While exploring the cute little artsy town of Carmel's shops and galleries. We came upon a gallery hosting a Clayton Beck III demo that evening! What a treat the demo turned out to be.
The model for the evenings demo was not just there to pose. He was an extraordinarily talented musician. Clayton and his muse, (I'm sorry I didn't get his name) had a lively discussion about music between songs.
The beauty of watching someone of Clayton's caliber paint is watching the compositional decisions, paint choices; and all the thought process that he goes through as the portrait progresses.
Clayton's finish portrait was well received and the the sitter truly seem to approve. This close up shows it was a lively beautifully done likeness.
In a candid moment, when the painting and photos were done, Clayton was finally then able to really check out the guitar. Thanks to Jerry Point, our host, for allowing us to join the group for what was a great evening!