Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Celebration of Art in School


Last week, I was honored to be invited to show my work along with the works of Walter E. Baum (1884-1956), Melville Stark (1904-1987, a student of Baum's) and two sculptors. The exhibition was held at the Perkiomen School, an independent college preparatory boarding and day school located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania in partnership with the James A. Michener Art Museum. The purpose of the exhibition was to celebrate art in schools, following Baum's personal mission to ensure that art had place in schools. Baum's works were exhibited in Carnegie Library on the Perkiomen School campus seventy years ago and a half dozen or so of his works remain in the school's collection. The opening reception was held on Friday evening and I thank all of you that came out in support of the continuation of Baum's mission.

Additionally, I was delighted to do a lecture / demonstration on Tuesday evening during which I discussed the techniques of drybrush as well as other aspects of life as an artist. The demonstration was well-attended and I thank all those who came out and especially those who actively participated with questions and comments. 

study for HILLTOP FARM, V       2017
watercolour, 18 x 29 inches

Katy also did a lecture / demonstration last week, hers being at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 

Looking ahead, we are both hoping to spend some quality time in the studio now that the temperatures are cooling down and outdoor work is slowing down.

Always remember that the Hendershot & Krieg Studio in Hoppenville is open to the public by appointment; feel free to check in with an e-mail or phone call and stop by to see what's happening!

Until next time...


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Thoughts from the Summer and Early Fall

Greetings from Hendershot & Krieg Studio, Hoppenville, Pennsylvania:

We hope that you had a wonderful and fulfilling summer. The beginning of fall found us finishing up another successful open studio/gallery on Monhegan Island, Maine. One of the highlights of our year is our annual trek north and reconnecting with dear friends and meeting new people to share stories and experiences. We are grateful for all of the new “adoptions” of our work into collections and homes across the United States and abroad. It is always amazing how such a small island can attract visitors from such a wide geographic area. This year, we were delighted to see a collector take one of our pieces to Zanzibar with him! Monhegan was as inspiring as ever and we both painted like crazy. Thanks to the beautiful weather, we painted ourselves silly and plein air paintings were coming off the easel daily. We had a really great time on Island and plans have been made for next year. Make your plans early and visit us in our island studio/gallery on Fish Beach Road next summer.

Fish Houses, Monhegan Island       2017
watercolour, 20-1/4 x 29-1/4 inches
Private Collection
Late August and early September found us frantically putting the finishing touches on yet another two-person exhibition. “Times and Places” was be hosted by Patricia Hutton Galleries of Doylestown, Pennsylvania from September 16 through October 15. The pieces in this exhibition reflected the full range of our work from Monhegan Island to Pennsylvania, from still life to landscape, seascape, and beyond. Thanks to all who stopped by the opening reception or over the course of the exhibition.

Additionally, Katharine was honored to be invited as a guest speaker at the Meet the Artist program at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown in October.

Looking ahead, we are enjoying a spectacular display of fall foliage here in Pennsylvania where we are shameless leaf-peepers!

We’re hoping that this newsletter finds you well! Thank you for all the continued support and encouragement for our work.

Best Wishes,
Brad and Katy
Hendershot & Krieg Studios

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Monhegan Island Open Studio/Gallery 2015

Hello, Friends!

I am excited to say that we are less than a week away from opening our studio/gallery on Monhegan Island, Maine! Throughout this post, you'll see several new paintings that will be exhibited in the studio this summer.

Bradley Hendershot
Monhegan Island study No. 36: Lobster Crate
watercolour, 9 x 5-3/4 inches
signed lower left

The Open Studio:
Katharine Krieg (see www.katharinekrieg.com) and I will be opening our studio/gallery on Fish Beach Road on Monhegan Island on Saturday 04 July 2015. The studio will be open to the public daily from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm or by chance or by appointment. The dates of the open studio will continue through Friday 31 July. If you are on the Island, please stop by and say hello; we'd love to chat with you. Both Katy and I will be out painting at various locations around the Island as well as in the studio.

Bradley Hendershot
Monhegan Island study No. 37: Blue Oars
watercolour, 9 x 5-3/4 inches
signed lower right

Evening Receptions:
Looking for something to do during the evening hours? Watch for our announcements on the Island Rope Shed, at Shining Sails Bed & Breakfast, and on the Freight Shed on the dock as we will be having a couple of evening wine and cheese receptions in the studio. We look forward to meeting you and sharing stories of Monhegan!

Bradley Hendershot
Canvasback Decoy and Grappling Hook
drybrush, 6-1/2 x 11 inches
signed lower right

Katharine Krieg will also be offering a three-day workshop on Monhegan on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 13-15 July.

Here is what Katy has to say about her workshop:
"This 3 day plein air workshop is about what goes into laying the groundwork, or armature, for a successful painting. Design, composition, value, shape placement, limited color palettes, and keeping things simple will be the focus throughout the 3 days. After a short demo in the morning, students will create paintings using knowledge discussed from the morning demo. Watercolor and oil mediums will be used although drawing will be demonstrated for creating field sketches. Group is kept small for individual attention."

Additional information is included in Katy's blog at www.katharinekrieg.blogspot.com.

There are still spots open. If you're interested, contact her through her web site at www.katharinekrieg.com for further information or to sign up. As in the past, I'm sure that an informative and fun time will be had for all!

In Conclusion:
Look for us on Island during the month of July!
All for now. Until next time...

Monday, June 15, 2015

"A New England Summer"

    I am pleased to have my work included in the upcoming exhibition entitled "A New England Summer" at Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The opening reception will be on Saturday 20 June 2015 from 5:00 until 8:00pm. I hope to see you there!

    Here's what Patricia Hutton posts on her Facebook page: "For many years Bradley Hendershot has spent his summers on Monhegan Island. Like the legendary artists who proceeded him, he records the history of the village... dwellings and the rugged natural beauty of this remote island off the coast of Maine. Come meet Brad at our opening reception and learn the intriguing story behind this dry brush painting entitled "Island Rental." Join us at an Opening Reception for "A New England Summer" on June 20, 5 -8 pm."

    Drybrush, 17 x 28-1/2 inches
    signed lower right

    Here’s a statement that I wrote several years ago about the house in this painting:

    “From the first time I ever got off of a boat on Monhegan Island, I have been intrigued by the large, rambling, old house that sits atop Wharf Hill overlooking the harbor. You can see it’s present owner, sitting on the knoll most summer afternoons, at the top of Wharf Hill, watching the events in the harbor. Known officially as the John Sterling House, it is one of the oldest houses on Monhegan, dating to 1809. It is in disrepair—boards falling off, dark and looming. To me, it conjures up images of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables, and Stephen King’s Marsten House (in ‘salem’s Lot). I have never been in the house—maybe it’s best that I don’t go in; maybe it would take all of my feelings away, when I saw that it was just an ordinary house inside instead of the haunted house I’ve imagined.”

    Well, in the summer of 2006, I went into the house, as the owner, then in her 90’s, had moved off-island. The house had been fixed up, with new roof, new windows, and new clapboard siding. It’s now divided into two halves, each one a rental unit. I decided to do this drybrush of the front fa├žade as it was before repairs, and for some reason I’ve placed a placard above the door with my initials, “BJH”, carved into it. This must’ve been some sort of sign, as several weeks later, I decided to move from my Monhegan home of a dozen years and rent the right-hand half of this house, now called the John Sterling Harbor House, beginning in Summer of 2008. My front door was none other than the door over which I placed the initialed placard! I have since moved again, and now share a studio/gallery on Fish Beach Road with artist Katharine Krieg.

    “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
    Shirley Jackson
    The Haunting of Hill House

    Here is another Monhegan Island painting that will be included in the exhibition:

    watercolour, 18 x 29-1/4
    signed lower right

    John Sterling’s Cistern House, also known as Uncle Henry’s, was built on Monhegan Island around 1815. Originally known as the Cistern House, as it protected a water supply, it became known as Uncle Henry’s in the 1930’s when Henry Shaw used it as a place from which to sell his fresh produce and milk, which he brought to the Island once or twice a week. The painting depicts Uncle Henry’s in the fog, as a woman walks down Wharf Hill on her way to greet the morning boat from the mainland. An American flag on the upper deck gently waves in the breeze.

    All for now,
    Until next time,

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Watercolour, 2002
19-1/4 x 29-1/2 inches
signed lower left

I discovered this building one day in late 2001; it is part of the Haines Brothers mill complex near Dorneyville, Pennsylvania. The building has the distinction of being the first schoolhouse in Pennsylvania outside of the city of Philadelphia. The schoolroom actually was on the second floor; the schoolteacher lived in the building and reached her quarters by climbing a ladder to the attic area beneath the gable. The first floor served as a springhouse. Upon close examination of the building, one can see slots in the walls, which served as rifle ports used to ward off attacking Indians. I was most interested in the heart-shaped metal sculpture hanging on the outside wall. This inspired the title of the painting, VALENTINE’S DAY.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Workshop for Summer 2015

Location:  Monhegan Island, Maine

Dates:  4 days--Tuesday 07 July through Friday 10 July 2015

Cost:  $ 375/person

Description:  Watercolour and drybrush techniques with an emphasis on texture and mood. Take your watercolours one step further, elevating a good painting to a great painting.

Level:  Intermediate; some watercolour experience is assumed.

Materials:  A suggested materials list will be provided.

Contact:  Send e-mail to Bradley Hendershot (bradjay@comcast.net) for inquiries or to sign up.

Accommodations:  Please contact Shining Sails Bed & Breakfast for arrangements.

I'm looking forward to working with you all!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Upcoming Three-Person Exhibition at Chadds Ford Gallery

Bradley Hendershot, Carolyn Anderson, 
and Jacalyn Beam

Chadds Ford Gallery, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Opening Reception - Friday October 10 from 5:00 until 8:00pm: Public Welcome
Exhibition continues through October 26

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 12:00noon-5:00pm
For directions or more information, please go to www.awyethgallery.com

Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour on Paper, 13-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches

Until next time...
All the Best,