oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

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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 […]

Framing Art without Brackets

Framing Art without Brackets

I visited the Halele’a Art Gallery in Kaua’i when my husband and I vacationed there summer 2016, and came across an ingenious way to hold the canvas in the frame. The artist or framer (I don’t know which) used strips of canvas in each corner […]

How to Photograph Paintings

Photographing art is¬†easy, I promise. The whole process from start to finish takes me less than 5 minutes. There is a lot of information here but don’t let it discourage you. I try to explain the why as well as the how.