oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

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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 […]

Pockets of Fall in the Desert

Pockets of Fall in the Desert

  The desert generally always looks the same. Sometimes it is slightly more green, sometimes it is a little more brown, and sometimes there is a little snow. But mostly, it just is. The only thing that really changes is the temperature. In the summer it […]

Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

  Since I put off painting a pumpkin until a few days before Halloween, I thought it might be fun to attempt an alla prima painting. I normally paint in several thin layers, so it’s a bit of a departure from my normal style. I […]

Jack-O’-Lanterns

Jack-O’-Lanterns

  It isn’t Halloween without some jack-o’-lantern carving. This is the first year that both of my girls both gutted and carved their pumpkins on their own. They had a little assistance with having the lines drawn, but otherwise did it themselves. I’m really proud […]

Painting a Little Bigger This Time

Painting a Little Bigger This Time

  I started these peppers about the same time as the commissioned peppers I finished a few weeks ago. I just loved this photo so much and had an odd-shaped canvas I didn’t know what to do with. It was meant to be. Since I wasn’t […]

Tiny Pumpkins

Tiny Pumpkins

  I found some tiny decorative pumpkins at the store the other day while grocery shopping and thought they’d be fun subjects. I really like the back and white photos the most. It’s interesting that you can’t really tell which pumpkins are white and which […]

Black Betty Portrait Finished

Black Betty Portrait Finished

  This painting has been mentioned on my blog a handful of times over the last year. The last time I posted about it, it had been so long since we had worked on it that I incorrectly thought it had been a year already. […]