What is Autrey Art?

Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

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.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Repainting Old Artworks

There is nothing quite so fun as doing something over.  Top to Bottom:
1.  Pink Flamingo with Yellow Roses:  This started out as 3 separate photos, one shot in the Galapagos, on in my garden and another who knows where (Berkeley Botanical Garden?).  These were composited and printed on the exceptional paper Kozo Dbl Layer and glued on a cradled board 8x10.  I just painted over it with gouache and acrylic.  I like it better now.
2.  In March 2011 I shot a brick pattern in Seattle that I later printed on fabric and glued onto a 8x10 board.    Finally got around to painting it with gouache, acrylic and enamel.
3.  I took a photo from the top of Mt. Tamalpais during a photography class in 2016 at dusk and printed it out on quality paper 13x19.  Kind of boring!  I just painted in a large crow landing with some other gouache highlights.