K Henderson Fine Art

Cordial Cherry , 9 x 12, oil on masonite.

I don’t know if I wanted to simply capture the beauty of the cordial cherry or if I was just looking for an excuse to buy myself a box of chocolates! Yum!

Read about the History of the Cordial Cherry Here and Here, too.

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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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Saturday Matinee, 24 x 20, oil on canvas


Remember when movies cost a dime and the cowboy serials were all the rage? Ok, neither do I. But this painting Saturday Matinee brings those time back with a Tom Mix poster, our favorite cowboy, Howdy Doody, a cowgirl sweetheart, American Indian, a horse and a six shooter. What more do you need?

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The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8
 This is from my series of  small, fun trompe l’oeil oil paintings of  cards from vintage games.  The Dentist is from the 1938 game ‘Who is the Thief’. Note: No vintage card was harmed in the making of this painting. I scan my cards and print them on card stock. I them take the print and rip, smudge, stomp and tape to give them the Character that I want.Available See more of my Contemporary Realism paintings onMy BLOG http://khendersonart.blogspot.com

The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8


This is from my series of  small, fun trompe l’oeil oil paintings of  cards from vintage games.

  The Dentist is from the 1938 game ‘Who is the Thief’.

Note: No vintage card was harmed in the making of this painting. I scan my cards and print them on card stock. I them take the print and rip, smudge, stomp and tape to give them the Character that I want.
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Gumballs and Peanuts is 18″ x 24″ oil on canvas.

This is one of my most brightly colored and most ambitious paintings. I love the bright pink gumballs and the texture in the peanut shells.

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Fireman, 10 x 8, oil on board
I had extra fun with this Trompe L’oeil. This vintage card depicts Fireman Damper Downe. It’s from an Old Maid deck.

Looks like he has gotten a little close to the fire yet his bunker gear remains nice, bright and clean

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Orbit, 20 x 30, oil on linen

Here’s my latest Trompe L’oeil painting in my Vintage Board Game series. This game was manufactured by Parker Brothers in 1959.

My Orbit game is in pretty good shape. Fortunately, I have 2 very beat up Monopoly games that I used for inspiration for the tape, dents and dings.

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Rubens Crayola No. 18, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board
I have a few boxes of Rubens Crayola and this one is the oldest. Although I don’t know the exact date of this box, the Rubens No. 18 (my box only has 17 crayolas) first came out in 1905.
The Rubens Crayola line, started in 1903 was directly targeted at artists and designed to compete with the Raphael brand of crayons from Europe.
I love the picture of Peter Paul Rubens and the filigree. The paper wrap on each crayon also has the word ‘Rubens’ and the face of Ruben although he is facing towards the right instead of the left as on the box. These vintage crayons are over 100 years old and in great shape.
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Buck Rogers, 36 x 30, oil on cradled board

I love books. I collect books. I have lots of books. Oddly enough, I rarely have books in my paintings.

As a first step in remedying the situation I gathered up my Buck Rogers Big Little Books for this painting.

Buck Rogers first appeared in Phil Nowlan’s science fiction tale titled Armageddon—2419, published in Amazing Stories in August of 1928. The Big Little Books were published between 1933 – 1943.

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A Perfect Mason, 30” x 30”, oil on canvas


I’ve painted several small Coca Cola paintings this year and decided to create a larger Coke painting. My vintage Coke Bottle is joined by an Atlas Mason and a Ball Perfect Mason jar. Yikes! This painting was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. The raised letters on each of the bottles required shadows and highlights on each of them. The patina on the Zinc lid  added a contrast to the colorful shiny glass. Available See more of my Contemporary Realism paintings on My Blog http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/
A Perfect Mason, 30” x 30”, oil on canvas

I’ve painted several small Coca Cola paintings this year and decided to create a larger Coke painting. My vintage Coke Bottle is joined by an Atlas Mason and a Ball Perfect Mason jar.

Yikes! This painting was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. The raised letters on each of the bottles required shadows and highlights on each of them.

The patina on the Zinc lid  added a contrast to the colorful shiny glass.

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