Clayton recently returned from Wyoming where he participated in the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Conference/Workshop in Dubois. This was the second time he has attended this event, the first being in 2014. The presentations covered everything from monochromatic studies as preparation for a painting, to sketching on an iPad. The subjects and presentations were as varied as the presenters and covered both painting and sculpture.
To prevent complete overload of absorbing new information, there were opportunities to go out to some of the local ranches to paint. Coming from the lush, green fields of Chester County, Pennsylvania to the dun-colored landscape in this part of Wyoming, where it takes 20 acres to support a single cow, meant learning color anew; not exactly relaxing but fun.