Portrait of Mark, on the other side of the easel
Mark posed for a portrait painting by Philip Ackermann of Austria,
he did this in oil painting in about 3 hours and caught Mark’s intensity rather well.
Squeezing a Universe into a small flat space
Mark is honored to be teaching a three day workshop in December at COSM where he will take you step by step into yourself then to the reaches of the Universe and how to get all of that onto a flat two dimensional space.
Depth Perception: Deepen Your Vision Workshop
with Mark Henson
December 9-11, 2015
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Rd
Wappinger Falls, NY
$215 Early Bird / $315 General Admission
First I will give an introductory slide talk about composition and perspective, use of light and dark, eye movement, and psychological triggers. Then we will do various exercises to explore composition, the use of color and value to create depth, and working collaboratively with other artists.
I give a slide showing of my own work, showing work in progression. talk about my process, from concept to completion.
Where do artistic ideas and notions come from? This presentation will focus on idea liberation;
personal, social and political issues, spiritual revelations and psychic explorations. Examine cultural appropriations and iconography – use of symbols and culture. references. You will be guided to pull inspiration from the vast reservoir of your original inspirations.
Sketching and finalizing drawings to be transferred to canvas to create a painting will follow the presentation.
Paint all day, sharing and critiquing. Late afternoon, show and tell, discussion of everyone’s work.
Depth Perception: Deepen Your Vision
Resting at Peace in Vienna
One of our most moving excursions in Vienna was visiting the National Cemetery. It was incredibly beautiful. The grounds were massive, the statuary was incredible and you could tell that the people interred here were loved.
Live Painting at the Beloved Festival 2015
Teaching in Vienna 2015
Enchanted Forest Collaboration 2015
Detail of the Enchanted Forest Collaboration 2015
Lucidity Festival 2015, April 10, 11, 12, 2015, Santa Barbara
Mark is honored to be a Artist Performer, Lecturer, at this years Lucitiy Festival in Santa Barbara. 3 days of Music, performances, Dancing, art, the list goes on and on.
Half Life by Mark Henson
The Magic Moment
24 x 30 inches
Oil on Canvas
The most mystical time of day, the sun has just set, a tiny crescent moon emits a soft glow covering the sweethearts as they snuggle in the sun-warmed sand. Its the magic of the heart that gives life meaning. Bonding with eternity, they gaze into each others souls as the stars begin to twinkle in the night.
Kate Wolf Music Festival 2015 June 25-28th, Black Oak Ranch
Join us at the Kate Wolf Festival this June for an awesome line-up of music, performances and fun. This year we will see Smokey Robinson,
Steve Earle and the Dukes,
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks to name just a few,
see the entire awesome lineup.
If you have never been to the Beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, you are in for a treat, if you have been there then you know that your weekend will be an incredible. See how the loving alternative lifestyle family is holding down its place in history, with loving kindness, creative spontaneity, natural joy and bring your instruments and dancing shoes.
We will be in the Main Music Bowl with are full on gallery, many new paintings, tapestries, and objects d’art.
Oil on Canvas
30 inches x 24 inches
Many artists eventually paint a skull. “To be or not to be” or somewhere in the middle. Most paint the skull in blue or in dark shadows. This lovely fellow is warm, friendly, almost glowing bathed in the soft light, smiling at the rose in the half full glass; or is the glass half empty? That is the question.
Release of New Painting Half Life
Oil on Canvas
30 inches x 24 inches
Many artists eventually paint a skull. “To be or not to be” or somewhere in the middle. Most paint the skull in blue or in dark shadows. This lovely fellow is warm, friendly, grateful, almost glowing, bathed in the soft light, smiling at the rose in the half full glass; or is the glass half empty? That is the question.
You can go his web site to learn more. Here
Giclees and prints are coming soon. Researve yours now.
The Artist Task by Abby Martin
This very cool video by Abby Martin contains thought provoking material about what art can do to change our world. It contains some of Mark’s pieces as well as other visionary artits.
The Artist Task on you-tube
February is for Lovers
February is Romance month for lovers.
Sweethearts have a special place in our life
because love makes our consciousness eternal.
Throughout history, love has spawned heroic deeds;
temples built honoring the sacred secrets of the heart.
“Remember you the nights of our union
And the light of your spirit that was a halo around us?
And the angels of lovehovered above us singing and chanting in the things of the spirit?
From the writings of Kahlil Gibran
This month we are offering a sweetheart special on some of Mark’s most romantic pieces.
Reveal your heart to someone here
“Politically Charged” at The Blue Line Arts Gallery
“The Art Bra Show”
ROSEVILLE, CA, August 6th, 2014
Once again, Blue Line Arts hosts two block buster shows,
Politically Charged and The Art Bra Show.
California Lawyers for the Arts and Blue Line Arts showcase Politically Charged in the Coker Family Gallery. The exhibit includes art from both sides of the aisle. Artwork has been selected by the illustrious Shelly Willis, Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.
A not to miss group show of art that makes one think, get mad and cringe or even laugh. Artwork directly dealing
with contemporary issues that are right under the skin.
Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, CA, 95678
Blue Line Art has chosen
Wheel of Fortune
One of Mark’s most recent view of corporate entities keeping mankind on a treadmill using material goods and sexual desire as the bait.
Fast Food Chain
That’s Ebola with the orange and blue stripes, HIV the balls on the left, the orange tubes, e. coli, dysentery creeping up the right bottom corner, the perfect golden spheres in the lower middle are man made retro-viruses. We are making disease ridden population conditions possible by our shortsightedness. Over Dwindling resources, over indulgence, the global balance requires a predator for humans. What better natural global defense than our tiniest creatures. We are food for them.
So come and enjoy the feast at the
Blue Line Arts
“Politically Charged Art Show
405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville, CA 95678
Oregon Country Fair Gallery
Our favorite event is the Oregon Country Fair
The lighting, the trees, the people make for an ambiance that shines.
New painting released, “On Temple Steps”
On Temple Steps
24 x 30 inches
Ancient ruins surround a couple whose love is as fresh as the buildings are old. Eternal love expresses itself quietly on the temple steps. The still waters reflect the beauty of the temple and lovers. Romance has been around forever. Mankind’s finest architectural treasures are devoted to love. Some temples took generations to carve, the sculpting arts passed down through extended families. Incredibly enough, some temples are hewn from one giant rock.
Bicycle Day 2014, Regency, San Francisco
Be there or Be Square
Return to the Dreamtime at Moksha Art Fair, 2013 Miami