Instructor: John Clayton
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
This is a plein air painting class that explores the landscape through light and color where we will simplify the landscape in its most simplified structure. John will give a short demonstration each day at a particular painting location in Truro. Marine, marsh, woods and buildings are all great subjects that the natural surroundings provide; the artist will be guided into organizing there paintings to successfully demonstrate these scenes. This class is opened to all levels, whether you are a seasoned artist or a rank beginner. Using primarily a painting knife, the artist gains simple light filled and loose expressive energy in their painting. Color, shape, value, and edge control will all be addressed.
Searching for his own artistic voice, John Clayton left the grey walls of The Art Students League of New York. Clayton's journey led him to the Cape School in Provincetown where he embraced the "Art of Seeing Color" as taught by the late Henry Hensche and Charles W. Hawthorne. Clayton would paint outdoors as often as he could and over many years, Clayton matured into a devoted plein air painter. He now makes his living painting and teaching throughout Cape Cod in the summertime and the streets of Key West in the winter. While attending the The National Academy in New York, John was the recipient of the Arthur and Melville Philips Scholarship and the Mrs. Roberts Forbes Scholarship. He also received an honorable mention in the Academy's annual student show. Clayton was one of eight in the Provincetown Art Association's "Emerging Artists Exhibition" in 1999.