What is Autrey Art?

Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Monday, June 29, 2015

Busy Hands are ...

... the opposite of idle hands, which are the Devil's workshop, according to some.  Took some time out from sewing last week to play with cold wax and oil paints:

Top to bottom:
1.  Space Flower:  mixed media on paper covered cradled board 16x12
2.  Space Flowers:  mixed media on cradled gessobord 8 1/2 x 12 3/4
3.  Woman Looking to the West:  cold wax, graphite and oil paint on arches oil paper on cradled board 6x6

Friday, June 26, 2015

Spoonbill Applique

Rough, not yet quilted, block for a new Spoonbill Windows of India quilt I'm working on.  I love working with raw applique (ie the fabric edges are not turned under first.)  The lazy person's way to sew!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Art on a Hot and Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Top:   Collage based on a poem titled "Garbage" that came to me as I was taking out the trash today.
Middle:  Collage by my youngest sister, after a nice lunch at my house, also based on my poem.  The two other family members in attendance are depicted in photos in Elsa's artwork.
Bottom:  Pencil sketch of a bouquet of flowers by my 96 year old mother, after she tired of playing the piano.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Albion Pen & Ink & Watercolor Paintings

A few quick pen & ink and watercolor studies done at Kathleen Price's house in Albion of her apple trees, and a red stool in the Yoga room.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Funky Bird T's: To Star or Not to Star

Funky Bird Ts in Process:  Continuing my exploration of washable fabric bird applique on T shirts, I'm thinking the birds are better without the star device as it tends to drown them out.  I am going to skip the iron on art transfers also, as they never work very well (iron marks always show.)  Onward!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Family Photos Transferred onto Cold Wax and Oil Paintings

Lucy, Susan and Elsa in 1965, at home on Merida Drive in Santa Barbara, CA.
E.A. Autrey in 1952 at the beach near Altadena.
Top 4 paintings 6x6 on Arches Oil paper; Bottom painting 12x16 on cradled encausticbord

Monday, May 11, 2015

Evolution of a WW II Multi Media Painting

Bottom layer, original watercolor of flower cast shadows, painted at Jean's house, in a family painting session with nearly 96 year old mother and 3 sisters, on Mother's Day 5/10/2015
Next layer, added scratches as a texture overlay using Alien Skin exposure 7
Next layer, added a pattern layer in Photoshop of Korean army boots, drawn in one of the art classes I took with Chester Arnold at College of Marin
Top layer, added photo of E.A. Autrey in front of his army barracks in Oklahoma in 1942, after he was drafted during WW II