oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Tag: fine art

Two Bell Peppers

Two Bell Peppers

  I fell in love with the block in for this painting. I loved it so much that it took me a couple of weeks to paint over it. I wanted to leave it as it was so bad, but it was just too unfinished. […]

Another Pepper Painting

Another Pepper Painting

Call me crazy, but these peppers are really fun to paint. I think it might be that since the pressure to produce a painting every week is off, I’m allowing myself to enjoy these a bit more. Plus, I’m working on some more difficult paintings […]

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

  I put off painting this painting longer than I probably should have. I was very intimidated to work from a dark, out of focus and grainy cell phone photo. My mother-in-law took the photo of Kirby the day before he died and specifically requested […]

Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

  Since I put off painting a pumpkin until a few days before Halloween, I thought it might be fun to attempt an alla prima painting. I normally paint in several thin layers, so it’s a bit of a departure from my normal style. I […]

Painting a Little Bigger This Time

Painting a Little Bigger This Time

  I started these peppers about the same time as the commissioned peppersĀ I finished a few weeks ago. I just loved this photo so much and had an odd-shaped canvas I didn’t know what to do with. It was meant to be. Since I wasn’t […]

Black Betty Portrait Finished

Black Betty Portrait Finished

  This painting has been mentioned on my blog a handful of times over the last year. The last time I posted about it, it had been so long since we had worked on it that I incorrectly thought it had been a year already. […]

Pepper Spray

Pepper Spray

    This was just a quick painting I knocked out while trying to warm up to work on some other paintings. After painting those artichokes, this was a welcome relief from so much detail and I love the reds. This original painting is for […]

Pepper Commission Complete

Pepper Commission Complete

  This was not an easy painting to paint. After all of my dark paintings, I actually struggled with this one a little to keep it from looking flat. I realize that the issue came from having a too well-lit reference so I ended up […]

Artichoke Still Life Commission Completed

Artichoke Still Life Commission Completed

    This is the first of several artichoke still lifes I have planned to finish up my 30 small still life series. I haven’t yet decided how many of these I will paint. Either 3 or 6, but based on interest so far it […]

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 […]