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Purple Flower, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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36" x 36" x 2.5" Oil, $1100
I have been working on this painting for the last week. There is a little more green - a leaf - at the top, as well as more of the leaves in the lower left corner.  It's a little hard to photograph as it is a BIG square. I'm really happy with the outcome, though I couldn't seem to adequately capture it with my camera. The background is a light buttery yellow, 2.5" edges painted the same  so it hangs easily and with contemporary flair with no frame.
Making art is such a gift, gratifying, exciting -  I never know exactly what I'll end up with and enjoy the surprises. I understand why Vincent VanGogh went without food - and nearly everything else - in order to buy paint.
I have several paintings in my head.   And I'm looking forward to seeing how they play out. Stay tuned, won't you?

Roses Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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11" x 14", Oil on Canvas, $50
This is an older painting that needs a home. Please contact me if you're interested: amy.whitehouse@me.com
On The Edge gallery opens Saturday! 7050 E. 5th Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Grand opening TBA - sometime in October. Come see all the beautiful art; open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Labradoodle Dog Portrait Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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4"x 4" x 1.5",  Acrylic on Canvas, $85
This is the view of our labradoodle from the floor. He would like life to be a little more exciting, can you tell? I love painting dogs.  If you would like a portrait of your dog(s), please let me know.
amy.whitehouse@me.com

Keep Calm & Live at the Beach Contemporary Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x12"x2" Oil Painting, $150
I'm already missing the beach.  During my time at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, I would take a late afternoon walk north towards Georgia and almost make it to my birth state. There was water between me and The Peach State, but I was close. Anyway around 6 p.m. hundreds and hundreds of sea gulls  congregated near this area.   They are beautifully designed creatures and I enjoyed trying to capture them   with my camera. Lots of attitude in these guys. LMK if you want this one: amy.whitehouse@me.com

Afternoon Treat Mixed Media Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x16" Mixed Media on Canvas, $295 To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com I finished this painting last year, I think; this week has been filled with other kinds of creativity!
After getting the teenagers home from school, it was time for our afternoon swim. Taking care of Maggie this week has brought lots of smiles and special hugs.  How does a baby have so much love to give? Anyway we're grateful to have a 1 yr. old pattering around our home.

Sunflowers in Asian Vase Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Limited Edition of Prints, $50 + Shipping
To purchase a print of this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Today I picked up my beautiful prints of this painting
from Phoenix Photo Lab,
the same Lab that Phoenix Art Museum uses for its prints.
I highly recommend this quality Photo Lab;
several of my artist friends are using this same establishment.
The paper I chose is heavy, creamy, lovely.
I have signed and numbered each print.
VERY VERY HAPPY with this new product.

Red Flowers Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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20" x 24" Oil on Canvas, $700
Today a few of us painted the inside of the new art gallery On The Edge which will open September 1 in Old Town Scottsdale. SO EXCITING! It is located in a very popular area with fantastic restaurants all around. I'm so looking forward to hanging my art and getting to know the other artists. More details to follow. If interested in purchasing this painting - hot off the easel - please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Cactus Blooms Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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24" x 36" Oil on Canvas, $250
 Feeling a little schizophrenic (in the common use of the term): I'm reading  a book on Francis of Assisi and trying to take away something I can use in my life. It begins with exploring his journey to radically simplify his life, really know the voice of God, and commit to poverty. Okay... in the midst of texting, voice mails, e-mails, driving teenagers to different charter schools, making orthodontic/dental cleaning/haircut/pediatrician/ appointments, changing said appointments because of conflicts with OTHER commitments, grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, teaching piano lessons, teaching painting lessons, beginning a new co-op art gallery, exercising to increase my energy, returning phone calls, posting artwork online to several online galleries, MAKING ART, letting the dogs in and out 25 times a day, sending out birthday cards, mailing paintings that have sold (thank You, Lord), reading/praying/journaling... where do I begin to simplif…

Arizona Sunset Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12" x 16" Oil on Canvas, $450
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Beach Retreat, Photograph from Fernandina Beach, FL

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Recently our family spent a couple of weeks in Florida, visiting family, friends, and playing in the ocean. Towards the end of our stay, my husband had to return with the girls ahead of me,  because they were starting school. So, that meant I had 3 days alone to paint. I took a lot of pictures for reference material from which to paint back in Arizona.  This was one of my favorite photographs of the lot. It shows the path to the beach and ocean from the beach house generously provided by old friends, Rosanne and Nina. Now, forgive me if the following analogy sounds trite, but, hey, I'm trying. This path looks like the way to beach nirvana, right? And is was, being near a state park and kind of out in the middle of nowhere, the beach was always empty of people or nearly so. The views were spectacular, the sound and sight of the waves so comforting. BUT, one of the afternoons as I was making my way along this sandy way, suddenly a large (medium?) snake crossed the path about 10 inc…

Red Peony Contemporary Flower Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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30" x 40" Oil on Canvas, $1200 To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Hot off the easel, the background and 1.5" edges are painted in Brilliant White which has a touch of yellow in it. Makes for a warm background for a striking composition. Loved painting this one.

Landscape Reflection Abstract Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 16" Oil on Canvas, $175
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Home from the beach with lots of reference photos and tons of inspiration to paint. Exploring new directions, styles, and subjects. Keepin' it real.

Watchin' the Storm Roll In, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Oil Painting, $175
My husband relaxing as the storm comes...our favorite time of the day at the beach. We are back home in Phoenix where it was 118 degrees yesterday. It cooled down to 115 today. Yippee.
Why did we leave the beach to come home to this weather? The kids' schools started August 1st. Yeah...I know.
If you would like to have this beach scene in your home, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Thank you for visiting.  I do appreciate it.

Beach Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8"x10" Oil on Canvas, $200
To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Just home from Florida beaches. Lots of painting, some plein aire, but mostly inside away from the sand getting into everything, flies, heat & major humidity. Despite 111 degrees in Phoenix, it's great to be home. I love my home.

Yellow Knife Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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9" x 12" Oil on Panel, $95 To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Two more days at Fernandina Beach, FL, which is at the upper NE tip of FL, where the St. Mary's River meets the Atlantic Ocean. I have been working on a few ocean/beach paintings these past several days, and plan to PHOTOGRAPH them tomorrow. Working several hours a day attempting to complete a few 18" x 24" sizes. Results are coming - hope you like! Thanks so much for looking at my blog. Feedback always so welcome, and if YOU have a blog, please send me the address.