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Limes, Contemporary Still Life by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8," Acrylic, $65
Day 11 of 20-Day CHRISTMAS SALE
Today was a wonderful one. Having received some starter from a friend who bakes fabulous bread, I tried making oatmeal sourdough loaves and they turned out great! Then my beautiful, talented friend Rebecca who is a certified yoga instructor gave me a one-on-one yoga session that was wonderful. Great workout and so relaxing. THEN another friend gave me some of her amazing  shortbread treats for the Grand Opening of On The Edge Gallery tomorrow, each one wrapped in cellophane & ribbon. Phoenix locals, check out: www.lauriesfamilyfoods.com for all your baking & catering needs. AND I had the good fortune to paint for hours today! I am blessed! To God be the glory.
BTW if interested in the painting: LMK at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Pumpkin, Contemporary Still Life by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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CHRISTMAS SALE Day 10, $65
10 more days to go!
If you would love to have this painting, LMK: amy.whitehouse@me.com The 1/2" edges are painted the same background color orange so it's ready to hang or display for Thanksgiving on a tabletop easel.
Today was restful and I'm grateful for that. Tomorrow my beautiful and talented artist friend Rebecca is coming over to paint! I'm also planning to make bread - it's finally cooling down, though it was 87 degrees this afternoon. I'm ready for sweaters!

Cactus Flower, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Day 9 of CHRISTMAS SALE $65 Really great day at On The Edge Gallery, lots of guests, several sales, loads of fun. Was also interviewed by reporter for Arizona Republic and am anxious to see what I said when the article comes out Thurs. :)
Please LMK if you would love to have this little gem: amy.whitehouse@me.com
Because it has a glossy varnish, it reflects light when photographed; i.e., it looks way better "in person."

Pumpkins, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8," Acrylic, $45 Day 8 of CHRISTMAS SALE
12 more days of $45-$65 Paintings
Great hostess gift or home decor for you. To purchase any of my paintings, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Please visit my website too: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Elegant Evergreen, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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Day 8 of CHRISTMAS SALE
5"x 7," Oil on Canvas Panel, $45
To order this miniature painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
I've been doing a lot of painting this past week, getting ready for being Artist of the Week and Featured Artist at the Grand Opening of On The Edge Gallery this week.
The butterflies have officially arrived.

Fairytale Pumpkin, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8," Acrylic and Glitter, $45
Apple cider, The Middle,  sea salt caramels, pumpkins, crisp bitty apples, sweet potato fries... these are a few of my favorite things.
Day 7 of CHRISTMAS SALE
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
What are a few of your favorite things?

Tree Farm, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Acrylic, $65 Day 6 of CHRISTMAS SALE
Lots of painting today again, as well as trying to juggle parenting and household duties. Hope you like my tree farm.
If interested in purchasing this painting for yourself or a loved one, contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Fall Trees, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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4" x 10" Acrylic on Heavy Watercolor Paper, $45 Day 5 of 20 Day CHRISTMAS SALE
This was a great day. My artist friend and cook extraordinaire Susan B came over to paint and to make lunch for me! We painted, chatted, ate, and then painted some more. Am I a lucky girl or what?
Visit Susan's blog for amazing food!
hearthealthylifestyle.blogspot.com
If interested in purchasing this little painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

"Surf," Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Oil on Stretched Canvas, $65
Day 4 of my 20 DAY CHRISTMAS SALE
You can take the girl from the beach, but... I will probably never tire of trying to capture the feeling of breaking waves and serene beaches. If you would love to have this painting in your home, contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Please also visit my website at AmyWhitehousePaintings.com
Stay tuned for the next 16 days of paintings priced $45 - $65 to help you get your Christmas shopping accomplished.

Lost in the Woods

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Our last day of vacation held a small adventure for me. My daughter Faith and I set out to do an easy 3 mile hike today around noon. Once we finished the route - we were close anyway - Faith was ready to return to our lodgings, and I decided to do a little more by following a sign that said ".5 mile". Some of you may not know that I am quite gifted at GETTING LOST. But I really felt that I could DO this little .5 mile "loop." So off I merrily went with my camera and water bottle. You already know the rest. A couple of hours later I found my way back. The last 1/2 hour, I expected to see Faith coming my way to SAVE ME. But nooooooo....she was happily sitting on the couch texting. And I got nearly 6 miles under my belt! Woo Hoo!!!!

Reaching Upward Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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4"x 12" x 1.25" Acrylic, $65 #4 of my CHRISTMAS SALE To purchase this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
Enjoying being in Northern AZ for a few days with  my beautiful daughter Faith. The trees are magnificent with more fall color each day. I did paint a small canvas of the Ponderosa pines today, will photograph it tomorrow and post it soon. The title of today's posting echos a quotation I discovered last night with Faith: "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." -William Faulkner Though Faulkner hasn't been a favorite of mine, I'm ready to try his writing again. Any suggestions?

Adobe Home Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Oil, $65
CHRISTMAS SALE Day 3
For any plein aire painters, you may enjoy the story behind this painting. My friend Maryann and I had planned to paint together  at an old adobe home site where an acquaintance lives. We each packed our art supplies, snacks, coffee;  we met early morning as planned, ready to go! I unpacked my paints, my easel, my turp can, my palette, and...oh no!  where are my brushes? Yep, forgot the brushes.  However I did have a couple of paper towels, found a stick on the ground and went to work. The result is today's posting.
If interested in purchasing this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
For a portfolio look at my artwork please visit AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Tiny Pumpkin Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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5" x 7," Acrylic, $55
Fall is here in Pinetop, AZ, and it's pretty wonderful. Lots of pumpkins everywhere, beautifully colored leaves,  smells of fireplaces burning wood, sweaters and sweatshirts. WOO HOO!
CHRISTMAS SALE Day 3 This tiny pumpkin has bold color, is framed in yellow, but would be equally comfortable in a new frame. The price is a value because this cute little frame has a slight injury near the left bottom edge.
If you would love this painting in your home, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Evergreen Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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5" x 7," Oil, $45
CHRISTMAS SALE
Day 2 of 20-Day Christmas Sale This is on stretched canvas, ready to hang, frame or display on small easel. To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Red Roses in Green Vase, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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5" x 7," Oil, $65
CHRISTMAS SALE There are 74 days 'til Christmas. (Really?) So to help YOU out (and me), I'm offering my paintings for $45-$65 for 20 days. This is #1.
To purchase this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Red Cosmos Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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18" x 24" x 1" Oil on Canvas, $400
My friend Cynthia gave me a book yesterday: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin which I am looking forward to getting into after I finish a couple of books I'm currently reading. Has anyone read it?  And...what's your take-away?
With regards to choosing what to paint, and how, I've been struck by a couple of simple quotations recently:
"I paint to please myself and the pleasure is contagious." Don Putnam
"You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go." Dr.  Seuss
Well, these two quotes reflect how I feel about art. Galleries want their artists to keep their art within a certain "look." I don't seem to be able to stay within any such restraints. I say, "Make the art you want to make right now."


Fall in Sedona, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20," Oil, $500
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
This painting was done in many layers. I hope you like it!
Please visit my website: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Ocean View, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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3"x 5" Oil, $45
This tiny painting gives me the sense of the coast. I'm headed for a quick trip to Carlsbad, CA,  tomorrow with one of my kids to celebrate our back-to-back birthdays. YIPPEEEE!!
Hoping to get some more reference material for new paintings. And looking for some wonderful seafood to enjoy. Walking on the beach is mandatory, as is bringing home some sand in my suitcase.
If you would love to have this little artwork, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
And please check out my website at AmyWhitehousePaintings.com