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….

Lupita Books

It’s exciting to share that I now have all three of my art books available in my little art shop. My newest, A Childhood in Nature, just arrived and I love the bright colors. Here’s a close-up of the new cover. I love Lupita’s pink glasses! Sending love and light, Emily Lupita http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

New Book: A Childhood in Nature

Thank you to my family, friends, and supporters for encouraging me through a difficult season with my health. I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much better and have some exciting artwork news to share. My newest book is finished and the final proof arrived this weekend. Yay! In October of 2019, I received an…

Lupita Under A Plum Tree

Final Painting This is the 20th painting in my series of 20 paintings about my childhood growing up in rural Iowa. This final painting is an homage to a painting by Torii Kiyomasu II (ca. 1750-1760). I was living and working in rural Japan when I started painting in a serious, dedicated way. And my…

Lupita Dreams of Wings

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…

Lupita Among the Wildflowers

#18 in the series. Inspired by the Tom Petty song, “Wildflowers.” 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…

Lupita Under the Weeping Willow

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…

Lupita Discovers Her Calling – Childhood Book 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 the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your…

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…

Lupita Puppy Love – Wild Plums Book

“Lupita Puppy Love” by Emily Lupita Wild Plums Book Series 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 the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa…

Lupita Examines Her Childhood

Wild Plums Book painting #12 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 –…

Wild Plums Book – Painting #11

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…

Canning Corn Painting

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi Canning CornBy 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 the illustrations for the…

Wild Plums Book – Hammock

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi by the Hammock Under the Pear Trees.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…

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…

Growing Wild Plums – Barn Clouds Drawing

This painting has stayed in my mind and worked itself out over some time. I’ve been trying different designs to combine my Lupita paintings with my childhood memories. This one felt different as soon as I drew it. I’m excited! About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up…

Des Moines Botanical Garden

This is one of my favorites! It’s a beautiful memory I have of going to the Des Moines Botanical Garden when I was little. We didn’t go very many places, so this was a real treat. The big glass dome filled with incredible plants and flowers was like a wonderland. I think part of my…

Sledding on the Hill – Childhood Book

This painting makes me smile. We had some good times sledding out there on the hill in the depths of winter. I wanted to show how completely empty and stark the landscape could look in winter. Yet there we were out in the middle of the emptiness having a fantastic time. Our dogs were experts…