Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Middle: "Maui Ginger" 7x10 watercolor & ink. These alpinia speciosa (non edible ginger plants) were tucked away behind the banana trees in Eva and Brian Daniells yard
Bottom: "Impressions of Maui" 7x10 watercolor & pencil. This abstract is based primarily on the incredible hike part way down the crater in Haleakala National Park
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Problem: some of my Southern Exposure heirloom tomatoes never ripened, and one of my food contribution assignments for Thanksgiving is a cranberry dish. What to do? Solution: make my own cranberry, green tomato chutney. Delicious, especially when eaten with homemade Canellini heirloom beans from Ranch Gordo, topped with a dollop of freshly made pesto, stewed chicken from Prather Ranch, fresh bread from Brickmaiden and fresh collard greens and celery root from Draper Farm. Why ever eat out?
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A poem on the benefits of voting with your eyes wide open
You can't see the truth
When your eyes are closed to reason
Or when the fog has blurred your view
When you open your eyes
And can see clearly
Then you'll know
You can see the truth
When you look for it
blog October 15th and again in my blog October 19th, the painting on top of this trio of paintings is a new oil on canvas 18" x 24" titled "Mixed Flowers in Vase." Sunflowers are also a theme of Autrey family painters with the watercolor in the middle a large, gorgeous painting by my mother J.L. Autrey and the trippy sunflower in vase below, an oil by my father E.A. Autrey. One could say that families that paint sunflowers together, stay together!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Bottom: Under drawing for a new oil on canvas 36x36 to be titled "The Big Wave"
The sunflowers painting was inspired by my garden and the quintessential painting by Van Gogh. The patterned background was influenced by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Both Van Gogh and Kusama's artwork can be seen among "art I love" that I've pinned on Pinterest.com here: http://pinterest.com/lucyawilson/art-i-love/
After pinning a lot of art on pinterest.com and now on art.sy I realized I really like figurative painting hence the choice for my next big painting "The Big Wave." I was also influenced by a great photo of high surf in Hawaii for the choice of subject.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Four pictures above are examples of how to draw people. That is, if you don't want them to look like themselves! Top photo of "High School Girl," does not resemble the model. Bottom three sketches of a Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, look like three different girls. Fortunately someone invented the camera.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
New oil on linen 18" x 48" "Solana Beach Egret"
11" x 14" pencil sketch on 400 series Mixed Media paper
Homework assignment #1 done for Chester Arnold's drawing & composition class
"RoShamBo" (Rock, Paper, Scissors)
Friday, September 14, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Dharma Trading. A little messy, maybe, but at least they are original. They also go through the wash with no bleed or degradation. In top pic, note Olympics on TV in background. My new sport, painting, isn't quite as much exercise but just as much fun.