Seven fast figure drawings

10 to 20 minute poses with Short-haired Anne

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Second Friday

Art things happening Feb. 8

Anne, Ink on paper, 9x12". 2017
Anne, Ink on paper, 9×12″. 2017

I’m excited about the Second Friday event later this week. It’s at the AC Arts Garage in Atlantic City, NJ from 6 to 8 pm.

Come find me! I’m setting up a table with some works on paper.


AC Arts Garage
2200 Fairmount Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Figure Drawing at Sketch Club in Millville

Female Figure Sketch 10 Min ink
Figure sketch 10 min ink / sketchbook. Short-haired Ann, RRCA Millville; (03/2018)

Did you know there’s sketch club that meets monthly at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville for figure drawing with a live model? It’s a nice group with wonderful models.

It’s $10, the fee covers the model. Sometimes Dave brings wine.

Bring your own supplies, all mediums welcome.

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Psychic, paintings, and Buddhist teachings

Spinning, West Coast Swing Dancers; 36x48" oil/canvas. Jodee Clifford. 2018

That feeling when a random youtube video about psychic abilities connects a Buddhist teaching to your current series of work

Mid-video over coffee, I thought about sharing the video. Russell Targ has some fascinating stories but how relevant it is to my art? Plus it’s long. How closely should I keep blog posts focused?

I did make that Intuition is my Superpower shirt, which ties closely to that, but the shirts are commercial, and only distantly related to what I’m doing.

Then I got to 31:30.

“You have to give up your desire to name things and grasp onto them and guess what they are because in the universe, it’s really empty of names”
-Padmasambhava

I felt a moment of connection!

THAT, in a group of words, is the core idea behind the dance paintings I’ve been working on for the past two years articulated!
(ironically with words)
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Life Drawing Groups – January 2019

FYI

Ocean City Arts Center

Life Drawing at the Art League - Ann, Watercolor on paper
Life Drawing at the Art League – Ann, Watercolor on paper

Thursday, January 10th from 5 to 9 PM
Ocean City Art Center at 17th & Simpson
Ocean City, NJ 08226

The model will be short haired Ann. She’s bringing Turkish music to go along with brightly colored veils and cloths and her orange velvet cushioned bench.  There will be short warm ups and long poses for painters!

Don’t forget to bring exact change of $15 to pay the model .

Please RSVP to Mary Ann Kline at Madiuch2@aol.com with a reference to drawing night. 


Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts


If you’re into life drawing, visit my friend, the fabulous dancer, chef, writer, and life model, Tamara (Tam-model).  https://www.facebook.com/TLChristians
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Enchanted Point Logo

Enchanted Point Logo

Logo for the new Etsy shop, Enchanted Point.

Enchanted Point does these beautiful handmade wreaths from natural materials. We worked together to come up with something clean, simple, and symbolic that captured their product without limiting their offerings.

Poetically vanishing art dance shirts

Make Art With Dance silk screen

Make Art With Dance tankIn June, I did an art project in Atlantic City and asked a number of people for help.

The idea was to visually capture an element of connection through lead and follow social dancing in paint to create a residual piece of art because dance is so temporary, like an installation. Dance is an installation that only exists in a moment, and the only way to experience it a subsequent time is through memory or another form of art. Continue reading “Poetically vanishing art dance shirts”

Halloween flavored sketches

After a long day of witching
After a long day of witching, Halloween Melody lying on the rrcarts couch

I’m not feeling especially wordy today so here, look at some of the sketches I did a couple weeks ago.

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