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Promenade: The Story of This Painting

The Story of the Painting, Promenade, at Start Your Week with Steve of Steve Henderson Fine Art: 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. [...]

Field of Dreams — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Field of Dreams, from Start Your Week with Steve of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Where we live, in the banana belt of Southeastern Washington, spring is here. A time of change and transition, spring gives us sunlight and warm breezes one moment, and in literally the next moment, driving rain [...]

Dancer: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Dancer, by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: A young woman, in a blur of movement and grace, blends imperceptibly into her background, creating a fusion of representational figure work with an abstract background. Dancer celebrates life, color, and joy in a 12 x 12 original oil painting that [...]

Reflection: The Story of this Painting

The story of the painting Reflection, by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Reflection is a painting of puns and meditation, playfulness and deep thought. A child — small in both age and actual size on the work — is its central figure, with an adult in the background, deep in thought. The adult figuratively [...]

Recipe: Save Money Pork Stew

Theoretically, stew is supposed to be a cheap meal, because it’s a conglomeration of inexpensive ingredients — namely vegetables — with a little bit of meat. The idea is to stretch out that little bit of meat to feed more people than you’re convinced that it can. The problem is, when most people make stew, [...]

Opalescent Sea: The Story of This Painting

The story of the oil painting, Opalescent Sea by Steve Henderson The ocean isn’t blue, you know. Although on a sunny, cloudless day, the expanse of the sea looks blue indeed, when you get close to the waves and look — really, really look — you see all sorts of colors. And when the sun [...]

Recipe: Cream Cheese and Raspberry Coffeecake

The “real” name for this recipe, “real” meaning what I call it, is a Christ-Child Coffee Cake, because it looks like a swaddled baby.  But, since some people might find the concept dreadful, or they’ll  wonder what Jesus and cream cheese have in common, I chose to be conventional in naming today’s cooking project. Don’t [...]

Lilac Festival

The story of the painting, Lilac Festival, original oil by Steve Henderson: Children, and especially this one, have a special place in Steve’s heart. Having raised four children, and been presented with one extraordinarily beautiful, precocious, and paintable grandchild, Steve looks at the world through the eyes of its smallest inhabitants, and he seeks to [...]

Recipe: Hot Chocolate — the Real Thing, not the Powder

Those of us who grew up in the 1970s know that it was not an era of of high taste — be it in food, fashion, or home decor. The latter brought us avocado green appliances and brown and orange plaid sofas. As far as “fashion” went, there were bell bottoms. Case closed. And for [...]

Ocean Breeze

The story of the painting, Ocean Breeze, by Steve Henderson This particular sentence is one we regularly hear from viewers of Ocean Breeze, a fusion of color, warmth, movement, sunset, and light. The open edition licensed print of this work at Great Big Canvas consistently posts number 1 in Steve’s art sold at the site, and in [...]

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