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Maui Palms Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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9"x12" Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, Painted Edges,$60
This is Day 55 of CHALLENGE 60 5 more days of $60 Paintings for sale to help dear family pay medical bills for their beautiful child who is home and doing well.
If interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Best Poppies Contemporary Floral by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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4"x6" Acrylic on Panel, $60
Day 56 of CHALLENGE 60 6 more days of $60 paintings 60% of which  goes to our family friends whose child is recovering from serious health trials, to encourage them and help them pay for ongoing medical costs.
To purchase please contact me at  amy.whitehouse@me.com

Born Identity Mixed Media Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x12"x1" Acrylic Paints and Collage
I have been playing with paper, scissors, and glue again. Just can't help myself.  I wish I had some deep reason for making this painting, but I just wanted to play.   Perhaps that will inspire YOU to play and see how good it feels.
As we celebrate Memorial Day, may we all remember the brave ones who gave their very lives for our freedom. (Read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and be amazed.) And may we remember to pray for the present-day brave ones.

Impressionist Flowers Floral Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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11"x14" Oil on Canvas, $60
Day 52 of CHALLENGE 60
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Desert Majesty Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Desert Majesty 30"x40", Oil on Canvas
$700
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com


Orange Umbrella Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Oil on Canvas
24"x30"
$700

Life has been C.R.A.Z.Y.
Dentist appointments galore, DMV ridiculousness,
dear friends with fears and pain,
teenagers with teenage-ness,
111 degrees in May.

Painting ocean scenes provides some serenity
amidst the vagaries of life.
This one has painted 1.5" edges, ready to hang and enjoy.

If interested in buying this piece, please contact me at
amy.whitehouse@me.com

Scottsdale Backyard Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Oil on Canvas, 4.5" x 8," $150
This literally was the backyard of my friend who allowed me to come over one day and paint outside, and then treated me to a lovely lunch she had been making while I was painting. It isn't too far from where our house is, but we don't have that kind of view.
This painting is custom-framed.
If interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Yellow Teapot

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11"x14" Mixed Media, $159
I'm posting one more before I begin photographing my latest landscapes. This kind of artwork is fun for me, a mixture of painting and collage. If interested in purchasing, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Waiting My Turn at the DMV

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12"x16" Oil on Canvas, $89
I started this painting several weeks ago in Logan Hagege's workshop at Scottsdale Artist School. Just finished it up this past week and all I could think of is the DMV.
Mostly I've been working on a few landscapes, taking my time on each one, revisiting one and contemplating what would make it a better painting, and then trying something. I'm very interested in the overall image as well as what is happening with previous layers on the canvas. I supposed that's a 3D and a 2D dual purpose?
If interested in purchasing this painting,  please contact me at  amy.whitehouse@me.com This painting is priced low since it was done within a workshop.

Tulips in Crystal Floral Still Life by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x16", Oil on Canvas, $249
To purchase please contact me at  amy.whitehouse@me.com
Any American Idol fans out there? I only watched the season when our own Scott MacIntyre made it to the finals. You may remember him as the blind contestant, the first "disabled" contestant on the show. I am reading his memoir now, By Faith, Not By Sight, and am being inspired in so many ways. Scott has faced many obstacles in his life including stage four renal failure.  I have the honor of calling his kidney donor my friend.  God used Patricia to save Scott's life. Scott's message is that your dreams can come to fruition, and that  God is our ever-present help.  Read his book, you won't be sorry.

Joyful Trees, Contemporary Just For Fun Tree Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8"x24"x3/4" Acrylic $60
15 more days of CHALLENGE 60
This was a really fun piece to create. I painted random fun colors all over the canvas, then took the sky color and sculpted the composition by painting the negative space. Really good brain work since I'm painting opposite the regular way. The edges are painted so it's ready to hang with a long thumbtack.
If interested in purchasing this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
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Red Flower Contemporary Floral Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 6"x6"x1.5"
16 more days of CHALLENGE 60
Please contact me if interested in purchasing this little painting: amy.whitehouse@me.com
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Blue Pitcher with Sunflowers Contemporary Still Life by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16"x20", Acrylic on Canvas, $60 17 more days of CHALLENGE 60
Happy Mother's Day to All!
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

White Bowl with Apples Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Apples on White Cloth 20"x24", Oil on Canvas $60
This is a traditional still life painted in oil on canvas, a large piece for a small price, being an offering for my CHALLENGE 60 which lasts 18 more days - then everything goes back to normal pricing. To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Please see several paintings listed for $60 under CHALLENGE 60 Page above -  priced at $60 for 18 more days. I would love to sell everything and thereby have all of us generously help a family we know who could use some bolstering.
I have so many paintings in my head to put to canvas. It's a little crazy in there (my head) but definitely stimulating. For direction I am thinking about my new favorite art book:  Len Chmiel - An Authentic Nature, a stunning collection of awesome paintings. Chmiel was influenced by Don Putman who  "emphasized the importance of painting for individual fulfillment over art-world expectations: 'I paint to please myself and the pleasure …

Six Apples in a Row Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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10"x20" Canvas Panel, Oil and Acrylic, $60 Today is Day 41 of CHALLENGE 60, so for 19 more days I have several paintings priced at $60 for my private fundraiser for friends in need of financial help and emotional support. A huge thank you to those who have purchased from this endeavor of mine. Together we have been able to give around $300 to unexpecting recipients, whose eyes fill with tears that strangers are donating money to their cause. Their "cause" is their precious child who spent 5 weeks in ICU with several extremely serious, life-threatening issues. She is recovering but has a long way to go.
Also a plug for Village Coffee Roastery who has THE BEST COFFEE, LATTES, CAPPACINOS, and FRESHLY BAKED-ON-THE-PREMISES GOODIES, QUICHES, MUFFINS, ETC. Go to 8129 N. Hayden Rd. #E104, tell them Amy Whitehouse sent you - and I'm sure you'll get the royal treatment - and they'll say "You mean Amy Winehouse?  I thought she died."  And the erudite c…

Large Aspen Stand Mixed Media Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Aspen Stand, Mixed Media, 24"x30", $185 This painting has many layers of specialty papers, acrylic paint, drawing pencils, and even some iridescent paint.
If you are interested in grabbing this large stunning painting,  do so in the next 20 days before the price goes back to normal. As I am attempting to raise funds for our family friends who are "going through it", my prices during this 60 Day CHALLENGE have been affordable for everyone. So all can have a part in helping a family in need, as well as own an original painting. Choose one that you love, not one that will "go" with the house or the room, but one that speaks to you and makes you happy to look at.
As always you can contact me for purchasing: amy.whitehouse@me.com

Afternoon Storm Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas, $229
Yesterday after my painting students went home,  there were palettes of leftover acrylic paint. I cannot abide throwing away perfectly good paint, and haven't found a way to save acrylic paint once it's been squeezed out. So, I always try to paint something with the paint they left.
Obviously I'm taken with clouds these days. Joni Mitchell?  1970? I'm also longing for the beach to which I will fly in July.
I'm sending my paints and canvases ahead of me and hope to do some plein aire paintings of the Florida coastline. The California coast is closer, but our families' roots are in Florida,  so we gather together each July there, from Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, and Arizona.
Florida Grouper and hushpuppies and iced tea. That's all I want.

Acorn Squash Contemporary Still Life & Kitchen Art

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11"x14", Oil, $60 Day 38 of CHALLENGE 60
Today I had the pleasure of seeing "my family"  for whom I have set this challenge. The child who was in so much danger and went through so much suffering is doing well. I know my contributions to their staggering costs are just a couple of drops in the bucket. But it changes me to do something for someone else when they are not expecting anything, and I have to believe that even the gesture encourages them.
Please see the several paintings listed for $60 in the  CHALLENGE 60 section above. I hope you'll find something in the next 22 days that you can keep or give and help contribute a drop of love and compassion.
Let me know if you would like to purchase this painting: amy.whitehouse@me.com

Moonlight Waves Night Scene Seascape by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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I worked on a seascape painting this evening for a couple of hours... and it was boring. So I decided to do something with a little more ooomph. I may do a tiny stroke here or there tomorrow, but mostly I'm happy with it.
10"x10"x1.5" Oil on Canvas $299
If interested in buying this ocean night scene, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
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My daughter Rachel and I took a day trip to  Carefree, Arizona, for lunch today. One of my favorite places to go for a real treat is Cafe Bink in Carefree.
It's very Parisian in feel, and the food is outstanding. A beautiful day, a lovely ride, a perfect getaway with Rachel. We decided we should live in Carefree just for the address.

Birthday Treat Contemporary Still Life by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Birthday Treat, 8"x10" Oil, $60 Day 37 of CHALLENGE 60

Of course I had to buy fancy cupcakes for my reference for this fun painting. And yes, I did share them with my family, and yes, they were scrumptious. This painting is custom framed, and ready to hang in a kitchen or a little girl's room.
If interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com


Storybook Forest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Oil on Canvas, 16"x20," $60 Today is Day 35 of CHALLENGE 60  which is a challenge I have set for myself to raise funds for some family friends who are going through financial and other struggles. 60% of each painting sold goes to this dear family. Please see more $60 paintings in Page CHALLENGE 60 above.
If interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com