oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Tag: art

30 in 30 Inspired Challenge Complete

30 in 30 Inspired Challenge Complete

  The original plan was to paint these paintings in 30 days, but I didn’t for two main reasons. 1. I suck at painting alla prima, and 2. I fell in love with my subjects and wanted to do them justice. So I decided to […]

The Complete Artichoke Trio

The Complete Artichoke Trio

  I’m pleased to announce the completed artichoke trio. Painting artichokes is a lot of fun, and by fun, I mean work. But people love them, so I will probably paint a few more eventually. For now though, I’m going to stop at 3. Two […]

The Long Awaited Second Artichoke

The Long Awaited Second Artichoke

  Well, I told you I’d paint more artichokes eventually, and here they are. For whatever reason, people seem to absolutely love the artichokes. Maybe it’s because the hearts are so tedious to paint. Getting all of those thin lines perfectly shaded is a serious […]

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 […]

An Unexpected Beach Day

An Unexpected Beach Day

These are some older photos taken on a beach in Kodiak, Alaska. It was a rare 80 degree day (very warm when you’re used to wearing a sweater all summer) so everyone who didn’t have somewhere else to be waded into the ocean to cool off.

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 […]