oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Works in Progress

Three Portraits in Progress

Three Portraits in Progress

I’ve been really hammering out the still lifes lately. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on other paintings too. There have been a couple of times that I just couldn’t bear to work on a still life another second. A quick struggle with a portrait […]

3rd Red Onion in Progress

3rd Red Onion in Progress

  Some weeks I’m a productive painter. This was not one of those weeks. This week was incredibly unproductive all around, but that happens sometimes. I’m satisfied with the direction this painting is headed, but it’s still a session or two away from being done. Then […]

Onions with a Side of Drama

Onions with a Side of Drama

  I finished this painting right after posting last week. I was so excited to use the nice purple I mixed up that before I knew it, I was signing it. This is my first completed painting in 2017 and I think I’m really starting the year off […]

Mixing a Nice Purple

Mixing a Nice Purple

It’s been a while since I’ve painted some still lifes. In college and for a while after, I almost exclusively painted still lifes. I enjoyed painting them, but didn’t have an audience for them at the time. I’m ready for another go though. My still life […]

A New Sketch & Thoughts on Caring for Brushes

A New Sketch & Thoughts on Caring for Brushes

The next one is on the easel. It needs some more work on the sketch, but it’s a good start. I’m actually really happy with the mouth and left eye. The right eye and the nose especially, need more work. This painting is going to […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 6

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 6

It’s almost done! I finally made some really good progress on this painting and the finish is clearly in sight. A quick peruse through my photos revealed that I’ve been working on it off and on since January. It’s now December. I have taken months off […]

Repainting Jewel Beach

Repainting Jewel Beach

This week was difficult. I planned to work on older paintings, but I just couldn’t get myself to start. I ended up not painting until last night despite sitting down to paint multiple times throughout the week. The painting above is the result. I’m not thrilled […]

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 2

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 2

Crystal and I have made some good progress on our paintings. We’ve actually gotten together more often than I expected and we might actually get our paintings finished soon. I think I finally figured out most of my problems with the dog, but now I […]

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 1

Black Dog Paint Along – Part 1

I don’t know that I’m necessarily qualified to conduct painting lessons, but I have been. My sister-in-law, Crystal was so proud of her rooster painting that she wanted to paint another one. This time we decided to paint the same subject so I can better […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

I don’t have much to show this week. I’ve been working on a surprise painting that I can’t show until it reaches its destination. So while I did work on my portrait some more, I spent the majority of my painting time working on the […]