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Paint Forms

Transformation of former materials to forms from materials

Paint materials assembled as abstracted sculptural forms in painting-inspired collage to draw a relationship between process, presence, and transformation.

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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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WCS Dancers

West coast swing dancers / oil painting
Connection. Social Lead / Follow West Coast Swing Dancers. 12×12 oil on canvas
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Primary figure on gray sweater dress

Continue reading for a video of details and a WIP photo or two.

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Preparing a piece

A quick time lapse video covering a stretched “canvas” in gesso. I sewed a figure drawing into the wool sweater as a sculptural element.

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Selfie with a quick selfie

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Show and tell video, painter style

Recorded in September, here is some of my recent work and a few pieces in progress.

I sort of sound like a chipmunk after speeding it up.

Some of these are still available. Please contact me to inquire about shows and sales.

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Reclining figure paint on blue jeans

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Spinning to Boston

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
BOSTON, MA 02118

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First Impressions

A series of figurative oil paintings

First Impressions Jodee Clifford
4 First Impressions 10×10″ oil on wood, 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. Here I’ve been fascinated with painting something equivalent to overthinking details about someone who makes a strong first impression, based mostly on intuition and energy like a gesture drawing.