oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

Tag: oil painting

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 […]

Fifth Yellow Onion Finished

Fifth Yellow Onion Finished

    The transparency in the back half of this onion is by far my favorite part. I just love it. This was a sneaker-painting. Meaning, it was done before I realized it. I love it when that happens. I probably only worked on it […]

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 […]

Sulfurous Orb Yellow Onion #2

Sulfurous Orb Yellow Onion #2

This, the second onion, makes me think of a planet. I’m not sure exactly what about it makes me think that, but it’s just very out of this world. This painting is available for sale in my Etsy shop. This little guy was a breeze […]

Completed Dog Portrait Commission “Trigger”

Completed Dog Portrait Commission “Trigger”

  I mentioned a while back that I had three portraits in progress that I needed to finish. I finished one! This is a commission I did for my mother-in-law. I had given her a portrait of her dog Dopey last Christmas and she soon […]

Knocking out the Carrots

Knocking out the Carrots

This painting was pretty difficult to get done this week. I was down and out with some pretty severe sinus pressure all week that prevented me from painting as much as I would like. I’m really happy with how it turned out despite getting a little […]

Just a Carrot Still Life

Just a Carrot Still Life

Don’t let my Instagram feed fool you, I painted this very quickly. There was just a lot of time between each session and a lot of reluctance to sit down to work on it.

Apple Still Life Mini Series Finished

Apple Still Life Mini Series Finished

  My apple mini series is complete! I’m probably quite a few apples shy of a bushel, but I like the idea of calling them a bushel. This series flew by and I really enjoyed painting them, but I’m glad to be done with apples […]

Eighth Apple Still Life – Bushel of Fun

Eighth Apple Still Life – Bushel of Fun

I’m in the apple home stretch! Only one more apple still life left and the mini series will be complete. Not only that, but the walls in my studio are filling up. I’ve never filled up my walls before so I’m actually really proud of […]