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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.

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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
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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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Exhibitions

Upcoming:

Coastal Exhibit, Noyes Museum of Art
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Reception February 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
On view from Feb. 13 – Mar. 12, 2020
Flûte Champagne Bar, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

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One from the 90s

Father-daughter museum trip, the Met. 1997. #filmcameradays

Just came across this photo my dad took the day we saw the Degas exhibit.