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...