Monday, June 10, 2019

Early Morning

Pastel, 9" x 12" $150

As the temperatures climb to 110 and beyond,
one must hike early or be very, very sorry.
The first light of the day is the most magical anyway.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Oil, 31" x 42.5" $700

This large seascape was painted on a hand-made canvas
(hence the unusual dimensions),
and has painted 1" sides.
It's ready to hang.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"Country Road," Oil Painting of Countryside Road by Amy Whitehouse

Oil, 8" x 10" $95

Fresh off the easel, this image of a country road
reminds me of our family's homestead in rural Virginia.
It also makes me think of songs by James Taylor and
John Denver. What comes to your mind?

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Pastel, 9" x 12" $75

A seascape containing a couple of figures 
on a sun-swept beach,
the cloud cover allows only soft shadows.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Beach Night

Pastel, 6" x 8" $60

Beach nights are as lovely as beach days.
Love when the moon has an orange tinge
and the air has a lavender effervescence.
Love when I'm at the beach.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sea Oats at Sunrise

Pastel, 6" x 8" $75

Florida sea oats ripple in the breeze
along the coast,
mesmerizing the beachcomber.
I'm looking forward to my next
painting retreat in the sunshine state.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Arizona Spring

Pastel, 6" x 8" $75

The pastel's tactile quality especially on excellent
pastel paper, is simply sensuous and joyful.
I had ordered just three new soft pastels and
some new paper, all of which arrived today,
and started painting as soon as I unwrapped them.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunset 12

9" x 12" Pastel, $175

I loved putting this painting together.
It is representational, but has abstract elements:
the combination is my favorite!

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Spring, Contemporary Floral Paintings

Oil 16" x 20" $600

Oil and Collage painting of spring flowers
arranged as a bouquet.

This piece went through several iterations
before reaching its final stage.
Contemporary, complex, and fun to look at.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Oil, 6"x6" $95

This quiet beach scene was painted on location
in Florida during my art retreat.
The feathery clouds, the soft waves,
the delicate colors,
all contribute to a serene respite
from life's challenges.
I'm already looking forward to my next retreat.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Fernandina Sunset

Pastel, 9" x 12" $175

I'm so enjoying painting with pastels.
This scene can be anywhere,
but for the sake of a title,
I named it Fernandina Sunset.
End of day has a certain 
beautiful melancholy to it.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019


Oil, 18" x 24" $600

This angel painting was inspired by this past
Holy Week.
I wanted to create something beautiful,
something different,
something meaningful.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Coastal Sunset

Pastel, 9"x12" $200

The sunset is lighting up the ocean water and foam of the waves.
At such times there is a translucent quality in part of the roiling wave
which I somehow was able to capture. Luck!
I think my love of nature at a beach comes through in this piece.
I want to be there now.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mom's Eyeglasses

Pastel, 6"x8" $75

This still life of eyeglasses represents
a challenging pastel exercise:
count your strokes and finger smudges, keeping
the number to 100 or fewer.
The purpose of the exercise is to spend more time
observing than painting,
in order to make each stroke of the paste count
and be the right, correct stroke the first time.
No erasures or corrections allowed!

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Beach Walk 7

Pastel, 9"x12" $150

At sunset the brilliant light reflects onto the beach
and incoming waves, giving the beachcomber
utter delight.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sail Away

Pastel, approximately 9" x 12" $175

Dramatic skies provide the tone for this seascape.
I hope the viewer feels the breeze and loves the reflections at sunset.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Red and Green

24" x 30" x 1.5" Oil, $600

This larger-than-life painting of a red rose
is ready to hang. The 1.5" sides are painted
the same green as the background.
A focal point for any room.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Abstract 21

16" x 20" x1.25" Oil, $400

This colorful abstract oil painting can be hung at any rotation, 
but this is my favorite.
It was exciting watching this image emerge
with no preplanned design.
I think it's happy!

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Ode to Chagall

12" x 16" Oil, $275

I painted this with pure pigment oil
which gives those vibrant and lush colors.

I'm trying to be brave and explore
experimental images
and abstract styles.
It's frightening and exhilarating.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Abstract Oil Paintings, "Abstract 20," by Amy Whitehouse

Oil, 18"x24" $600

Having just finished up a Spring sales blitz
(see facebook Amy H Whitehouse),
I'm now turning my attention to
displaying some abstract work.
This is one of my new pieces.

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Monday, March 25, 2019


Oil, 16" x 20" $150

Sedona is magical day or night. I wanted to capture
that joyful and surprising quality
with this painting of Sedona at night.

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Friday, March 22, 2019


Oil, 16"x20" $600

I'm loving abstracting subjects and experimenting
with the tension I can achieve
between representational and abstraction.
I'm pleased with this experiment.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Beach Days

Oil, 8" x 8" $80

This was painted last fall while on a
painting retreat in Amelia Island, Florida.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


24" x 30" Acrylic, $800

I love the ethereal, dream-like quality of this abstract landscape.
Inspired by Odilon Redon, I hope I've captured a soothing palette and overall image.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sunset Paintings, "Sunset 19," by Amy Whitehouse

Acrylic, 9" x 12" $250

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This painting came together after toning the canvas with
Quinacridone Magenta.
You can see where I left some of that original toning paint untouched.
This is a universal sunset; it could be anywhere.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Winter Trees

12" x 16" Oil, $60

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Currently I'm having a blitz studio sale on facebook.
Please visit Amy H Whitehouse for deals on original artwork.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Difficult Path

12" x 16" Mixed Media, $175

In a metaphor for life, this painting took lots of months,
lots of turns, and many layers of experience, i.e., painting.
Paper, acrylic paints, oil paints, and repeat, were the "methods"
of creating this image.
I hope it speaks to someone.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Southwest Vista

16" x 20" Oil, $600

I often comment on what a joy making art is for me.
Now, not always! Yesterday I painted for several hours,
and am not happy with anything from that whole session.
But this one...I love it and I loved creating it.
It evolved from a painting that looked nothing like this 
finished product.
There are many layers of traditional oil paint 
as well as many layers of pure pigment oil paint.
It must go to a good home.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Clouds and Sea Oats

Oil, 16" x 20" $600

Soft and impressionistic view of sand dunes and sea oats,
this painting was a delight to create.
The fluffy clouds make me feel like I'm at the beach!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

New Horizons

20" x 24" Oil, $700

I'm enjoying new explorations with my artwork in this new year.
Loving this soft palette, and experimenting with abstraction,
I seem to be embracing serenity on some days of painting.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019


20" x 24" Oil, $600

A cheerful image to represent the promise
of the coming spring,
the promise of new life,
this one was a joy to create.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mountain View

12" x 12" Oil $150

A contemporary landscape with strong linear elements and pastel embellishments,
this small work has a big message.
Don't be afraid of the mountaintop.
In fact, climb the mountain and revel in the view.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019

Oil, 24" x 30" $800

This painting was created over several days
with pure pigment oil sticks, traditional oil paints,
and soft pastels.

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Early Morning

Pastel, 9" x 12" $150 As the temperatures climb to 110 and beyond, one must hike early or be very, very sorry. The fi...