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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.

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Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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Rainbow Sketch – Growing Wild Plums

Artwork by Emily Lupita

About the “Growing Wild Plums” 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 art project.

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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Lupita Remembers the Old Hay Barn

Artwork by Emily Lupita

About the “Growing Wild Plums” 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 art project.

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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First Painting Finished 1 of 20

I’m excited to have finished the very first painting in my new series. This is “Lupita Canning Corn.”

I remember corn harvest time. My brothers and I would pick the corn and pull off the husks. Mom would boil the corn on the cob in big pots on the wood cook stove. She’d dump the corn into the table and we’d eat all we could manage. The smell and taste of fresh corn (and fresh tomatoes!) was heaven.

 

We had boards with a nail end pointing up through the center. We’d stick the ear of corn onto the nail and cut off the kernels with long knives. Then we’d push the kernels into canning jars and Mom would pressure cook them on the propane stove. We stored the canned corn in a cement block cellar under the house. In the depths of winter, we’d open the glass jars and enjoy the fruit of all our hard work.

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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New “Birds in Boots” Book In Progress

I’ve been working on the concept and sketches for my next book for almost a year now. I’m finally at a point where I have something ready to share…exciting!

Birds in Boots COVER

Yay! Birds in Boots is starting to come together and will feature a whole family of birds all wearing fabulous boots. This is the first book I’ve written specifically for kids and is dedicated to my one-year-old son.

0 Dedication Page

I hope to share more soon as the next pages develop.

Artfully,

~Emily Lupita

Artist, Emily Lupita Studio

Author of  The Artist’s Alphabet and  Wonderful You

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New Book Published – Wonderful You

New Book Published – Wonderful You

I’m happy to share that my new book, Wonderful You, has been published. Hurray! Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy and helped support my artwork.

Books by Emily Lupita

Both of my books are now available in my Etsy Shop and also on Amazon here and here. You can also pick up a copy at The Local Exchange on the Historic Square in Marietta, Georgia.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Big News! New Art Book – Kickstarter in October

Wonderful You! –  A New Book by Emily Lupita

I’ve got big news!

I have a new book full of my Lupita watercolor paintings called, “Wonderful You!” It’s a book of art & encouragement with uplifting quotes and joyful colors to brighten your day.

TITLE Photo 1

I would love for you to consider backing my Kickstarter project during the month of October to help me receive enough pre-orders to afford the first printing of the book. I have copies of the book, postcards, original paintings, and special dedication books available for different pledge amounts.

Please click here to view & support my art book project or visit this link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emilylupitastudio/wonderful-you-a-book-of-art-and-encouragement 

Thank you! I’m so grateful for your support of my Lupita artwork.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 26 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Mod Flower #2

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 26 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Mod Flower #2”

Japanese Irodori Watercolor + Sakura Ink on 100% Cotton Paper – Size 8×10 inches

"Mod Flower #2" by artist Emily Lupita
“Mod Flower #2” by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 26 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 25 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Charlie Bird #1

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 25 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Charlie Bird #1”

Japanese Irodori Watercolor + Sakura Ink on 100% Cotton Paper – Size 5×7 inches

Charlie Bird #1 by artist Emily Lupita
Charlie Bird #1 by artist Emily Lupita

 

This is Week 25 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 24 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Owl with Flowers

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 24 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Owl with Flowers” – Custom illustration for nursery pillows.

Owl with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita
Owl with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 24 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 23 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Fox with Flowers

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 23 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Fox with Flowers” – Custom illustration for a special set of thank you cards.

Fox with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita
Fox with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 23 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 22 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Lupita in Kimono

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 22 at Emily Lupita Studio

Springtime Lupita in Kimono.

Lupita in Kimono by artist Emily Lupita
Lupita in Kimono by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 22 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 21 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Custom Watercolor

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 21 at Emily Lupita Studio

This week I’ve been working on an original watercolor to match my custom illustration design I made during Week 16. The two mediums are so different, and I do love them both. This is the Irodori Japanese watercolor version – you can see how the hues in the color really stand out.

Victorian Stroll Watercolor
Victorian Stroll Watercolor

Even though this event takes place in December I couldn’t resist adding some pink flowers in the background.

This is Week 21 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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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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Week 19 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Lupita in Blue

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 19 at Emily Lupita Studio

A celebration of Spring continues with this week’s painting – Springtime Lupita in Blue.

Springtime Lupita in Blue
Springtime Lupita in Blue by artist Emily Lupita

This is the 19th work of art from my A Year of Flowers  project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 18 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Lupita in Orange

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 18 at Emily Lupita Studio

Spring is here and I’m back to painting classic Lupitas. In this painting, Lupita is enjoying the Springtime air in an orange, yellow, and green dress.

Springtime Lupita in Orange
Springtime Lupita in Orange

This is the 18th work of art from my A Year of Flowers  project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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