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Mid-October Musing

Saltwater Veins IV

2020 Edition

Paintings

There are a couple of conversations happening on my easel right now. Like the first presidential debate of 2020, except they’re getting along. Different values, same stage. Actually, my paint forms and oil paintings have the same values – just different ideas about getting there.

Paint Forms are still underway and I’ve got a few coastal pieces in oil on canvas in the works, too. The paint forms are relatively petite. The coastal pieces are a little larger at 18×24″ and 48×60″. Photographed below, the top left is a work in progress getting close.

There are so many more to photograph. Paint Forms are tricky because they’re so reflective.

Commissions

I’m finally able to take commissions on again… currently booking November and December projects. Contact me to get in. Do it! C’mon! Look at my commission face. 🙂

I could make a bad joke but it’s really just a couple days into prep for the mural I’m working on.

I’m writing this from a new computer. Naturally there’s a story… but I’m on overload so we’ll save that for another post.

All this crap is bound to come out somewhere… apparently it won’t be on a dance floor anytime soon. Keep an eye out on the visual front.

So. much. Crap. I’m grateful for paint.

Dance

Until this Covid mess, I’ve never gone 235 days without dancing… not since I started.

I get it, it’s not safe. The nature of social dancing is the opposite of social distancing. North Myrtle Beach sees spike in COVID-19 cases following unofficial shag dancing festival happened after people danced anyway. The article only cites two deaths but members of the dance community have been saying there are over 100 dancers sick and eight have died from Covid since the late September event.

I deeply empathize with how badly some people want to dance. To many, it’s just a fun and heathy hobby that should obviously be delayed until conditions are more favorable… but for others, social dance is something that meets real life needs. I won’t go further into it here but this whole situation is discouraging.

*Bring it up a notch, Jod*

Randoms

Back in April, I made a “meet the artist” video to go along with my 48 Blocks project – I plan to re-record it sometime soon with my fancy new computer. It sounds like the ACAF will be publishing their virtual 48 Blocks weekend online soon, too.

Flute is open again… and they’ve added a lovely new open air patio. Go see my friend, Herve, and tell him you’d love to see another art show since the last one was cut short.

On a side-note, I’ve got a personal revelation going on. I’m moved and torn between telling the world and keeping it personal. Hopefully with enough time, it won’t be quite so consuming. Maybe my mind will find some productive, subjective, non-literal, subtle while still satisfying outlet for some of this BS.

Wait… expect more Paint Forms.

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West Coast Swing: Duck, Oil on Canvas

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, 2017 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church,
30×40, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

West Coast Swing, Duck, Oil painting swing dancers on canvas. Lead Follow dancing, Connection Symbolism Dance Painting, 30×40″. 2017 Jodee Clifford

Available at artseejodee.etsy.com   Continue reading West Coast Swing: Duck, Oil on Canvas

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Connection: WCS Dancers

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Hip Circle 16x20", Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Hip Circle
16×20″, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

WC Swing Dancers at the Del Val Swing Club’s monthly dance in Haddonfield, NJ
Dave & Jen, Hip Circle, Oil/Canvas 16×20 2017

https://www.etsy.com/listing/593634747/original-oil-painting-wc-swing-dancers

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Dancing in the dark, WCS, Ink on paper

West Coast Swing Ink Drawing

Dancing in the dark, west coast swing
9×12″, Ink on Paper
Jodee Clifford, 2017
https://www.etsy.com/listing/592303005/west-coast-swing-dance-ink-drawing-jodee


Visit my artseejodee etsy shop to purchase my work. If there’s a piece not yet listed, please don’t hesitate to contact me or put in a custom order. I’m happy to do commissions, drawings, paintings.

Follow me at @jodeeclifford on instagram, twitter, and facebook.

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Dancing west coast swing at Sangha Space on Valentine’s Day

West Coast Swing at Sangha Space on Valentines Day, 2017 16x20, Oil on Canvas
West Coast Swing at Sangha Space on Valentines Day
16×20, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

 

Dancing west coast swing at Sangha Space on Valentine’s Day


Visit my artseejodee etsy shop to purchase my work. If there’s a piece not yet listed, please don’t hesitate to contact me or put in a custom order. I’m happy to do commissions, drawings, paintings.

Follow me at @jodeeclifford on instagram, twitter, and facebook.

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Gene and Rocky dancing West Coast Swing, oil on canvas

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep
30×40, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

Gene and Rocky dancing west coast swing at the Del Val Swing Club dance in Haddonfield, NJ.


Visit my artseejodee etsy shop to purchase my work. If there’s a piece not yet listed, please don’t hesitate to contact me or put in a custom order. I’m happy to do commissions, drawings, paintings.

Follow me at @jodeeclifford on instagram, twitter, and facebook.

Dancing west coast swing at Sangha Space on Valentine’s Day

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Gateway Playhouse Show

Jodee Clifford with Connection paintings at Gateway Playhouse
Photo by Jeffrey Schwartz

In October, the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, New Jersey further expanded their support of the arts to include featuring the work of a new local visual artist each month. The artwork can be viewed prior to the shows and during intermission and is available for purchase.

I had the opportunity to be the first  artist to show my artwork at the Gateway Playhouse. My connection paintings displayed through the month of October 2017. It’s really exciting to experience the overlap of artists supporting artists. Continue reading Gateway Playhouse Show