Lupita and the Owl

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, artist Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita and the Giant Hummingbird

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita Holds A Whippoorwill

This is the second painting of twenty in my new artwork series, “Lupita Dreams 2070.” This painting comes from a special memory of holding a whippoorwill early in the morning out in our field. She was exhausted from singing all night and I protected her until she got enough strength back to fly away. I…

Chickens – Childhood Series 2020

Lupita and Her Chickens 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…

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! 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…

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…

Evolution of an Owl

The View From My Art Desk I’m working on a new series of owl paintings. I wanted to share the evolution of how I develop a painting. First I sketch out the basic ink drawing several times to get the design I’m envisioning in my mind. I use sketch paper and go through piles & piles! Then…

Travelogue Thursday: Once You Have Traveled

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” -Pat Conroy This quote really struck me the first time I read it. I imagine I’ve read it again a hundred times since then. I find…