|Steve Henderson Fine Art
April 15, 2014
Art and Life -- They Go Together
Promenade: The Story of this Painting
Promenade -- Original Oil Painting, 24 x 20, sold. Available as a licensed, open edition print at Great Big Canvas and iCanvasART
Gardens are good places, whether they consist of vegetables and berries, or masses of flowers. From the beginning of time and the Garden of Eden, humans have been drawn to these oases of foliage, greenery, color, and growth.
The young woman in Promenade is walking through the backyard garden of a close friend of ours. After years of living in an apartment, our friend found herself the owner of a house, and this garden. The previous owner, an inveterate gardener who spent as many waking hours outside as she could, filled the space with flowers and flowering perennials, designed to emerge one after another.
"I had no idea what to expect," our friend told us. "While I love flowers, I never had the opportunity to work with them before, and beginning in very early spring, things started to bloom. I took photos and showed them to the local extension agent, asking him, 'What's this?' Or I looked through images on the Internet until I found what looked like what was growing in my backyard.
"Many evenings, after work, I sat on the deck and simply absorbed all the color and the growth. This is such a beautiful place."
The young woman in Promenade walks gently, peacefully through a private paradise. Coyly peeking past the viewer to someone we can't see, she performs a graceful dance amongst the efflorescence of Nature's beauty.
Promenade, the original oil painting, is sold. It is available as a licensed, open edition print at Great Big Canvas and iCanvasART.
Please contact Carolyn@SteveHendersonFineArt.com for information on Promenade or any of Steve Henderson's original and licensed fine art paintings.
Putting Together a Painting
Boys and Their Trains -- Original Oil Painting -- 24 x 24 -- signed limited edition print, and open edition poster
Paintings are complicated projects, and to maintain accuracy of detail, Steve incorporates reference material. Finding this reference material is always a fun challenge, and in the case of Boys and Their Trains, local Dayton, WA business Village Shops came to the rescue.
Village Shops co-owner Jim Dyke is the proud owner of a 1947 Lionel Train set, which was featured in this work and The Trainmaster. Steve and his model, a local resident who loves trains and Christmas, enjoyed setting out, admiring, and playing with the set.
Steve's Christmas paintings, in addition to being available as original oil works, are also for sale as signed limited edition prints and open edition posters.
In addition, four of the works are available as licensed, open edition prints at iCanvasART: These Gifts Are Better Than Toys, Little Angel Bright, Christmas Story, and The Christmas List
Western Art Association Auction
Cascadia -- original painting at Steve Henderson Fine Art
Cascadia, original oil painting, 12 x 9, is one of three Steve Henderson works accepted into the 2014 National Western Art Show and Auction in Ellensburg, WA, May 17 - 19, 2014.
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