My Beautiful Mama – Brain Surgery

My beautiful Mama. She has been my life-long teacher in art. Mom suffered a brain bleed and stroke two weeks ago, and was flown by helicopter for emergency brain surgery. She survived the surgery, but still has swelling on her brain. For now she is still paralyzed on her left side and has a feeding…

New Lupita Painting – The first in about a year

✨ Life is a mystery. People we love get sick and we are overwhelmed with sorrow. Then there are these beautiful moments of joy…where the gorgeous sunrise awakens our spirit and the waves bring us beautiful shells to hold in our hands. We each have our own way of expressing and exploring this duality of…

Art Under Glass

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio It has been an exciting week here in the studio with the launch of my new Art Under Glass jewelry line. The collection is off to a great start with 30 colorful pieces of art encased under glass and set in pendants of different shapes & sizes. My sister-in-law…

New Design: Butterfly #1

“Butterfly #1” ink drawing and color illustration by Emily Lupita. Sending happiness, -Emily Lupita   Website & Blog:  http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com   “All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.” – M.C. Richards   All content © Emily Lupita Studio 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year from Emily Lupita Studio! Sending out wishes for a happy and prosperous new year! I love writing New Year resolutions & this year I decided to create a fun poster to display some of them here in my studio. Sharing here the steps to make one of your own…I’d love to see…

Final Days of my Kickstarter Project

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio The final few days of my Kickstarter project are here! (The project ends on October 31st.)  I’m truly grateful to the 55 amazing people who’ve backed my project so far. I now have 93% of the total pledges needed to fund The Artist’s Alphabet book. Almost there… This has been one…

Week 4 of Kickstarter: The Final Week Begins

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Week 4 of my month-long Kickstarter project begins today.  I had 7 wonderful people back my project in the third week and now have 60% of the total pledges needed to fund my art book project. It has been a joy designing the book pages and receiving such great encouragement &…

Week 3 of Kickstarter: Poster Design & Definition Pages

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Week 3 of my month-long Kickstarter project has started and a huge thank you goes out to the 11 wonderful people who backed my project in the second week.  I now have 47% of the pledges needed to make the book a reality. But I still need to raise more than…

Week 2 of Kickstarter & New Designs

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio I’m entering Week 2 of my month-long Kickstarter project here at Emily Lupita Studio. I’m so grateful to the 13 people who backed my project in its first week & to those who’ve shared the project link with others. It’s exciting to see that I have almost 30% of…

This Week: Finished the Alphabet

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio This week I finished my Artist’s Alphabet series! I’ve been working on the paintings & pairing them up with the letters to create these designs for years now & it is wonderful to see them all together. I’m especially excited start collecting these designs into the book I dreamed…

This Week: Updated “About” Page

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio This week at Emily Lupita Studio I created a few collages to include on my new “About” page here on my blog. It was a joy putting them together & finding the best way to match my paintings with the photos.   To check out my new “About” page,…

This Week: All the Way to “Wonder”

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio This week at Emily Lupita Studio I’m finishing up my designs for my new book, The Artist’s Alphabet. I’ve made it all the way to “W” is for Wonder. This book has been almost a decade in the making & it truly is wonderful to see all the paintings merging…

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio: Artistic Inspiration

Artistic inspiration comes in many forms. This past weekend I went to see the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer at the Atlanta High Museum of Art. I loved being back in the art museum, surrounded by beauty in all its many forms. When I got home, I was looking at the museum’s website…

Q & A: Where Do You Paint?

Where do you paint? My favorite place to paint is next to the window in my studio room in the mornings.  I play uplifting music, open the windows, make a nice tea, and spend some quality time with my colors to start my day. My dogs love it, too, and sit at my feet or…

Q & A: What type of paints do you use?

Q & A: What type of paints do you use? I use a type of watercolor paint called Irodori Antique Japanese Watercolors. They are made in Japan by Holbein. When I was living in Japan I fell in love with the fantastic contrast of patterns and colors in the traditional Japanese textiles used to make…

Lotus by Juana Maria

My mom, Juana Maria Plum, sent me this beautiful painting as a thank you card. It was such a joy to open my mailbox and find this treasure! My mom is a master artist and is the inspiration for my own artwork. She taught me everything I know about color, beauty and form. She paints…