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Light on the Seas, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6"x 8," Acrylic, $150
During the past flurry of Christmas activities and family birthdays and anniversary celebration and working at the art gallery and having our favorite houseguest.... somehow I managed to paint this little scene of refuge and reflection. This is what balances me during busy or tough times; a gift from God for sure!
If you would love to have this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Christmas Palm, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12" x 12," Acrylic, $175
This looks like a Christmas palm with the color combination. I was experimenting with acrylic application techniques here and just having fun making pink and red fronds.
I actually painted on Christmas Eve day, finishing a very large ocean scene for a gift for one of my children,  and starting and finishing a very small ocean scene just for me.
I heard of a fellow artist who has stopped painting altogether. This makes me sad, as it seemed that she stopped because she wasn't making any money. Well, I'm glad I make art because I have to, I just love doing it, there seems no end to the exploration with all the painting media that exists, and the infinite possibilities of making images. Plus I really enjoy breaking the rules of painting just to see what will happen. It's all a joy and I hope to keep it that way forever.
Blessings to everyone during this holy season of celebration.

2012 Wreath, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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10" x 10" x 1.5," Oil, $95
It's been a wonderful, chock-full schedule around here lately, with all the kids and grand-daughter Elinor and Mark's dad here, and shopping, and cooking, and wrapping gifts, and writing cards, and meeting up with friends, and even a little painting! Today my morning painting students did so well on their artwork, I just sat and marvelled at their talent.  What a perfect job I have!  Love it.
This square canvas is available for you and would make a great holiday decoration every year. Or even all year long.
Let me know if you want this one: amy.whitehouse@me.com
Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree 2012, Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8"x10," Acrylic on Panel, $95
BUSY BUSY BUSY Every year I hope to simplify Christmas. Any suggestions?
If you would love to have this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
I will pay for the shipping as my gift to you, dear patron of the arts!
This painting has lots of texture and it was so much fun to create it. Thanks for visiting my site!

Bethlehem Night, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 12," Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas, $150
Before I started this painting I googled "Bethlehem" to check out the shape of the hills there. These look a lot like our AZ hills don't they? Anyway, I used gift wrap, acrylic paints, iridescent paints, and assorted hand-made papers.
Ahh...Christmas.
amy.whitehouse@me.com

Tulip, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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20" x 20" x 1.5," Oil
Ready to hang as is without frame (or may be framed as you wish) - this painting just came home from an art show near Cave Creek, AZ.
If you would like this statement piece for your home or office, just let me know. Priced at $500, I will pay the shipping between now and Christmas, or deliver it to your home if you are in the Phoenix metro area.
amy.whitehouse@me.com
Thank you for visiting my site, and thank you for your comments; I love getting your responses to my artwork.

Pink Pineapples, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8," Acrylic, $85
These little studies look great in a white frame;  make great house warming gifts - since pineapples represent hospitality; add cheer to kitchens. If interested in having this painting, please contact me: amy.whitehouse@me.com
Though I didn't get to MAKE art today, I did get to spend time with my oldest daughter, do a teensy bit of Christmas shopping, and have a taste of the joy of being a young mother again:

Maggie is spending a few days with us, and WOWWWW am I tired. But she is the best baby I've ever taken care of, loving, sweet, great sleeper!

Dahlia, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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18" x 24" x1.5," Oil, $500
This painting took a couple of weeks of work; but I am finally happy with the results. It's still wet, but in this very dry weather we've been experiencing, it should be dry in about 10 days.
If you love this painting  and would like to display it in your home, or if you are looking for a most special life-long gift, please get in touch with me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Aspen Stand, Contemporary Landscape by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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24" x 30," Mixed Media, $200
To purchase this painting,  please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
I think it would make a great gift. Maybe for yourself!

Thy Word...Is A Lamp Unto My Path, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10," Oil on Panel, $50
One of my students inspired this painting today! I'm always itching to get to my brushes after my classes are finished on Saturdays. I feel so very fortunate to get to  teach painting students. They are the best.
If you would love to have this oil painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com