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Lupita Prays – Wild Plums Book

Lupita Prays 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 the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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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 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 generous support of my project.

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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Pear Tree Sketch – 2 of 20 Wild Plums Art Series

When I was a child, we lived on this beautiful hill in rural Iowa. There were two gorgeous pear trees next to the garden overlooking the countryside beyond.

Mom put up a hammock from Mexico. My brothers and I would play and read and take naps out there under the twin pear trees. Our dogs and cats would join us.

Here are a few pictures and a (new!) video of my “Pear Tree” painting still in progress.

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 illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

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Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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New Painting – Lupita and Her Captain 2.0

My newest painting is modeled after a photograph of me holding my son, Charlie. These are a few of the steps I went through to create the painting. I used an Apple Pencil and the software called Procreate. It’s very calming and relaxing for me to paint this way. I love playing with color and texture, with the different layers upon layers.

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Emily Lupita

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My First Amate Bark Painting

I’ve always loved the Mexican traditional art form of Amate Bark Painting. Whenever my Mom and I would travel to her home country of Mexico, we would make a direct line for the fabulous markets where these gorgeous handmade paintings were sold. We’ve collected quite a few between the two of us. ❤

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The scenes are usually of village life, showing weddings, farming, people out shopping, and the amazing natural scenery of Mexico like volcanoes, mountains, cactus plants, and rivers. And, of course, the centerpiece of life – the sun.

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It was my Mom who suggested that I try combining the traditional Amate style with my own Lupita painting style. The Amate style is handmade on tree bark, usually with acrylic paints and ink. In this case, my painting is created by me drawing with an Apple Pencil on my iPad using the design program Procreate.  I left the software frame on these close-ups so you could see a bit of how it works and all the many layers of color involved.

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Two completely different approaches, but in the end, the same bright colors and feeling of celebration and joy. I learned so much making this first painting as far as technique, color, and how to use the vertical space on the page. I felt more connected to my Mexican family and to my Mom while I painted. I’m so glad I took her advice and tried something completely new.

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Emily Lupita

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New Book Published – Wonderful You

New Book Published – Wonderful You

I’m happy to share that my new book, Wonderful You, has been published. Hurray! Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy and helped support my artwork.

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Both of my books are now available in my Etsy Shop and also on Amazon here and here. You can also pick up a copy at The Local Exchange on the Historic Square in Marietta, Georgia.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Big News! New Art Book – Kickstarter in October

Wonderful You! –  A New Book by Emily Lupita

I’ve got big news!

I have a new book full of my Lupita watercolor paintings called, “Wonderful You!” It’s a book of art & encouragement with uplifting quotes and joyful colors to brighten your day.

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I would love for you to consider backing my Kickstarter project during the month of October to help me receive enough pre-orders to afford the first printing of the book. I have copies of the book, postcards, original paintings, and special dedication books available for different pledge amounts.

Please click here to view & support my art book project or visit this link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emilylupitastudio/wonderful-you-a-book-of-art-and-encouragement 

Thank you! I’m so grateful for your support of my Lupita artwork.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 26 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Mod Flower #2

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 26 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Mod Flower #2”

Japanese Irodori Watercolor + Sakura Ink on 100% Cotton Paper – Size 8×10 inches

"Mod Flower #2" by artist Emily Lupita
“Mod Flower #2” by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 26 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 25 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Charlie Bird #1

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 25 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Charlie Bird #1”

Japanese Irodori Watercolor + Sakura Ink on 100% Cotton Paper – Size 5×7 inches

Charlie Bird #1 by artist Emily Lupita
Charlie Bird #1 by artist Emily Lupita

 

This is Week 25 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 24 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Owl with Flowers

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 24 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Owl with Flowers” – Custom illustration for nursery pillows.

Owl with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita
Owl with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 24 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 23 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Fox with Flowers

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 23 at Emily Lupita Studio

“Fox with Flowers” – Custom illustration for a special set of thank you cards.

Fox with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita
Fox with Flowers by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 23 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 22 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Lupita in Kimono

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 22 at Emily Lupita Studio

Springtime Lupita in Kimono.

Lupita in Kimono by artist Emily Lupita
Lupita in Kimono by artist Emily Lupita

This is Week 22 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 21 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Custom Watercolor

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 21 at Emily Lupita Studio

This week I’ve been working on an original watercolor to match my custom illustration design I made during Week 16. The two mediums are so different, and I do love them both. This is the Irodori Japanese watercolor version – you can see how the hues in the color really stand out.

Victorian Stroll Watercolor
Victorian Stroll Watercolor

Even though this event takes place in December I couldn’t resist adding some pink flowers in the background.

This is Week 21 of my A Year of Flowers art project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 20 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Big Chicken

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 20 at Emily Lupita Studio

The Big Chicken is a famous local landmark here in Marietta, Georgia. This week I drew my version of this charming giant chicken-shaped building surrounded by blooming Spring flowers.

Springtime Big Chicken by artist Emily Lupita
Springtime Big Chicken by artist Emily Lupita

The original watercolor & ink painting is now hanging in the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic up on the Historic Marietta Square. Art Walks are the first Friday of every month all summer long and a great chance to stop by and see the famous chicken in person.

Big Chicken Marietta by artist Emily Lupita at the MSAA Gallery
Big Chicken Marietta by artist Emily Lupita at the MSAA Gallery

This is the 20th work of art from my A Year of Flowers  project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 19 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Lupita in Blue

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 19 at Emily Lupita Studio

A celebration of Spring continues with this week’s painting – Springtime Lupita in Blue.

Springtime Lupita in Blue
Springtime Lupita in Blue by artist Emily Lupita

This is the 19th work of art from my A Year of Flowers  project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 18 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Springtime Lupita in Orange

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 18 at Emily Lupita Studio

Spring is here and I’m back to painting classic Lupitas. In this painting, Lupita is enjoying the Springtime air in an orange, yellow, and green dress.

Springtime Lupita in Orange
Springtime Lupita in Orange

This is the 18th work of art from my A Year of Flowers  project.

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 17 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Lupita Illustration

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 17 at Emily Lupita Studio

For Week 17 of my A Year of Flowers art project I thought I’d try an illustrated version of my Lupita with Flowers in Her Hair design. Here she is!

Lupita with Flowers in Her Hair
Lupita with Flowers in Her Hair by artist Emily Lupita

We’ll see where this experimenting all leads…exciting!

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 16 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – Custom Illustration

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 16 at Emily Lupita Studio

Week 16 of my A Year of Flowers art project brings me to illustration artwork – which I also love to do – in addition to my watercolor paintings. There happen to be 6 flowers in this design…can you find them all?

Victorian Stroll Albia Iowa
Victorian Stroll – Albia, Iowa

I’m creating a few different versions of this design as options to be considered for a special annual event happening in December.

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It’s been so fun creating this!

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 15 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Lupita with Yellow Roses in Her Hair”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 15 at Emily Lupita Studio

This is Week 15 of my A Year of Flowers art project. I made another sister for my Lupitas…and now there are three!

3 Flower Sisters
3 Flower Sisters

This newest painting is “Lupita with Yellow Roses in Her Hair” and I love how sweet and happy she looks. The beautiful red roses sparkle, but it is her eyes that really shine.

Week 15 - A Year of Flowers 2015
Week 15 – A Year of Flowers 2015

[ Art prints & cards of this design are now available here in my online art shop.]

May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Week 14 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Lupita with Daisies in Her Hair”

A Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 14 at Emily Lupita Studio

This is Week 14 of my A Year of Flowers art project. This week I made a sister for my Week 13 Lupita.

I just keep looking at these two lovely ladies. Wow, they are something really new and exciting for me as an artist.

Flower Sisters - A Year of Flowers
Flower Sisters – A Year of Flowers

This newest painting is “Lupita with Daisies in Her Hair” and I love the expression on her face. Is she thinking of a long, faraway love? Is she about to laugh? Or cry? I don’t know…it’s a mystery and that’s what I like.

Week 14 - A Year of Flowers
Week 14 – A Year of Flowers

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May your garden be full of flowers,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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