Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ocean at Sunset, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Untitled Abstract Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8"x 10" Mixed Media, $125

To purchase this painting please contact me at

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:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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


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

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

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


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:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Poppy Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

And I would love for you to visit my website at

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.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Double Peony


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

The 1.5 inch sides are painted the same as the background
and it's ready to hang.
Please visit my website too:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Miami Heat 2


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.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Perfect Apple


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?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunset on Beach, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tulip, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Storm Clouds Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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:

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


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!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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


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.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Florida Sea Gull Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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


Saturday, September 1, 2012

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


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