What is Autrey Art?

Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Being Too Old is No Fun

The plan was to draw a fun abstract on colored paper, based on a poem by my mother, but this picture emerged instead.   At a certain point in time, being too old is just no fun.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Painting in the Sun

What happens when you paint on a hot, sunny day in an outdoors studio:
"Sun Flower Cross Section" 9x12 paper on 1 1/2" cradled board.  R&F oil sticks and oil paints.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Big Mouth

Two new oil, cold wax and graphite paintings each on 12x16 inch encausticbord (on 1" cradled wood panels) painted as a diptych (bottom) but presentable as two separate paintings - Big MouthA (top) and BigMouthB (middle).  Painted on a hot, sunny day in California in my outdoor studio as I channeled my love of the sun!

Although not yet completely dry, they are now up on my Saatchi Art gallery:  http://www.saatchiart.com/Lucy

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My Idea of Heaven

Doing artwork with twin grandsons!
Top to Bottom
1.  Cole Taylor's self portrait
2.  Wilson Taylor's graffiti on my ink and watercolor painting of the kitchen nook window and wall
3.  Wilson's portrait of me.  He wanted to make sure he got all my neck wrinkles in!
4.  Cole's original shark painting - soon to be made into a new T Shirt for him.
5.  My attempt to capture Wilson, wearing the roadrunner applique T shirt I made.  Close but no cigar.
6.  The real Wilson, wearing a different T shirt.

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.