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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Loveliness, Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


4" x 6" Oil, $95

This little contemporary landscape reminds me of the air
in Florida following an afternoon shower ~
clean, fresh, yet perhaps melancholy.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Storm Watch, Contemporary Seascape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse


8" x 10" Oil, $175

What I like about this painting is the storm color of the skies
and the economy of brushstrokes.

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