Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rabbit Bowl and Peppers

Rabbit Bowl and Peppers, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

I love the Mimbres bowls with animals painted on them. This bowl is placed with pots, peppers and a blanket.


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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Red Pot and Peppers Still Life by K. Henderson

Red Pot and Peppers, 30 x 30, oil on canvas
 
It's been a while since I've created one of my 'Pot' still lifes. I've always enjoyed painting them so I felt it was time for a new one.

This painting has 3 pots, red peppers and a photo of an American Indian woman.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Daughter of the West ~ Giclee print



Daughter of the West, oil on linen, 40 x 30

This painting is based on a 1920's era Silent Screen Cowgirl. The sepia tone captures the feeling of the first images of Cowgirls.


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cowgirl Dreams



Cowgirl Dreams, oil on linen, 24 x 18

This painting is another in my series of Silver Screen Cowgirls. This little lady wears a hat, gauntlets, scarf and western shirt. The sepia tones brings us back to the times before Cowgirls were in Technicolor. 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Whisper of Twilight

Whisper of Twilight, 24 x 24, oil on linen

Eagle feathers are worn in the hair of this Plains Indian. His face is painted with white clay and he wears a striped Blanket.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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.


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Monday, November 28, 2016

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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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Red Indian by K Henderson

                                                   
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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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sees With The Heart by K Henderson



Sees with the Heart, 48 x 24, oil on linen

The size of this painting is a brand new format for me. I hope you like it.

This Plains Indian wears a bonnet of feathers, beads, bells, ermine tails and trade cloth. His face is painted white with a black Coup Mark (hand). The regalia is completed with a beaded shirt and 2 shell necklaces.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Wind of Courage


Wind of Courage, oil on linen, 30 x 40

Receiving and Eagle Feather is the highest mark of Respect. The feather must be earned through acts of courage and honor. Each Feather in a headdress represents the wearers accomplishments. 


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Destiny by K Henderson

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.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wings of the Night by K Henderson

 
Wings of the Night, 30 x 30 oil on linen

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

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Moves Like the Wind

Moves Like the Wind is oil on linen, 30" x 30"

It depicts a Plains Indian holding a shield and a eagle dance wand. His face is painted Red and white.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I've just Got to be a Cowgirl by K Henderson

I've just Got to be a Cowgirl, 20 x 16, oil on canvas

Cowgirls! This painting has cowgirls, a cowboy and a horse (ok, its a mule) . What more could you want in a western painting?


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Golden Eagle by K Henderson

Golden Eagle is 40" x 30", oil on linen

This painting is a continuation of my 'Top Hat" series. In the 1880's The Powers That Be in the United States Government would invite American Indian leaders to Washington. There they were given gifts such as clothing, flags, hats etc. The recipient would then use these items as they saw fit. This hat is decorated with parts of a flag, an emblem from a helmet, ribbons and feathers

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ready to Ride by K Henderson

Ready to Ride, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

For you horse lovers I'm offering this equestrian painting
 
This horse is saddled up and ready to hit the trail. The dog awaits his master. It looks like a great day to head towards the mountains

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

I Ride an Old Paint

I Ride an Old Paint, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

The title of this painting comes from the song written by Woody Guthrie.


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Silver City Marshal by K Henderson

Silver City Marshal, 20x 16, oil on canvas

This is another painting from my 1880's Cowboy Series. This shows a typical City Slicker wearing a  derby, silk vest pocket watch and a frock coat. And of course, a pair of Six Shooters.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Redwing - American Indian Still life


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".

This painting was awarded second place at the Hubbard Museum's Biennale Grande in Ruidoso, NM.

My favorite bit in this painting is the transparent tape holding the sheet music to the wall
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gallery Search

Dream Within a Dream, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

As you may know,  few of the galleries that represent my art work have closed in the past year. I am now beginning a search for an additional gallery to sell my American Indian paintings.

In the past, my  best results have come through recommendations from other artists and my collectors. 

Your help and suggestions will be appreciated.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Silent Song

Silent Song, 30 x 20, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a headdress of beads, bells and trade cloth. Attached to his shirt is a disc of Abalone. All of these items were "Trade Items" although the abalone was also exchanged amongst the various tribes before the European Traders arrived.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Assiniboine Amulet

Assiniboine Amulet, 8 x 10, oil on canvas
Small leather medicine pouches or amulets were made by the Plains Indians and worn around the neck or attached to clothing or shields. These bags could be plain or decorated with beads, shells etc. It's what was inside the bag that was most important. These small bags would contain protection, luck, and healing power. Stones, feathers, metal, animals claws or teeth, and herbs may be placed in these bags. Each was personal to its owner and would contain items that were significant to the individual.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Time Ago

 
A Time Ago, 18 x 24, oil on canvas
This Plains Indian has his face painted white. He wears eagle feathers in his hair

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Spirit Dancer

 Spirit Dancer, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian Woman wears a dress used 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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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Chief Charlot American Indian


Chief Charlot, 30 x 24, oil on canvas

Chief Charlot, also know as Charlo, Claw of the Little Grizzly, was head chief of the Bitterroot Salish from 1870 to 1910. Here he wears a top hat and frock coat. His face is painted white.

This painting is inspired by a photo taken by Edward H Boos in 1907.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Lone Ranger Rides Again

 
The Lone Ranger Rides Again, 40 x 30, oil on linen
 
I thought The Lone Ranger 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.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

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.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Circle of Life

Circle of Life is 40" x 30", oil on canvas.

This painting is different that my current work in that is shows a full figure. The American Indian is holding a shield representing the Circle of Life. He wears a striped scarf, a blanket and beaded Moccasins.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

High Noon

High Noon, 20 x 16, oil on canvas

This cowboy is decked out in his hat, scarf, vest, chaps and six shooters.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Beaded Bag

Beaded Bag, 12 x 9, oil on canvas

The Plains Indians made beaded bags for several purposes. They made hold mirrors, needles for sewing, paint, or Strike-a-lights for starting fires. Or any other object they wanted to keep safe.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cowboy Girl by K Henderson

                                                      
Cowboy Girl, oil on canvas, 20 x 16

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Silver City Marshal by K Henderson

Silver City Marshal, 20x 16, oil on canvas

This is another painting from my 1880's Cowboy Series. This shows a typical City Slicker wearing a  derby, silk vest pocket watch and a frock coat. And of course, a pair of Six Shooters.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Eyes of the Soul


Eyes of the Soul, oil on linen, 30" x 30"

This Plain Indian wears a feather Headdress with red ribbons

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I Ride an Old Paint

I Ride an Old Paint, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

The title of this painting comes from the song written by Woody Guthrie.


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

I've just Got to be a Cowgirl by K Henderson

I've just Got to be a Cowgirl, 20 x 16, oil on canvas
Cowgirls! This painting has cowgirls, a cowboy and a horse (ok, its a mule) . What more could you want in a western painting?

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Indian Artifacts

Indian Artifacts, 16 x 20 oil on canvas

The subject of this painting is figurines you may have found in the "Olden Days": a plastic Indian, a Chalk figure like you could win at the Fair, a tin horse with a Brave on his back and a ceramic American Indian salt and pepper set.


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ready to Ride by K Henderson

Ready to Ride, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

For you horse lovers I'm offering this equestrian painting
 
This horse is saddled up and ready to hit the trail. The dog awaits his master. It looks like a great day to head towards the mountains

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Before I Sleep


Before I Sleep, oil on canvas, 20 x 16

This Cowboy depicts a character from the Wild West around the 1880's. He wears typical clothing from that period: Hat, vest, leather cuffs, scarf, and striped pants. The outfit is completed with a beaded knife sheath, pocket watch, holster and guns and leather chaps.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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, July 25, 2016

Hano Clown - American Indian

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.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Redwing - American indian Still life


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".

This painting was awarded second place at the Hubbard Museum's Biennale Grande in Ruidoso, NM.

My favorite bit in this painting is the transparent tape holding the sheet music to the wall
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bear Shield Talisman - Oil painting


Bear Shield Talisman is oil on canvas, 12" x 9".

The Plains Indians would have personal talismans that they could wear as hair ornaments, clothing adornments or hang from their shields, horses, doorways etc.
This painting shows a beaded crystal attached to a shield painted with an image of a bear.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Kachina by K Henderson

Kachina, 10 x 8, oil on board

On a rare occasion I stray from the Plains Indian culture that I grew up around and depict people and objects form other tribes.

I am told this Maiden Kachina  is associated with the Bean Planting Festival .


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