Acrylic, Oil, and Mixed Media Art by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse
For the past 6 days I have been working on very large canvases for my church for Good Friday services and Easter services. I'm talking about 8'x4', 5'x6'...2 of each of those sizes. So much has been happening in our family this week as well; some great things, some disappointing, some scary. And I keep coming back to God's Word which grounds me even if my schedule is too-packed, my dreams are way convoluted and disturbing, regular responsibilities are falling through the cracks, and impossible roadblocks are looming and surrounding my thoughts. So I keep coming back to the Word, and God is faithful. "From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him." Proverbs 12:14 That verse tells me there is a reason I am painting. On another note, my CHALLENGE 60 project is slowly moving along, 3 of the 16 paintings have sold, so I will be able to give something to my friends to help them with their financial burdens, but I thought it would be more "successful." Trusting God with this one? Oh yeah, that's what I'm supposed to do.
This little painting is acrylic on heavy watercolor paper, sized 4.5"x6.25", $60, Day 17 of CHALLENGE 60. As I've said before, it's my M.O. to see all that is falling short in my life, to list the things not done that should have been done today...but praise be to God who says: "Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..." Keep coming back.
Acrylic Painting of a sunflower bloom with bold colors, dynamic brushstrokes and various textural elements, $700. Currently I am in the middle of a few different paintings, hoping to post them in their finished state this upcoming week.
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.