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…

Week 10 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Aqua Vase Flowers”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 10 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 10 of my A Year of Flowers art project. I’m 10 weeks into my yearly project and am celebrating with this giant bouquet of flowers! The opera & turquoise really shine with their happy, bright contrast. I used Sakura ink & antique Irodori Japanese…

Week 8 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Coral Vase Flowers”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 8 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 8 of my A Year of Flowers art project. I’m having so much fun painting flowers in vases. This is my second one and I’m really enjoying the color combinations – how the colors play between the flowers and the vase. I used…

Week 7 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Blue Vase Flowers”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 7 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 7 of my A Year of Flowers art project. This week’s painting is my first one of flowers in a vase. I loved having two areas to design – the flowers and the vase. I used Sakura ink & antique Irodori Japanese watercolors…

Week 6 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Rainbow Spring”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 6 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 6 of my A Year of Flowers art project. This week’s painting turned out to be one of my favorites! I love the stripes and the way the flowers look like they’re dancing. I used Sakura ink & antique Irodori Japanese watercolors to paint…

Week 5 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Rainbow Blossoms”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 5 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 5 of my A Year of Flowers art project. This week’s painting is really full and bursting with color. I used Sakura ink & antique Irodori Japanese watercolors to paint the these bright flowers (above), then added a  background of handmade Japanese paper (below) to…

Week 4 – A Year of Flowers 2015

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 4 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 4 of my A Year of Flowers art project. This week’s painting is calm and soothing with lots of greens and purple. I used Sakura ink & antique Irodori Japanese watercolors to paint the calla lilies (above), then added a  background of handmade Japanese paper…

Two Birds – Week 3 – A Year of Flowers

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 3 at Emily Lupita Studio It’s Week 3 of my A Year of Flowers art project. This week I painted two birds sitting on a lovely tree branch in Spring. I used Sakura ink & antique Irodori Japanese watercolors to paint the flowering tree and birds (above), then added a  background…