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 ( 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

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

Until next time...
All the Best,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Krieg and Hendershot: Two-Person Exhibition at Historic Yellow Springs

Katharine Krieg and Bradley Hendershot

 Historic Yellow Springs - Chester Springs, PA
Opening Reception - Friday, September 12, 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Public Welcome!
Gallery Hours - September 13 through 21, 2014 
10:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Saturday 
and 12:00pm - 4:00pm on Sunday. Public Welcome!

Artists will be painting in the gallery on both weekends (see text below).
Come out and see the process!

For directions and more information please go to

Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour on Paper, 17-1/4 x 29 inches

Katharine Krieg
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 27 inches

Artists Katharine Krieg and Bradley Hendershot are pleased to announce a two-person exhibition entitled Viewpoints. The show will be held in the Lincoln Building located at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania from September 12 through 21, 2014, with the opening reception being held on Friday September 12.

Although both Katy and Brad are attracted to similar subjects and paint in a realistic style, they tend to see things from different viewpoints, hence the title of the exhibition. Katy and Brad have both exhibited in the popular annual Yellow Springs group show for many years, but this will be the first time the two have shown a large body of work in the gallery.

The artists will be present and painting on location in the gallery on both Saturdays and Sundays, September 13 and 14, and September 20 and 21. This is wonderful informal opportunity for the public to chat with the artists about their process as they share their most recent paintings in the works.

Katharine Krieg (b. 1970) is a traditional realist artist working in the mediums of watercolor, oil and charcoal. Inspired by her surroundings, she feels her paintings are her answers to what she observes. A quiet sense of Introspection and the passing of Time are themes that recur in her works of still life and landscape.

After earning a degree in art education, she continued her training through the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Chester Springs Studio as well as private instruction in the studio of Carlo Russo.

Katharine maintains a studio in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and holds an annual open studio on Monhegan Island, Maine each summer, where she also teaches plein air workshops. She is honored to have been accepted into national as well as regional open juried shows and invitational shows. She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and has been a juror for the Philadelphia Sketch Club.

Bradley Hendershot (b.1958) is a contemporary American representational artist, working mostly in the water media. Brad paints with an intense devotion to realistic detail while at the same time employing artistic license for the sake of composition and to evoke a certain feeling or mood in the viewer. Using creativity in the overall planning of a work, Brad emphasizes the features and details that best capture and produce the desired effect or emotion.
Bradley is primarily a painter of coastal Maine and rural Pennsylvania – regions that he knows well, regions that have special meaning to him.

“My Pennsylvania paintings depict the rural community and a way of life that is quickly fading into the past. Many of the timber and stone barns and mills, the houses and outbuildings, which are part of the Pennsylvania heritage, are rapidly disappearing. I’d like to feel, in a way, that I have preserved them in my paintings.”

“In Maine, I paint the rugged shoreline of the mid-coast region and Monhegan Island where I enjoy the smell of salt air and the feeling of sea spray. I've always loved the sea, probably a combination of things –the boats, the energy of the surf, the rocks, the storms and the romance of it all. I hope this comes across in my paintings of the weathered clapboard lobster shanties and the granite towers of the lighthouses.”

Bradley’s Pennsylvania studio is located in rural Upper Hanover Township in Montgomery County. He also holds an annual open studio on Monhegan Island, Maine each summer, where he also teaches plein air workshops. Brad is a signature member of American Society of Marine Artists, a Signature Professional Artist of International Society of Marine Painters, a Signature Member of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and a Signature Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Return from Monhegan Island

We're back from Monhegan Island and finally have the Pennsylvania studio up and running! Upon our return, there was a great deal of unpacking, data entry and tax accounting, and shipping out of paintings and prints. So, I'm finally getting around to writing a little bit about the summer.

This year marked my 20th year on Monhegan and Monhegan's quadricentennial (meaning 400 years since Captain John Smith landed on Island in 1614).

It was a fantastic summer, highlighted by beautiful weather, sea salt, ocean spray, lobster, wonderful friends, the open studio, and, of course, plenty of painting. Many thanks to Katharine Krieg ( for sharing the studio with me and making Monhegan extra special. Thanks also to our many Monhegan friends for joining us at breakfasts, dinners, parties, or just for a mug-up in the studio or ice cream in the evening. And, to all of the people we met on Island or in the open studio--whether you are a long-time Monhegan person or a first-time day-tripper--thanks for the wonderful chats. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we really enjoyed exchanging Island stories.

The open studio was a huge success. Katy and I were known to be constantly bantering to the amusement of many first-time visitors and Island regulars alike--gotta keep it interesting! Thanks to those of you who dropped by the studio on a daily basis to sit and enjoy a Moxie with us. The open studio allowed for the display of about thirty paintings gallery-style. In addition, visitors were able to learn more about the painting process itself from the numerous unfinished works strewn about the studio as well as being able to watch us paint and describe our most recent work. We had two evening wine and cheese receptions that were very well received and we thank all of you who came out to the studio.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, I hope that you enjoyed my posts from the Island. This year was the first time that I attempted shooting video on Island, and hopefully some of you who have not been out to Monhegan were able to get some sense of what life is like twelve miles out to sea on one of Maine's wildest islands. I also posted, on Facebook, a video tour of our studio and some still shots of works in progress. And, of course, personal experiences from Katy's lobster dinner to the early morning retrieval of a paper wasp nest from under a porch were shared as well.

Both Katharine and I have been asked to do painting workshops on Monhegan next summer. In addition to the 3-day workshop that Katy taught this year and will be doing again next year, she will be doing an additional plein air workshop for oil painting. My workshop next year will be in watercolour. Specifics, including dates, will be posted in an upcoming blog, on my website, and on Facebook, or you can e-mail me with questions and I will answer everything that I can as we develop the programs.

Finally, many paintings were "adopted" into fine homes and I thank all of my collectors, both repeat and new, for their enthusiasm and support. I hope that you enjoy your pieces. Please keep in touch.

And, in conclusion, below are images of some of the paintings that I did while on Island.

BURLAP       2014
Drybrush, 20 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower right

 study for SADIE H., VI       2014
Watercolour, 10-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches
signed lower left

Watercolour, 14-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches
signed lower right

 POLE       2014
Watercolour, 10-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches
signed lower right

study for MEMORIAL, I       2014
Drybrush, 11-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches
signed lower right

I hope that you've enjoyed my Monhegan Island 2014 summary. If you haven't experienced Monhegan before, consider coming out to see us next summer.

Until next time...
All the best,

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Plein Air Paintings to Be Exhibited at Open Studio on Monhegan Island

Good Morning, Friends!

Beginning on Saturday 12 July, I will be exhibiting a number of plein air paintings that were done over the years on location on Monhegan Island, Maine. These works will be shown in my open studio on Fish Beach Road on the Island. If you're in the mid-coast area in July, hop on a boat out of one of three ports--Port Clyde, New Harbor, or Boothbay Harbor--and visit us out on The Rock!

Here is a sampling of some of the plein air paintings...

Bradley Hendershot
Drybrush, 21 x 29-1/4 inches
signed upper right

Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour, 18 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower right

Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour, 19 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower left
Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour, 19-3/4 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower right
All for now. Until next time...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Small Paintings for Monhegan Island Open Studio 2014

Good Morning, Friends!

For my open studio on Monhegan Island this summer (July 12-August 1), I have been working on a number of smaller paintings. Here is a sampling. Enjoy!

Bradley Hendershot
WINDOW LACE       2014
Watercolour, 12-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches   
signed upper left    


Bradley Hendershot
Drybrush, 10-1/4 x 7 inches
signed lower left

Bradley Hendershot
THREE BUOYS       2014
Drybrush, 10-1/4 x 7 inches
signed lower right



Bradley Hendershot
BUCKETS          2014
Drybrush, 10-3/4 x 14-1/2 inches
signed lower left

Bradley Hendershot
DOOR AND BUOYS       2014
Watercolour, 13-3/8 x 9-7/8 inches
signed lower right


Bradley Hendershot
LIFE RING       2014
Watercolour, 13-3/8 x 9-3/8 inches
signed lower right

All for now. Until next time...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hendershot-Krieg Open Studio on Monhegan Island

Good Morning, Friends!

I am excited to say that we are only a little over a week away from opening our studio on Monhegan Island, Maine!

Bradley Hendershot
study for PAINTER'S SEA

The Open Studio:
As you may or may not know, Katharine Krieg (see and I will be sharing a studio on Fish Beach Road on Monhegan Island this summer. 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 be from Saturday 12 July until Friday 01 August 2014. 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.

Evening Receptions:
Looking for something to do during the evening hours? Watch for our announcements on the Island Rope Shed 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!

Katharine Krieg will also be offering a three-day workshop on Monhegan on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 21-23 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

There are still a couple of spots open. If you're interested, contact her through her web site at for further information or to sign up. 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...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Trip to Massachusetts and Connecticut

Good Morning, Friends!

Katy and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Massachusetts and Connecticut. We did a lot of sightseeing and gathered a ton of information for future painting reference. Highlights included Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts and Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. In Connecticut, we also met up with the tall ship Amistad at her home port in New Haven.

Old Sturbridge Village is a recreated living community depicting rural and village life in New England in the 1830's. We had a wonderful time speaking with the numerous costumed historic interpreters.


Mystic Seaport is a recreated 1800's fishing community. On our visit to Mystic last August, we didn't spend nearly enough time exploring, so we returned for our second visit in under a year! This time, our visit was much more relaxed, and we were able to spend an entire day exploring.

While in Connecticut, we picked up Katy's daughter, who is a crew member on the tall ship Amistad. The

Amistad had just arrived in its home port of New Haven after sailing south from Nova Scotia and visiting numerous ports along the way including Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Portland. We had a wonderful time on the ship. Thanks to the crew for their hospitality and engaging conversation! Another highlight was dinner at Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale restaurant, located on the water in New Haven. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the following night for yet another fine meal!

All for now. We are home for a week and a half; then its off to Monhegan Island!

Until next time...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monhegan Island Quadricentennial

Hello Friends!

I am pleased to announce that my painting "End of the Season" has been selected for inclusion in the Monhegan Island Quadricentennial art exhibition. The painting depicts the lightkeeper's house, located on Lighthouse Hill, one of the highest places on the Island. I am drawn again and again to the keeper's house, with its white clapboard siding and complex array of red roofs.

This invitational exhibition will feature works by contemporary artists who have a deep commitment to Island life. The show, which will run from 28 July through 09 August 2014, will be spread over three Island venues--The Island Inn, The Monhegan House, and The Trailing Yew.

The recognition of the Quadricentennial will commence on 05 August 2014 with with an art exhibition at the Monhegan Museum that recreates an exhibition organized as part of the Tercentenary festivities in 1914, followed by a parade, speeches, and music, and culminating with a formal ball and fireworks show on 06 August. 

The Monhegan Plantation's celebration commemorates Captain John Smith's visit to the Island in 1614.   

Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour, 8-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches
signed lower left

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and I hope to see you on Monhegan!

All for now. Until next time...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Painting New England

Hello, Friends!

This weekend, Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, kicks off a new exhibition entitled "Painting New England". The exhibition will feature paintings of places like Monhegan Island and Camden Harbor, Maine, as well as Cape Ann and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A number of Bucks County and New England artists including Katharine Krieg and me will be represented. The exhibition runs though August, but if you are in the Doylestown area this weekend, come on out to the opening reception on Saturday evening, 14 June, from 5 until 8pm and meet the artists. Hope to see you there!

Tool House and Dory
Watercolour, 20 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower left
Watercolour, 18-1/2 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower right

All for now. Until next time...

Patricia Hutton Galleries

Good Morning, Friends!

This year, I have added Patricia Hutton Galleries to the list of galleries that represent my work. The gallery is located at 47 West State Street in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. If you're in the area, please stop by.

I thank Patricia Hutton for her most recent sales, including "Mud Run" and "Crab Baskets and Oars".

Mud Run
Watercolour, 19-1/2 x 29 inches
signed lower right
All for now. Until next time...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maine in the Winter

Good Morning, Friends!

Katy and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Maine. We not only met up with dear Monhegan Island friends, but did a little work as well--gathering information for future paintings. We were blessed with beautiful weather while we were there and we were able to experience Maine in winter without ending up in the hospital with frostbite!

Thank you to John and Winnie for coming in from Monhegan and to Al and Betsey for coming in from New Hampshire. A special thank you to Carroll and Mary Jane for putting us up (and for putting up with us!) in Kittery Point! You are all dear friends and we look forward to seeing you soon on Monhegan!

Highlights of the trip included Cape Neddick (Nubble) Light in York and Fort McClary in Kittery Point. We also enjoyed tromping around the old seaside cemetery at the First Congregational Church in Kittery Point. A fine time was had by all in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as we met up at the Banks Gallery and made our way to the British Beer Company Pub and Eatery for dinner. And, of course, the tradition continues--breakfast and lunch at Rick's in York! Thanks also to Mary Jane for the wonderful dinner and blueberry pie!

Ah, Maine in winter with friends...

Brad at the Nubble--it doesn't get any better than this!

The Blockhouse and Other Buildings at Fort McClary, Kittery Point

All for now. Until next time...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Welcome to My Blog

Welcome, friends, to my new blog. This is where I will post the latest happenings in and around the studio. I hope that you will join me in my journey...

I'll start us off by looking at a painting that is very indicative of the cold and snowy winter that we're having here in Pennsylvania.

London Vale
watercolour, 18 x 29-1/4 inches
signed lower left
Until next time...