Sunday, December 30, 2007
Digital composite for Illustration Friday's weekly subject SOAR.
Poppies were an original pen & ink & marker illustration which was then scanned and printed at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley on rice paper. Crow was added later.
Check out Kala's website for great classes at http://www.kala.org/mission.html
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
"Aqua" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." A little new with the old. Some things about this tech revolution are quite nice!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
As seen in this exceptional video, everything we know, we already knew and it's all in the stars - hence the Zodiac!
The video is highly recommended
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Also check out some great digital art at http://www.submit.manscostyle.com/top.php. Some of the artists here are also contributors to the digital art contests at the museum of comuter art: http://moca.virtual.museum/
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I painted a version of this on the Saatchi website. But, as happens with digital art from time to time, it disappeared before I could save it. So, I repainted the image using Corel IX in greater detail (but, perhaps, with bigger feet).
Sister Susan was blue because she couldn't take the boat she found home with her - so I made her blue.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
An ode to the end of summer with lyrics from Gene Autrey's "Back in the Saddle Again"
I'm back in the saddle again
Out where a friend is a friend
Where the longhorn cattle feed
On the lowly gypsum weed
Back in the saddle again
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Here's a photo of 5th cousin once removed Orvon Gene Autry from Film Daily 1953 who, despite certain excesses, apparently lived a full 91 years.
What I like most about researching genetics is discovering how long the Autreys and other relatives live - despite various poor lifestyle choices
Perhaps genetics trumps bad choice with a little bit of luck thrown in.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Since this blog is supposed to be about Autrey art - if any Autreys are out there painting and want to send me jpgs of their art (+ how they are related), I'd love to post that and expand the blog's coverage to include more artistic Autreys. Painting on the Saatchi website then downloading the image created is one quick way to do that.
In both marriage and war, the family has been fighting each other in America since colonial times and in England, France and Germany before that.
The anything goes AUGHT (which is not a "nothing") combined with the strong and long lived TREE is the perfect definition for an AUGHTREE (AUTREY).
Since other Autreys use the 0 + tree symbol as a signature, (E.A. and Hercules to name two) I have chosen to personalize the family icon with my "lea" (Lucy Ellen Autrey) initials combined, when a digital signature is appropriate, with a Yellow-faced independent bee.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
2nd cousin (or is it 3rd?) Luke Autrey came by today and stories were exchanged about John Wesley Hardin. Some relatives recalled buggy riding with John Wesley (probably in a stolen buggy) and others recalled being with him when they found a snake in their chicken coop. In that instance it was John Absalom who shot the head off the snake and not John Wesley. Apparently great grandpa was a hell of a shot also. But I have never been able to pin down whether John Wesley is a relative or just a friend of the family.
There are other John Autry/Autreys: -John Absalom, John Byron, John Ernest, Johnny Joseph – to name a few.
More information on John Wesley Hardin can be found at the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles http://www.geneautry.com/museum/. His gun is there in the impressive Colt Firearms Collection along with some cards he shot holes in.
His bio and photo are at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley_Hardin.
He sure looks like an Autrey to me!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The wild, wild west finally makes it to the beach in Santa Barbara.