This composition has been in my dreams for a few weeks, thinking about winter sunlight, and the play of yellow, blue and grey.
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A different part of the lake.
A gouache and watercolor New Years painting of a lagoon in the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on New Years Day 2021. So wonderful to have the ability to be in the forest for a while, thinking about the light, the color and the possibilities for the coming year.
I had more time to go back and finish this up today. It is a gorgeous spot, in a park in Wilton Manors, FL, on the site of the original house of this Island City in the middle of Ft. Lauderdale. A peaceful respite from the city and cars, here in the river are ducks …
This tiny painting was made to work out the composition for a larger painting, still in progress. I always love these small works. No pressure and they can be more gestural and free.
This is one of my favorite places near our cabin. I painted this as it was snowing and everything was in a kind of suspension.
I think about light and color, how they are manifestations of the same phenomenon, how they make me feel, all the time. I think I’m probably obsessed with the subject. It has played out in my work as a lighting designer in the theater, and it comes up here in my painting and drawing. These …
there is an amazing ukranian catholic church that was built in 1969 near our place in the catskills. The building was built with 12×12 rough hewn beams without any joinery and we always love seeing it. It is on Route 23a in Hunter, NY. Here is my painting of this structure.
I had the chance to work plein air today. It was incredibly clear, but also cold on this crisp December afternoon. I had begun another work (still in progress) and thought to go home, but the car would not start. I had to call AAA and wait for a bit. To make sure that the …
This wonderful store in Austin, TX sells queer themed vintage and new books, magazines and clothing. Now through the holidays, they are holding a queer art show and they are selling 5 of my works. Check them out, and the work of other artists from around the country: https://thelittlegayshop.com/search?q=clifton