Happy Holidays + Thank You from Emily Lupita

Sending out love and blessing to you this holiday season…and also many thanks for being my friend, blog reader, and art supporter. It’s been a wonderful few weeks since my new art book came out, a real up-swing for me personally and also for my creative spirit. My final small shipment of books just arrived….

First 10 Paintings – Wild Plums Book

This is a big day for me. I’ve finally finished the first 10 paintings for my new book. Wow – it was a fun journey to get this far. Only 10 more to go for my full set of 20 paintings. About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing…

Wild Plums Book – Hammock

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi by the Hammock Under the Pear Trees.By Emily Lupita ©️ 2020 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings…

Living Room – Wild Plums

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi in the Living Room in Winter.By Emily Lupita ©️ 2020 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as…

Growing Wild Plums – Painting 3

Painting #3: A scene from our living room out on the hill. Always a loyal good dog nearby. Art and color everywhere. My mother’s paintings 🖼 on the walls. She won many art prizes over the years. Her iris paintings even won best in show. I would sit and try to make art like she…

Third Painting In-Progress: “Painting at the Table”

My series continues with the third painting now in-progress. It started as a sketch from my memory of using my mom’s art supplies to paint at our big table in the dining room. Then I made several new sketches and came up with the final dimensions. Here I’m adding in my Lupita character at the…

Second Painting Finished

I’m so happy to have finished the second painting in my new Iowa Childhood series. Here I am with my brothers and our dogs and cat in the hammock under our twin pear trees. 🍐 🌳 🌳 🍐 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in…

Evolution of a Giant Butterfly

View from my Art Desk – Evolution of a Giant Butterfly: My art desk was overflowing with a giant Lupita butterfly painting that barely fit on my easel. I made this butterfly drawing back in the Spring in my sketchbook and recently had the sudden notion to just start drawing it on this massive piece of watercolor paper. It was…

New Bird Paintings

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – New Bird Paintings: I’ve been working on a few new paintings and just realized they all have wings! I made this peacock in blue & green. And then, of course, in purple & pink. These are dancing roosters I painted after making a similar design using line drawings & illustration…

New Design: Butterfly #1

“Butterfly #1” ink drawing and color illustration by Emily Lupita. Sending happiness, -Emily Lupita   Website & Blog:  http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com   “All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.” – M.C. Richards   All content © Emily Lupita Studio 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year from Emily Lupita Studio! Sending out wishes for a happy and prosperous new year! I love writing New Year resolutions & this year I decided to create a fun poster to display some of them here in my studio. Sharing here the steps to make one of your own…I’d love to see…

The Artist’s Alphabet Books Are Here

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: An exciting time in the studio…The Artist’s Alphabet books are here! It has been an amazing artistic journey to get to this point and I’m so happy with how the books turned out. Sending many thanks to everyone who has encouraged and supported me along the way! The books…

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend. My family came to visit this week and we had such a nice time together. I’m blessed with a very creative family and we did so many cool projects together. I loved waking up in the morning to…

The Book Proof is Here!

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: What an amazing feeling to finally hold the book in my hands! The proof arrived this week and my dog, Mavi, and I read it for the first time together. The proof looked great & the book order has gone in. The shipment is scheduled to arrive in two…