Thursday, September 30, 2010

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.

Monday, September 27, 2010

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.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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.

Friday, September 24, 2010

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!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

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.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


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.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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.

Friday, September 3, 2010

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?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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

Valentine's Bouquet

Oil, 16" x 20" $600 One of my favorites. Get your Forever Valentine some forever flowers. Click here to purchase. ...