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Week 20 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Big Chicken

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 20 at Emily Lupita Studio

The Big Chicken is a famous local landmark here in Marietta, Georgia. This week I drew my version of this charming giant chicken-shaped building surrounded by blooming Spring flowers.

Springtime Big Chicken by artist Emily Lupita
Springtime Big Chicken by artist Emily Lupita

The original watercolor & ink painting is now hanging in the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic up on the Historic Marietta Square. Art Walks are the first Friday of every month all summer long and a great chance to stop by and see the famous chicken in person.

Big Chicken Marietta by artist Emily Lupita at the MSAA Gallery
Big Chicken Marietta by artist Emily Lupita at the MSAA Gallery

This is the 20th work of art from my A Year of Flowers  project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~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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“Lupita World” Art Series

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – The View From my Art Desk:

I have a new set of watercolor paintings rolling out…I’m calling it the “Lupita World” Art Series.

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Lupita Hugs the World

The series is made up of 15 paintings – all featuring my Lupita world & made with extra bright Irodori antique palette watercolors.

 

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Lupita Gives the Gift of Peace

My idea with this series was to create a group of paintings that all have a similar feeling and energy about them, focusing in on one design aspect (the globe), while still maintaining a sense of individual uniqueness.

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Lupita Hugs the World

As I progressed, somewhere around my 7th or 8th painting, the process became more like meditation for me.

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Lupita Hugs the World – Stars

 

By repeating the design, I gained confidence that I knew how to draw it – really knew it (especially around my 11th & 12th painting) and that freed me to think more creatively about the designs inside the kimonos.

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Lupita Hugs the World – Moon

 

And I started experimenting more with color, resulting in my very first “golden” Lupita. The combination of gold, browns, and a pale antique blue…I had never tried it before & I ended up just falling in love with it.

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Lupita Golden Globes

 

The original paintings in this series will be showing at the MSAA Gallery until the end of August. Stop by to see them displayed in matching white gallery frames – they look so wonderful all together on the wall.

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You can shop for an original custom made painting from this collection, plus many more art prints and cards in my online Art Shop.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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“Lady with Fruit in Her Hair” – sold at the gallery to a wonderful lady for her office
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MSAA Gallery Grand Opening – Photos

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio: MSAA Gallery Grand Opening

Sending out a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the MSAA Gallery grand opening event. And also to those who sent their support to me with wonderful notes through email & Facebook for the big day.

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Your good wishes and encouragement filled me with happiness and I wanted to share a few photos of the event here – I think my joyous smile says it all.

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I especially loved sharing my artwork with two of my youngest ( and cutest! ) visitors.

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It was so fun watching them contemplate the bright colors of my paintings.

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Thank you to Marion & Milan, Martha & Patty, and everyone at the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic Gallery for an amazing day!

 

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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“Pink Flower” – sold to a lovely couple at the grand opening
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MSAA Gallery Grand Opening – June 22

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Next Sunday, June 22,  the new gallery where I have my watercolor paintings on display, the MSAA Gallery, will be having its Grand Opening event. If you are in the Atlanta area, please stop on by anytime between 1-7 pm to meet the artists and check out the wonderful art that our talented group of local artists has to offer.

The artists with work in the grand opening event include Ann Miltiades, Dell Ard, Emily Lupita, Frank Buckner, Gwen Waters, Jill Sinclair, Kathy McCullen, Kristi Fleming Poole, Sarah Mantel, and more.

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I was excited to see the press releases I wrote for the Grand Opening now up online in the Marietta Daily Journal,  The BrightSide Newspaper (page 5), and Marietta News Events . Thank you to these publications for featuring our event!

Also coming up later this summer:

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Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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Summertime at the Studio

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio

Summer has arrived here in Georgia and it is off to a wonderful, busy start. I’ve been enjoying the process of getting my paintings all up on display at the MSAA Gallery – adding to the collection, meeting & learning more about my fellow artists, and spending time at the gallery.

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I am delighted to have sold two original paintings so far from my collection at the gallery.  The first was this “Teach Love” quote surrounded by a flower of hearts. Thank you to the beautiful couple who bought this painting – your kindness and encouragement this summer have meant the world to me!

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The second painting that sold was “Lupita Travels the World” where my Lupita character flies over the globe in a blue dress. I don’t know who purchased it, but if you happen to read this blog one day…thank you! 🙂

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My busy and wonderful start of summertime also included my first book signing event for The Artist’s Alphabet. It was part of the Awakened Spirit Expo that took place at the Cobb Galleria last weekend. I want to send out a special thank you to Sherry at  Forever and A Day for inviting me to be a part of this amazing event and encouraging me to embrace the quote, “Live the Life You’ve Imagined.”

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~Emily Lupita

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A Family Day of Art, Music & Culture

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio

I had a wonderful surprise this week – my family came to visit! My Uncle Gabe, Tía Maria, and cousins Zach & Jacob Gutierrez came to town. We went to see my artwork on display at the MSAA Gallery and I was so happy to share this special space with them.

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We also had a nice time looking at all the beautiful things in The Local Exchange boutique downstairs from the MSAA Gallery. Here we’re checking out some of my art prints &  jewelry for sale in the store. I had fun explaining the process for how I create my artwork jewelry from my paintings & also how I make my handmade glass beads in the flame.

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It was a joy having them in town and being able to show them my artwork. Afterwards we went to my cousins’ percussion competition in Atlanta, attended an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert, and had fabulous Thai food. It was a wonderful family day full of art, music & culture.

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Zach, Alper, Emily Lupita, Tía Maria, Jacob, Uncle Gabe

 

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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