Two Sketches

A couple of recent sketches from downtown Salt Lake City,  Courthouse.  It was a beautiful sunny day that ultimately submitted to grey sky's and white snow.  Winter is just around the corner.

Clock Tower
8x6 inches - Oil on linen panel

Clock Tower
8x6 inches - Oil on linen panel


Edcooper_art said...

Hi Justin,

These look great!...what blues do you use? or make? You get great colour in your work!

Taryn Day said...

It's great to see some landscapes. I love the suggestive brushwork- very beautifully done pieces.

Donna MacDonald AFCA said...

beautiful work!!

Justin Clayton said...


Ed, I always have cobalt blue and ultramarine blue on my palette. On sunny days like this I add cerulean blue to the palette.

sonja moser said...

dear Justin, i am becoming quite a fan of your work, especially your landscapes. they remind me of where i grew up in Austria. your brushstrokes are so courageously free, but holding the piece together beautifully.

London Accountant said...

This is so cool. Do you use a palette knife?

I like the way you've managed to capture the linearity of the clock tower even as it seems to dissolve into the sky.

And the fountain, I love the way you've "focused" onto the statue - almost photographic.

Justin Clayton said...

Thanks London... Nope no palette knife on this one. The paint is actually applied pretty thinly.

Frank Zweegers said...

Very nice! I love the tower painting, especially the combination of blue-sky and brown-tower colours. it looks so natural. I like it a lot!

Mitchelle Adams said...

Excellent job Mister!

efrain vidal said...

Got by chance to your blog. I really like your work Justin, very inspiring. Keep up the good work!

Cheoy Lee said...

These are beautiful!