Apologies for such a long hiatus. Clayton and his entire family – wife and three offspring – have been working on renovating Clayton’s studio, which he originally built in 1976. Additions have been added to both the east and west ends, a new roof and new siding for the entire building and most recently a new interior paint job.
This new space allows Clayton to separate the dusty work, such as plaster casting, from the oil paint which picks up dust and dirt easily. One now enters from the east via a porch to a room that will have paintings, both stored and hung for view, and some bronzes or plaster casts displayed. The new west end will hold the recycled clay, the plaster, wire armatures and the other more dust carrying items of his sculpture paraphernalia.
This leaves Clayton’s original 18 by 24 foot work space free of clutter for actual work on both paintings and sculpture. The expected completion date? November 15. Come by and see the studio, but always call first because Clayton still works from life, both in his paintings and sculptures.