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Yellow and Blue, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Oil, $195 To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com Hot off the easel so still wet. Busy day at On The Edge Gallery and lots of deep conversations about art, life, and God's goodness. "You are loved with an everlasting love"..."and underneath are the everlasting arms."

Holiday Pineapple, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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9" x 12" Oil, $150 I haven't had a chance to photograph my newest two paintings, but should have time on Thursday. Tomorrow will be spent at the gallery, but Thursday should hold a little free time in it. Loved teaching my adult class today; would love to start another adult class as it's so fun for me, so please LMK if you have any interest. As always, to purchase the painting above, just contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Flower Arrangement, Mixed Media Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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11" x 14" Mixed Media, $150
To purchase this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
BUSY BUSY BUSY Will be painting at On The Edge Gallery this WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY 27 Come on down! 7050 E. 5th Avenue Old Town Scottsdale I will be there from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and will give anyone who comes Wednesday 20% off of any of my paintings.

Barrel Cactus, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12" x 16" Oil, $195 Lots of teaching today;  great week! To purchase this one, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com Thank you for visiting my blog! Your comments are deeply appreciated.

Farm Country Winter, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Oil, $500
Currently I'm enamored with the book The Dirty Life:  On Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball,  so this painting is loosely inspired by that. I'm also still quite enamored with my R & F oil pigment sticks and could play with them for hours (should the occasion arise in which I have hours to paint). If interested in this painting for your home, you'll have to wait a bit for it to dry, but you CAN purchase it; just contact me: amy.whitehouse@me.com
My painting class with my youngest students went particularly well today; wish I'd shot some images. The day ended with taking care of Elinor while her parents went out to dinner.



Solitary Walk, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Oil, $150 Having grown up in Florida, and loving the beach always, and visiting each year, and visiting a Southern California beach every year possible, I've taken a lot of reflective walks on the beach. It doesn't get much better than this. So I guess I had to explain why an "Arizona Artist" does so many seascapes. I love living Arizona, but I'm always missing the beach when I'm away from it. If you love this painting, and want it, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Desert Majesty, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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30" x 40" Oil on Canvas, $600 + Shipping To purchase please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com I love Tuesdays because I have my adult painting class at my studio, and they are so enthusiastic, talented and fun. Here are a couple of the finished paintings from today:
I had my students choose paintings they loved from Southwest Art magazine, as we learn so much from how other artists express their subjects.

Day's End, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20," Oil on Canvas, $295
I painted outside On The Edge Gallery today while "minding the store" with fellow artist Dave Bigelow. We had about 90 visitors in today and sold some great art. If you haven't yet made it down to  7050 E. 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, please come enjoy the amazing variety of art we have including copper, glass, jewelry, wall art, sculpture, and more! I'll be there again next Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 10 - 6, and plan to be demonstrating oil painting again there. I'd love to show you 43 artists' works!
To purchase this painting please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Palms, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Mixed Media, $350
Long day, made special by a visit from Ben, Rachel, and Elinor, who brought the best goodies: a steaming hot latte (my favorite) and outstanding freshly baked bread by Ben and wrapped up exquisitely by Rachel.
If interested in the painting, please let me know at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Rooster in Pink, Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Oil on Canvas, $195
My painting students were outstanding today, as usual; way to go Haley, Gabrielle, Benjy, Willy, Micah and Matt! After painting classes this morning and this afternoon, I had the fun of going to the Regionals concert where Faith Elisabeth Whitehouse rocked the auditorium with her cello. We ended a wonderful day at the Brat House, with all kinds of brats, superb fries, beet/apricot salad, and freshly baked pretzels; great outdoors venue for this time of year.
Oh, and BTW, if you'd like Mr. Rooster in Pink for yourself or someone special, LMK at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Cactus Buds, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6"x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel, $95
I painted this from a photo I took at Desert Botanical Garden, a favorite spot of mine in Phoenix, especially when the weather is perfect like today. We've lived here in the desert for nearly 19 years now, and I am still fascinated by the design of the desert vegetation. If interested in purchasing this little painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Cactus Flowers #25, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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11" x 14" Oil, $175
It was a wonderful Valentine's Day: Mark took me to Orange Table for breakfast, we visited Trailside Galleries, and I spent most of the afternoon and early evening painting! My beautiful artist friend Rebecca came over to paint, to help me with a big project for SBC, to bring me Valentine goodies, and as always - to encourage me greatly.
If you would love to have this oil painting in your home, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com I would love to have YOUR blog address so that I can get to know you better!

Cloudy Day, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10," Oil, $150 We have had a cloudy, cold, grey winter here in the Phoenix valley. At the same time, I am wanting to try very muted landscapes these days. Lots of layers over several weeks, this was done primarily with R & F  pigment sticks, my favorite medium just now. To purchase this little landscape, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
I love my Tuesday painting class!  Look what they did today: No muted colors here! It is fascinating to see the different styles that emerge. I absolutely love my job.

Wipeout, Abstract Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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4"x 5"Acrylic on Panel, $55
This is one of my most fun paintings I've ever done. Friday, while teaching three brothers their painting class, I was fascinated to watch how important the  PROCESS  is, and discover that if I keep my instruction to a minimum, the artwork reaches its maximum impact, because even in a 5 year old,  the vision is there.
If you would like to give this little piece of art a home, please contact me at: amy.whitehouse@me.com

Mr. Seagull, Contemporary Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x12"x1" Oil, $145
Mr. Seagull has attitude as he stands on the beach casting his shadow with a soft green background showing off his colorful feathers. To purchase this painting, please contact me at: amy.whitehouse@me.com

Van Gogh Sunflower, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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5" x 5" Acrylic & Ink, $35
Just a little drawing really with some effects on heavy  watercolor; sometimes it's nice to have a drawing amidst your art collection.
Today I worked on a large oil painting of a woman lounging on a sofa, in 1900's style clothes, with a very Gaugain-esque face. It's just for me, and something pretty different, so especially fun.
To buy this framed little piece, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Glorious, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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18" x 24" Oil, $700 This painting was a pleasure to watch unfold - not always the case, in fact, usually there is some gnashing of teeth as a painting develops. I'm so happy with the sheen on the thin layer of water spreading out from under the waves. It just looks like a glorious day at the beach.
If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please get in touch with me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Tuesday Class

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What a wonderful Tuesday I enjoyed today! These four lovely ladies arrived at my studio bursting with energy and high spirits,  and just look at what they created! Gorgeous, right? Man, I love my job! God blesses me over and over. I can hardly wait to see what they do next week.

Cactus Blooms, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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12"x16" Oil, $350
To purchase this painting,  please contact the artist at amy.whitehouse@me.com
For more artwork by Amy, please visit AmyWhitehousePaintings.blogpot.com
This morning I finally feel like myself after about 10 days of "THE FLU", specifically Influenza B.
YAY!  I'm ready to teach my new  beginners painting class at noon, work on some paintings that need finishing touches, and attack the laundry baskets. YIPPEE!

Whipped Cream Cupcake, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist AmyWhitehouse

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8" x 10" Oil, $150
To purchase please contact Amy at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Somewhere, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Oil, $700
This painting has many many layers of paint from several weeks of trying to get it to this point. A LOT of my latest paintings are serene scenes; I also find I'm now more attuned to large masses of color in a painting. Rather than fussy "extras"....  we shall see if that is something that sticks with me for awhile. This weekend I am working on distilling some basic principles of painting onto paper, in preparation for my newest beginners' class. What is one of YOUR favorite maxims regarding  putting together a painting?
If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com And be sure to visit my website AmyWhitehousePaintings.com I'd truly value your feedback.

Trees, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20", Oil on Canvas This painting was created with R & F pigment sticks, a wonderful medium that feels like you're playing with lipstick on canvas. Yummy, juicy, vibrant colors emerge quickly which can then be brushed, scraped, paper-toweled, and rubbed with fingertips. I always LOVED finger painting when I was young, and still do very much. This landscape could be anywhere it takes you, so I'm not going to give it a particular locale.
For portfolios of my work, please visit: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com
This painting is a "give-away" because I cannot ethically sell it,
I based it on another artist's work, and need to find the name of that artist,
so as to give credit where credit is due.
Let me know if interested in this giveaway:
amy.whitehouse@me.com