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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Crow is Soaring Over the Red Poppies

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

Father Affected By Time

As the end of another year approaches, it seems fitting to look back at how time affects the stages of man - in this case E.A. Autrey from 1947 to 2005

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Unplug Christmas

It's that time of year to unplug the T.V. (90% ads to buy something you don't need; 10% re-runs) and read a good book. Final Saatchi website contribution for 2007.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

What Is It About Turtles?

My Flying Sea Turtle drawing is old (probably from 2003) but something about it is also new. I can thank the turtle for some new music I've discovered. One of the contributors at http://illustrationfriday.com/ has a blog where he lists his top 10 CDs for 2007. #1 is "Bruxist Frog" by proswell (aka a Chicago musician named Joe Misra). Thanks to itunes, I can now listen to the proswell tune "Yuko Pailey" right before Ryuichi Sakamoto's
"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

T Shirt Designs

With help from Molly and Amber, some Creature T shirts were designed. Available at zazzle.com in the Redcrow Designs Gallery.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Any One Know The Way?

New painting in the Autrey art collection by St. Louis, Missouri located Roman Catholic priest Andrew Lewandowski. More expressive and colorful outsider art by Andy can be found on his website at http://www.aplski.com/. Highly recommended!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

A little Piece of Paradise

Photograph of Muir Woods in Marin County taken by good friend Ira Friedman on a business trip from NY to CA

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Santa Barbara landscape

This painting by Jean L Autrey and others by E. A. Autrey are now available as posters on the Autrey ArtistRising link above.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The End of the Balloon

November 2007 Saatchi website digital paintings included a lot with balloons and some fashion show models

Friday, November 16, 2007

It's All In The Stars


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

Paintbrush bouquet

Another inspirational painting with elements that show up in the balloon bouquet

Flower Bouquet

Here's the flower bouquet that inspired the balloon bouquet

Balloon Bouquet

I was admiring one of Jean L. Autrey's flower bouquets so drew this balloon bouquet on the Saatchi website.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Red Balloon

Another Saatchi painting at http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourstudio/. I took a month off from painting there but I missed it!

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/

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Listening to Patti LaBelle sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow inspired this quick painting on the Saatchi website. The floating angel is taken loosely from a black chalk drawing by Edgar Degas "Study for Les Malheurs"

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Autrey Food

Hamburgers are not typical Autrey food but they have their place in the all-American menu. What I remember eating most as a kid and at Autrey relative's houses is fried chicken, macaroni salad, potato salad, wilted lettuce (with bacon, onions and hot bacon grease mixed with vinegar), pickled beets with onions in vinegar, macaroni with giblets, corn, potatoes, pressure cooked meats, tongue, bbq, homemade pickles, homemade preserves, creamed corn, succotash, coconut cake, pecan pie and cherry cobbler. Yum!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Susan not so Blue

Here's the original photo taken by E.A. Autrey of Susan with her boat.

Susan Blue

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

White Daisy

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

The Dive

Another image from the Saatchi website I painted in September.

Might as well just dive right into it.

Back in the Saddle Again

Even though history was my least favorite subject in school, thanks to an elementary school teacher who unfairly "filed" my history test in the "circular file" (ie trash can) and graded me accordingly, I have become more interested in the history of bloodlines lately.

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

Mono Lisa - Saatchi Art

The link to the Saatchi website in the U.K. lets anyone sign up and paint. It's fun! It's easy to then download your art (as with one of the pictures I did in August included here).

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.

It All Started in Europe

The English Coles (relatives who owned Plymoth Rock and settled Rhode Island) married the Gatewoods (who fought in every American war) who married the Houskeepers who married the Autreys (who also fought in every American war).

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.

When A Name = A Symbol

From the Webster dictionary: AUGHT means anything and zero. It is also a NAUGHT (as in nothing) misdivided as an AUGHT.

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

Relating cousins Lucy, Luke, Micajah and Gene

John Wesley Hardin, relative or just a friend of the family?

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

A is for Absalom

Some Autrey & Autry relative's names beginning with the letter A:

GIRLS: Amy, Alice Marie, Annie, Ann, Anna, Adelia, Asa, Alice, Alma, Agnes

BOYS: Absalom, Alvin, Albert, Abe, Amos, Andy, Arthur, Arnold

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Emmett Absalom Autrey
Evert Allen Autrey
E.A. Crow
"It is said that coming events cast their shadows before them"

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

E.A. Autrey Art

Old gas pump - old gas prices!

Autrey offspring

Lucy, descendant of Cornelius Autry, 5th cousin once removed of Gene Autry, 5th cousin of Minnie Elizabeth Autrey (married to Robert E. Lee Faulkner), daughter of E.A. and J.L.

The wild, wild west finally makes it to the beach in Santa Barbara.

Married into Autrey family

Capt. James Monroe Gatewood (featured in many Louis L'Amour novels), father of Olive (back row left), grandfather of J.L. Autrey

Descendants of Cornelius Autry

E.A. Autrey, in white hat, in front of the sod house where he was born 6/29/20. "We come from strong stock."

Monday, May 28, 2007