oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Author: Amber

Cornona Arch in Winter

Cornona Arch in Winter

  These photos are from a Corona Arch hike my husband and I took last January. It’s just barely cooled down this week and there hasn’t been any hint of snow yet, but I really wanted to post some more timely looking photos of the […]

Two Bell Peppers

Two Bell Peppers

  I fell in love with the block in for this painting. I loved it so much that it took me a couple of weeks to paint over it. I wanted to leave it as it was so bad, but it was just too unfinished. […]

Arches Primitive Trail in Devil’s Garden

Arches Primitive Trail in Devil’s Garden

  Hiking in Arches National Park on the trail to Landscape Arch and beyond to Double O Arch and the Primitive Trail in Devil’s Garden. The first part of the trail is very, very obvious and there is a continuous stream of people coming and […]

Jalapeños and Habaneros

Jalapeños and Habaneros

  Another quick still life to keep me motivated while working on other projects. I used a new red for this painting called Azo Coral from M. Graham. It came free with the Titanium White I bought so I gave it a try. Based on […]

Bears in the Desert

Bears in the Desert

  Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Bear prints in desert sand. Just look at the detail! You can actually see the creases in the back foot. Based on the many, many prints we saw, this was a mama bear and at least one cub. […]

Second Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

Second Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

  Happy Thanksgiving! I decided I needed to quit being lazy and get a holiday-ish painting done this week. And since I need the practice, I also tried to make it another alla prima painting. For my second attempt, I chose a similar but slightly more […]

Fall Reflections

Fall Reflections

  A lovely fall day in the La Sal mountains. My husband and I went up do try to see some pretty leaves last year, but we were too late. Fortunately, this was still a pretty scene.

Another Pepper Painting

Another Pepper Painting

Call me crazy, but these peppers are really fun to paint. I think it might be that since the pressure to produce a painting every week is off, I’m allowing myself to enjoy these a bit more. Plus, I’m working on some more difficult paintings […]

Ginger Photo Session

Ginger Photo Session

  Taking pictures of puppies is harder than it should be. I have been commissioned to paint a portrait of this adorable little fluff-ball, Ginger. She is a 4 1/2 month old Australian Shepherd that is alternately a sweetheart and a feisty little ankle biter. […]

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

  I put off painting this painting longer than I probably should have. I was very intimidated to work from a dark, out of focus and grainy cell phone photo. My mother-in-law took the photo of Kirby the day before he died and specifically requested […]