What is Autrey Art?
Thursday, December 17, 2020
I have three blank canvases size 18x24. These can be a series, or 3 different subjects. Some subjects might work better in a larger 30x40 size. HELP me decide:
For the three existing 18x24 canvases should I paint
A Three Taylor Twins in Marin Paintings (ie top 2 candidates above plus 1 more tbd)
B Three Ocean Gull paintings (ie 3rd photo composite above + 2 more tbd)
C Three Flower Fantasy paintings (ie 4-5 photo composites above + 1 more tbd)
D One of each: Photo 1, 3 and 4
E One of each: Photo 2, 3 and 5
OR should I buy two more 30x40 canvases and paint
F Two large Taylor Twins in Marin paintings and use the 18 x 24 canvases for B or C above
G Two Flower Fantasy paintings and use the 18 x 24 canvases for A or B above
Please Pick A, B, C, D, E, F, or G and help me decide!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The perfect snuggle size 56" x 72" each. Last two quilts of the year! They are always more work than they appear!
Top: Crow, Flamingo and Dodo birds in red, black and blue
Bottom: Funky Birds and Bugs in purplish blue, and yellow
Flannel backs for both (not shown here.) Made for two very special people!
Friday, November 27, 2020
Thanksgiving day socially distancing hike with family. Clear blue skies, fabulous views, unique terrain, steep uphill - well worth the effort!
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Top two birds will make their appearance in a Crow, Flamingo, Dodo Bird Quilt; bottom 4 Funky Birds are set to show off in a Funky Bird and Bug Quilt. My Style continues to be messy, creative and imperfect- just like the birds!
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Boat in the Water with the Taylor Twins. Oil painting on stretched canvas 36" x 36". Background from a photo shot in Bolinas during a King Tide event; swimming Taylor Twins referenced from a Marriott swimming pool photo taken during the weekend of Rachel and Court's wedding in Oakland.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
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Photo shot in Seattle, September 2011 with Amber, Cole and Wilson - as shot
Same photo with B&W filter and some Photoshop Beta Neural face smoothing
Same photo with a different Neural filter and a pattern overlay of a repeating self portrait painted by my father, the late, great E.A. Autrey
Same photo toned down a bit by re-layering the original photo over the 3rd photo.
Since I am no longer travelling up to Seattle on a regular basis, this makes up for it a little.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Trying to mock up a few future paintings and can't decide. Any thoughts on preferences would be very helpful! Choices below:
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1. Dodo Over the Rainbow
2. Dodo in Distressed Natural Environment (global warming theme)
3. Dodo in the Forest
4. Durer's Nemesis Angel of Fortune at the Beach with Raven
5. Durer's Nemesis Angel of Fortune with Rainbow Background and Raven
6. Boat in the water in Bolinas
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Top to Bottom Two New Original Oil Paintings on Cradled Canvas: 5" x 5" x 1 1/2"
1. Fat Lemon - with final color glaze
2. Fat Pomegranate - with final color glaze
3. Lemon, before the final glaze, with the original model. Like Fernando Botero's paintings, the final product seems to have expanded! Link to Botero Museum in Bogota, Columbia for examples of his work (which I love): https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-botero-bogota
4. Pomegranate with its model
Saturday, October 10, 2020
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1. Finished still life "Brayer with a Jar of Paintbrushes" oil on stretched canvas 16" x 20" x 3/4"
2. Sketch of Cole Taylor June of 2016 which Wilson painted
3. Sketch of Wilson Taylor June of 2016 which Wilson painted
4. Sketch of wall with outlet and window July 2016 which Wilson scribbled on
5. Sketch of Cole and Wilson July of 2014 where Wilson added the bodies and did the coloring
The bottom four pictures were the inspiration for the top oil painting. I loved doing art with my grandsons where I would get to a point and they would take over. Often the results made the pictures much better! So, without the benefit of having my grandsons around, I pretended my Brayer had a life of its own, and it got into the action after I finished my still life painting, by smearing blue paint on the finished canvas.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Saturday, October 3, 2020
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1. Pomegranate: Needs one more thin glaze layer
2. New birds escaping a raptor against a fire haze sky. Underpainting stage 2
3. Paintbrushes in bottle with some refinements. At least one more pass coming up
4. Bird in a tree with a Full Moon. Underpainting.