oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Photography

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.

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Snow in Fall

First Snow in Fall

  In the first days of October this year, me and my husband went up to the mountains for a little hike to see the fall colors. I think we were a little early though. Despite being early, we also managed to catch a snowstorm, […]

Foggy Day in Kodiak

Foggy Day in Kodiak

  I do believe fall has arrived and with fall comes bright oranges and yellows as well as fog. I love foggy days. It’s something I really miss about living on the coast. While it does occasionally get foggy in Moab, it only happens very […]

Pepper Reshoot

Pepper Reshoot

  In my previous post about photographing peppers, I mentioned that they were intended for a commission that didn’t work out. This is the reshoot for that commission. I had a much more specific talk with the client about the look they were after. It […]

Setting Up a Pepper Still Life for Painting

Setting Up a Pepper Still Life for Painting

  Painting from life is a great way to keep those observational skills sharp and is a useful skill to learn. It is a tool that should be in every artist’s tool box right next to photography. All throughout my artistic career I’ve always created from […]

Negro Bill Canyon

Negro Bill Canyon

  The hike up Negro Bill Canyon to Morning Glory Arch in Moab is a really beautiful 4 mile round trip hike. The trailhead recently got a name change to Grandstaff Trailhead, but the canyon itself is still named Negro Bill Canyon. I read somewhere […]