Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cello 2, Musical Instruments Contemporary Artwork by Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" Acrylic Monoprint Painting, Framed, $125

Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing this piece of artwork.
I can ship it for an additional $15.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Swimming, Abstract Contemporary Paintings by Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" Acrylic on Paper, $65

It's been a LOOOOOONG time since I posted.

My new job as Art teacher to 260 students, grades K-2 and 6-8, 
has kept me rather occupied. I love it (most of the time), and
am so energized by the creativity and originality these young
people produce in their artwork.

Little by little, I'm getting into the groove, figuring out how
to manage it all, and start to have time for my own artwork.

This is a monoprint I did last week.  Just a reminder:
a monoprint is a one-of-a-kind original painting 
that is done via a printing method rather than 
a direct painting method. There are no other copies or 
"prints" of this painting, just this one.

LMK if interested in purchasing.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Garlic, Contemporary Still Life Paintings by Amy Whitehouse


Acrylic on W/C Paper, 3.5" x 5" $65

As I prepare to teach art to K-2 and 6-8,
I've had little time to do much of my own work.
This contemporary kitchen art
is cheerful and loose.
I'm happy with the freshness of it.
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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Somewhere in Oregon, Abstract Seascape Paintings by Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" Oil, $225

This abstract seascape was inspired by a photograph I saw on facebook.
It could, of course, be anywhere;
water is soothing, period.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Beach Read, Contemporary Figure Paintings by Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Oil, $125

What's better than reading at the beach, sitting near the water's edge?
This little painting includes a high quality frame. 
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Budgie, Contemporary Animal Portraits by Amy Whitehouse


5" x 7" Acrylic, $95

This little guy just caught my eye, and I had to paint him.
I love the curves in the design of animals and their gestures.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Beach, Contemporary Seascape Paintings by Amy Whitehouse


18" x 24", Oil, $800

As you know, I could paint the ocean and the beach everyday,
and not get tired of the subject.
Especially when it's 108 degrees outside as it is now, here in the desert.

As I prepare for my new position as Art Teacher for grades K-2 and 6-8
YIKES
I haven't had as much time to paint. 
But this is my latest, and I'm pretty happy with it.
I can almost feel the powdery sand all over my feet,
and almost hear the comforting sound of the surf.

If interested in purchasing this painting. 
please let me know.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Abstract Seascape #16, Seascape Paintings by Amy Whitehouse



6" x 8" Oil, $175

One of my favorite paintings of mine,
this abstract seascape captures the "feel"
of the sea or an intracoastal waterway.
It contains my favorite colors,
and I was pleased with the texture as well.

LMK

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Atlantic Beach, Seascape Paintings by Amy Whitehouse




18" x 36" Oil, $800

Finished this afternoon, I named this painting after 
my favorite beach, 
but it could really be just about anywhere on a coast.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunrise, Contemporary Beach and Ocean Paintings by Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16" Oil, $250

Lots of texture and complimentary colors
give this contemporary sunrise painting
its punch.
As I often do, I began the painting,
put it aside for awhile,
pulled it back out to add some layers of paint,
and repeated this process over several weeks.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hawaii Dreams, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Amy Whitehouse




11" x 14" Acrylic on W/C Paper, $125

100+ degree weather makes me yearn for tropical climes all the more.
Can't think of a more ideal place than Hawaii.

This painting started as a monoprint,
painting with brush and palette knife followed,
and it just looked like Hawaii when I finished it.
I want to jump into the surf right about now.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Resilience, Contemporary Figure Painting by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse




11" x 14" Monoprint, $125

As I approach a brand new career
in teaching art to elementary and middle school students,
I am encouraged by the resilient women I know.
Fortunately I have quite a few role models ~
older, younger, same age as I am ~
to inspire me.

LMK if interested

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Contemporary Landscape Paintings byAmy Whitehouse



12" x 12" x 1.5" Oil $195

I hope this painting can take the viewer to a serene,
peaceful place.
Layers and layers of oil paint were used
over several months to attain the texture
and depth for this contemporary landscape.

Sometimes it seems that the process ~ which is so enjoyable ~
somehow gets communicated to the viewer in the finished piece.

The 1.5" sides are painted in wrap-around fashion,
so this one is ready to hang, with no frame needed.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Surf Spray, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" x 1.5" Oil, $300

Though I reside in Arizona, it's pretty clear that
my heart resides at the coast.
Either one, it doesn't matter.

I travel to my home state of Florida as often as possible
to get my fix, and to visit family and friends.
I travel to California whenever the opportunity arises.
I would go to Hawaii once a year if I could.

When I do make it to an ocean, I really enjoy the experience:
I immerse myself in the sound of the waves,
the mesmerizing sight of the tides,
the feel of the sand and salt water on my skin.

I never tire of painting ocean scenes,
probably because it helps me "go" there 
at least for a little while.

This painting was completed over several months,
and thus has several layers of oil paint.
There is the most texture at the focal point,
the breaking wave.
Lots of foam and spray make me happy.

If interested in purchasing this piece,
LMK.
The sides are painted in wrap-around style,
so it's ready to hang,
no frame needed.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cello, Musical Instrument Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


18" x 24" x 2" Acrylic, $700

This contemporary painting of a musical instrument, specifically
a cello,
has painted 2" sides and is ready to hang as is.

I used several layers of paint during the creation of this one,
often thinking of the layers of stain and varnish that a luthier applies
when making his or her instruments.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

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


12" x 12" Oil, $150

This highly textured painting of the beach has 1.5" sides painted 
wrap-around style, so it's ready to hang with no frame needed.
I'm back in Florida just for a few days, then back to the Valley of the Sun.

If interested in purchasing this painting please let me know:

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Thunderstorm, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


Oil, 11" x 14" $500

This latest work was completed two days ago.
It's one of my favorites from this past year.
I used a very large brush to lay in the composition and
large areas of color, then refined it with a medium-sized brush.
The thickest areas of Brilliant White oil paint were applied 
primarily with a palette knife.
The beach and ocean provide endless interpretations, 
expressions, feelings, and art opportunities all-around.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summer Breeze, Abstract Seascapes by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" Acrylic, $95

The iridescent blues and golds are impossible to capture in a photo,
but the translucent layers of these paints are what make this one interesting
and dynamic.

This painting of an abstract seascape is done on heavy-duty watercolor paper.
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Afternoon Reflections, Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Oil, $125

Fresh off the easel this morning,
this contemporary beach painting is full of color and texture.
Painted with pure pigment oil sticks, the vibrancy stands out.
I hope I captured the many reflections seen on the beach
when the tide is out, and the day is coming to its end.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring Flowers, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $150

Several layers of pure oil pigment went into this composition over the last few weeks.
I wanted to express the lightness of spring, even as the Valley summer heat encroaches.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Trees, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6", Oil, $95

This miniature landscape was started over a year ago 
while visiting Pine Top in Northern Arizona.
I finally finished it today.
I like the abstract/realistic tension and balance;
such makes for more interesting art to me.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Holiday Palms, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Acrylic $125

In this contemporary landscape of palm trees,
I enjoyed playing with color via composition and shape.

If you are interested in purchasing this one, please let me know.
$5 shipping

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Florida Palms, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


3" x 5" Oil, $95 + $5 shipping

Just back from a lovely vacation at Crescent Beach, Florida.
Naps, seafood, reading, walking on the gorgeous beach...
all heavenly!
I relaxed and rested and hardly did any art.

Now I'm motivated to dig back in to my art supplies,
and see what happens.
I also signed a contract today with a local school
to teach art this coming year.
That begins in August.  A new adventure.

If interested in this tiny painting,
please contact me:

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Beach Path, Contemporary Beach and Ocean Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


10" x 10" x 1.5" Oil, $125

Heading to my annual beach vacation,
have shipped art supplies ahead,
all packed, and ready to go!

This contemporary beach path scene was painted over several weeks
with several layers of pure pigment,
so it has depth and light.

If interested in this one, it has painted edges
and is ready to hang ~ no frame needed, but
will easily fit standard frames or custom.


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Breaking Surf, Contemporary Acrylic Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" Acrylic on Heavy W/C Paper, $65

A contemporary take on my ever beloved ocean theme,
this painting has transparency and texture.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Flower, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 6" Acrylic, $125

I developed this flower over several days with layers of acrylic paint.
The crisp edges of the front petal brings it forward,
while the softer edges of the petals in the back, give it dimension.

If interested in this little floral painting,
contact me

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Abstract Seascape, Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 12" x 1.5" Acrylic, $150

This contemporary, abstract seascape is dynamic and colorful.
The texture and colors continue on the wrap-around gallery wrap canvas.
It has the wire already attached in the back so ready to hang.

If interested in this painting, please LMK

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saguaro Conversation, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Acrylic, $195

This mixed media exploration of saguaros communicating
is a riot of color and pattern,
and was great fun to develop.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bloomin Cactus, Contemporary Southwest Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Acrylic, $600

These last two weeks I have worked on five
saguaro cactus paintings,
exploring different compositions,
color combinations,
textures,
and different mediums
such as pastes, gels, glazes.

Now I'm kind of obsessed with how many
different concoctions I can come up with.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Beach Dunes, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30" Acrylic, $400

Walking up through the dunes to get first sight of the ocean
is always a thrill for me,
especially having lived in the desert the past 21 years.
I hope this contemporary landscape captures a feel
for the dunes, the air, the sea life, the water.
This scene was painted on a stretched canvas, has painted edges,
and is wired in the back for hanging.
So ready to display!

LMK if interested

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Untitled Landscape, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Acrylic $125

I have been teaching a landscape class weekly,
and am trying to incorporate the principles I present
in some small landscape paintings of my own.

If interested in this one, please let me know:

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fruit Bowl, Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 16" Acrylic, $195

This vibrant contemporary still life painting was a blast to create.
I worked on it just a little bit at a time, 
slowly building up the color and points of interest.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mother's Day Bouquet 6, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


9" x 9" Acrylic on W/C Paper, $75

There is some luscious thick paint on this one.
I like the composition and the almost-complementary colors 
with the neutral background.
This was a fun one to paint.

If interested in purchasing please let me know

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Cactus Flower, Contemporary Abstract Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


11" x 14" Acrylic, $125

I am posting another new painting today because
within minutes of posting
Mother's Day Bouquet 5 on facebook,
it sold!  WOO HOO!

This one is technically mixed media, as it has
hand-made artists papers, acrylic paints,
clear tar gel, coarse pumice gel, and
fabric paste on it.

Please let me know if you are interested in this painting:

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Mother's Day Bouquet 5, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse

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8" x 10" Acrylic, $75

Sunflowers have been a favorite painting subject
for many years, and they continue to entice me.
This painting started out as a demo for one of my classes,
then I finished it at home with just a few strokes.

If interested in this painting, please let me know:

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Letter Z, Contemporary Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


24" x 30" Acrylic, $325

or, it could be, 

The Letter N


This is obviously the same painting, just rotated one turn.
Which way is better?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Set The Prisoners Free, Contemporary Abstract Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


12" x 36" x 1.5" Acrylic, $300

Several clients have been commissioning me to do abstract pieces lately.
I find this exhilarating and challenging and fun.
This is a piece that could be positioned in any four directions,
edges are painted, it's ready to hang.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Mother's Day Bouquet 4, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $75

As Mother's Day approaches I'm offering several
contemporary floral paintings
for affordable prices,
hoping some moms might receive some flowers
that will last for years.
This little canvas panel would work on a table easel
or just against a stack of books.

Having spent the day with my amazing grand-daughter,
I am pleasantly tired, and thankful to be in the
grandmother stage.
It's most delightful to watch this little girl grow
in stature and character.

Now it's time to get in the studio!

If interested in this one, please let me know:

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Finally I want to share images of my art journals.
They're just notebooks made of 140 lb. watercolor paper,
and decorated with acrylic paints and inks.
I might write a favorite excerpt from a book, 
or a friend's latest poem,
or just leave it as painted space.
(We all need space, right?)
Someday I hope to do a workshop for this art form.







Sunday, March 22, 2015

Untitled, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse




6" x 6" Acrylic $150

This piece is custom-framed with a wide mat and white frame.
Because I think it evokes different ideas of what and where,
I chose not to title it.
What do YOU see?

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mother's Day Bouquet 2, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Acrylic, $65

In between working on various commissions,
I'm playing with acrylic paints and the endless possibilities
of mediums such as gels and pastes,
heavy body acrylic, fluid acrylic, and high flow acrylic.

Teaching art students challenges me to
stay fresh, gain new methods of making art,
and be inspiring.  I love teaching art.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Mother's Day Bouquet, Contemporary Floral Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel, $65

I had the privilege to attend a Golden Acrylic Paints 2-hour demo today
at Arizona Art Supply in downtown Phoenix.
The artist, Nancy Reyner, is a powerhouse
and an extraordinary artist and author.

I came home so pumped up and finished three floral paintings
I'd started earlier this week.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March Landscape, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


6" x 8", Acrylic, $85

In order to demonstrate a few basic landscape painting guidelines,
I painted this for my adult class this evening.
Most of the lower 2/3 was done with a palette knife
to give extra textural interest.
 I love all my students and feel extremely lucky
to help others find joy in making art.


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No shipping costs for this one; it's on me this time.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mighty Waves, Contemporary Seascape Paintings by Arizona Amy Whitehouse rtist Amy Whitehouse


16" x 20" Oil $600

This painting went through many stages and layers until 
FINALLY FINALLY
I felt it was finished.
The last layers were done with pure pigment
which gives rich, vibrant color
and lots of texture.

Someday I hope to live at the beach in Florida,
which would bring me full circle back home.

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