oil paintings and photography by Amber Honour

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Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

I don’t have much to show this week. I’ve been working on a surprise painting that I can’t show until it reaches its destination. So while I did work on my portrait some more, I spent the majority of my painting time working on the […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 3

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 3

I put a lot of work into the eyes since I last posted about this painting. It still needs a lot more work, but I really like the direction it’s going in. I need to work on the smirk, shirt and hair for sure, and […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 1

Part 1 – The Underpainting Portrait painting is difficult for me because it’s so specific. If the features aren’t just right it’ll end up looking like someone else. I haven’t painted very many portraits yet so I’m doing what I can to make it easier on myself. […]

May Update

My birthday was a few days ago. My sister-in-law and best friend, decided that she was going to hang out with me all day and have me teach her to paint. It was a really fun. I wasn’t sure I could talk anyone through a painting, […]

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

Gone Camping

I knew I wouldn’t be able to get a painting done by press time this week. I was away with my family on our annual spring break camp trip for a chunk of last week. I should be able to finish this painting in the next few days though.

Brick Walls

Some days are genius and every stroke with the brush is perfect and every color comes together without thought. Other days I mar the canvas with every stroke of the brush and can’t mix an accurate color to save my life. Days like that make […]