What is Autrey Art?

Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Sunday, September 9, 2018

New Artwork done in Portland

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Two drawings with colored pencil on 6x9 black paper
1.  Riley on my Lap
2.  Sunflower in Vase (a common theme)

Three pen & ink and watercolor paintings on 9x12
1.  Weightless - inspired by a 1955 untitled ink on paper work by Diebenkorn seen at the Portland Museum
2.  Wilson with his Watch:  Not a good likeness at all, except for the watch
3.  Clear Zone - not a happy painting, perhaps a premonition of bad health issues currently being managed

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

California Sunshine Quilt

Finally finished my mega quilt!  80 individual photographs printed on fabric and woven into the quilt using an original plaid design.  Photos of my artist wooden models were used as templates for the four characters, which were then appliqued onto silk swatches using some cool Martha Negley designed fabric.  They looked a bit naked, even after adding the birds, so I later added bathing suits with a fabric I designed and printed.  The quilt is so big (74 1/4" h x 66 3/4" w) I had to do it in three sections then sew the sections together at the end.  What's going on in this quilt, you ask?  Well, I love California, I love the sun, I love taking photos in my neighborhood on sunny days, and I love birds. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Red Bird in Plaid Landscape

New mixed media piece 14"w x 11 1/4"h.  Paper collage with photo of drought dry California soil and wild grass cut up into a plaid pattern and glued on watercolor paper.  Paper, digital photograph print, watercolor, gouache, acrylic. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bluebird of Happiness Mixed Media Artwork

I thought I'd create some interesting art with grandsons Wilson and Cole Taylor when they were visiting, but Wilson only drew a few items on this sheet of 24" w x 18" h watercolor paper.  The twins were too busy playing in the creek to do much art.  Now that I've finally finished the latest quilt (with eighty separate 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" photos appliqued into it) - more on that later, I thought I'd follow whatever quirky thing manifested itself and do some more work on paper.  I ended up with this mixed media piece which includes pencil, graphite, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic and various papers, including some old printed photos.  It represents a lifetime of seeking the Bluebird of Happiness.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Three Moon Shots from my Backyard

Neighbor's house with moons shot July, 2018, January 2018 and May 2012.  The little dot mixed in with the tree silhouette on the right is Mars shot July 27, 2018 with the moon.

The Universe Continues to Amaze Me!

The moon and mars in the same photo, handheld, last night. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Something Kooky

"Bird Girl," a little acrylic and oil painting on 8x10 fabric on board.  Repainting old never finished work sometimes takes an unusual turn.