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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Painting Mock-Ups


Working on the concept for a series of Flowery Memories of Childhood with small 5x7 oil on canvas paintings of my family (parents and siblings) set against floral backgrounds.  The original concept was to paint the humans with few facial details and in odd skin colors to blend in more artistically with the looser floral backgrounds (once painted).  There has been a suggestion, however, that it would be preferable to paint both the individuals and the flowers with more realistic details.  More opinions welcome!

Option A:  Paint both background and people in realistic colors with facial details included (example Lucy bottom pic)
Option B:  Paint backgrounds and people in bolder colors with fewer details (example Lucy 2nd to bottom pic)

These smaller paintings are companion pieces to my bigger 18x24 oil paintings in process (see below)

Monday, May 3, 2021

This Beautiful World

View from Marin County of San Francisco Bay, including Angel Island, and in the distance, Mt. Diablo.  Shot walking the Dipsea trail from Muir Woods in Mill Valley to Stinson Beach.  Nice workout, lovely views.  More landscape pics taken during this hike at  Lucy Autrey Wilson (@lucyautreywilson) • Instagram photos and videos and some with people below

Friday, April 23, 2021

I Agree

 Walking around the neighborhood, I spotted this sign.  Couldn't agree more (although not all the time!)

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Blue Flower Limited Edition Art for Sale


Blue Flower Ghost original  

11 x 14 Charbonnel oil monoprint on Fabriano Tiepolo paper, 2019

$300 unframed

To buy with PayPal:  https://py.pl/GEgUQ

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Marin County Drought - We're In for it Now!

 Top two photos taken April 2021; Bottom two taken August 2016.  Different angles, different lenses and a significantly different amount of water!  

Thursday, April 8, 2021


 My younger, super cellist sister, recently gave me our grandfather's violin.  I recorded myself playing it and added some other musical elements.  The sound made me think of the word Cacophony, ie "a harsh discordant mixture of sounds."   That, in turn, reminded me of the mixture of experiences that make up life.  In my case, the approximately 75% of allotted time already lived.  Fortunately I have the thousands of photos my father took over the years, as well as a vast trove of other artworks and photos.  Happy technology has advanced to the point where all of this can be easily put together.  Here is one result.