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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Monday, May 24, 2021

Two Lucys - New Painting

 Two Lucys 

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.  

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Painting Mock-Ups


Working on the concept for a series of Flowery Memories of Childhood with small 5x7 oil on canvas paintings of my family (parents and siblings) set against floral backgrounds.  The original concept was to paint the humans with few facial details and in odd skin colors to blend in more artistically with the looser floral backgrounds (once painted).  There has been a suggestion, however, that it would be preferable to paint both the individuals and the flowers with more realistic details.  More opinions welcome!

Option A:  Paint both background and people in realistic colors with facial details included (example Lucy bottom pic)
Option B:  Paint backgrounds and people in bolder colors with fewer details (example Lucy 2nd to bottom pic)

These smaller paintings are companion pieces to my bigger 18x24 oil paintings in process (see below)

Monday, May 3, 2021

This Beautiful World

View from Marin County of San Francisco Bay, including Angel Island, and in the distance, Mt. Diablo.  Shot walking the Dipsea trail from Muir Woods in Mill Valley to Stinson Beach.  Nice workout, lovely views.  More landscape pics taken during this hike at  Lucy Autrey Wilson (@lucyautreywilson) • Instagram photos and videos and some with people below