oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Still Life

The Humble Yellow Onion

The Humble Yellow Onion

  It has been a while since I’ve painted onions. If you’ve been following me this year, you’ll remember the Red Onion Trio I finished back in February. I think onions are really fun to paint and I use them in nearly everything I cook […]

Orange you Glad? The Complete Orange Trio

Orange you Glad? The Complete Orange Trio

  This orange went by pretty quickly. As it usually is the case when I struggle with one painting, the next one is a breeze. I like to think I learned something in the struggle which is why the next one is almost always easy. This […]

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

  This painting is available for sale in my Etsy shop. Sometimes I get lazy when I paint. I try to capture an object with the simplest shapes/paint strokes possible but it rarely works out for me. This week’s laziness was focused on the texture […]

Orange Crushing with a New Color

Orange Crushing with a New Color

  What you think and what is are not always the same. I started mixing up light oranges to paint this orange, and very quickly realized that this orange isn’t orange. Then I started mixing a yellow with only the slightest hint of orange and got closer. […]

The Complete Carrot Trio

The Complete Carrot Trio

  The layers on this carrot! I had a hard time with this one. I don’t think I’ve been spending enough time painting lately between being sick and busy with other things. Unfortunately, I lose my groove when I don’t paint often enough. I painted […]

Knocking out the Carrots

Knocking out the Carrots

This painting was pretty difficult to get done this week. I was down and out with some pretty severe sinus pressure all week that prevented me from painting as much as I would like. I’m really happy with how it turned out despite getting a little […]

Just a Carrot Still Life

Just a Carrot Still Life

Don’t let my Instagram feed fool you, I painted this very quickly. There was just a lot of time between each session and a lot of reluctance to sit down to work on it.

Apple Still Life Mini Series Finished

Apple Still Life Mini Series Finished

  My apple mini series is complete! I’m probably quite a few apples shy of a bushel, but I like the idea of calling them a bushel. This series flew by and I really enjoyed painting them, but I’m glad to be done with apples […]

Eighth Apple Still Life – Bushel of Fun

Eighth Apple Still Life – Bushel of Fun

I’m in the apple home stretch! Only one more apple still life left and the mini series will be complete. Not only that, but the walls in my studio are filling up. I’ve never filled up my walls before so I’m actually really proud of […]

Seventh Apple Still Life – How You Like Them Apples

Seventh Apple Still Life – How You Like Them Apples

It was fun to break up a round object like this. I just knocked over the stacked apple from the last painting and I love, love how it turned out. The painting itself seemed to fly by. I sat down to work on it and couldn’t […]