oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

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Fall Reflections

Fall Reflections

  A lovely fall day in the La Sal mountains. My husband and I went up do try to see some pretty leaves last year, but we were too late. Fortunately, this was still a pretty scene.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open Mind Exhibit & the Zone

Last week I came across a flyer for Open Mind Art Show & Open Mic inviting local artists to submit work and briefly explain why art is good for their mental health. The art would be on display for one night to the public during an […]

Art Extravaganza

Two weeks ago, my daughter’s school celebrated their annual Art Extravaganza. There was an art walk through the school, an art exhibit, and plays (My daughter performed adorably in her kindergarten play). The school invited parents to contribute art to the art exhibit and auction. […]

Exploration

I finished this painting really late last night. I hoped to get it done earlier, but it ended up being a very hectic week and I had to clean up my “painting studio” so the family could use the dining room table for a few […]