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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rainy Sunday

It's raining today but I'm warm inside thinking about family and our trip to Texas in 1958

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Yellow Road


Another, recent oil on stretched linen painting 22" x 28."  This one is based on a photo I shot of a farm road in Petaluma earlier this year, combined with a mother of pearl cloud shot near Oslo, Norway I found in an old book "Clouds of the World," by Richard Scorer that I bought in a used bookstore in Hawaii.  The rest is imagination.  I always like pictures of roads.  They symbolize, for me, the endless possibilities in life.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Roman Arch Pink Tree


Here is a recent 28" x 22" oil on stretched linen painting.  I first went to Spain in 1969, for my junior year abroad at UCSD.  When I wasn't studying at the University of Madrid,  we took field trips and/or I hitchhiked all over the country.  I took this picture somewhere in Spain on one of my trips - although I remember nothing about it.  By googling "roman arch," I found another more recent photo of this same scene indicating it is in the village of Medinacelli in central Spain.   Looking for new material to paint last month, I rediscovered my old slide, added a scan of a beautiful pink tree watercolor painted by Samuel Palmer in 1829 called "In a Shoreham Garden," and did a few other manipulations in Photoshop CS5 as a guide.  My perspective is a bit off but the new painting is quite soothing in a fantastical kind of way - and it brings back nice memories.