Second Painting Finished

I’m so happy to have finished the second painting in my new Iowa Childhood series. Here I am with my brothers and our dogs and cat in the hammock under our twin pear trees. ūüćź ūüĆ≥ ūüĆ≥ ūüćź About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in…

Art Grant for New Book Project

It’s an exciting day! I’ve received a Community Art Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The grant is to create my newest children’s book – about growing up off the grid in rural Iowa. I’m filled with gratitude to have this opportunity. The book will have a series of…

Week 11 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Modern Trees”

A¬†Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 11 at Emily Lupita Studio I feel like this is a good time to take a look at where I’ve traveled so far this year with¬†my A Year of Flowers art project.¬†These are the first 10 paintings I’ve made during the first 10 weeks of 2015. My Week 11…

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 9 – A Year of Flowers 2015 – “Guadalupe Vase Flowers #1”

A¬†Year of Flowers 2015 – Week 9 at Emily Lupita Studio Week 9 of my A Year of Flowers art project. I’ve missed painting my Guadalupes! With a whole year of flowers ahead of me, I needed to find a way to incorporate Lupita into the design. I’m thinking this is my first artistic “breakthrough”…

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…

Tulips – Week 2 – A Year of Flowers

Tulips – Week 2 – A¬†Year of Flowers at Emily Lupita Studio Week 2 of my A Year of Flowers art project. Tulips in a rainbow of colors. I used ink & antique Irodori Japanese watercolors to paint the tulips (above), then¬†added a ¬†background of handmade Japanese paper (below) to create a wild tulip garden…

2015 – The Year of Flowers

2015 – A¬†Year of Flowers – This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Happy New Year! I love¬†New Year’s Day. This is a wonderful time to reflect on our journey¬†and look forward to the coming year.¬†My New Year’s¬†resolution for my artwork this year is to keep¬†my heart open to the awesome possibilities and opportunities that await…