What is Autrey Art?
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Repainting old oil paintings on the horizon for 2022. One idea is for a series contrasting realism with abstract painting styles to explore the process of imagination.
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Neon Christmas Tree, 2021 featuring music of "We Three Kings" played on a Yamama MX88 and Cubase Artist by Lucy Autrey Wilson. This follows two prior Christmas Tree Videos:
Christmas Tree, 2010 featuring the Autrey family Orchestra.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Top: 36 x 36 oil on stretched canvas. "Gull Wading at Stinson Beach"
Bottom: 55 x 70 Suburbia Quilt. Cotton with wool Batting.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The older I get, the more I appreciate autumn. This video is a 2+ minute photo montage, with an original soundtrack featuring Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata theme (played and recorded by me using my Yamaha MX88), and some novel effects. With over 80 images, the video is a celebration of a beautiful time of year, as photographed in and around Marin County over several seasons.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Repainted portrait of young Lucy time traveling forward to land at Drakes Beach. Somehow the expression raises the question, "what am I doing here?"
New Oil on Stretched Belgian Linen 28 x 22 x 1/1/4. Using a reference photo of the Nicasio reservoir and an old photo of Amber, shot in Texas, it made sense to add a mountain lion.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Photoshop has a new feature where you can run an image through a filter to make it look like another style of art. Top: Sam in Greece with a neural filter from an old "at the beach" watercolor. Bottom three: I took a photo of two roses in a blue vase, and ran that through a filter of an original fabric design, done in illustrator, of a Paenibacillus bacteria, and ended up with the 2nd to top image. Endless possibilities! So many ways to avoid housework!
Monday, October 25, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Top to Bottom:
1. Playing in Mud at the Estero 18x24x1.5 oil on stretched canvas.
2. Parts 2 if 5 of a 5x7 oil-on-linen mini landscape series:
a) Northern California Quarry & Hills
b) Winding Road to Mustard Fields
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Photo highlights from multiple day trips to UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley, over several years, with an original soundtrack.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
My latest video is an animation of the 12 signs of the Zodiac, set to an original score created with my Yamaha MX88 based on the piano waltz "Dolores," composed by Emile Waldteufel.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
8 x 10 x 1 1/4" oil on stretched canvas. The bird might be wondering what in the world is happening to us right now between fire, poor air quality, running out of water, poor governance, viruses run amok and a general state of dystopia.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
8x10 Oil on Linen painting of my father, the late, great, E.A. Autrey, before he was my father. I painted two versions, although only the last version physically remains. The version painted over exists now only in the digital realm.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Another new painting, in a slightly different style. I am incapable of any kind of consistency, but experimentation is what keeps me sane. This is a common subject matter since birds make me happy. Oil on cradled board 12 x 9.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Short animation of a yellow duckie escaping an oil on stretched linen 5x7 painting to swim off into a digital sea. YouTube version includes an original soundtrack. Copyright Lucy Autrey Wilson, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Another new oil painting. This one oil on linen 10x8. I finally painted in the water.
Another take on a photo taken by E.A. Autrey in 1960 (see below), juxtaposed with a more recent beach photo taken by me at South Beach in Pt. Reyes National seashore
In the Order in which they have been painted: Three oil on canvas 18x24 paintings of the three youngest of five sisters
Top to Bottom
1. Freckle Face: Young Lucy, in a photo taken by the late, great, E.A. Autrey in 1957 at Paradise near Santa Barbara juxtaposed with a more recent photo shot at Drakes Beach in April, 2015 in Pt. Reyes National Seashore
2. The Eyes Have it: Young Elsa, photo by E.A. Autrey shot in 1959, juxtaposed with a photo shot at Kehoe Beach in Pt. Reyes, September, 2015.
3. May Morn: (The title is a play on the painting September Morn by Paul Emile Chabas, although in this one the girl is wearing a bathing suit) Young Susan, photo by E.A. Autrey in 1956, juxtaposed with a photo shot at Lake Cachuma the last time I visited Santa Barbara in September, 2017.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
Oil on hand-stretched Belgian 66J linen 28x22. Image of the blonde based on a photo snapped on a road trip in Morocco around 1969 or 1970 when surfer friend picked me up from my pension in Spain with his VW and surf board and we travelled down to Rabat. Interesting trip! Background is from a more recent visit to New Mexico - the countryside where Georgia O'Keefe liked to paint. Beautiful skies.
Monday, June 21, 2021
I've only painted the figure so far (below) 8x10 oil on canvas. What I intended to paint (above)
1. Should I paint in the waves?
2. Are her fingers too weirdly long?
Saturday, June 19, 2021
How did I get here? I'm working on a series of oil paintings that are mixed memories - ie family memories based on B&W photos taken by the late, great, E.A. Autrey in the 1950s and 1960s juxtaposed with more recent color photos I've taken. Various mock-ups happened, then several painting versions were done until the minimal plaid dress (top) is all that remains. 5x7 oil on stretched linen.
Monday, June 7, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
16 x 20 oil on stretched canvas
My head, at two different ages, replaces the heads of a boy and his sister, from a photo the late, great, E.A. Autrey shot in the 1950s. I was going for kind of a Diane Arbus/Alice Neel look.