Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fruit Bowl Still Life Painting by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse, 20 x 20 inches, Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 inches Oil Painting, $600
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
For this piece I wanted the vantage point of looking straight down at a large bowl of fruit. I enjoy the unusual perspective of this angle. Please check out the brand new site I am on: CFAI.co -- I would love to know your thoughts regarding this site. Thanks!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Fall Leaves and Pumpkin 11" x 14" Mixed Media Painting

$500
In this painting I tried a new technique whereby I started with a textured substrate, painted many colors on at random and then "found" the pumpkin and leaves by painting the negative space. Fun and good for the brain because I have to think in terms of carving out the subject rather than painting it on the surface.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Psychedelic Sunflower 11"x14" Acrylic Contemporary Floral

$500
Today I taught morning painting class and afternoon painting class. In between I tried to finish a portrait but I think I was pushing it. Anyway this is not a new painting, but I'm partial to it so chose to re-post today. Thanks for coming by my site! Happy weekend. To purchase this painting please contact Amy at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

watercolor class 1/26/12

I had the good fortune of receiving a scholarship from Scottsdale Artists' School recently, and here is today's lesson. Thanks for coming over to my site.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Best Buddy Dog Portrait in Acrylic

FInally, a new painting to post. I've been so busy working on commissions, teaching, and trying to keep up with our family's crazy schedule, I haven't had time to paint "my own" work. Anyway, two days were spent on this little fella and I'm pretty content with him. If you want this best buddy for your own, LMK and I'll get him to you. $125

Friday, January 20, 2012

Afternoon Treat 12"x15" Mixed Media

This painting was created in several layers of paints and handmade papers over the course of several weeks. It is in stretched canvas and looks like a great cappuccino to me next to some fresh flowers with life in them. $350

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rainforest In My Mind Oil Landscape of Palms

11"x14", $300
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
I've been experimenting with watercolor in a class to which I was awarded a scholarship. Perhaps tomorrow I'll shoot some photos and post one of them. Thank you for stopping by my site.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Peony Explosion 12x16 Acrylic Floral Still Life

Peonies and Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers, neither of which can grow here in the desert. Nevertheless I can try to paint any flower I want - even imaginative ones! Thanks for looking.$600

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Favorite Palms, 16"x20" Acrylic Painting of Palm Trees

This is a mixed media painting of a much-loved subject, palm trees. They make me think of the beach which of course I miss every day living here in the desert. The hand-made papers on some of the trunks was a delightful decision-making process. Thanks for looking! $700

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sunflower 6"x6" Oil Floral Still Life by AZ Artist Amy Whitehouse

6"x6", $150
This little beauty is on stretched canvas with painted edges, ready to hang or display. This is one of my favorite subjects - the sunflower - so cheerful, so proud, so majestic yet simple. I love to watch a painting come together quickly with focus. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Summer Days, 24"x30" Oil Landscape

Hey, dear followers! I did re-name this painting just in case you've seen it before. Today I continued to work on the large commission piece, as well as a little work on a new painting. Then I did carpool, then taught piano lessons for a couple of hours, and now I'm trying to stay up til 9. Not sure if I'll make it! Anyway, I have to share my good news: this morning I happened to find out that I received the People's Choice award at the Scottsdale Artists School Best & Brightest juried show last Thurs.! I was so excited! And on top of that, I received a scholarship to a weekly class. To God be the glory. BTW this piece is painted on the 1.5" edges, ready to hang, and sells for $800. Thank you for continuing to support my efforts - you encourage me greatly.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Grapefruit

This little 6"x8" acrylic on panel was painted awhile back. Currently I am working on a large canvas commission but will post something new in the next few days. Thank you to all my supporters out there - you just don't know how much you encourage me! BTW this bitty piece sells for $125

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blooms on Cactus, Oil painting of Southwest Cactus

12"x16", $400
To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Tonight was a highlight for me. Having 2 entries accepted into the Scottsdale Artists' School annual juried art show, one of my paintings received an honorable mention. Even better many of my dear friends came to the show to support me, two groups brought me beautiful bouquets, and one family took me out to a very chic restaurant for a fabulous dinner. I feel so loved!
And tomorrow I get to paint again! How great is that?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Garlic in Green, Acrylic Portrait of Garlic Bulb

6"x8", $150
To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Thank you for coming to my blog. Currently I am working on a commission for some people in Venezuela. Very exciting!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Taking Down the Tree, Portrait of Evergreen in Acrylic

3.75"x5", $35
So it's January 1, 2012. New Year's is always a good time to reflect on new possibilities, new hopes, and of course resolves to do something a little better than last year. I have the same 4 goals I've had the last few years: as much as possible do daily Bible reading/praying, daily artwork, daily piano playing and daily exercise. But most of all this year I want to be more of a true follower of Jesus Christ. Eternal things are the most important. May your year be full of good health, laughter, discovery, giving, and creativity.