Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Poppies, Contemporary Landscape and Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


4" x 6", Acrylic, $95

Red poppies burst out from green surroundings
with complimentary colors adding to the energy.
I'm always trying to find a between-representational-and-abstract
location in artwork.
It's a challenge.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Birthday Cupcake, Contemporary Still Life Paintings/Food by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



5" x 7" Oil Painting, Framed in Blue, $135

Contemporary Foodie Paintings seem to be popular
as who doesn't like to eat?
Please contact me if you would like to purchase
this framed oil painting:
The simple blue wood frame enhances the sumptuousness of the goodie.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Evergreen 3, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $60

This contemporary rendition of an evergreen tree has
lots of texture and gold flecks
that are difficult to capture with the camera.
The white acrylic paint was added to tar gel
in order to "drip" the snow atop the branches,
a bit like making a sand castle with drippy wet sand.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Tree, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" x 1.5", Oil, $60

This contemporary tree, painted with juicy R&F pigment sticks,
is my favorite tree I've painted so far.  I like the loose
brushstrokes, the few bright red spots, and the gold light peeking through
the warm white background.
The result is a freshness, like a brisk day in northern climes.
(And I'm happy to paint that illusion; having experienced it enough
living in Illinois, New York, and Germany.)
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Land of Enchantment, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Oil on Stretched Canvas, $295

Painted with juicy R&F pigment sticks,
this landscape painting says New Mexico to me.
I don't understand how the sky can "be bigger" here
in the Southwest,
but for this kid from Florida, it truly is.
The clouds are enormous, the land goes on and on,
the distant mountains are luscious.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Baby Barrel Cactus, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Oil, $95

This little baby was painted a few months ago after a trip to
Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
It's time to go again and see the luminarias and the new exhibit
by Chihuly, and drink warm cider, and hear live music.
I enjoy the test of capturing the desert beauties.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Clouds over the Atlantic, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



8" x 10", Oil on Canvas Panel, $95

The light and clouds over the ocean never cease to grab my attention.
And the delight of painting this subject never dulls.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Tree, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" x 1.5", Oil, $50

Painted with creamy pure oil sticks (R&F),
this was simply fun to paint a simple
but substantial looking evergreen
with just a few decorative colors.
The 1.5" sides are painted in the same background color.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Flowers in My Dreams, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Oil, $125

This little piece has a dream-like quality to me, hence the title.
Painting intuitively, just playing with paint and colors and textures,
and then seeing what happens is the most contemplative and enjoyable
artwork for me.
I have been sorting, packing, entering into changing-homes-mode,
so quite preoccupied and too busy for the goodness of making art.
But scheduling a couple of hours tomorrow for said healthy pursuit.
Let me know if you'd like this one; it's framed in brushed silver.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thinking, Contemporary Figurative Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Acrylic, $60

Contemporary figure painting of woman on the beach.
This is day 14 of 60 days of $60 paintings.
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Imagination, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14", Oil, $60

Day 7 of 60 days of $60 paintings ~
inspired by my third grade teacher, Miss Fountain,
who had us imagine flowers and then create them on paper.
Dear Miss Fountain has had a lasting impact on me,
as I am still imagining flowers and creating contemporary pieces with them.
This painting is framed in blue wood that is same color as dark part of flowers.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Snowy Christmas Tree, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



8" x 10", Acrylic, $60

Day 3 of 60 days of $60 paintings.
The "snow" is thick and textured, painted
with white acrylic paint mixed with tar gel.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happiness Tree, Just For Fun Landscapes by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" x 1.5", Oil, $60

I find myself doing more experimental, whimsical art ~ 
what I call Just For Fun ~ while finding it therapeutic and appealing to many.
And this marks Day 1 of 60 days of $60 paintings
as we approach our favorite holidays,
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The image carries over to the 1.5" sides and is ready to be set on
a kitchen counter, bookshelf, desk or hung on a wall.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Trees 19, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Mixed Media Painting on Stretched Canvas, $150

With painted sides, this painting is ready to hang, or
will fit in standard size open-back frame.
This one was created with papers, acrylic paints, and oils.
Please let me know if you are interested:

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beach Time, Contemporary Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 12" x 1.5", Acrylic, $195

Contemporary Seascape Painting with lots of texture, this canvas
has painted the image continued onto 1.5" sides
and is ready to hang as is.
The texture adds interest for the viewer,
and the irregularities give pause to ponder personal
visits to the sea.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Baby Cactus, Contemporary Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 8" x 1.5", Oil, $175

The intense Arizona sun obliterates the lit part of this little
barrel cactus.
The mean spikes were painted with the edge of a palette knife,
and the soft petals with a bristle brush.
I was going for the contrast of the papery, lovely flower
surrounded by the brutal thorns,
and the bright, bright sun
that makes it all such a scintillating scene.

Because I seem to be having trouble with the
Pay Now button,
please e-mail me if you are interested
in purchasing this little guy:

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Genesis, Abstract Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Acrylic, $95

My earliest attempt at abstract art,
this painting has lots of texture,
luminescent paints,
and plenty of movement.
Framed in black.



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Monday, November 4, 2013

Tree Stand, Contemporary Abstract Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Acrylic, $75

This contemporary, slightly abstract painting of evergreen trees
brings to mind the Christmas trees that have started arriving.
It's early for that, right?


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Friday, November 1, 2013

Beach Walk, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20", Oil, $500

This not-too-abstract seascape painting was created from a photograph
shared by my favorite high school English teacher.
The photo was taken at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and was a bit of a challenge.
But I'm very happy with the result.
I used the medium Megilp by Gamblin,
and worked on it for several days to get the transparency of the water.


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Florida Sea Oats, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


10" x 10", Oil, $150

Living in the desert has its glories especially as
the cacti begin to bloom, and
the winter is spectacularly lovely.
But the Florida beaches are hard to beat.

 

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Best Roses, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


5" x 7", Oil, $60

Each Saturday I am posting a painting for the price of $60,
in hopes that anyone who wants original art will have the
opportunity to purchase something attractive
at a reasonable price.
Complimentary colors always add the quality that gives
that zing to a piece.
At this time of year, this could also speak of Christmas.
Anniversary gift, congratulations gift...or for YOU.



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Friday, October 25, 2013

Florida Sunset, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $125

This is one of my favorite paintings; 
I think it's the St. John's River.
I say, "I think," because it just came out of my head,
but it reminds me of beautiful views from
Judi's condo at the Park Lane.
Of course this scene could be anywhere there is water.


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cheerfulness, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $200

This painting made me cheerful the whole time I was creating it.
The direction of petals and leaves, the movement implied even in the background, 
the extra color dots ornamenting the composition ~ all purposeful to create
a cheerful and dynamic piece of art.
I hope you find it to be life-giving, joy-giving.


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Monday, October 21, 2013

Under the Sea, Mixed Media Just For Fun Painting by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30", Mixed Media, $600

Lots of fun was had with this painting of a wary fish.
Over several months I played on this canvas with gesso,
then artists collage papers, acrylic paints, and finally, oil paints.
And once I had the title, the song from Little Mermaid played in my
head incessantly.  Got it your head now? 


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Baby Cactus in the Desert, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 8" x 1.5", Acrylic, $125

This painting of a "baby" cactus in the Sonoran desert 
is on stretched canvas with painted 1.5" sides,
so hang as-is or frame.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Abstract Ocean, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


4" x 5", Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $60

Because of the great response I had with my $60 paintings,
I am offering one every Saturday.
This little fella was a self-imposed exercise in
painting as few strokes as possible ~
a discipline that helps to make each stroke intentional
and purposeful.



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