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….

Almost there! 17 paintings finished

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…

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…

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…

Sledding Hill – painting redo

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…

Wild Plums – Rainbow

Lupita & Mavi Encounter a Rainbow“Growing Wild Plums” series 2020By 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…

Rainbow Sketch – Growing Wild Plums

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…

Lupita Remembers the Old Hay Barn

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…

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…

First Painting Finished 1 of 20

My newest painting is finished. On my blog post, I tell the story of canning corn as a little girl growing up in rural Iowa.

Happy Holidays! Book Signing & Big News

Happy Holidays! Book Signing & Big News- This Week at Emily Lupita Studio One of my favorite things is attending book signing events where I get to meet with people and talk about art, writing, and creativity. These are some of my favorite photos from my recent book signing event at the MSAA Gallery on the…

Handmade Holiday Gifts – Order by Dec. 15th for Christmas Delivery

Handmade Holiday Gifts – Order by December 15th for Christmas Delivery – This Week at Emily Lupita Studio I love making handmade art, especially this time of year. The festive preparations for the holiday season give me so much inspiration. The Christmas tree is up and the beautiful handmade wreaths my mother made us are…

New Prints & Cards for Small Business Saturday ~ Free Shipping

View from my Art Desk – New Prints & Cards for Small Business Saturday ~ Free Shipping  I’ve been working so hard over the past few weeks in the hopes of reaching my goal to have 100 artwork items up in my online holiday shop. I’m delighted to have met that goal today, just in time for Small…

Guadalupe Christmas Paintings ~ Early Bird Sale until Dec. 1st

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – Christmas Paintings ~ Early Bird Sale until Dec. 1st This week I’m so happy to have finished a new collection of Guadalupe paintings. These paintings are a series of four Irodori Japanese Watercolor and Sakura Ink originals with bright, festive colors. [Click on the photos to see more views of each painting…

Turkish Art Pendants – Friends & Family First Pick by Thursday

The View from my Art Desk – Turkish Art Pendants – Friends & Family First Pick – Reserve by Thursday The view of my art desk this week is filled with bright colors from my new collection of Turkish artwork pendants. They will be up in my online shop for just a few days…until Thursday evening, November 20th. The…

New Holiday Cards – Early Bird Sale

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – New Holiday Cards – Early Bird Sale I’ve just finished designing a new collection of cards for this year’s holiday season. They’re all part of an Early Bird Sale going on in my art shop until December 01st. The new collection includes my “Believe” series featuring designs of my…

Lupita Christmas Tree Ornaments

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – Lupita Christmas Tree Ornaments I’m delighted to introduce to you my new art project…Lupita Christmas Ornaments! For the last several years, I have been experimenting with how to create Christmas tree ornaments from my Lupita artwork. With the help of my mother’s artistic vision and encouragement, I have tried…