Monday, September 26, 2011

Purple Garlic, Mixed Media Painting on Heavy Watercolor Paper

3.5"x5", $25
This could be framed as a square or a rectangle. Sturdy enough to display without frame on a small easel. To purchase please contact me at

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Watercolor Artist's Brushes, Original Watercolor Painting of Artist's Brushes by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

11.25"x7.5" Watercolor, $45, Deckled Edges
To purchase this painting please contact Amy at
This simple painting can be framed any number of ways and in many different sizes because of all the white space and beautiful deckled edges. I would frame it on top of black or red mat with spacers between the glass and painting. Let me know if you're interested, and thank you for taking a look at my site today.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

hospitality Acrylic Painting Traditional Symbol of Hospitality Pineapple by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

8"x10" Acrylic Painting on Canvas Panel, $35
This was pulled out of the archives and given a face-lift. I'm much happier with it now. I think it would be a great housewarming or hostess gift. To purchase contact me at
Thank you for taking time to view my art!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beauty Contest, Still Life with Apple and Pear by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

6"x8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $50
This painting has lots of texture so I think it has a contemporary feel, even though it's obviously representational. I like mixing it up. If this has your name on it, contact me at
THANK YOU for visiting my site. Let me know how you think I can make it better.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Garlic Bulb, Contemporary Still Life by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

3.5"x5" Acrylic on W/C Paper, $25
To purchase this little painting contact me at
I'm experimenting with bolder and more contemporary attitudes with my art. Lots of ideas, little bits of time.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eggplant Beautiful, Contemporary Still Life by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

6"x8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $75
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It would be a challenge to try to capture in paint the essence of every vegetable. I think I have one so far.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pretty in Pink, Oil Painting of Rooster, by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

"His mercies are new every morning." YAY!! This creature came together pretty quickly and the whole time I was painting, this verse was going through my head. I'm so glad I'll have new mercies tomorrow morning; I know I will need them. Anyway this baby is custom-framed and ready to hang. $350
If you want to bring this pet home, contact me at

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Birthday Roses, Acrylic Floral Still Life by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

6"x8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $95
It's been a wonderful birthday weekend celebrating my daughter's birthday and my own with lots of great food and relaxation. Rachel received some beautiful flowers from family in MInnesota. If you're interested in buying this little painting please LMK at

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pineapple Medley, Contemporary Still Life in Oil by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

16"x20" Oil, $250
These pineapples were painted in oil paints and then finished with oil sticks, an experimental method which works out sometimes. Bright and happy, this painting is on a stretched canvas so it needs no frame. It's been a great birthday weekend with my daughter as we were able to celebrate our back-to-back BD's together this year. Kentucky is beautiful and Louisville has great places to go out for dinner. Time to get back to my studio in Scottsdale and paint some new canvases.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Musical Clouds, Acrylic Seascape Painting by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

6"x8" Mixed Media on Canvas Panel, $85
I thought I posted this yesterday....guess I zoned out...surprise! Anyway this was fun and daring to do...ends up feeling joyful to me. Let me know if you can't live without it; $85

Monday, September 12, 2011

Remembrance, Contemporary Floral Abstract painting by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

3.5"x5" Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, $35
The 9/11 media stories really got me emotional these past several days. Yesterday I didn't feel I could post anything that didn't seem frivolous or inappropriate for the day. So here is my tiny remembrance of the many people who were destroyed either by death, injury or loss of loved ones. Thank you for visiting my site.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Psychedelic Sunflower, Original Acrylic Painting with contemporary elements by Amy Whitehouse

11"x14" Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $500
The longer I have this painting, the higher I esteem it and want it. I have listed a price but am not sure I can let it go just yet. I imagine some of my viewers will not like it, some may wonder if they should like it, some will ask What on earth is that?, and maybe one or two will like it. I'm pretty comfortable with all kinds of responses to my work. The ones I like best are those that feel true, that appear genuine, that are gut level honest. And I welcome critiques. But isn't it impossible to get inside another's mind to see the particular vision they have inside that they want to paint on their canvas. This is what makes teaching art to a class so difficult - all those children with their issues trying to do something that could be especially hard for me. THey cannot explain what picture/style is in their brain, and I don't want them to copy me/ask me to do theirs/learn nothing. Too much rambling, I should be in bed sleeping soundly. Anyway my classes begin Sept. 24, Sat., 10 a.m. - 11:30. A.M. class is for middle school ages to adult. P.M. class is for elementary age children. Contact me for info.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Party Flowers, Floral Still Life in Oil by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

12"x16" Oil Painting, $150
To purchase this painting, contact Amy at
Thanks for taking the time to visit my site; it means a lot to me. This particular painting was a playful experiment done in oil paints and then "decorated" with oil sticks. I'd love to find some oil sticks that are easier to work with, so if anybody out there has a suggestion, I'd love to know where to go. I wonder if Bob Ross would say these are happy flowers?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Garlic in Green, 5"x7" Acrylic Still Life by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

5"x7" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $85
Migraines have claimed the last couple of days; trying hard to determine the triggers. Anyway I finished this one two days ago, and like it a lot. Hope someone else does too! Still painting most every day which seems to work best for me. Also writing those notes of gratitude, so it feels like CHALLENGE 58 is turning into CHALLENGE 365, except with variable pricing on the artwork. Thank you to those who have made comments and to those who visit my site; its is hugely helpful to me.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Telephone, 8"x10" Acrylic

This one brings back when you sat in a chair to talk to someone, and really paid attention to the conversation, twisting the cord this way and that. And not folding the laundry or trying to quietly wash dishes while holding the cordless between neck and shoulder. Ahhhhh....the good ole' days. This one is 8"x10" Acrylic on Panel. Would love to get feedback on this one; no price set yet ~ don't think I'm ready to part with this one.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Little Garlic, Acrylic Still Life by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

5"x5"x1.5", $85
Aqua seems to be my color du jour, so why not garlic in aqua? Garlic has such beautiful lines, don't you agree?
To purchase this painting, contact Amy at

Under the Sea 2

Oil, 4" x 6" $100 There are four paintings in this series, all painted with Cadmium Orange, a touch of Light Cadmium ...