Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wild West by K Henderson

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, June 28, 2016

Sings to the Buffalo

Sings to the Buffalo, 36 x 24, oil on linen

According to tradition some people were gifted by spirit helpers to use a special song to lure buffalo into a  buffalo pound  which was a huge corral with walls covered by the leaves of thick bushes. As he sang, he used a drum. The song enticed the lead buffalo cow to bring her herd into the enclosure.

This painting is inspired by a 1880's photograph of a Cree Indian who was said to have this gift.


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Sunday, June 19, 2016


Forsaken, 30 x 20, Oil on Linen

This Plains Indian Has his face painted white. The Coup Mark (hand) painted on his face represents 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.

Original oil painting Available

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