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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

First Journal Sketch
Final Sketch.
Final Painting

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 the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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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

Journal Sketch
Final Sketch
Adding Color
Finished Painting

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 the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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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 did, but my paintings looked different. I’ve always had my own style and I’m lucky to have an artist mom who encouraged me to paint in my own way. This painting is the closest thing to how I remember that room in my childhood home. This is how I see the world.

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 the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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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 table and adding in color. These are all sketches I use as guides to then make the final painting.

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 the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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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 rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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Pear Tree Sketch – 2 of 20 Wild Plums Art Series

When I was a child, we lived on this beautiful hill in rural Iowa. There were two gorgeous pear trees next to the garden overlooking the countryside beyond.

Mom put up a hammock from Mexico. My brothers and I would play and read and take naps out there under the twin pear trees. Our dogs and cats would join us.

Here are a few pictures and a (new!) video of my “Pear Tree” painting still in progress.

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 the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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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.

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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.

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It was fun choosing the color scheme and filling in the jazzy collection of shapes.

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I started with blue as my main color, then added pink, green, yellow and orange – all in typical Lupita fashion.

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Here it is all framed and on display at the MSAA Gallery…the biggest butterfly I’ve made yet.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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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!

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I made this peacock in blue & green. And then, of course, in purple & pink.

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These are dancing roosters I painted after making a similar design using line drawings & illustration as a custom design for a dear friend.

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And then, for my Marietta peeps…

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The Big Chicken – Lupita style.  So fun!

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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New Design: Butterfly #1

“Butterfly #1” ink drawing and color illustration by Emily Lupita.

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Sending happiness,

-Emily Lupita

 

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“All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.” – M.C. Richards

 

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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.

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Sharing here the steps to make one of your own…I’d love to see what you create!

New Year Resolutions Poster Project:

#1: Find a picture or photograph that you love. (I used one of my landscape paintings I made of San Cristobal.)

#2: Divide the picture into 9 squares. Fade out the middle square and four of the corner squares.

#3: Write the year in the middle and your resolutions in the corners. Play around with the fonts & colors.

#4: Put up your inspirational poster somewhere you’ll see it every morning and visualize your dreams coming true!

Happiness,

-Emily Lupita

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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 have now been sent out to my wonderful group of Kickstarter backers and should be arriving in the mail by the end of the week. I hope you enjoy all the bright colors in your special book packages!

A huge thank you goes out to my mom, Juana Maria, for spending time here at the studio to help me wrap, package and mail all the books. It was definitely a two artist job…and we had fun talking & listening to music together while we got it all done. Sharing here a photo of the dining room table during our book wrapping party.

How to Order:

I have a limited number of signed books available for sale in my Etsy Shop. I’m happy to dedicate the book to someone special as well, just let me know in the “notes to seller” section at checkout.

This is the direct link to order a signed & dedicated copy of the book:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209702057/art-book-the-artists-alphabet-26-words

Once my supply here in the studio runs out, the book will remain available for sale on Amazon.com, but those books ship directly from the warehouse, so they don’t pass through my hands and won’t be signed or dedicated.

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I’m excited for my books to make their journeys out into the world.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

-Emily Lupita

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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 paint with my brother & niece.

My sister-in-law & niece helped me make my new line of artwork jewelry…almost 100 new pieces!

We stayed up late talking & creating all sorts of pretty things.

My mom is really talented at sewing and she’s helping me create a prototype for my new Lupita dolls.

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So many great ideas…we’re still working on the final design but it has been fun experimenting with color, size & texture. Here are a few of our first dolls. My mom made the pink one – my favorite.

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Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

-Emily Lupita

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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 weeks…can’t wait!

Reading First ProofI found a cool set of alphabet stamps this week just in time to add to the back of most of my thank you cards. I had a great time stamping the initials of my backers on each envelope.

I also finished the first of my original alphabet paintings. I love how the bright colors make the letter drawings come alive. Here are a few photos from my studio desk of my two most recent paintings- Kindness & Wonder.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

-Emily Lupita

The Artist’s Alphabet Book Project:

Pre-order Now Available in my Etsy Shop here:

www.etsy.com/listing/169174662/book-pre-order-the-artists-alphabet-26

[The book will also be available on Amazon.com in December, but anything ordered directly from Amazon won’t be signed or dedicated since the books ship out directly from the warehouse and won’t pass through my hands.]

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This Week: Book Pre-Order & Thank You Cards & Alphabet Drawings

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio:

I’m excited to share that the pre-order listing for The Artist’s Alphabet book is now up in my Etsy Shop. This is cool because if you’d like a copy, you can order it now online and as soon as the books arrive at my studio I’ll ship one out to you. I’ll sign each pre-order copy and will also be happy to dedicate the book to someone special, just let me know who in the “notes to seller” section at checkout.

This is the link:    www.etsy.com/listing/169174662/book-pre-order-the-artists-alphabet-26

The book will also be available on Amazon.com in December, but anything ordered directly from Amazon won’t be signed or dedicated since the books ship out directly from the warehouse and won’t pass through my hands.

I was so happy to receive the special “Thank You!” cards I designed this week. I’m really pleased with how they turned out and find myself picking them up over & over and smiling. Now that the cards are here, I’ve started writing my thank you notes to each of my 75 Kickstarter backers. I’ve enjoyed spending time with each note & thinking about each individual person as I write to thank them. I hope my backers love their cards!

I’ve also been continuing my work on the original alphabet paintings. I’ve finished drawing a few more of the canvases – Friendship and Gratitude.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

-Emily Lupita

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