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Dance of the Palms, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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

I'm reading this new book on Painting with your Intuition; it's beautifully bound with gorgeous contemporary, personal artworks. So...how does one take this somewhat esoteric method  and indeed paint from intuition? It's a question I've rolled around in for years; guess the answer is - just paint... with that in mind.
I saw something on the bulletin board up at NAU music building this morning (before returning to the inferno) that went something like this:
Lonely?   Practice Out of sorts?   Practice Tired?  Practice Broke?   Practice and so on
Here's mine:
Teenagers wearing you down to the level of your carpet?  Paint Wanting to eat donuts from Bosa, but trying to lose weight? Paint Drowning in debt but have no income? Paint Lethargic with 120 degree temps? Paint Don't know what to paint?  Paint
Could you make a list?  I bet you could! Please share, please do.
If interested in Dance of the Palms,  please contact me a…

Surf, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel, $125
Well, just looking at images of the ocean makes me feel better; today it was 118 degrees, tomorrow it's supposed to be 120, 123 in a town a little west of Phoenix.
I know we've had these temps before, it just feels so HOT.
Okay, I got that out of my system. If anyone wants to come over and drink iced tea and paint pictures of the beach and the ocean....just LMK!
If you are interested in purchasing this little piece, please get in touch with me: amy.whitehouse@me.com

California Dreamin', Contemporary Landscape of Palm Trees by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Acrylic, $600
Lots of layers of paint so lots of texture; I painted this over the course of a couple of weeks, adding a little at a time. Our temperature here in the lovely desert is supposed to be  117 degrees by Friday. I am definitely dreaming of the California coastline -  or actually ANY coastline.
My young student Micah wowed us all with his artwork today; I wish I'd taken a photo of his painting - truly lovely.
If interested in having this painting as your own, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
And to see more of my artwork, please visit AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

New Arrangement, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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20" x 20" x 1.5" Oil, $700
The dog days of summer are definitely upon us Phoenicians. Though I know I have some free time, I'm not getting as much done as I thought I would. I'm enjoying the four books I'm reading, but seem to fall asleep each time I read. Or watch TV. So, yes, the answer is, get back to the studio.
If interested in purchasing this new piece, please LMK at amy.whitehouse@me.com
And to see more of my artwork past, please see AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Serenity, Contemporary Still LIfe Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas, $600
Moving toward more abstract work, as well as intuitive painting. It calls for a bit of courage on my part, as so many of my art friends can be a bit disdainful of abstract art. Actually it's harder than representational painting, but we don't know that until we try our hand at abstraction.
If you are interested in this piece, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Beach Dreams, Seascape and Beach Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $125
107 degrees today here in the Phoenix desert, and the same predicted for the rest of the week. I'm definitely day-dreaming about the beach, and "traveling" there via the paintbrush. If you are interested in this one, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com

Apples on Plate, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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10" x 10" Oil, $400
To purchase these apples, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
To see more of my artwork, please visit AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

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

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6" x 8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $125
Wednesday when I painted this we had record high temps reaching to 112 degrees;  I tried to capture the heat in this painting. If you are interested in purchasing this "baby" please LMK at amy.whitehouse@me.com
To see more of my work please visit AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Cinderella's Slipper #2, Contemporary Still Life Paintings of Shoes by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8", Oil on Canvas Panel, $125
These shoes are so beautiful in design and color. Thanks to my daughter-in-law for lending them to me as my reference. Really happy with the way this painting turned out. If interested in purchasing, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
And to see more of my artwork please visit AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Cinderella's Slipper, Contemporary Still Life Paintings of Shoes by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel, $125
To purchase this painting, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com
To see more of my work, please visit: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com
Thank you so much for visiting my site. I would love to know what YOU are doing creative this summer.

A Walk in the Park, Contemporary Trees Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas, $600
For some reason this one reminds me of walking down the park section that leads into the Champs-Elysee in Paris, where I was fortunate to spend a year studying, oh about a hundred years ago.
Anyway, I loved the freedom I felt while painting this one, and I hope it stirs something in the viewer.
Let me know if you would like to purchase this painting: amy.whitehouse@me.com
To see more of my artwork, please visit either AmyWhitehousePaintings.blogspot.com or AmyWhitehousePaintings.com

Miami Heat, Landscape of Palm Trees by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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30" x 30" x 1.5", Oil on Canvas, $800
This painting is done with acrylics and a tar gel medium to give it texture and pizazz.   The fiery red orange palm in the foreground was painted with quite a bit of tar gel so that it stands out as the focal point. The 1.5" edges are painted all around in the same fashion as the background, so it is ready to hang without a frame. It may be framed if desired. If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact me at amy.whitehouse@me.com And to see more of my work, please visit: AmyWhitehousePaintings.com