Monday, September 30, 2013

Moonlight Waves, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


10" x 10," Oil, $150

1.5" sides are painted the same blue in this seascape of waves in the moonlight.
So this piece is ready to hang, no need for frame.



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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Surf's Up, Beach and Ocean Scenes by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10," Acrylic, $125

The wind is whipping up the waves and froth, the angry cloud spells rain,
the broad brush strokes speak to motion in the air as well as in the water.
Even the sand is flying.


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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Made for Walkin' ~ Shoe Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


10" x 10," Oil, $60

Because of the great response I received with my $60 paintings,
I've decided to post a $60 painting every Saturday ~
"Sixty Saturday."


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Friday, September 27, 2013

Hydrangea, Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20," Oil, $300

Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers, but alas,
it does NOT grow in the desert.
Think that has something to do with "hydra" ~ yes?


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pilgrim's Progress, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14," Oil, $350

This landscape painting with dramatic lighting in the sky
makes me think of John Bunyan's classic, Pilgrim's Progress.
Did you know that the book has never been out of print?
Painted over several weeks with many layers of oil paint,
finished off with touches of R&F pure pigment sticks.


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall Harvest, Still Life Paintings with Pumpkins by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse



22" x 28," Oil on Stretched Canvas, $450

Pumpkins, Beets, Longaberger Basket, Red Tablecloth ~
all spell "FALL."
Here in the Valley of the Sun we are R.E.A.D.Y.
for fall and all the beauty that comes with that lovely season.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Apple Season, Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 24," Oil, $500

Apples will be in season soon ~ yay, apple pie!
And applesauce, and apple pancakes, and baked apples with pecans and raisins.


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Desert Landscape, Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30," Oil on Stretched Canvas, $700

We have a beautiful trail within a mile of our home,
and soon it will begin to flower.
Southwest landscapes continue to fascinate me,
so very different than the Florida scene in which I was raised.
Mostly I love our mountains, and had the pleasure of driving with friends
up north to Payson earlier this week where we had gorgeous vistas.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

California Dreamin' ~ Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

9" x 12,"  Oil, $60

This is it!  The last day of 30/60 ~
I could have named this Florida Dreamin' or any other beach area...
As much as I love Arizona - and I do!  it's an amazing, beautiful state -
I just think I need to live at the beach at some point.
So California, here I come - for a quick fix "for my daughter"
(somebody has to do it).
This painting has 1.5" painted sides so is ready to hang.
I saved my favorite for last.  If no one wants to buy it,
I'll be o.k.

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Just FYI, the prices of the paintings posted during 30/60 will all return 
to the "normal" prices on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Peonies, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

12" x 16," Oil on Stretched Canvas, $60

Day 29 of 30 Days of $60 Paintings

This contemporary floral of peonies was painted with traditional oil paints
as well as with R&F pure pigment oil sticks.
Peonies are my favorite flowers; it is sad that they do not grow in the
Valley of the Sun.
But my northern Arizonian friends can grow them,
so occasionally I can get a few once a year.


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Monday, September 16, 2013

Flowers and Polka Dots, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 12," Oil, Framed, $60

Day 28 of 30/60

Well, I reached 60 today, so I'm a couple of days behind somehow
on this CHALLENGE.
I have been greatly celebrated and feel incredibly blessed.
Happy, contented, and loved.
This contemporary floral of red lilies needed a little something extra,
so I added the green polka dots as fabric in the background.
Two more days of $60 paintings ~ any requests?


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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Carnival Pumpkin, Contemporary Pumpkin Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

5"x 7," Acrylic, Framed, $60

Day 27 of Challenge 30/60

Turning 60 has been a blast so far.  I've decided this decade
will be my best so far.

Thank you to all of my wonderful art patrons:
17 of the 26 posted paintings during this Challenge 30/60
have sold.

This is not a new painting; it's one I've held on to for awhile because I like it.
But turning 60 is also a time to start letting go of more things,
and making life simpler.  At least that's one of my goals.
This one is framed in a little blonde wood frame, ready to hang.
The background has lots of texture and the colors sing.

I failed to post Day 26 on my blog yesterday.  Too much
birthday hullabaloo.   Here it is:
Simple Lunch, 6" x 8," Oil $60




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Friday, September 13, 2013

Cactus Blooms, Contemporary Southwest Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

11" x 14," Oil, $60

Day 25 of 30/60

In the home stretch of this 30 day challenge
to offer a $60 painting every day.
Vibrant, contemporary; I like the composition
and of course the colors.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Notre Dame Cathedral, Architectural Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8," Acrylic, $60
Day 24 of 30/60

I had the marvelous opportunity to live in Paris 
during most of 1973 as an art history student
and sometime studio art student.
My wonderful friend Courtney Zirkle
introduced me to Notre Dame
and well as the Sunday evening organ concerts there -
MAGNIFICENT.
Those concerts continue to this day;
the organ, the space, the grandeur ~
if you go to Paris, you must take in the Sunday 6 p.m.
organ concert; you will not be disappointed.


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Favorite Sunflower, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20," Giclee, $60

Day 22 of 30/60

It was a very good, full day,
with LOWER temps - woo hoo!
UNDER 90 ALL DAY.
I also taught 4 new students, 
and sold yesterday's posting, 
"Treelines,"
to a young writer at Time magazine.
I don't get that many chances to do the
name-dropping thing,
so here is my moment.
Thank you, Elizabeth.

Today's offering comes in a custom
22" x 26" mat.

 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rise and Shine, Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20," Oil on Stretched Canvas, $60

Day 20 of 30/60 Challenge

A contemporary take on a traditional subject,
the orange and pink add extra cheer to this rooster.
We had a pet rooster growing up;
he faithfully woke us up every morning
whether we wanted him to or not.


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Flowers and Lace, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

11" x 14," Mixed Media, $60

Day 19 of 30/60

This painting was made with acrylic paints,
oil paints,
and artists' papers.
The background has gold iridescent paint
which gives it an extra dimension of richness.
Mostly I like the composition.

Mixed media is the most fun of all.
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Twilight Tree, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


10" x 20" x 1.5," Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $60

From my "Just for Fun" series, this tree was so much fun to create.

For Day 18 of my 30/60 Challenge
to present and offer a painting every day 
for 30 days
at $60 apiece,
you can put this in a child's room or your own room
or your library or your kitchen
or anywhere you want to smile.
The 1.5" edges are painted with background colors,
so it's ready to hang as is.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Abstract Flowers, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

Day 17 of 30/60

16" x 20," Oil on Stretched Canvas, $60

Today I got about 1/2 way through cleaning my studio;
found one dead scorpion
and lots of paintings to improve...
I happen to LOVE painting over old paintings.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Seabird 3, Contemporary Bird Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

6" x 8," Acrylic, $60

Day 16 of 30/60
I have so enjoyed playing around with
the design of a sea bird
and the "mod" 60's colors of pinks and oranges.
This was the last painting I did in Florida,
but I brought home lots of photos
for references for more paintings.
Next I plan to do some BIG images on BIG canvases.
Stay tuned.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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


6" x 8," Oil on Canvas Panel, $60
Day 15 of 30/60
Thank you to all of you who have supported my challenge
to present 30 days of $60 paintings.
Because of your active encouragement,
I have sold 9 of the 14 paintings posted.
I loved the design and colors of these Kate Spade shoes
belonging to my daughter-in-law
who graciously leant them to me as a still life subject.



The proceeds from yesterday's painting
will go to my friend whose son has medical needs
which are not covered by the family's insurance.
I just want to remind my viewers that the other
piece presented for this family has not sold yet
and is still available:


This is a giclee (high quality print on heavy watercolor paper)
which comes with a mat and fits into a standard size frame.






Monday, September 2, 2013

Tanzania Elephant, Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


SOLD!

6" x 8," Acrylic, $60
Day 14 of 30/60
One of my painting students, Joe Lindner,
goes to Tanzania several times a year to minister to
the people, especially the children.
He brings back amazing photos and shares them with me!
Obviously I have taken some creative license
with the colors to make an expressive, contemporary style.
16 days left of $60 paintings.

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