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Sunflower Alive Abstracted Floral Acrylic Painting by Amy Whitehouse

This 16" x 20" acrylic floral on stretched canvas is not brand new, but one of my favorites. With the crazy holiday season I have not had a chance to do much painting - which makes me crabby and anxious - but I hope soon to have some new work to post. Thanks so much for taking a look. $500

Christmas Tree Ornaments Oil Still Life

10"x10"1-1/2" Oil Still Life of Christmas Tree Ornaments, $175
I don't know what I've been doing, but it's been awhile since I've spent time in my studio. Finally today I was able to paint and it felt great! Thanks for taking a look!

Blooming Cactus Oil Landscape Painting By Amy Whitehouse

10"x10"x1-1/2" Oil Painting fresh off the easel, one of my favorite subjects since moving to the desert 15 years ago. $160

Desert In Bloom Oil Painting Southwest Scene by Amy Whitehouse

36" x 48" Oil Painting On Stretched Canvas of Blooming Desert, $400

Good Boy Oil Painting of Dog

Some day we might have one of this breed. Wiemaraner (sp?) Anyway, commissions are welcome after the first of the year - of your pet, not so much of you.

Autumn Landscape Oil Painting By Amy Whitehouse

This 10" x 20" Oil on Panel was inspired by a landscape painting by Thomas Griffin. I love the complimentary blues and oranges and hope to learn more about landscape painting. $175

Square Pumpkin Oil Still Life

10" x 10" x 1-1/2" Oil on Stretched Canvas
Someone said the other day, "You sure have been painting a lot of pumpkins." I KNOW, RIGHT?

Piano Fantasy Acrylic Painting

36" x 48"x1-1/2" Contemporary Cheery Musical Acrylic
This is a large glittery happy painting. Loads of fun.

Best of the Crop Acrylic Still Life

This small still life was inspired by yummy pears that I had to capture so I could eat them too. 6" x 8" Acrylic, $95
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Sparkling Pumpkin Acrylic Still Life

6" x 8" Acrylic Painting on Panel, $35
This little fall painting has gold mica flake and a sprinkling of glitter; cheery and unexpected colors. Needs home.

More Fairy Tales Acrylic Still Life With Pumpkins

9"x12" Acrylic Still Life With Fairy Tale Pumpkins, $50
Having been asked to display more affordable artwork I am currently posting several pumpkin paintings with a fantasy flair. Some of them have glitter!!

Party Pumpkin Acrylic Still Life With Attitude


Coronado Island Oil Plein Aire Painting By Amy Whitehouse

6" x 8" Oil Painting of Coronado Island, $95
This is an older painting from a wonderful vacation a couple of years ago. It is professionally custom framed, ready to hang. If you're a fan of this beautiful spot, this little painting will bring good memories.

Fall Leaves and Pumpkin Acrylic Textured Still Life

11"x14" Acrylic Textural Layered Still Life, $300
This was a blast thanks to my friend Amy Tuso, a talented artist with a generous heart.

Mama Bird

Seeing a photo in a magazine I was inspired to try something different. This little mama reminds me of the nest made each spring in the ficus tree at our front door. This 9"x12" oil painting is still wet but nevertheless is for sale; $125

Oak Creek Canyon II Plein Aire Acrylic Landscape

6" x 8" Acrylic Plein Aire Landscape painted on location, $95

Fairy Tale Pumpkin

6"x8" acrylic still life; inspired by REAL Fairy Tale Pumpkins at Sprouts! $95

Sea Shell Oil Still Life

I believe I found this shell in Emerald Isle, NC about 35 years ago, on a vacation with college friends Courtney, J.B., Cindy....Anyway this little 6" x 8" oil painting is one of my favorites, but I'm willing to part with it for the big bucks ($125). Thanks for viewing!

Oak Creek Canyon Plein Aire Acrylic Landscape

Yesterday I had the opportunity to paint in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona. It's been a long while since I painted "plein aire" (outside) and was reminded why I don't do it more often - bugs, wind blowing off painting, no flat surfaces in which to set my materials, etc. But it was definitely a good lesson in landscapes: they're hard! And God's creation is infinitely awesome.

We Three Pineapples Oil Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

6"x12" Oil Painting of Pineapples
These pineapples look like they are towering over the viewer and are majestic, hence the title. Contemporary Style With Warm and Soothing Colors, this little painting would look great in a frame or unframed on a small easel. $150

Desert Baby Oil Southwest Lanscape with Blooming Cactus By Amy Whitehouse

This little 10" x 10" x 1" oil painting is my favorite in a long time. I hate going through periods of feeling like I cannot make a piece of art I'm satisfied with. Sure hope I've entered a new phase! It's hardly every easy, I don't know why I think it will be someday. Kind of like thinking life will get easier - where did I come up with that one?

Mod Tulips Oil Still Life

8"x10" Contemporary Tulips with a mod 60's look

5 Red Bells Acrylic Square Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

Contemporary Still Life on Stretched Canvas with finished 1-1/2" sides, $175

Autumn Fruit Oil Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

8"x10" Oil Still Life With Pumpkin, $175
This traditional interpretation of the pumpkin is framed in a lovely black with gold fillet frame. I am equally happy with this one and enjoy the contrast in style and expression.

Tiny Pumpkin Acrylic Autumn Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

5"x7" Contemporary Still Life With Pumpkin, $150
This is a fresh, lively interpretation of the season's favorite vegetable and decorative ornament. It looks darling on a small easel, which I can include for $20. It was fun to paint and I was thrilled with the result.

Crayon Flowers II Oil Painting By Amy Whitehouse

12" x 16" Oil Still Life With Peonies, $150
Contact Amy at should you like to purchase this bright and contemporary original still life on stretched canvas. I've been doing a lot of teaching lately and trying to make time to paint my own canvases. All good. Praise the Lord.

The Trees Will Clap Their Hands Acrylic and Mixed Media


Party Shoes Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

Trying something different today both with subject and materials. This 4" x 6" acrylic painting on watercolor paper was one of several "warm-ups". My very talented artist friend Rebecca liked this one best. Thanks for painting with me today, Rebecca; sooo fun.

Apple Anxiety Acrylic Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

8"x16" Contemporary Still Life
This painting was inspired by Cezanne's famous "Five Apples" painting which I had the privilege to view Friday at the Phoenix Art Museum. We are fortunate to have such a marvelous art museum in our backyard. Highly recommended.

Blooming Cactus Oil And Acrylic Landscape Painting By Amy Whitehouse

20"x20" Southwestern Landscape Original Painting
Clear Tar Gel, Oil Paints, Acrylic Paints, Palette Knife, Brushes, Pouring Techniques; Stretched Canvas 1-1/2" sides painted, ready to hang. Looking for a home. Thanks for stopping by to check out my art. It was a great day; had lunch with 4 special friends and sold two paintings this evening. Time to get ready for my classes tomorrow!

Practice Hospitality Still Life Painting

8"x10" Oil Still Life
Pineapples and palm trees never get boring to me - perfect subjects to convey traditionally and abstractly.

Desert Majesty Southwestern Landscape Oil By Amy Whitehouse

This 30" x 40" Oil Painting is on a heavy-duty stretched canvas with finished and painted sides. It would love to have a new home! Let me know if you want to see how it looks in your house. And thanks for stopping by once again; I appreciate it deeply.

Northern AZ Cow

8"x10" Oil Painting Landscape With Cattle

Trees Will Clap Their Hands Mixed Media Painting

35"x48" Mixed Media Landscape Painting By Amy Whitehouse
To purchase please contact Amy at
After several weeks and many layers of paint, handmade papers, pieces of music, and tiny leaves, I finally finished this painting. Thanks for taking a look.

Sedona Cabin Oil Landscape By Amy Whitehouse

This little painting was done en plein aire (fancy was to say "outside") in Sedona at The Garlands 2 falls ago. I didn't get to paint today, I missed it greatly, hope to get in my studio tomorrow. It's been a couple of years since we've been to Sedona and I love this time of year up there. Faith is playing her cello in the next room and it's such a treat. She began playing in the church orchestra today and I'm so happy about that.

Maui Palms Acrylic Landscape By Amy Whitehouse

8"x10" Acrylic Landscape with Palm Trees, $125
Lots of teaching today which is so exciting for me. I LOVE to see people discover new ways to work with art materials. All boys today, each one a fine young man. Anyway this little piece is another one done with negative painting which continues to hold my interest. The bold colors seem to come naturally even though I like viewing more neutral paintings by other artists. Thanks for stopping by!

Man in Canoe Watercolor By Amy Whitehouse

12"x16" Watercolor Landscape, $75
I've been trying to teach myself how to paint in watercolor off and on for years. Today I tried a "poured" watercolor method for all parts except the figure and the canoe. I also taught 2 painting classes today so I had a good day. PLUS the temps got under 90 degrees - So exciting!!

#4 Sunflower series Acrylic Painting By Amy Whitehouse

6"x8" Acrylic Floral, $150


This painting is 11" x 14", in oil and was done in a dream-like state with no preconceived ideas of what the picture would be. I guess I have a fond affection for palms.
Yesterday my friend Jean treated me to a lovely morning: she made delicious blueberry pancakes and served on elegant china, had gifts for me to open, then took me out for a pedicure. AND thanked me for MY friendship! I am greatly blessed.

Minnesota Days Oil Landscape By Amy Whitehouse

24"x30"x1-1/2"This painting is a made-up place and could be anywhere; for some reason it reminds me of Minnesota and a friend agreed, hence the title. So I am really thankful to be home tonight with my family; what a day I had: started with me needing to kill a scorpion (red) in Katie's room, cried in church because the message was too relevant, and climaxed at Trader Joe's where I happily shopped until it was time to look for my keys. Yep, I had locked the keys in the car AND LEFT THE ENGINE RUNNING. Talk about frazzled. AAA saved me and the rest of the day was great.

Practice Hospitality II Acrylic Painting By Amy Whitehouse

12"x16" Acrylic Still Life With Fruit
I enjoy doing loose, spontaneous, broad stroke paintings. I also added some shading with a paint pen; never tire of mixing media. Finished this a couple of days ago, or was it yesterday? Got a lot accomplished yesterday, so made up for it today. It's all about balance, right?

Grandmother's Roses Oil And Acrylic Painting

This little painting was finished today just before I began teaching a watercolor class to some lovely young women. For all you Phoenicians, I know it's no big deal, but at 5:25 it was 108 degrees, by 7:25 it had cooled down to 102. WOW. Is there a poem about "Come forth now Autumn"? Maybe I'll write one, I might just be hot enough to be inspired. Air conditioning is one of the best inventions ever. Back to the painting: breaking a cardinal rule, this one has oil AND acrylic paint. I love breaking rules. $150

Pears On Violet Still Life Oil Painting

11" x 14" Oil Still Life Painting Of Pears, $175
To purchase please contact Amy at
I've been working on a large mixed media commission around home-schooling and teaching painting and piano lessons. Hope to post a picture of it this week.

Miami Beach IV Acrylic Painting By Amy Whitehouse

30"x30"x1-1/2" Palm Tree Landscape on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, $500
This past week I haven't painted much and it's making me crabby! Hope to finish a large commissioned piece tomorrow and be able to post it. An ambitious concept as I have a ways to go with it. Will begin teaching my art students soon and look forward to that so much. Thanks for taking a look. Some have asked how to get my blog daily automatically in their e-mail: I have no idea, but if anyone does I'd appreciate your help.

Florida View Mixed Media Painting By Amy Whitehouse

16" x 20" Beach Scene - $475
This is a painting done from memories of Atlantic Beach, FL, just north of Jax Beach. Now that I'm posting it, I see something I want to change (of course). Anyhow, this is a great beach with gorgeous homes and I'm there til it cools off here. (In my mind.)

Tulips And Teapot Mixed Media By Amy Whitehouse

I've been doing painting in my dreams for some time now; maybe I need to think more about what I'm doing? Anyway, was fortunate to paint with a fellow artist today and thank God for the encouragement given. Will start teaching four (!) painting classes each week soon and am apprehensive about keeping up with everything. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking a look...

Cabo II

This little 6" x 8" oil painting was painted from a view in an upper level condo in Cabo. I painted it with brushes and palette knife and wish I could go back to do Cabo III en plein aire. $125

Elegance - Oil Floral Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

This 11" x 14" Oil Painting has a contemporary but stately demeanor. It's been a challenge to paint the past few days; maybe I just need some autumn air? Also, trying to design a couple of large commissions. Seeking inspiration.

Red Bell Pepper Oil Still Life By Amy Whitehouse

5"x5"x1-1/2" Oil Painting
Red bell peppers are so appealing - their structure, their color with complimentary green top, and of course with homemade vinagrette. $125