New Art Book Project Accepted By Kickstarter!

New Art Book Project Accepted by Kickstarter: I’m excited to share with you that my new art book project, The Artist’s Alphabet, has just been approved for a Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign! A special Kickstarter website will run until October 31, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern. The official launch is October 1st, but I wanted to give the wonderful…

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…

New Painting: “Lupita Aya Sofya”

New Painting: “Lupita Aya Sofya” “Lupita Aya Sofya” has been months in the making and it gives me such joy to see it all finished. This painting features three sets of color combinations, more than my usual two, making it extra bright. I also added a layer of shimmery gold to each color in the…

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…

Peony by Juana Maria

This beautiful peony painting is by my mother, Juana Maria Plum. It is part of a series she is working on now where she creates flowers on watercolor cards and sends them off in the mail to brighten people’s day. This one arrived and brought so much light into my house! I love the sturdy…

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…

New Gallery & Artwork Shop

I have a new online gallery…hurray! Creating it has been a true labor of love for some time now, so I’m delighted to see it this morning fully up and running. There are still several paintings and a few collections I need to add to it, but I’m excited with how it has turned out…

Weekly Gratitude: The Artist’s Alphabet: G is for Gratitude

I’ve paired my Artist Alphabet “G is for Gratitude” design with this quote I love that I think does justice to the definition of gratitude: “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton What is your definition of gratitude? Do you have any great gratitude quotes you’d like to share?

Painting: Lupezilla The Broken Hearted Monster

I’d like to introduce you to my Lupita Monsters series. This character’s name is Lupezilla  and she represents the fun, exciting & emotional side of Lupita.  The sentiment of this painting is, “Even though she is broken hearted, Lupezilla still insists on singing.” I was inspired to start painting Lupezilla after spending some time in…

New Painting: Aya Sofya Lupita

I have a new painting coming to life on my easel this morning. It is always exciting to see the emergence of a new design. Right now I’m trying to decide the colors to use on the robe and if I should add some sort of stars, flowers or maybe stripes. I’m also debating whether…

Meditation Monday

        “I relinquish all regrets, grievances, and resentments and choose the miracle.” – Deepak Chopra

Introducing Lupita Portraits: Juanita in a Blue Dress

Introducing a new series of paintings I’ve named “Lupita Portraits.” These are paintings I’ve been making on 8 x 10 Canson watercolor art board of women with wings, portrait style. This painting is “Juanita in a Blue Dress” and is an homage to my beautiful mother, Juana Maria. Those of you who haven gotten to…