Ray Hendershot   AWS, NWS, PWS, PWCS, NAPA          

"I feel blessed and honored to be a painter.  For more than half a century, I have had the privilege of putting down on paper, my thoughts and my feelings about the world around me and those things that have touched my life.  If, by doing so, I have also touched the lives of others, then my mission as an artist has been fulfilled."

The Pennsylvania countryside provides the subject matter for this watercolor artist. He is highly regarded for his detailed rural landscapes and antique still lifes. However, he explains, the real subject of his work is not the aging farm buildings, the rustic old mills or the antiquated crocks and jugs. The real subject is their surfaces. "I am intrigued by the texture of a crumbling stone wall, the splintered wood of an old wagon or the way the light reflects off a piece of hand-turned stoneware, the signs of many years of wear and hard use. Over the years, I have developed a number of texturing methods that I feel adequately depict these signs of aging. As a matter of fact, I have written a book about the subject, titled 'Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors', that was released by Northlight Publishing in November of 1999."   

Ray's work is being reproduced by Bruce McGaw Graphics. It has also appeared in several books and magazines such as Splash 3, Splash 4, Palette Talk, Bucks County Magazine, American Artist and Artist's Sketchbook.

Browse his gallery below

 

A Rural Morning 37 x 18 Inches
A Rural Morning /Signed 37 x 18 Inches
Apple Butter 24 x 14 1/2 Inches
Apple Butter /Signed 24 x 14 1/2 Inches
Boat Landing 29 1/2 x 16 Inches
Boat Landing /Signed 29 1/2 x 16 Inches
Boat Landing 12 x 6 Inches
Boat Landing /Signed 12 x 6 Inches
Checkers and Slats 30 x 15 Inches
Checkers And Slats /Signed 30 x 15 Inches
Collectibles 29 x 16 Inches
Collectibles /Signed 29 x 16 Inches
Dogwood Branch 30 X 18 Inches
Dogwood Branch /Signed 30 x 18 Inches
Drydocked 21 x 13.5 Inches
Drydocked /Signed 21 x 13.5 Inches
Early to Retire 29 1/4 x 14 Inches
Early to Retire /Signed 29 1/4 x 14 Inches
Edge of the Wood 30 x 19 Inches
Edge of the Wood /Signed 30 x 19 Inches
End of the Day 31 x 17 Inches
End of the Day /Signed 31 X 17 Inches
Evening at Brenner's Farm 32 x 13 1/4 Inches
Evening At Brenner's Farm /Signed 32 x 13 1/4 Inches
Evening at Long Farm 37 x 18 Inches
Evening At Long Farm /Signed 37 x 18 Inches
First Signs of Spring 29 x 18 Inches
First Signs of Spring/Signed 29 X 18 Inches
First Snow 23 x 8 Inches
First Snow /Signed 23 x 8 Inches
Forsythia 12 x 18 Inches
Forsythia /Signed 12 x 18 Inches
Full Moon 30 x 17.5 Inches
Full Moon /Signed 30 x 17.5 Inches
Just Picked 24 x 12 Inches
Just Picked /Signed 24 x 12 Inches
Kissn' Bridge 30.5 x 15 Inches
Kissn' Bridge /Signed 30.5 x 15 Inches
Late November 36 X 18 Inches
Late November /Signed 36 X 18 Inches
Late November 12 X 6 Inches
Late November /Signed 12 x 6 Inches
Late October 32 3/4 X 20 Inches
Late October /Signed 32 3/4 X 20 Inches
Late October 12 x 7 1/2 Inches
Late October /Signed 12 x 7 1/2 Inches
New Moon 34 1/4 x 20 Inches
New Moon /Signed 34 1/4 X 20 Inches
New Moon 12 X 7 Inches
New Moon /Signed 12 X 7 Inches
One Candle 24 x 28 Inches
One Candle /Signed 24 x 28 Inches
Pemaquid 21.5 x 26 Inches
Pemaquid /Signed 21.5 x 26 Inches
Pemaquid 8 3/4 x 11 Inches
Pemaquid/Signed 8 3/4 x 11 Inches
Pennsylvania White 34.5 x 18 Inches
Pennsylvania White/Signed 34.5 x 18 Inches
Silver Dollars 12 x 18 Inches
Silver Dollars /Signed 12 x 18 Inches
Spring Blossoms 30 x 18 Inches
Spring Blossoms/Signed 30 x 18 Inches
Stanley's Steamer 18 x 12 Inches
Stanley's Steamer/Signed 18 x 12 Inches
Stonerow 23 x 8 Inches
Stonerow /Signed 23 x 8 Inches
The Mill Bridge 30 x 16 Inches
The Mill Bridge /Signed 30 x 16 Inches
Witch Moon, SLtd Edition 30 x 17 Inches
Working Late 16 x 22 Inches
Working Late /Signed 16 x 22 Inches

A Rural Morning 37 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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A Rural Morning /Signed 37 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Apple Butter 24 x 14 1/2 Inches Unframed Reproduction $25.00
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Apple Butter /Signed 24 x 14 1/2 Inches Unframed Reproduction $40.00
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Boat Landing 29 1/2 x 16 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Boat Landing /Signed 29 1/2 x 16 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Boat Landing 12 x 6 Inches Unframed Reproduction $12.00
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Boat Landing /Signed 12 x 6 Inches Unframed Reproduction $27.00
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Checkers and Slats 30 x 15 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Checkers And Slats /Signed 30 x 15 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Collectibles 29 x 16 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Collectibles /Signed 29 x 16 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Dogwood Branch 30 X 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Dogwood Branch /Signed 30 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Drydocked 21 x 13.5 Inches Unframed Reproduction $22.00
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Drydocked /Signed 21 x 13.5 Inches Unframed Reproduction $37.00
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Early to Retire 29 1/4 x 14 Inches Unframed Reproduction $30.00
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Early to Retire /Signed 29 1/4 x 14 Inches Unframed Reproduction $45.00
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Edge of the Wood 30 x 19 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Edge of the Wood /Signed 30 x 19 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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End of the Day 31 x 17 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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End of the Day /Signed 31 X 17 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Evening at Brenner's Farm 32 x 13 1/4 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Evening At Brenner's Farm /Signed 32 x 13 1/4 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Evening at Long Farm 37 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Evening At Long Farm /Signed 37 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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First Signs of Spring 29 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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First Signs of Spring/Signed 29 X 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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First Snow 23 x 8 Inches Unframed Reproduction $20.00
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First Snow /Signed 23 x 8 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Forsythia 12 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $22.00
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Forsythia /Signed 12 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $37.00
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Full Moon 30 x 17.5 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Full Moon /Signed 30 x 17.5 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Just Picked 24 x 12 Inches Unframed Reproduction $25.00
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Just Picked /Signed 24 x 12 Inches Unframed Reproduction $40.00
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Kissn' Bridge 30.5 x 15 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Kissn' Bridge /Signed 30.5 x 15 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Late November 36 X 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Late November /Signed 36 X 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Late November 12 X 6 Inches Unframed Reproduction $12.00
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Late November /Signed 12 x 6 Inches Unframed Reproduction $27.00
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Late October 32 3/4 X 20 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Late October /Signed 32 3/4 X 20 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Late October 12 x 7 1/2 Inches Unframed Reproduction $12.00
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Late October /Signed 12 x 7 1/2 Inches Unframed Reproduction $27.00
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New Moon 34 1/4 x 20 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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New Moon /Signed 34 1/4 X 20 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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New Moon 12 X 7 Inches Unframed Reproduction $12.00
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New Moon /Signed 12 X 7 Inches Unframed Reproduction $27.00
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One Candle 24 x 28 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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One Candle /Signed 24 x 28 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Pemaquid 21.5 x 26 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Pemaquid /Signed 21.5 x 26 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Pemaquid 8 3/4 x 11 Inches Unframed Reproduction $12.00
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Pemaquid/Signed 8 3/4 x 11 Inches Unframed Reproduction $37.00
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Pennsylvania White 34.5 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Pennsylvania White/Signed 34.5 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Silver Dollars 12 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $22.00
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Silver Dollars /Signed 12 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Spring Blossoms 30 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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Spring Blossoms/Signed 30 x 18 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Stanley's Steamer 18 x 12 Inches Unframed Reproduction $25.00
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Stanley's Steamer/Signed 18 x 12 Inches Unframed Reproduction $40.00
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Stonerow 23 x 8 Inches Unframed Reproduction $20.00
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Stonerow /Signed 23 x 8 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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The Mill Bridge 30 x 16 Inches Unframed Reproduction $35.00
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The Mill Bridge /Signed 30 x 16 Inches Unframed Reproduction $50.00
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Witch Moon, SLtd Edition 30 x 17 Inches Unframed Gicée - Edition 300 $300.00
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Working Late 16 x 22 Inches Unframed Reproduction $25.00
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Working Late /Signed 16 x 22 Inches Unframed Reproduction $40.00
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