Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Justin Clayton

Posted by Charley Parker at 2:44 pm

Justin Clayton
I first encountered painter Justin Clayton when I included him in one of my early posts about Painting a Day blogs (and a subsequent post). Clayton has since moved away from the painting a day convention, but still posts small still life, landscape and figurative paintings to his blog on a frequent basis.

Clayton’s approach is direct and painterly, often with roughly textured backgrounds in his still life compositions, in which he also shows his fascination with the play of light and shadow.

Clayton studied at BYU, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and the California Arts Institute; and cites as inspiration painters like William Nicholson, John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

In addition to his blog, Clayton has a website on which his paintings are arranged in thumbnail galleries by date or subject. You can also start with the latest work and click through them in sequence.

He also maintains a secondary blog devoted to his Beach Paintings, in which he continues to post paintings and photographs from a 2007 trip down the California coast, and additional work of a related nature since then.

He is also a member of the Daily Paintworks group of painters, who display their latest work together on a joint page. In addition there are three of Clayton’s process videos available on Vimeo.

4 comments for Justin Clayton »

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  1. Comment by IamANT
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    The textures in the woman’s dress are wonderful.

  2. Comment by Ben Hatke
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Wow, this is beautiful work!

  3. Comment by Metal Wall Art
    Friday, June 18, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    Art blogs entries cover a wide range of topics, from art reviews and commentary to insider art world gossip, auction results, art news, personal essays, portfolios, interviews, artists’ journals,etc.

  4. Comment by casolari
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    Hello,

    oh good pictorial approach in the line of John Singer Sargent and alla prima.

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