Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Autumn" Fern Coppedge

25 x 30", oil on canvas

You've undoubtedly heard of the Impressionists, and the American Impressionists...but do you know of the Pennsylvania Impressionists ? Fern Coppedge was one.

"Born in 1883 on a farm near Decatur, Illinois, Fern Isabel Coppedge would later recall how her vision of nature as a child was different from that of her peers: “People used to think me queer … because I saw deep purples and reds and violets in a field of snow.” "

"A landscape artist, Fern Coppedge painted the villages and farms of Bucks County, often blanketed with snow, as well as harbor scenes from Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she spent her summers. Coppedge worked directly from nature; like her colleague, Edward Redfield, she tied her canvas to a tree, during winter storms."

From the Michener Art Museum website, in Pennsylvania.

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Lambertville Beach" Daniel Garber

12 x 17 ", oil on masonite  (click for larger)

What I really like about this painting is the terrific sense of atmosphere that the artist has rendered. It is towards the end of a hot humid day. The golden hour has made the trees in the middle ground very warm, with very dramatic shadows. The way the background trees have been painted in cool blues shows us a haze that gets deeper the farther an object is from an artist .The sky itself isn't painted in a crisp blue that would indicate a dry day, but instead in warm plums and lavenders that give a sense of volume to the air. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Waltham Art Windows

I am excited to be selected for the third year in a row to participate in Waltham Art Windows!!
It's always been a stellar experience for me. The other artists showing are incredibly talented and truly wonderful.

Art will be displayed from now until July 31st. 

The jurors for this year:

Michele L'Heureux, Curator and Director of the Arts, Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University
Howard Phillips, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University

Waltham Art Windows Information

Other artists participating (I was not able to find links to all artists):

The Fall

H.M.Craig-  "The Fall"

"The Fall", 30 x 30", acrylic on canvas

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tulip Fields I (How I Wish You Were Here)

 12x12", acrylic on canvas

I thought that it would be fun to paint kinda abstract colorful stripes. What better way than to paint rows upon rows of tulips? 
This as well as it's mate are available at my newly opened Etsy shop!

Here are a few detail shots:

Mapping Intelligence in the Brain

A new study by University of Illinois neuroscience professor, Aaron Barbey, has enlisted 182 veterans with brain injury to explore the connections and roles between different parts of injured and non-injured brain.

"We found that general intelligence depends on a remarkably circumscribed neural system. Several brain regions, and the connections between them, were most important for general intelligence.
In fact, the particular regions and connections we found support an emerging body of neuroscience evidence indicating that intelligence depends on the brain's ability to integrate information from verbal, visual, spatial and executive processes. [These findings will] open the door to further investigations into the biological basis of intelligence, exploring how the brain, genes, nutrition and the environment together interact to shape the development and continued evolution of the remarkable intellectual abilities that make us human."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Current Exhibit--Fred S. Piper Gallery, Lexington MA

Piper Gallery, Lexington MA

For the month of April, my work is being exhibited in the Piper Gallery at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA.  Lexington is one of my favorite local small towns. Beautiful colonial architecture, coupled with a small town feel and a wonderful bike path all make this a town that I would not hesitate to live in. 

The library fits in well. It has a kind of open floor plan, and kind of reminds me of a large bookstore. The staff is very friendly and incredibly helpful.

HMCraig at Piper Gallery

Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue . Lexington, MA 02420

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fifty Springs

Fifty Springs
"Fifty Springs", 24 x 30", acrylic on canvas

The title comes from a poem by E.A. Housman

  II. Loveliest of trees, the cherry now 
LOVELIEST of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,        5
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,        10
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012


By Thomas Deininger

Monet from Thomas Deininger on Vimeo.

How do you turn what others would consider junk into a masterpiece?
Rhode Island-based Thomas Deininger does it.

He used many items, including teddy bears and SpongeBob to recreate a Monet painting in 3D.

"Water-Lily Pond", Claude Monet 1897, oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm, The Art Museum Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey USA.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Singing Season

H.M.Craig, "Singing Season", 24 x 30", acrylic on canvas

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Tower, the Tears, and the Little Dirt Path

Recently, I had a 4 hour long Neuropsych test. Basically, it's a range of tests to determine how your brain is or isn't working in regards to cognitive skills.

The Tower of Hanoi is a series of disks set up like a pyramid on one of three spindles. The idea is that you're supposed to move the tower, piece by piece, from one spindle to another spindle.
 There are a two rules:
- One disk per move
-smaller disks must be on top

When my Dr. presented me with this multicolored wooden object, I immediately relaxed because it reminded me of a toddler's toy. How hard could it be?

Within minutes, I was crying. 
Yeah, that easy. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dave McGuire and the Run to Remember

Dave McGuire, a brain injury survivor, ran across Canada last year. In a trip that lasted from April to December, he covered marathon distance each day in an effort to raise awareness for Brain Injury in what he called A Run To Remember

He's really amazing, isn't he?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Solipsist by Andrew Huang

SOLIPSIST from Andrew Huang on Vimeo.

This is an experimental short by Andrew Huang.

I think it is incredibly beautiful in a fuzzy alien sort of way.