oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

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More Work on Jewel Beach

More Work on Jewel Beach

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is enjoying a good meal. This is by far my favorite holiday. It’s all friends, family, and food. I worked on this painting throughout the week and even a little today. I’ve been struggling with it, but I’m on track. […]

Repainting Jewel Beach

Repainting Jewel Beach

This week was difficult. I planned to work on older paintings, but I just couldn’t get myself to start. I ended up not painting until last night despite sitting down to paint multiple times throughout the week. The painting above is the result. I’m not thrilled […]

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 […]

Acquiring New Source Material

I almost feel bad. Almost. I haven’t really posted anything really new to my blog, or really participated in blogging or painting in a few weeks. I was on vacation in Hawaii though, so I don’t feel that bad about it. Now I’m tasking myself […]

Pasagshack Beach Sunset #2

You may remember this painting from my posts Current Works in Progress and May Update. It has come a long way since then and taken on a different feeling. While it didn’t come out the way I expected, I like it anyway.

More Progress & The Liebster Award

This is first and foremost a painting blog, so here is this week’s painting update. Try as I might, I just couldn’t get this painting finished. Life has been busy lately and I haven’t had very much time to paint this week. It’s so close! I expect to […]

Current Works in Progress

The last couple weeks have been very busy. The school year ended, family got together, mini vacations happened, and life went on in between. I’ve been trying to sneak painting in when I can, but haven’t made much progress on anything. The above painting started […]

The Strait of Juan de Fuca

 About the Painting I keep thinking, for some reason, that painting will get easier. Sometimes I work on a painting and it’s such a breeze that I think to myself “I finally figured it out! From here on out painting will be effortless and fun […]

Painted 46 & 2 Times

I was working on this painting on Sunday and … GASP! I repainted the sky. I didn’t want to do this, it just started happening, and then it kept happening. I was completely absorbed in listening to Tool and my hands got away from me. Before I […]

Woman’s Bay

  When I set out to be a better painter, I thought the hard part would be the actual painting. It has turned out that the hardest part about painting is actually sitting down to do it. I’ve really been struggling this last week to […]