Wednesday, August 31, 2011

60's Pinks Original Oil Contemporary Abstracted Floral By Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

16"x20" Oil, $500
The colors remind me of the 60's; roses in crystal, what could be more elegant and inviting?
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Imagine, Landscape of Palm Trees by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

11"x14" Oil Painting, $195
This painting "painted itself"; I had no idea what I was going to do, just started applying paint and pushing it around. It's always interesting to see what happens when I apply that "method." You can imagine where it might be. Thanks for becoming a follower (you know who you are!) and thanks to everyone who came to look!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Vacation Dreams, Ocean View Landscape in Acrylic by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

24" x 30" Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvas, Ready to Hang, $800
This painting has texture, roiling waves, movement and color harmony. For me it is a visual escape from the 117 degree heat we've been having here in the desert. Wish I could walk into the picture and be there. Painting is therapy, self-expression, and just plain fun. Thanks for looking! To purchase contact me at

Friday, August 26, 2011

Beach 900, Acrylic Painting of Ocean by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

I chickened out from posting a crazy painting of a dragonfly but have gained the courage to do so...tomorrow! Really happy with the way this one turned out, using some pumice medium along with the acrylic paints. 12"x12"x1.5" Ready to Hang, $200

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blooming Cactus, Original Acrylic Painting by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

20"x20"x2" Painted Edges, Ready to Hang, $200
With lots of textural interest and different gels used, this is a very contemporary piece depicting cactus with flowers. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Choppy Waters, Ocean Scene in Acrylic by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

Day 58 ~ what an experience this challenge has been. I am humbled by the outpouring of support, the rewards of this endeavor. By writing a note of gratitude nearly every day the past 58 days (sometimes 2 or 3 a day), I have seen the multitude of blessings God grants in my daily life. In this time of "choppy seas" this was a reward indeed. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me with words, purchases, and prayers. I plan to continue to write a note of gratitude every day until I have written 365 notes. And I plan to post a painting every day - a new one if possible. Today's painting was another of the ocean; I couldn't help myself. I love storms at the beach and I seem to be virtually enjoying them by painting the anticipation in the air before a storm, or the feel of it as it happens. $58

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bird Love, 11"x14" Acrylic

This was Monday's posting that I never got around to getting on this blog site. It has a shimmery gold background and is on stretched canvas. It is now Day 57 and was a mix of success and failure. The good news is that I sold 3 paintings today. The bad news....well....let's just say I didn't do so well parenting this evening, and I worked on 3 paintings none of which are satisfactory. Tomorrow is the last day of my CHALLENGE 58. Such pressure to post a really good painting: don't think that will happen, but I will post something and try to express what this experience has meant to me. For sure, I have some great friends and supporters and wonderful people in my life.

Cell Phone Girl, Oil, 6"x8"

This was Sunday's posting that I never got to this blog site. I have been overloaded and falling behind all over the place.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pineapple Color Study, Contemporary Still Life in Acrylic by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

11"x14" Acrylic, $58
Day 52, finally got to paint today after several days of a summer cold, then 3 days of migraine; hoping to paint lots more tomorrow. A little behind in my gratitude notes but it's been a great schedule to do these every day ~ as far as possible. So many blessings for which to express thanks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Umbrella, Beach Scene by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

3-3/4"x3-1/2", Acrylic on W/C Paper, $58
Day 51, I'm feeling a little sad that my CHALLENGE 58 will be over in a few days. Amazing how 58 days can blur by so fast. Anyway I'm planning to continue to post something everyday, new if possible, but have them priced at normal prices. I'm also going to continue writing those notes of gratitude every day it's possible. I sold 4 paintings this morning so I'm feeling great about my work. That's a fleeting feeling so I'm enjoying it for the hours I can.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beach Scene 100, Ocean and Beach View by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

3"x3/8" X 5", Acrylic on Heavy Watercolor Paper, $58
Day 50; migraines the last 2 days, it's so annoying...anybody else out there having a time with bad headaches? Is it the barometric pressure? Anyway, I hope to paint and feel great tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. Only 8 more days!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Storm Brewing 2, Acrylic, Seascape Painting by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

8"x10" Acrylic, Day 47 ~ 11 more days of my challenge; now I'm thinking of how I will keep up the painting/gratitude notes on a daily basis because it's so good for me on both counts. Thank you for coming to look. This is one of my favorites so I'm not sure I can part with it yet. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FEEDBACK ON IT.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beautiful Heifer, Acrylic Painting of Cow by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

12"x12"x2-1/2" Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, Painted 2-1/2" sides, ready to hang, $58 as Day 46 of CHALLENGE 58. Was able to paint a couple of hours today but had to make myself start. Once I started I didn't want to stop. Fortunately (to keep me from obsessively painting for hours on end), my family wanted some attention and I reluctantly washed my brushes. Thanks for coming to look, and thanks for you new followers - it makes me so happy that someone wants to follow my artwork.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Forest, Acrylic Landscape by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

8"x10" Acrylic on Masonite Panel, $58
Day 45 ~ I see the end of the tunnel; actually it's not been a tunnel at all but a very gratifying discipline as well as a huge encouragement because of the response. I most likely will not get to paint today, lots of kids' activities and vet and necessary errands and laundry and an appointment in Glendale. So I'm posting an oldie that is one of my favorites. Thanks for coming to see my work.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wipe Out, Acrylic Seascape by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

This was a blast to paint. I was thinking about what it feels like to wipe out while body surfing, you know when the wave grabs you and rolls you around and pounds you on the sand. Well, it's maybe not as pretty as this painting, but I love the feeling of it. Day 42 or 43 - I've lost track but will figure it out. Thank you for coming to look at my site. This painting is being framed so it would cost $58 plus the cost of the framing. If interested please contact me at

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Storm Brewing, Acrylic, Seascape Painting by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

7"x7" Acrylic on Heavy Watercolor Paper, $58
Day 41 was a good one. I was able to paint for a few hours, teach a painting class, write a letter, and eat Spinato's Mama's Spinach Pizza. PLUS, our air conditioner was replaced after a 5 week wait. YAY! I think it was such a great day because of a visit last evening by 3 of my favorite people: Rebecca, Robin and Bill.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Beach Scene, 3-1/2"x5", Acrylic, Seascape by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

3-1/2"x5" Acrylic on Heavy W/C Paper, $58
Day 40 of my 58 days of challenge. Behind in my gratitude notes, no painting today. Somedays I get 2 or 3 paintings in, sometimes none. Today was for my high schooler. Tomorrow I hope to paint! Thanks for keeping up with my efforts.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Longaberger Basket, Acrylic Still LIfe by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

4"x6" Acrylic, $58
Day 39...3 days behind on my gratitude notes and no painting today; migraine has stolen my last 3 days, so annoying.
Hope to paint and write tomorrow. Oh yes, I did work on 3 large canvases today (4' x 5') for church today; I will collage on them Sun. during services, chalice and host. Thank you for taking a look.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Afternoon Shower, Acrylic, Seascape Painting by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

8"x10" Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $58
Day 38 of my challenge to myself (see Painting and preparing for a small show this weekend. Thanks much for taking time to look me up today.
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Tea Time, Floral Still Life in Oil by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

12"x12"x2-1/2" Oil on Stretched Canvas, Ready to Hang, $58
So today (day 37) was spent doing lots of administrative stuff with my art. I'd much rather paint but don't have an assistant...yet. Anyway, I've been doing a lot of experimenting with the same basic beach scene and thought my viewers might like to look at something different today. Still hoping to paint tonight as well as write some notes of thankfulness. I appreciate your coming to my site.

Gift of the Sea

Oil on paper, 6" x 6" $100 Abstract art has grabbed me. The possibilities are endless. And learning more complexities o...