Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Color Of Flowers, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 12" Oil, $175

Juicy, vibrant colors on a slightly abstract floral;
this is todays ~ Day 7 ~ offering for
Tanzania 2013,
my project to help fund the
Teachers' Training Missions Trip
Summer 2013.
50% of sales during these 13 days
will go to this Missions Trip which will benefit 900+ children
in Tanzania.

Today being Sunday I decided to truly have a day of rest,
and it has been great.
Temperatures are starting to rise and we may see 100 degrees
tomorrow.
Another reason to take it easy and sip iced tea.
Tomorrow's Monday kicks off a full week of
teaching painting classes,
hanging artwork in downtown Phoenix,
working at On The Edge gallery,
and shipping sold paintings.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Old World Floral, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $150

Day 6 of Tanzania 2013 Missions Fundraiser
If you would like to purchase this painting, please contact me at

No painting today as there were lots of activities
surrounding our daughter's prom night,
and a little time with Elinor:



We are mightily blessed!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Roses for Mom, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse





 Since I'm a little ADD (maybe a lot), I was framing paintings
as I was gardening.  I found the perfect new frame for this little
5" x 7 " painting of roses.
So for Day 5 of Tanzania 2013,
this little framed painting is yours - or your 
mom's or your girlfriend...for Mother's Day,
birthday, just because you love her...
for $150.
LMK if interested:



Roses for Mom, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



So my morning to-do list just depressed me, so...
I decided to do a little gardening.
I transplanted some aloe pups,
planted geraniums that had been waiting patiently in their
plastic pots since last week,
and planted some flower seeds:
bluebells, chocolate flower, and California poppy.
I'm not much of a gardener but this year I wanted to try to have 
a little color as summer arrives and begins to dry everything to brown.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Palms at Sunset, Print of Landscape Painting by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" High Resolution Print of Mixed Media Painting, $79

Limited Edition of 30 prints, signed and numbered

$79 with mat

Day 4 of Tanzania 2013
13 Days of Artwork to benefit children of Tanzania
To purchase one of these prints, please contact me at

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Country Afternoon, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30" Oil, $700

Day 3 of Tanzania 2013
Today I was able to finish this painting,
and it is ready to be claimed for its new home.
50% of the price will go to the team of teachers
traveling this summer to Tanzania
in order to train teachers, work on school libraries,
and minister to 900+ children.
If you would like this painting, please contact me at

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunflowers in Vase, High Resolution Print of Oil Painting


16" x 20" High Resolution Print of Oil Painting
Limited Edition of 30, signed and numbered
$79 without mat
$89 with custom mat and backing

Today is Day 2 of Tanzania 2013,
my personal project to help support the team of teachers
going to Tanzania this summer to train teachers at schools there.
I am committing 50% of all sales during these 13 days
toward this particular team.
Let me know if you would like one of these beautiful prints;
Phoenix Art Museum uses the same Lab as I do for the art prints in their Museum Store.
amy.whitehouse@me.com

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cupcake #1, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Oil on Panel, $95

Some friends are going to Tanzania 
in order to train teachers at several schools
for 17 days.
To support this dedicated team,
I am offering to give 50% of all sales of my paintings
for the next 13 days.
I'm calling this personal effort
"Tanzania 2013."
Please consider the birthday, mother's day, and other gifts
you may need to be ready for in the coming months,
and your purchase will benefit over 900 children in Tanzania this summer.
To purchase please contact me at

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blooms, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $500

Custom-framed oil painting ready to hang in your home,
or give as a gift to someone you love.
Please let me know if you're interested in purchasing this painting:


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Found Shell, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Oil on Panel, $95

One of my older paintings, I'm finally putting it "out there."
If interested in purchasing, please contact me at
amy.whitehouse@me.com
We artists had a great time at On The Edge Gallery today:
lots of art talk, learning about one another's artwork,
discussions on the Book of Job,
visitors bearing gifts (thank you for the beautiful frame, Maryann!),
super coffee from Cartel,
and all around encouragement and camaraderie.
AND I brought home two new beautiful pieces of art for our home.
I'm a fortunate young lady!



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beach Thinking, Figurative Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $500
I re-worked this painting, and am happier now because of
better color harmony, as well as a more interesting sky.
LMK what you think.
The last two days have been great:
heavenly weather, blooming cacti all over the place,
excellent students who just make my day,
a sale of one of my favorite (and I think best) paintings,
the making of a new friend who lives close by,
some artwork started that's coming along well,
a check-in call from my dear friend who's an undercover agent
(I can't even give you her code name - you know who you are 007!)

Student Work:


Look at these paintings in various stages of finishing:
These girls are naturals; and I get to "teach" them!
I love my job. seriously.

BTW if you want to have the painting of the lady thinking on the beach,
just LMK at
amy.whitehouse@me.com

Monday, April 15, 2013

Holidays, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $500

I have painted on this one off and on for many years,
and I think I finally completed it to my satisfaction.
It's been a strange day, some wonderful happenings in my life,
but some very disturbing events in the world.

On a mundane note, the business side of art-making is a challenge for me.
Lately I have felt that I am de-valuing my, lowering the prices
primarily to make it affordable, as well as to provide income for more art supplies.
So I am returning to my previous prices - nearly anyway.

Finally, please check out the "Page" above entitled
PRINTS OF ARTWORK.
Up to this point I have had three paintings printed,
each with a limited edition of 30, each signed and numbered.
I value your input and so ask that you LMK
of any of my artwork that you would like to see printed.
The quality of the work is first class;
it is my understanding that the establishment I am using
does the prints for Phoenix Art Museum's gift store.
The print comes with a beautiful mat in measurements to fit
standard size frames at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and online frame suppliers.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Serenity, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $600

I have re-named this painting and am having it custom-framed.
If it doesn't sell this week to any of my dear visitors,
it is going to an architectural firm's office in Phoenix
to be on display along with a few of my other paintings.
Let me know if you are interested in this one.
The many layers give it a glow and a dreamy state.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Today In Paradise, Luke 23:43, Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14", Oil, $120

One of my favorite verses in the New Testament is:
"Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."
Luke 23:43
My painting cannot portray what Paradise will be like,
but this is a work done intuitively,
rather than with a specific vision in mind,
and so it is spiritual to me in nature.
I hope it will speak to you in some way,
or that you will have some response to this piece of expression.
If interested in purchasing, please contact me at

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Weimaraner, Dog Portraits by Arizona artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $195

Framed oil painting of gorgeous weimaraner.
If interested in purchasing this painting,
please contact me at

To view more of Amy's artwork,
please visit
AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carmel Path, Seascapes and Landscapes by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Oil, $195

I have been working on this composition for a couple of paintings,
and a couple of months.  I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out.
I want to be there, listening to the waves,
feeling the sun on my skin,
reveling in the blues of the ocean and the planes of the rocks.
If you are interested in purchasing this painting,
please contact me at
And to view my artwork gallery-style,
please visit

Monday, April 8, 2013

Atlantic Ocean, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil on Linen, $195

I have only been able to paint in little bits of time the last few days,
and our Aussie continues to lick off any oil paintings she can reach.
So...now I have to remember to keep the studio door closed
so that my paintings are not "re-done" 
nor is the dog harmed from EATING OIL PAINT.
Sheesh.
She took off a layer of paint on a large cloudscape with mountains below,
and I may have to incorporate some of her "improvements."
Anyway, as for the painting above,
I love the look of the ocean as a storm is rolling in;
the waves start to flicker a bit on top,
and one senses a roiling beneath the waves.
I hope I've captured some of the excitement I feel at these moments.
If you are interested in purchasing this painting,
please contact me at
And please visit my website where you can view some of my work
gallery-style without all the musings:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Joy Tree, Contemporary Landscapes and Trees by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


Trees, Oceans, Colors, Life-Giving Encounters,
Faith, Vibrancy, Mindfulness ~~
So much has been going through my mind the last few weeks
with regard to life and with regard to painting.
Is it even possible to sift through the events of one especially busy
crazy week
and bake it all together as a cake that makes sense?
I don't think so...it's too complicated - this life in 2013.
But I want to pick out a few strands and look at them.

This week contained several stressors - some good, some not so much;
new challenges are great stressors, teenagers not always;
but my attention has been being turned to more mindfulness
and less wastefulness.
Because I am making thoughtful choices about what I am eating,
I am savoring the flavor and consistency of each bite.
Because I am being reminded that the girls are growing up,
I am trying to not let unwholesome talk come out of my mouth, 
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.
Because I am intently focusing on turning 60 in a few months,
I want to use my time wisely
so that I have only a minimum of regrets and plenty of great memories.
Also the art I do wants to have a purpose:
does it express my convictions?
does it inspire others to put THEIR  true selves onto a support?
Here's a tough one:  is my style developing into that which is is meant to be?

How much fun am I allowed to have when making artwork, and still be considered to be
developing my work?

Please send in your answers, and my favorite may choose a painting that I will 
ship for free to your home.*

BTW this little piece of joy goes for $175
If interested, please contact me at
amy.whitehouse@me.com

*I will make a list of 10 paintings from which the winner may choose
in a page above listed Purpose of Making Art.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Carmel, CA; Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil, $700

Mark took me to Carmel for my 50th,
and I'm still painting from the photos I took during that trip.
But that was nearly 10 years ago...so maybe
I need to return and get more photos?
Yes, I think that would be wise.

I've been a little manic with my painting lately;
I have never enjoyed it as much as I am presently.
And once I start, it's quite difficult to stop;
plus, the R&F pigment sticks make painting
such a party.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog;
I love checking in with whomever is actually perusing
my site, and would really love hearing from you
about what you are doing creatively today.

If interested in purchasing this one, please contact me at

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Surf's Up in Hawaii, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" x 1.5" Oil, $500

Wish I could say I did this on location....

After teaching my darling adult students today,
I was itching to paint,
so I did!
This is very wet but will dry in our mid-90's weather
in no time.

Painted Sides so ready to hang!

If you would like to have this piece, or would like to give it
as a gift,
please contact me at

Monday, April 1, 2013

Flowers & Dots, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 12" Oil, Framed, $150

To purchase this painting, please contact me at

Should you not want the frame,
I can send it unframed, same price.


I also just have to share a picture I took of our grand-daughter Elinor last night:


Joy