Sunday, December 30, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Palm, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

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

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:

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Tree 2012, Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

8"x10," Acrylic on Panel, $95

Every year I hope to simplify Christmas.
Any suggestions?

If you would love to have this painting,
please contact me at

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!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bethlehem Night, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Tulip, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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.

Thank you for visiting my site,
and thank you for your comments;
I love getting your responses
to my artwork.

Friday, December 7, 2012

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

6" x 8," Acrylic, $85

These little studies look great in a white frame; 
make great house warming gifts - since pineapples represent
add cheer to kitchens.
If interested in having this painting,
please contact me:

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!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dahlia, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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

Aspen Stand, Contemporary Landscape by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

24" x 30," Mixed Media, $200

To purchase this painting, 
please contact me at

I think it would make a great gift.
Maybe for yourself!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

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

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 
painting students.
They are the best.

If you would love to have this oil painting,
please contact me at

Under the Sea 2

Oil, 4" x 6" $100 There are four paintings in this series, all painted with Cadmium Orange, a touch of Light Cadmium ...