Sunday, March 31, 2013

Favorite Sunflower, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" Print of Oil Painting, $79
This painting was done in the negative painting style
taught to me by fellow artist Amy Tuso of Fountain Hills, AZ.
I started by  brushing on various colors at random all over the canvas.
Then I took a look and seemed to discern a sunflower hiding in there.
So I painted the negative space, or the "air" around the flower,
and let the sunflower emerge. 
This is one of my favorite paintings,
so I had some high quality prints made
on heavy, beautiful paper,
in order to make this painting available
at a very affordable price.
Please let me know if you would like to purchase one at

Red Cosmos, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


18" x 24" x 1.5", Oil, $500
This painting has 1.5" sides (edges) that are painted in same green as the front background.
It is ready to hang and makes a striking impression from across the room.
To purchase this painting please contact me at
THANK YOU for visiting my site;
I'd love to hear your comments.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Desert Pathway, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



16" x 20," Oil, $700

This spring is particularly lovely
here in the desert.
To purchase this painting
please contact Amy at

To see more of Amy's artwork
please visit

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Poppies, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


4" x 6" Oil, $95

Today I worked on a seascape of Carmel Beach,
as well as a large mixed media painting for SBC.
I also picked up some beautiful 11" x 14" prints 
(see below)
produced by Phoenix Photo Lab 
on gorgeous heavy paper.
Each print is beautifully matted and ready to frame
in a standard 16" x 20" frame
or of course a custom frame.
$45
If interested in either the painting above
or the print below,
please contact me at




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cloud Rising, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20", Oil, $400

This was such a fun piece to put together; it reminds me of
my favorite artist, Vincent Van Gogh,
during his Japanese prints stage.

My adult students were amazing today, all working on 
different subjects, all expressing their vision
with wonderful results.
I do love my job.

To purchase this one, please contact me at

Monday, March 25, 2013

Susan's Bouquet, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Oil, $175

My friend Sue brought me this beautiful bouquet
last week when she took me out to lunch!
How lucky am I?
If you would like to own this painting,
or give it to a loved one,
please contact me at
Remember Mother's Day is coming up!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Springtime, Whimsical Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $400

Recently I have been having fun making whimsical art.
It's light, fresh, and cheery.

If interested in purchasing this "non-serious" painting,
please contact me at

Tomorrow I will post the "serious, traditional" floral I painted today.



Friday, March 22, 2013

Amelia Island, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



8" x 10" Oil, $150

To purchase this painting, please contact me at
To view more of my artwork,  please visit

This week whizzed by me, but it did contain some special moments:
my daughter Katie's baptism,
my adult painting class,
my weekly coffee date with my husband,
two lunch dates with special girlfriends,
the sale of two paintings.
And tomorrow we'll have two of our "big kids" over
for March Madness and cookout.
Thank you for viewing my artwork;
please let me know your thoughts and critiques.
Katie's baptism
and
Tuesday Adult Painting Class
(They say they are beginners....)




Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beach Thinking, Figurative Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $500

This lady is lost in thought because...
she is at the beach!
And is there a better place to think?
I don't THINK so...
Is this me?
I'll let you decide.
And if you would love to to have this painting
please contact me at

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Northern Arizona, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $150

This painting was started some time ago near
Flagstaff, AZ,
and then finished in my studio.
To purchase this painting please contact me at
And thank you for stopping by my site!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sea Oats 2, Fernandina Beach, Seascapa Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $175

Painting time this past week has been minimal;
sometimes I feel I get the best ones done at those times,
maybe because I only have a little time and I know
"It's now or never."
Anyway, I love the way this one turned out,
and hope you do too.
If interested in purchasing this one,
please contact me at

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Evening Palms 2, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" Oil, $125

To purchase please contact me at
amy.whitehouse@me.com
Was able to do some painting today
while working at On The Edge Gallery.
We are doing a project to benefit
Make-A-Wish Foundation:
Several of the artists are painting a portion 
of a very large Southwest themed canvas,
and we are selling $1 raffle tickets for the
next 2 weeks; the winner of the painting does not need to be present to win.
  LMK if interested in buying a $1 raffle ticket.
I also worked on a beach painting
(SURPRISE!)
while at the gallery;
will post that one tomorrow.
Thank you for visiting my blog,
I appreciate your time.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Magnificence, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


18" x 24" x 1.5" Oil, $250
This painting has painted edges and is ready to hang.
To purchase this painting  please contact me at


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring Training, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 8" x 1.5" Oil, $150

My new adult students did wonderful work today;
have I mentioned I love teaching painting?
Otherwise the day was taken up with
shipping a large painting to New York
Costco
returning e-mails
returning phone calls
teaching Faith how to hem
so... good day!
If you would love to have this painting
please contact me at

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tea Time, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $350
This scene makes me think of my genteel great-aunts,
Jenny Ray and Florence Clark,
and a particular visit I had as a girl.
I was over at Aunt Florence's home,
probably around 1959...and it was tea time.
She asked if I would like lemon or milk in my cup of tea,
and I responded "both."
Aunt Florence said that would not be good,
but I was confidently insistent.
Learned my lesson!
This painting is available for purchase:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lake Side, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 12", Oil, $175
I am liking the immediacy of painting with the
pure pigment oil sticks;
My hope is that the viewer can interact more with the painting
than if I "spell it all out".
Who knows when I'll change to something altogether different,
but for now the abstract quality and freshness appeals to me.
If interested in this painting, please contact me at

Friday, March 8, 2013

Rose, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



8" x 10" Oil, $150

Painted with a palette knife, I was seeking a cross between
representational and abstract.  I also went for a very neutral background
so that the star of the show would pop.

To purchase this painting please contact the artist at
To see more of Amy's artwork please visit
and

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sunset, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30" Oil, $400

This painting is hanging at 
On The Edge Gallery
just now,
but is available for purchase through me:

Thank you for visiting my site today;
I was not able to paint today,
so it didn't feel complete.
Tomorrow I plan to paint 
before breakfast to make sure I get it in!
I would love to hear from you,
dear visitor,
particularly about your creative efforts.
And please include your site so I can visit you!
Thanks,
Amy


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sunflowers in Asian Vase, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



16" x 20" Limited Edition of Prints, $50 + Shipping

To purchase a print of this painting, please contact me at

Today I picked up my beautiful prints of this painting
from Phoenix Photo Lab,
the same Lab that Phoenix Art Museum uses for its prints.
I highly recommend this quality Photo Lab;
several of my artist friends are using this same establishment.
The paper I chose is heavy, creamy, lovely.
I have signed and numbered each print.
VERY VERY HAPPY with this new product.

The original oil painting is available for $500.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wild Sunflower, Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


Good things today:
I gained a lovely, talented new adult painting student, Betty.
Mark and I had an evening walk during the last light of another
spectacular Arizona sunset,
and heard the wild yipping of what sounded like
a LOT of coyotes.
Chloe got bathed.
Delicious burritos for dinner thanks to Mark.
Girl Scout Thin Mints for dessert.

As for the painting,
I'm not quite ready to part with this sunflower,
but I've been working with Phoenix Photo Lab
for a few weeks on making beautiful copies
(they also make prints for Phoenix Art Museum).
If you are interested in purchasing an
11" x 14" limited edition print
of the above painting, please let me know.
I will be selling them for $50 each.
The high-quality print (giclee) will come with a white mat and foam core backing 
ready to frame as you wish.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Beach Envy, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" Oil, $250
It was a long Monday but a really good one,
with a sale of a seascape - thank you, Sandi -
some painting, a great latte from Press...
If you are interested in purchasing this painting
please contact me at

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Treelines, Abstract Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11"x14" Oil, $195

Lately I have been inexplicably drawn to abstract art;
also having discovered artists such as Wolf Kahn,
I'm challenged to make abstract images that are beautiful
and compelling.
I plan to keep at it.
If you are interested in having this painting,
please contact me at 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Beach Calls, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" x 1.5" Oil on Gallery Wrap, $600

I haven't posted for a few days because I've been BUSY.
Just finished this one and love it.  YAY!  Self-confidence!
At least for a few minutes!
Anyway, I've been getting all new work framed for a 
whole new wall
at
On The Edge Gallery!
Later this afternoon I will be bringing home my artwork 
that is currently hanging at the gallery,
and then hanging new paintings!
I'd love for YOU to come see our lovely space;
we have a couple of amazing new artists
and everyone there just makes me happy.

To purchase this one, just LMK you're interested: