oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Tag: desert

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 […]

Sunset in the Desert Silhouette

Sunset in the Desert Silhouette

  These photos were taken on the hike back from photographing Corona Arch at sunset. The same photos featured in last weeks post. I was initially going to post them together but the look and feel was too different. Night hiking can be pretty fun and […]

Cornona, Please!

Cornona, Please!

  Sunset at Corona Arch in Moab, Utah. I have a tendency to complain about where I live. I was born and raised in Moab so I take it for granted. It really is a beautiful place assuming you can claw your way through the crowds […]

Looking with Fresh Eyes

Looking with Fresh Eyes

Every once in a while I’m reminded of the importance of looking at art with fresh eyes. I thought I was just about finished this paining yesterday. Yet today, when I was going to put my signature on I realized that it wasn’t even close […]

Painting a Collection

Painting a Collection

This week has been hectic and I haven’t had time to paint. I was more productive last week though and got this painting started. I need to glaze some red/orange in the clouds and add a bit more detail in the foreground, then it’ll probably be […]

The Many Methods of Painting Over Old Paintings

The Many Methods of Painting Over Old Paintings

A while back I asked how people paint over old paintings and got a variety of methods. Sand painting down, then gesso over using oil based gesso (acrylic won’t stick) Just gesso over it with oil based gesso Spray with oven cleaner or turpentine, let sit […]

Fisher Towers Update #4

Fisher Towers Update #4

I’ve been working on this painting for too long, but finally made some concrete progress. It seems like I’ve painted the bottom half more times than I can count and hated every layer until now. I had to put these images side by side to illustrate […]

A New Color Can Make All The Difference

A New Color Can Make All The Difference

Getting a new red spurred me to paint this painting. I really wanted to test out the new color before using it in the Fisher Towers painting. I didn’t see the sense in trying and potentially failing and adding more frustration on a painting I’m […]

New Paint, New Painting

New Paint, New Painting

Yesterday I got a new paint color and had to try it out. I was so excited to use it that I abandoned my normal method of painting in many layers over days and whipped out this painting. I’m actually really pleased with how it […]

Fisher Towers Update

Fisher Towers Update

Rock painting. It might be getting easier. A few good days don’t necessarily mean it’s actually getting easier, but it’s enough to lift my spirits and motivate me to actually work on this painting. I need to accentuate the colors more. The furthest cliffs are […]