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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

#15 of 31 Best 2018 Photos

Nearly half way through December and my 31 day wrap up of the best photos I took in 2018.  This is another shot taken in Carmel by the Sea but is a composite of 3 separate photos.

Friday, December 14, 2018

#14 of my top 31 photos taken in 2018

Carmel by the Sea.  Photo taken while daughter Amber ran the Big Sur Marathon.  The Crow eating beach goers was added later in Photoshop.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Number 7 of 31 best photos of 2018 shot by me.

Count down continues til the end of the year.  This modern suburbia house is one of many bungalows I photographed in and around San Anselmo this year.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Year End Wrap Up: First 3 of 31 Best Photos of 2018



Will post one a day until 12/31/2018 but need to play catch up:  Top to bottom:
1.  Sherman's reflection in Galapagos rock.  Photo composite
2.  Boat in Bolinas, reminded me of Peter Doig's painting "Canoe-Lake" https://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/peter_doig.htm
3.  King tide in Bolinas, shot in January 2018.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Trio of Digital Window Paintings



Top to Bottom:

Belize Water Sports and Marin Window merged:  Two separate Decembers, two separate years

Marin Window with GrutBrush Clouds & Rain

Marin Window (with Adobe KYLE brushes adding a variety of graffiti)

Monday, November 19, 2018

Little Gull: Lost at Sea



Starting a new Kindle kid's picture book with old Illustrator CS5 vector art.  Laborious, but a nice hobby to pursue while I'm nursing husband back to health after staph sepsis.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

New Artwork done in Portland





Top to Bottom:
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.

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.