Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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


8" x 10" Oil, $195
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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."

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Holiday Pineapple, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

Monday, February 25, 2013

Flower Arrangement, Mixed Media Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" Mixed Media, $150

To purchase this painting, please contact me at

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.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Barrel Cactus, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16" Oil, $195
Lots of teaching today; 
great week!
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Your comments are deeply appreciated.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Farm Country Winter, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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:

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.




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Solitary Walk, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Desert Majesty, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


30" x 40" Oil on Canvas, $600 + Shipping
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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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

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


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

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Palms, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rooster in Pink, Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cactus Buds, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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


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
I would love to have YOUR blog address so that I can
get to know you better!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cloudy Day, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wipeout, Abstract Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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


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:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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


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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Glorious, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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

Tuesday Class


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



12"x16" Oil, $350

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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!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Somewhere, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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
And be sure to visit my website
I'd truly value your feedback.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Trees, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


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