Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Island Walk, Beach and Figure Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 12" x 1.5", Oil, $225

Painting 35 of CHALLENGE 56

This was one of those "pure joy" paintings
that just seemed to paint itself.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beach Day, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 24", Oil, $800

Painting 34 of CHALLENGE 56

Countless layers of paint make up this scene, as did
countless compositions.
Four days of painting, scraping, paper-towelling,
lightly adding layers, and ever so slightly tweaking,
and finally I think I found the stopping point.
I wanted to show the reflection of the sky on the wet sand,
as well as the grasses on the border of the beach.
And I wanted to achieve some abstraction
while developing a softer beach scene.
Lastly, I worked for color harmony.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Sun Dancing, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Oil, $125

Painting 31 of CHALLENGE 56

Painted with pure pigment oil sticks,
the rich hues and creamy strokes give a luscious quality
to a simple seascape.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sand Dunes and Sea Oats, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10", Oil, $150

Painting 38 of CHALLENGE 56

Powdery sand in the dunes, and protected sea oats sprouting in the air.
The couple may be sharing a found shark's tooth; this must be
 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

California Pier, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 24" x 1.5", Oil, $800
Painting 36 of CHALLENGE 56

Lots of painting today, my favorite kind of day.
This one was started yesterday, so fun to
"be at the beach" all day.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Standing on Holy Ground, Abstract Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


20" x 24", Oil, $700

Painting 34 of CHALLENGE 56

Inspired by some new music composed by a friend,
this one has gold, bronze, brilliant yellow light, carmine,
and transparent yellow oxide oil paints.
There is a lot of texture as well, that
doesn't show in the photograph.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Solitude, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Oil, $500

Painting 36 of CHALLENGE 56

Another fun one to create, what's better than sitting
at the edge of the surf?

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Untitled, Mixed Media Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


5-1/2" x 6-1/4", $95

Painting 33 of CHALLENGE 56

For this painting I first made a monoprint,
then added some acrylic paints, 
and finally, some hand made papers.
I am enjoying the pull toward abstraction
and ambiguity,
or perhaps, complexity.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Daybreak, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 12", Oil, $400
Painting 32 of CHALLENGE 56

Anticipating my upcoming trip to Florida,
I am decidedly excited about getting to "my" beach.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

California Coast, Contemporary Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Oil, $500
Painting 31 of CHALLENGE 56

A great painting day for me after teaching my morning painting class,
I was pleased to finish two beach scenes this afternoon.
I hope you can feel the cool damp sand of the California beach as you
walk along under the clouds....

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Dreams, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16", Oil, $400
Painting 30 of CHALLENGE 56

Enjoying experimenting with abstract style and
various paint application methods, 
i.e., palette knife, brush, finger, etc.
This could be land or sea,
and my hope is that the viewer with have
an emotional response to it.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Li'l Pineapple, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


4" x 4", Mixed Media, $95

Painting 28 of CHALLENGE 56

This little guy has about 8 different handmade papers, acrylic paints,
and oil paints.  The 3/4" sides are painted pink.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ocean Love, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 24"x 1.5", Mixed Media, $500

Painting 27 for CHALLENGE 56

This mixed media painting was a real joy to put together.
I started planning it last weekend, and just had a blast
finishing it up today.
The 1.5" sides of the canvas are painted blue,
and ready to hang.
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