Thursday, January 30, 2014

Passage, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Oil, $150
Day 30 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

The challenge is completed, and was so beneficial to me.
I love "having" to paint every single day; 
though of course there are those days where it's difficult,
I am exhilarated by the discipline.
Concentrating primarily on landscapes,
I hope I have learned something this past month.
Trying to keep the viewer's eye moving around within the canvas
was one goal; color harmony is always another.
Now I have to decide on a challenge for February.
I'm thinking of two paintings a day for 28 days.
Crazy?

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sailor's Delight, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20", Oil, $600
Day 29 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Mostly painted with pure pigment oil sticks,
with a little traditional oil paint and brush work,
another fun one to bring together.
Lots of layers of paint, so AZ sun will need to bake it dry.
Loving complimentary colors these days.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Coconuts, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 8", Oil, $125
Day 28 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Swaying in the ocean breeze, this colorful palm could be dancing.
Light is filtering through at noon, and the coconuts
grab all the attention.
The challenge of painting a new painting every day for 30 days
has been exhilarating, and I'm looking forward to a February challenge.
Painted with juicy pure pigment oil sticks, this little guy is looking for a home.
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunset, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Oil, $600

Day 27 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today was a day of struggle with painting and life in general.
But I'm happy with the way this one turned out, and feel that I found a sweet spot
with this particular painting of the ocean.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Christmas Tree, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Oil, $125

Day 26 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Almost finished with this challenge, and I hate to see the end.
I may have to do 28 Paintings in 28 Days for February.
This palm tree was painted with palette knife almost exclusively.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Breakthrough, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 8" x 1.5", Oil, $150
Day 23 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

I really enjoyed exploring the abstract quality of this contemporary
landscape today, experimenting with palette knife and
color harmony.
The 1.5" sides are painted in same colors, i.e.,
the "field" continues around the sides, as does the sky.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cloudy Day, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Oil, $150
Day 22 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This painting was layered with juicy pure pigment oil sticks, 
traditional oil paints, and copper leaf.
I'm happy with the abstract quality especially in the background.
Trees remain a favorite subject for me.
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Key West Sunset, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 24" Oil, $400
Day 20 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Painting in the morning is SOO much better than painting in the evening.
Why can I not make myself paint in the morning more often?!
My painting buddy came over this morning with an extra hot latte
from my favorite coffee place (Village Coffee)
to paint!
YES!
So I had to paint in the morning and let everything else go...
It was wonderful, and I was so happy after doing this ocean painting.
Lots of juicy R&F oil pigment on this baby, so it will take a few weeks to dry.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bird, Contemporary Animal Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 8" x 1.5", Oil, $125
Day 19 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This was pure fun, as is wondering what this guy is thinking.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Atlantic Beach, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16," Oil, $250
Day 17 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This challenge has inspired, stretched, and thrilled me.
It IS a challenge to get a new painting produced each day,
but the juices are flowing, and I really don't want to do much else.
And painting the beach and one of those funny gulls is pure joy.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Florida Sand Dunes, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30," Mixed Media, $700
Day 16 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today I started a figurative painting that I'm really happy with,
but alas, not enough time today to finish it.
So this is my substitute for Day 16,
a mixed media piece I have been slowly completing over the last several months.
Having grown up in Florida, the beach still calls,
and I like the sense of sea oats that the foreground paper brings.
The sand dunes partially hide the water but lead to those waves.
I also like the ambiguity of the sand line/wave feeling.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Phoenix Sunset, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel, $125
Day 15 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Before I moved "out west," I thought those paintings of
impossibly colored sunsets were pretty fake looking.
Now that I live here in Phoenix, I am still taken aback
~ at least once a week ~
at the splendor and rich color of our skies at day's end.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Abstract Seascape 21, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6"x8", Oil on Panel, $125
Day 13 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Well, I set out to make an abstract seascape,
with watery sky feeling, and possibly an intracoastal waterway vibe.
I like it tonight; who knows how I'll feel about it in the cold, hard objective
morning?
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8"x8"x1.5", Oil, $125
Day 12 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

It has been a challenge just getting in my studio these past
few days,
but I'm always happy once I finally can paint.
This luscious cupcake was painted with pure pigment oil sticks,
which is why the colors are so vibrant.  No fillers
diffusing the color.
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pink Pineapple, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8"x10" Oil on Canvas Panel, $150
Day 11 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This one would be categorized in my "Just For Fun" series,
obviously I'm not taking myself to seriously with this painting.
I wanted to give the pineapple some attitude and a gestural quality,
and certainly a contemporary feel.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pineapple, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Oil, $175
Day 9 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

I like the way this prickly pineapple turned out;
now it's time to core it and eat it.
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amy.whitehouse@me.com
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Moon Shine, Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


10"x10"x1.5", Oil, $375
Day 8:  CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Just finished this painting about 10 minutes ago; still have to wash 
the brushes!
This seascape was pure joy to create;
painted with R&F pure pigment sticks and traditional tube paints,
I started it the other day, and finished it tonight.
The Richeson oil color - Brilliant Yellow Light -
works well for "lit" areas of seafoam and clouds.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Forest, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $400

Day 7: Challenge 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

So this was NOT painted today; this contemporary landscape
was finished a few weeks ago.
The painting I worked on today is about 95% finished,
but life circumstances intervened before I could put the final
strokes on the canvas.  Life has a way, doesn't it?

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Ocean Storm, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14", Oil, $400
Day 6:  Challenge 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Switching gears from North Carolina country scenes,
to seascapes.
The storms and cold weather must be kicking up some waves
in my old stompin' grounds near Jacksonville, Florida.
Painted with brushes and palette knives,
R&F pigment sticks and traditional tube oils,
it was fun imagining the sun being overcome by 
the stormy weather, the waves sliding over the sand.
Glad to be a desert rat today in Phoenix.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Horsepasture River Barn 3, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 24", Oil, $600
Day 5 of Challenge 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This is the third and final rendition of Horsepasture River Barn,
a spot in North Carolina.
I have enjoyed trying to represent this shot in different ways,
and hope I've learned something in the process.
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Horsepasture River Barn 2, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 20" x 1.5" Oil, $600
Day 4 of CHALLENGE 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days

Trying different techniques on the same subject, 
this barn in North Carolina.
This was painted primarily with R&F pure pigment sticks
as well as some traditional oil paint.
What I am liking about this 30 day challenge
is that I am REQUIRED to paint everyday.
So laundry, vacuuming, errands, etc.
all have to wait.  Maybe until February.
(I'm already planning to have an everyday painting challenge in February.)

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Horsepasture River Barn, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Oil, $150
Day 3 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
Loving this challenge as it gets me painting in the studio early on 
in the day, before I'm consumed with other "important things."
This barn is located in North Carolina on Horsepasture River; 
photo reference provided by my friend Kathy.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Beach Day, Contemporary Figurative Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 24", Oil on Stretched Canvas, $700
Day 2 of Challenge 30/30
30 Paintings in 30 Days...
...is going well!  I hope I can keep up with the challenge.
The model for this painting is my brother-in-law,
Dave, beach-bum-stand-up-guy-beloved-brother.
If interested in purchasing, you'll first have to let it dry for a couple of weeks,
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fields Of Gold, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Oil on Canvas Panel, $150

Challenged to join a Paint 30 Paintings in 30 Days ~
so here is Day 1.
Loved starting 2014 with a few hours of happy painting;
how does playing with art materials have such a major impact
on my feeling of well-being?
What a gift.
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