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Ocean at Sunset, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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24" x 30," Mixed Media, $600
This painting was such a delight to put together. My studio looked like a tornado had struck, papers everywhere, paints, jars of water, brushes, gold leaf particles drifting around... wait a minute...it looks like that most of the week. I do clean up before my Saturday art classes. Speaking of which, my students were on fire yesterday. Here is one finished by Matt:

Doesn't it look like a Monet that you would see in Paris? I am so totally impressed with this young man.
But getting back to ME, if you would love to have the above mixed media painting in your home, please get in touch with me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
If you would love to have Matt's painting, you'll have to go through me too. I think I've just decided to be his agent.
Have a great week and do something creative EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.

Untitled Abstract Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8"x 10" Mixed Media, $125
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Continuing to explore the realm of abstract paintings. Let me know if you have an idea for a title for this one. Lots of activity at the new art gallery today and tonight for Art Walk.
Please check out my website: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Study in Pink Pineapples Miniature Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8" Oil, $85 These little paintings look great in a white frame. Great for housewarming gift, hostess gift, birthday, etc. If you want this one, LMK at amy.whitehouse@me.com
So...I haven't posted in several days because: -worked at On The Edge Gallery -prepared for and attended baby shower for grand-daughter -installed a few of my paintings at new Cactus Campus of SBC -went on a boating expedition (think "3 hour tour" - yep, we ran out of gas in the middle of Sahuaro Lake) -attended daughter's concert at Mesa Arts Center -taught piano lessons
So today I get to paint! Hope to have something to show for my efforts. Come see me tomorrow at On The Edge Art Gallery 7050 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale

Peonies in Red Vase, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12" x 16"  Oil, $200
Worked at the new art gallery all day which was a blast. It's gorgeous, you have to come visit. We have about 40 artists, great variety - wall art, glass art, sculpture, mosaics, jewelry, fiber arts... and because there's no commission taken from the gallery, the prices are about 1/2 of the other galleries. Think Christmas, birthday, anniversary, Thanksgiving!
On The Edge Gallery 7050 E. 5th Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Please visit my website too: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Fernandina Gull Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Acrylic, $150
To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
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Poppy Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" x 1.5" Oil, $500
This painting was a pleasure to do this morning. I absolutely love poppies, but can't seem to grow them in our pitiful soil at our house. Making art continues to feed my soul,  calm my worried heart, bring gladness to my day. I also love to see others discover the pleasures of being creative. JUST DO IT!
If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
And I would love for you to visit my website at AmyWhitehousePaintings.com
All feedback is quite appreciated. Finally, if you're in the Phoenix area, please come visit our new art co-op gallery: On The Edge 7050 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
I'll be working there this Friday and next Thursday.

Double Peony

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16" x 20" x 1.5" Acrylic, $500
It was a birthday weekend in our home, with daughter Rachel  and me having back-to-back birthdays, and stretching out the celebrations as long as possible. I received many birthday wishes from all over the country and felt much loved. 59 is o.k. so far.
If you would like to have this painting in your home, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
The 1.5 inch sides are painted the same as the background and it's ready to hang. Please visit my website too: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Miami Heat 2

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30"x 30"x 1.5" Acrylic, $500
This painting has been worked on for a long time. I like trying for artwork that is neither purely representational, nor purely abstract.
There is a lot of textural interest in this painting,  tar gel was used to highlight specific parts, some heavy paint drips are left - all to keep the viewer involved. What I like best about this kind of artwork is that new things are discovered from time to time, and the viewer can be transported to new places - or old places.
amy.whitehouse@me.com

Perfect Apple

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5"x5"x1.5" Acrylic & Glitter $60
I haven't been in my studio since Sat. due to other obligations. Lots of mother/household/etc. things have had to be done. I get just a little crabby when I can't "do my art." So....it's really high on my priority list to get to my art materials tomorrow. I have a date with my daughter Rachel and a dear friend to make home-made cinnamon buns  first thing tomorrow morning. So the painting will have to wait until those  yummy delicacies get baked. Then I plan to attack some canvas until I calm down. How is your creative self doing?

Sunset on Beach, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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20" x 30" Oil, $200
The endless supply of cloud formations are ever-inspiring. Likewise are the reflections on a beach.
If anyone reading this is NOT doing something creative - every day -  we need to talk. You don't know how life-lifting it is until you do it. Just do it.  Then please share, so we can be motivated by each other's art-making. EVERYONE has creativity within because EVERYONE is made in the image of God. And He is the Grand Creator. If you need a pen to write, I'll send you one. If you don't have paints, I'll mail some to you. If you don't have time, give up a tv show. Seriously, get up and get going. It will bring new life to you, those near you, and possibly COUNTLESS others. RSVP

Treat Time, Dog Portraits by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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10" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel, $150
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Tulip, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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20" x 20" Oil, $550
My art students were stupendous today.   I was hoping to get a photo of some of them with their day's work, but it didn't happen, so I'll try again next week. When I woke up this morning  I was besieged with fear: how many students are coming? do I have anything to really teach them? how long will it take to get the studio ready?
Before I know it, the students begin to arrive and the studio is buzzing, I am trying to get each one started and we're off to the races.
It's always like that, but there was one great difference today. My oldest student, who's been with me for only a couple of months, thanked me as he was painting away, and expressed that he had "learned so much." Thanks be to God.  I was so grateful.
To purchase this large square of a tulip, please contact me: amy.whitehouse@me.com

Storm Clouds Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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11" x 14" x 1.5" Oil on Linen Canvas, $200
I love painting skies these days, I love stormy days at the beach, and here I am in the desert. That's all I got today, folks.
LMK if interested: amy.whitehouse@me.com
And please check out the new Art Gallery in  OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE  at 7050 E. 5th Avenue. Because it is an artists' co-operative, you will be buying directly from the artist without the 50% surcharge that comes with other art galleries. We have sculpture, wall art, glass art, jewelry, cards; beautiful creativity in a lovely space. We all take turns working and would love to show you around and tell you about the artists and their work.

Project Pending

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I thought if I posted a photo of my disaster of a studio, I would be embarrassed enough to organize it and make it less cluttered. We'll see if that works.
At the very least I have to make space for tomorrow's art classes! YIKES!

"Supplication" and "Reflection" Abstract Oil Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 24" x 1.5" Oil, $125

8" x 16" x 3/8" Oil, $95
Two abstract paintings.   I've heard many people, myself included, look at an abstract painting and say something like, "I could do THAT," or "My 5 yr. old could do THAT," or, "What is THAT?"
Well, then I tried to do some abstract art. I'm here to tell you that making an original piece of abstract art is NOT THAT EASY, Mister! But, they are way fun, and can tap into inner subconscious peaceful places. Challenges are good.

Florida Sea Gull Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x12"x1.5" Oil on Canvas, $150
Obviously I'm into sea gulls right now; painting them takes me back to the beach and gets me out of Monsoon Season here in the valley. For those who haven't experienced this dreadful season, it's about having high temps and high humidity, but virtually no precipitation. Not my favorite.
Anyway, this painting has the 1.5" edges painted the same color  as the bird's shadow. Because it is such a sturdy canvas, it can be placed anywhere, on a kitchen counter, bookshelf, desk, tabletop, CREDENZA (just thought of that word :) and because an oil painting is relatively indestructible, it can be moved around everyday and won't suffer at all. You can even hang it with a long headed tack on the wall. I change the art around in my home weekly. That way it's NOTICED.
If you want this beautiful bird, contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

"You lookin' at me?" Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $125
I've been having lots of fun trying to express some of the personality of seagulls. While taking a walk on the beach this summer, we saw a fisherman casting his line out into the ocean, and immediately there was a seagull nipping off the bait, and getting caught by the hook. We stopped to see what would happen to the quick-acting, nimble, but unlucky bird, and fortunately the fisherman was able to free him. Off he flew.
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com