Life Drawing in Ocean City Thursday

Life Drawing night at OCAC

Short Haired Ann Sans Wig
Short Haired Anne, conte on paper 

Thursday, November 14th 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, Short haired Ann.

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Spinning to Boston

Spinning, West Coast Swing Dancers; 36x48" oil/canvas. Jodee Clifford. 2018
Spinning, West Coast Swing Dancers; 36x48" oil/canvas by Jodee Clifford completed in 2018. A couple dancing with dj's face illuminated in the background
Spinning, West Coast Swing Dancers; 36×48″ oil/canvas. Jodee Clifford. 2018

I’m so excited to share that “Spinning” was selected for the show, Out of Place at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston this coming January.

If you’re in the area at the beginning of the new year, perhaps even for NYDE, I hope you can make the show.

Out of Place
Juried by Jameson Johnson, Boston Art Review (BAR)
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 2–Sunday, February 2, 2020
Reception: Friday, January 3, 2020, 5:00–8:00PM (Snow Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 3:00–5:00PM)

Fountain Street Gallery
460C HARRISON AVENUE, SUITE 2,
BOSTON, MA 02118
www.fsfaboston.com

Sketch club Sunday

pushup first impression oil on canvas
First Impression, Pushup, Oil on Wood, 8×10. 2019 // Sold

Life Drawing night at RRCA in Millville

Sunday, October 27th from 6 to 8 PM at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts on High Street in Millville. $10.

I don’t organize these things, I’m just sharing the info because I like drawing with this group. This figure drawing sketch club in the Glasstown Arts District.

Dave organizes this. Sometimes people bring adult beverages. Hope to draw with you Sunday. There is more information at www.rrcarts.com. Cheers.

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First Impressions

First Impressions figurative oil paintings

A series of figurative oil paintings

First Impressions Jodee Clifford
4 First Impressions 10×10 oil on wood panel paintings, 2018

Since early 2018, I started painting slow oil paintings from the information from fast croquis. I’ve been exploring ideas about connection so much lately, First Impressions have been a huge part. It’s fascinating how much instinctive information can be filled in upon a brief meeting.  Only so much of that information can be quantified with language but there is so much intuitive information residing in sense and energy. 

I do a fair amount of drawing from life. The figure drawing parallel occurred to me – croquis are these fast drawings that capture gesture, shape, position, and weight in seconds. They often contain enough information to fill in the blanks to translate quick lines into solid human forms with energy and emotion.

That’s exactly how first impressions work… we flesh out  quick skeletal scribbles into emotionally concentrated human forms with very little to go on.

Each of the photographed paintings above are:
10×10″,  Oil on Wood, 2018

The gallery below was updated September, 2019

Monoprints from paper plates

abstract target monoprints

A series of monoprints using paper targets as plates.

Abstract target painting
Acrylic on paper, mono prints from paper plates (glowshot targets), 11×24″ / Sept. 2019. (J. Clifford)
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Abstract Improv Dance Paintings

Residual Paintings from Improv Dancing

This project that created paintings from improvisational dancing.

People danced in paint to create abstract secondary paintings from the momentary art of an improvisational dance

Details:

Links

Action photos from the Dance Paint Mashup at 48 Blocks 2019

More about the dance in paint project

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Abstracted Figurative Mixed Media

Oil and Resin Abstract on Wood

Abstracted Figurative Mixed Media on wood, Seascape on Canvas
12×12″ Oil and Resin on wood
12×16 Oil and Resin on Canvas