by K Henderson

                                                       
Cowboy Girl, oil on canvas, 20 x 16

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Prints Available!


Time is at Hand, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

This painting shows a Plains Indian with a black hand (coup mark) painted on his face. This is a sign of Bravery. 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. 

His shirt is decorated with beads. He holds a shield.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

They Came No More - American Indian


They Came No More, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This is a painting of a Plains Indian with a beaded and quilled shirt. He carries a shield with a golden eagle bundle. This bundle was a token of power. It could be removed from the shield to be carried, used in rituals or placed in a dwelling.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Shaman - American Indian



Shaman, oil on linen, 24 x 20

The title refers to the rock Art figure over the shoulder of the American Indian. The horned shaman is common in rock art in many parts of the world.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Undefeated - American Indian


Undefeated, 20 x 24, oil on canvas

This plains Indian is wearing painted white stripes representing the path to all that is good. In the background is a ledger painting showing a horse raid

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Flies Like the Wind - American Indian & Horse


Flies Like the Wind, 36 x 36, oil on canvas
 
A Plains Indian, a horse and a painted story background.

I used to paint a lot of horses but a rarely do anymore. This is one of the few available.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Morning Light - American Indian


Morning Light, 30 x 40, oil on linen

I'm painting several pieces right now that will have the ledger or robe paintings in the back ground. The one in this painting depicts a Horse Raid

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Scout- American Indian



Scout, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

Scout is a warrior wearing 3 eagle feathers with most of the vane removed. Removing the vane is a symbol of battle honors.

In the background is a buffalo hunt like you would find on a painted buffalo robe

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Eyes of American Indians


I've completed my series of American Indian 'Eyes'. All of these paintings are 8 x 10 or 9 x 12.

There are still a few of them available. Contact me if you are interested in one of them

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Red Feather - American Indian


Red Feather, 20 x 30, oil on linen

Red Feather is a painting of a Plains Indian with his face painted red and , yes, he's wearing a red feather.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dream Within A Dream Print


Dream Within a Dream, Print on Matte Paper

This 16” x 16” (approximate image area)  print is on high-grade Epson Enhanced Matte paper for the price of $130 plus $10 shipping/handling, a total of $145. Other sizes available.

You can pay by credit card (through Paypal) or check. If you pay with a credit card, I will ship as soon as the payment posts to my account which usually only takes takes a day or two. The print will be shipped in a heavy weight 3” mailing tube by Priority USPS.
 Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
The painting  title comes from the Edgar Allan Poe poem "Dream within a Dream"


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Trust the Soul- American Indian


Trust the Soul, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This painting shows a Plains Indian with a painted face. The painted hand indicates that he touched an enemy during a battle

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Peacekeeper - American Indian


Peacekeeper, oil on canvas, 20 x 24

I've had a busy week reorganizing my studio and having a nice visit with Randy and Janna, owners of Warriors Work gallery, Hill City, SD. I've been showing in that gallery for many years.

But I had some time to do a painting. I used to paint a lot of old, weathered, wrinkled warriors and I had a request to create another one.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Santa Fe #1


Santa Fe #1, oil on linen, 36 x 36

This is a continuation of my Logo series. It has the Santa Fe Railroad logo in the background with a sepia colored American Indian in the foreground.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Snake Dancer


Snake Dancer, 6 x 6, oil on cradled panel

The Snake Dance is a petition for rain, in which snakes serve as the supernatural messengers to the divine. The dance takes place in late summer when the rain is needed for the maturation of the corn.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Season to Dance- American Indian


Season to Dance 16 x 20, oil on linen

During the Cheyenne Sun Dance the Sacred Woman is painted 4 different ways during the ceremony. This is the First Paint. The white paint is a prayer that she may live to an old age, the time of white hair. The black line represents the straight road that leads to The Supreme Being.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Prints Now available


Longing of the Soul

I will now be offering Giclee prints of some of my favorite paintings. What is a giclee print? Giclée printing is a process that uses fade-resistant inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers. Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork

First up is  this 15" x 23" signed print of my painting titled "Longing of the Soul"

This 15” x 23” (approximate image area)  print is on high-grade Epson Enhanced Matte paper for the price of $145 plus $10 shipping/handling, a total of $155. Other sizes available.

You can pay by credit card (through Paypal) or check. If you pay with a credit card, I will ship as soon as the payment posts to my account which usually only takes takes a day or two. The print will be shipped in a heavy weight 3” mailing tube by Priority USPS.

This 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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Shalako Mana - Corn Maiden


Shalako Mana, 8 x 10, oil on Board © K. Henderson

The Shalako Mana is a deity representing the Corn Maiden and is believed to direct the clouds to the Hopi mesas.In the typical fashion she has terraced bodies representing rain clouds on her head and curved lines over her mouth.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Red Indian

                                                   
Red Indian, oil and gold leaf on linen, 30 x 40

And now for something completely different. This is the 3rd in a series of paintings using the logo of the Indian motorcycle. I was inspired by a red gas tank with gold lettering.

I like the contrast between the bright contemporary background and the more traditional and subdued colors of the American Indian figure. 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Plains Indian Bladder Bag


                               Plains Indian Bladder Bag, 10 x 9, oil on board © K Henderson

In the past, no part of a harvested animal went to waste. Bags like this were made from the bladder of an elk or deer. They could be highly decorated with quillwork and beads and might be carried on a belt. They were used to carry Quills or other small maker supplies and other small objects.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Crow Medicine - American Indian


Crow Medicine, oil on board, 10 x 8,  © K Henderson

The use of animals parts was a way to connect man with the the Spirit World. Using the talon of a hawk or eagle was a prayer to give the warrior the ability to strike his enemy as successfully as the bird strikes it's prey

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Since 1901 - American Indian



Since 1901, 30 x 40, oil on linen.

I really enjoyed creating the painting 'Indian' based on the logo for the Indian Motorcycle, so I painted this second, larger one.
This one shows an American Indian wearing a feathered headdress as the Indian in the logo.

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