Figure drawing in Millville March 26

Comfortably nude, 16x20, oil on canvas
Comfortably nude, 16×20, oil on canvas, Jodee Clifford, 2018

There’s sketch club that meets on the 4th Monday of every month at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville.

I went last month for the first time and very much enjoyed it. The model, Robin was fantastic. We did a number of 1 minute croquis, a couple of 5-10 minute poses, and two 20 minute poses. I turned one of those into the oil painting pictured above. Continue reading “Figure drawing in Millville March 26”

Intuition is my superpower

Intuition Is My Superpower t-shirt
Intuition Is My Superpower t-shirt available at

Happy astrological new year! It’s the first day of spring. Too bad the weather here in New Jersey didn’t get the memo.

I made a new shirt, “Intuition is my Superpower.” It’s in my Lucky Star Dreams Etsy shop and it’s not just a shirt, its the beginning of my campaign to bring awareness and social validity to intuition. I feel like we miss a lot of life’s little subtleties in the noise of our culture. We tend not to slow down and listen to that energy… and when we do hear it, it blends with the media and entertainment we’re completely immersed in. The whispers are so easily drowned out by noise and the pace in which we move.  Continue reading “Intuition is my superpower”

Dance Calendar: April 2018

Dancing in South Jersey & Philadelphia Area  

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Salsa Sundays 
Lessons 8:30-9:30, open dancing 9:30-2:00 am
Mix of mostly salsa and bachata. Drink specials, free parking, no cover.
Adelphia’s – 1750 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford NJ

Paintings about human connection through lead follow dance
Connection, 12″x12″ Oil on Canvas, 2017, Jodee Clifford

Brian Gallagher’s Ballroom Dance Mix
$14 Includes 5:30 Lesson, Social dancing from 6:15 – 9pm, hot buffet
Social dancing includes: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Quickstep, Polka, etc..
Church on the Mall – 500 west Germantown Pike  Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Monday, April. 2, 2018

West Coast Swing with Rob & Sheila
7:30 Beginners; 8:15 Level ll; 9-9:30 practice & dance.
Haddonfield School of Dance, 413 Crystal Lake Ave, Haddonfield, NJ. Continue reading “Dance Calendar: April 2018”

Unzipped Linen Dress

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24" jodee clifford
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24"
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018
oil / mixed media

Completed in March of 2018, this personal painting is the first of some of my new work exploring relationships.

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they began with the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted these nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.