Friday, May 10, 2024

Summer Garden


Oil on panel, $250
12" x 12"

With the sun sky-high, glaring into our eyes,
new grass growing, ponds beckoning,
this piece just says "summer" to me.

Let me know if interested in this piece:

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Rock Wall


Acrylic on Heavy Watercolor Paper, 6" x 6"
$75

Lately I've been exploring the palette of
light ultramarine blue, yellow oxide, pyrrole red,
titanium white, and blue Stabilo pencil.
Applying paint in shapes that seem to form themselves,
adding some transparency for depth,
providing a pathway via the white areas - 
mostly this happens intuitively. 
Sometimes I have to study and ask if it's finished.
Mostly I just have fun playing with paint 
and feeling happy when the outcome looks pleasing.

amy.whitehouse@me.com

 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Take Time to Play


Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"

Blues and Greens go so well together, don't they?
This painting depicts a playful attitude - at least
that's what I was going for!

In our American culture, we reward achievement
which is a good thing. But not the only thing.
Play is important for all ages.
And I hope this painting gives the viewer
a reminder to do something just for the fun of it,
and feel the freedom of doing so.

Available for purchase:



 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Serenity


"Serenity"
Oil on Canvas, 20" x 16" $700

I don't really like to name my abstract paintings
because I hesitate to give a viewer
a prejudice as to what it signifies.
My hope is that each individual
will respond to abstract work
in his or her own individual way.

Having said that, I do believe
that this painting is serene.

Please contact me to purchase this one:



 

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Celebrate


Oil, $600
12" x 12"

I felt like celebrating as this painting came together.
One of my goals in painting is to express joy.
I feel like I succeeded with this one.

Please let me know if you're interested in this one:




 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Coastal Storm, Abstract Seascape


Oil, 12" x 12" $600

I wanted to capture the motion and feeling
of what's happening in the ocean
during a storm. 
I love storms, by the way.
So, I used large brushes to give a sense
of the large wave shape,
and added orange elements
to indicate the sealife
under the water.

LMK if interested:

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Mini Beach Abstract

 


Oil on Arches Oil Paper, $150
6" x 7.5"

This started as a strictly abstract strata-composition
painting,
and morphed into a semi-abstract one.
It takes me to my favorite beach in South Carolina.
I hope it transports you somewhere you love, too.

Please contact me to purchase:

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Grounded


Oil on Canvas Panel
16" x 20"
$700

I started painting this one while we were
still living in a rental house.
We made the big move to
our own home (YAY)
and I finished the painting there.
It's interesting to see some 
recent life struggles
as well as recent joys 
in this work.
Amazing how our artwork
can mirror what's happening
in our personal lives.

Please contact me for purchase details:



 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

On the Grid

 


Oil, 12" x 16"

As an abstract, this painting can be hung
in any of four orientations.
I enjoy taking an old painting 
and choosing a "background" color, 
such as this blue-green gray,
and painting the negative space
to make an irregular grid.


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Coastal Vibes


Oil, 16" x 16" $600

Bridging abstraction with realism,
this was just fun to create and ponder.
Where is this magical place?
Have I been there,
or is it in my future?
Or only in my imagination, perhaps.

Please contact me for purchasing information:

 

Summer Garden

Oil on panel, $250 12" x 12" With the sun sky-high, glaring into our eyes, new grass growing, ponds beckoning, this piece just say...