Work in Embodiment

I delivered two oil paintings to 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia yesterday. They’re going to be in the show, Embodiment: Figure In Art. It feels good to have work out on display in the world.

Two 30×30″ figurative oil paintings on stretched clothing are in this show. Both from my series of Figures on Clothes, Flowered Linen Dress was completed in 2006, Linen Dress with Pocket was painted in 2006 and reworked in 2019.

Drop off day just so happened to be on the last night of Freedom Swing. It was nice to get some long overdue dancing in while in town. The same thing happened in Boston. I kind of love this trend of galleries being in close proximity to good dancing.

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Embodiment: Figure In Art
3rd Street Gallery
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Reception: Friday, January 24 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibition: Jan. 24- Feb. 23, 2020
610 S. 3rd Street, Store Front, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Coastal Exhibit, Noyes Museum of Art
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Reception Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition: Jan. 21 – Feb. 29, 2020
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University,
30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Figurative Works on Canvas and other materials
A Pop-up show at Flute Midtown
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Reception February 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Exhibition: Feb. 13 – Mar. 12, 2020
Flûte Champagne Bar, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019


Life Drawing group in Millville Sunday

This casual and fun life drawing sketch club meets on the 4th Sunday of every month at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville.

They usually start with quick poses and follow up with longer ones. I always bring fast media to work with.

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13 Spotify playlists for making paintings

I tend to listen to instrumental music while drawing or painting. An art teacher once told me that music without words like jazz & classical keeps the brain’s creative side engaged.

Maybe there’s something to it, maybe not. Regardless, the groovy stuff comes out with my paints.

I polled Instagram to find out what others listen to in the studio. Their answers are in the IG Art Studio playlist below.

Continue reading for 13 Spotify playlists. You’re encouraged to comment with musical additions.

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Coast Day Show opens Jan. 21 in Hammonton

Bridge Oil on Canvas
Disconnected, Open Beesleys Point Bridge, 36×48 Oil on Canvas, 2019

Stockton Coast Day Pop-Gallery

Noyes Galleries, Stockton’s Kramer Hall, Hammonton

January 21 – February 29, 2020
Closing Reception: February 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Woman in the water

woman in the water lithograph by Jodee Clifford
Woman in the Water, Lithograph on Arches, 7.5 x 11.5. c. 2002

I took a printmaking class in college. It was an odd time to be learning traditional methods of reproducing images, everything was shifting digital.


Life Drawing in Ocean City tonight

Drawing group at OCAC Figure Drawing Study - Warren

Thursday, January 9, from 5 to 8:45 PM at the Ocean City Art Center at 17th and Simpson Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226.

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

Please RSVP to Mary Ann Kline. If you need her email address, comment on this post below and I’ll inbox you.

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Sailboat paintings

Oil painting: catamaran sailboats, a sailor
Dave and his sailboat. 24×30, oil painting on canvas. 2019
Oil on canvas, Sailboat
Dave on his sailboat. 24×30, oil painting on canvas. 2019

2020 is likely fine

Delete, delete, delete! This site is 60 posts of “what the heck was I thinking?!” lighter.

They’re gone now but let’s not even mention the anxiety I felt reviewing them. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

THIS is why I don’t have tattoos.

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